From March 14-17 Rochel Rittgers attended the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Symposium. The theme of the symposium was "Evidenced Based Athletic Training: Foundations of an Evolving Profession" and offered professional and student components. This year's meeting was held in Madison, Wisconsin and was hosted by the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association. The attendees included 900 plus athletic trainers from the 6-state Great Lakes region of MN, WI, MI, IL, IN and OH. Speakers were nationally recognized physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers, with specialties in orthopedics, neurology, radiology, internal medicine, dentistry, nutrition, strength & conditioning, and athletic training education. All presentations focused on research supported methodology for success in injury related treatment protocols.