LSU Hosted 2010 LATA Summer Symposium

The LSU Athletic Training Staff, Physicians, and Graduate Assistants hosted the 2010 Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association Summer Symposium on June 3-5th in Baton Rouge. The symposium was a huge success, featuring many informative presentations by the LSU staff and team physicians on topics related to their areas of specialty. This event marked the largest attendance in LATA symposium history. Along with numerous presentations, there were some prestigious awards given to members of LSU Athletic Training:

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Serio, 2010 LATA Hall of Fame Inductee
Dr. Joseph Serio, a current LSU football team physician specializing in family practice was nominated by LSU Staff Athletic Trainers for 50 plus years of exemplary service to LSU Athletics. Dr. Serio served as an Athletic Training Student during his undergraduate career at LSU, before graduating with a degree in Zoology in 1961. He then attended LSU Medical School in 1968 and has been one of LSU's Football Team Physicians since. Dr. Serio's induction into the 2010 LATA Hall of Fame will always be remembered, as his plaque is on permanent display in the New Orleans Superdome on the LATA Hall of Fame wall. He is the 67th inductee since 1981 to receive this prestigious award. He still travels with the LSU Football team providing medical coverage and assistance to the Athletic Training Staff.

Other Awards received at the LATA Symposium by current and past LSU Athletic Training Staff:

  • Eugene Christmas Award - Erin Greenwich, ATC (pictured below with Josh Yellen, ATC, MA, LAT)
  • Dean Kleinschmidt Scholarship Award - Nori Shirakawa, ATC

Congratulations to Micki Collins, MS, ATC, who was elected LATA Secretary at the Symposium.