Southern at the SEC
Sports Injury Update 2021

13 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM
13 Category A hours/CEUs 

Southern Orthopaedic Association is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.

May 26-29, 2021
Renaissance Ross Bridge
Birmingham, AL

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2021 SEC Athletic Orthopaedic Team of the Year

Dr. Lyle Cain
University of Alabama

One of the highlights of the SOA SEC Program is a special presentation honoring the outstanding SEC Athletic Orthopaedic Team of the Year, chosen by the SEC Head Athletic Trainers. We are pleased to announce Dr. Lyle Cain as the recipient of this distinguished award.

The SEC Athletic Orthopaedic Team of the Year Award is sponsored by DJO Global and the Southern Orthopaedic Association.

Hotel Information

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Grand Ave
Birmingham, AL 35226

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Room Rate for May 25-30, 2021
$199 per night


Non-Discriminatory Policy

It is the policy of the Southern Orthopaedic Association (SOA) to provide equal opportunity to all applicants for continuing education and to all faculty without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, military status, handicap or disability. SOA considers ADA requirements.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration Cancellation Policy: Full refund (less $50.00 administrative fee) will be granted if a cancellation is made prior to 30 business days before the meeting date; a 50% refund will be granted if cancelled 10 business days before the meeting date. No refund will be granted within 10 business days of the meeting.

Tour/Activity Ticket Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be granted if a cancellation is made prior to 30 business days before the meeting date. No refund will be guaranteed within 30 business days of the meeting. The Association will attempt to sell unwanted tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. If the Association successfully sells your unwanted ticket, you will receive a full refund of the ticket cost. The Association reserves the right to cancel an activity if the minimum number of participants has not purchased tickets prior to 30 business days before the meeting date.

Grievance Policy & Procedure

The Southern Orthopaedic Association is committed to fair treatment of all staff, participants, members and volunteers.  Below is SOA’s Grievance Policy. 

The Southern Orthopaedic Association: (1) encourages staff, participants, members and volunteers to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or serious violations of adopted policies of the Organization; (2) specifies that the Organization will protect the person from retaliation; and (3) identifies where such information can be reported.

1.  Encouragement of reporting.  The Organization encourages complaints, reports or inquiries about illegal practices or serious violations of the Organization’s policies, including illegal or improper conduct by the Organization itself, by its leadership, or by others on its behalf.  Complaints may be submitted either orally or in writing. Appropriate subjects to raise under this policy would include financial improprieties, accounting or audit matters, ethical violations, or other similar illegal or improper practices or policies.  Other subjects on which the Organization has existing complaint mechanisms should be addressed under those mechanisms, such as raising matters of alleged discrimination or harassment via the Organization’s human resources channels, unless those channels are themselves implicated in the wrongdoing.  This policy is not intended to provide a means of appeal from outcomes in those other mechanisms.

2.  Protection from retaliation.  The Organization prohibits retaliation by or on behalf of the Organization against staff or volunteers for making good faith complaints, reports or inquiries under this policy or for participating in a review or investigation under this policy.  This protection extends to those whose allegations are made in good faith but prove to be mistaken.  The Organization reserves the right to discipline persons who make bad faith, knowingly false, or vexatious complaints, reports or inquiries or who otherwise abuse this policy.

3.  Where to report.  Complaints, reports or inquiries may be made under this policy on a confidential or anonymous basis.  They should describe in detail the specific facts demonstrating the basis for the complaints, reports or inquiries.  They should be directed to the Organization’s chief employed Executive or Chairman of the Board of Directors; if both of those persons are implicated in the complaint, report or inquiry, it should be directed to Chair-Elect.  The Organization will conduct a prompt, discreet, and objective review or investigation.  Staff or volunteers must recognize that the Organization may be unable to fully evaluate a vague or general complaint, report or inquiry that is made anonymously.