Conference Background and Mission

The Pac-12 Conference, with support from the Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Board, hosts the annual Student-Athlete Health Conference (SAHC).  The conference is a comprehensive educational and business meeting aimed at collaboration amongst the sports medicine teams and promoting professional growth with the Pac 12 conference. The meeting functions as a forum for physicians, athletic trainers, dietitians, and mental health professionals to share best practices, evaluate Pac-12 and institutional policies, and discuss various aspects of student-athlete health and wellness. The conference provides a unique opportunity for a multi-disciplinary exchange with the leaders in both research and the clinical care of competitive athletes.

The goals of the conference are to:

  • Create an environment of collaboration and networking that preserves the standing of the Pac 12 Conference as the leader of student-athlete care
  • Provide a space for representatives from each discipline to meet and discuss conference-wide trends and topics that impact each group
  • Present an educational program that exhibits current trends and research in collegiate sports medicine
  • Highlight Pac 12 funded research projects from across the conference
  • Provide designated time for Pac 12 committees to conduct business meetings

The two-day program will bring together top sports medicine clinicians and researchers from across the nation to explore important issues surrounding the health and well-being of student-athletes, present new research findings, and discuss policies and procedures that can help better treat student-athletes.

Institutional sports medicine professionals as well as athletic directors, faculty athletic representatives, research teams and Pac 12 administrators are encouraged to attend.

For more information on the Pac 12 Health and Well Being Initiative, click here

Grant Awarded Research Projects

PI: Dr. Andrew Lovering – University of Oregon
Co-PI: Dr. Hans Haverkamp – Washington State University
University of Oregon
PI: The Student Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative Board and the Pac-12 Mental Health Task Force
Project Director: Dr. Daniel Taylor, Project Team: Dr. Alex Auerbach, Dr. Michael Grandner & Dr. John Ruiz
University of Arizona
Co PIs: Dr. Mark D’Esposito (CAL) and Dr. Cathra Halabi (UCSF)
Co-PIs: Dr. Ben Inglis (UCSF) and Dr. Wade Smith (UCSF)
University of California, Berkeley collaborating with University of California, San Francisco
PI: Dr. Cathleen Crowell
Co-PI: Dr. Viktor Bovbjerg
Oregon State University
PI: Dr. Daniel Cushman
Co-PIs: Dr. Masa Teramoto (Utah), Dr. David Petron (Utah), Dr. Amy Powell (Utah), Dr. Sarah Eby (Utah), Dr. Justin Rigby (Utah), Dr. Michael Fredericson (Stanford), Dr. Blake Corcoran (WSU) and Dr. Leyen Vu (WSU)
University of Utah collaborating with Stanford University and Washington State University
PI: Dr. Theresa Hernandez
Co-PI: Dr. Adam Bohr
University of Colorado, Boulder
PI: Dr. Christopher Yakacki
Co-PIs: Dr. Peter Jenkins, Dr. R. Dana Carpenter, Dr. Kai Yu, Dr. Sourav Poddar
University of Colorado, Boulder & Denver
PIs: Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown
Co-PIs: Dr. Jamshid Ghajar (Stanford), Dr. Masa Teramoto (Utah), Dr. Matthew McQueen (Colorado), Dr. Douglas Aukerman (OSU), Dr. Kimberly Harmon (UW), Dr. David Petron (Utah), Dr. Sourav Poddar (Colorado) and Russ Romano (USC)
Stanford University collaborating with the University of Colorado, Oregon State University, University of Southern California, University of Utah and University of Washington
PI: Dr. Lori Michener
Co-PIs: Dr. Andrew Karduna (UO) and Dr. Roksana Karim (USC)
University of Southern California collaborating with the University of Oregon and University of California, Los Angeles
PI: Dr. Peter Fino and Dr. Lee Dibble
Co-PIs: Dr. Daniel Cushman, Dr. Nicholas Monson, Dr. Angela Presson
University of Utah
PIs: Dr. James Martin
University of Utah
PIs: Dr. Christopher Barry
Co-PIs: Dr. Kelli Moran-Miller (Stanford)
Washington State University collaborating with Arizona State University, University of California, Berkeley, Oregon State University, Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Washington
PI: Dr. Kenneth Hunt
University of Colorado, Boulder
PI: Dr. David Camarillo
Co-PIs: Dr. Gerald Grant (Stanford), Dr. Michael Zeineh (Stanford), Dr. Charles Liu (USC)
Stanford University collaborating with University of Southern California
PIs: Dr. Kim Harmon, Dr. Emily Kroshus and Dr. Sara Chrisman
Co-PI: Dr. Ann Glang (UO)
University of Washington collaborating with Seattle Children’s Research Institute, University of Oregon and University of Colorado, Boulder
PI: Dr. Marc Norcross
Co-PIs: Dr. Samuel Johnson (OSU) and Dr. Christopher Scaffidi (OSU)
Oregon State University collaborating with Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Washington
PI: Dr. Andrew Anderson
Co-PIs: Dr. Ken “Bo” Foreman, Dr. Stepehen Aoki and Dr. Travis Maak
University of Utah
PIs: Taylor Ricci and Nathan Braaten
Oregon State University
PI: Dr. George Brooks
Co-PI: Dr. Daniela Kaufer
University of California, Berkeley
PI: Dr. Michael Hahn
Co-PIs: Dr. Scott Delp, Dr. Rodger Kram, Dr. Alena Grabowski, Dr. Jill McNitt-Gray, Dr. Lorraine Turcotte, Dr. Brent Liu, Dr. Kormelia Kulig
University of Oregon collaborating with University of Colorado, University of Southern California & Stanford University
PI: Dr. Christopher Kweon
Co-PIs: Dr. Albert Gee & Dr. Scott Telfer
University of Washington
PI: Dr. Doug Aukerman and the Pac-12 Brain Trauma Task Force
The Pac-12 Concussion Coordinating Unit – Project Director: Dr. Matthew McQueen, Co-PI: Dr. Theresa Hernandez & Dr. Adam Bohr
PI: Dr. William Byrnes
Co-PIs: Dr. Theresa Hernandez & Dr. Ken Wright
University of Colorado
PIs: Dr. Kim Harmon & Dr. Emily Kroshus
Co-PIs: Dr. Sara Chrisman (UW) & Dr. Ann Glang (UO)
University of Washington collaborating with University of Oregon
PI: Dr. Michael Fredericson
Co-PI: Dr. Aurelia Nattiv (UCLA)
Stanford University collaborating with University of California, Los Angeles
PI: Dr. Kim Harmon
Co-PIs: Dr. Jonathan Drezner, Dr. David Owens & Dr. Jordan Prutkin
University of Washington collaborating with all Pac-12 schools
PI: Dr. Craig Heller
Co-PI: Dr. Dennis Grahn
Stanford University
PI: Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Tood
Co-PIs: Dr. Charlie Hicks-Little, Dr. Perry Renshaw, Dr. Erin McGlade & Dr. Andrew Prescot
University of Utah
PI: Dr. Marc Norcross
Co-PIs: Dr. Samuel Johnson & Dr. Viktor Bovbjerg
Oregon State University

SPEAKERS

DAYS

MEMBER SCHOOLS

GRANT AWARD DOLLARS

Invited Speakers for 2022

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Maggy Carlyle

Pac-12 General Counsel, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

Maggy Carlyle is the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for the Pac-12 Conference. Ms. Carlyle

    Brian Hainline, MD

    NCAA Chief Medical Officer & Sport Science Institute Senior Vice President

    Brian Hainline, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As the NCAA’s first Chief M

      Schedule

      Our 3-Day Agenda of Conference Events

      times to be determined by committee leadership
      Pre-Conference Meetings

      Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Board
      Brain Trauma Task Force
      Grant Review Committee
      Health Analytics Program Committee
      Mental Health Task Force
      Athletic Training Considerations Committee

      8:00 AM
      Welcome Address

      8:00am Tandi Hawkey: Welcome Address & Announcements
      8:05am Maggy Carlyle: Pac 12 State of the Union Address

      Tandi Hawkey & Maggy Carlyle (Pac 12)
      Brian Hainline, MD; NCAA Chief Medical Officer
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      Committee Members

      Pac 12 Student Athlete Health Conference Planning Committee

      Tandi Hawkey, MA, ATC, CSCS

      Chair, Pac 12 Student Athlete Health Conference

      Tandi Hawkey has been practicing as a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from

      Miguel Rueda, MS, ATC

      Chair, Pac 12 Health & Well Being Board; Senior Associate AD/Health & Performance, University of Colorado

      Miguel Rueda is in 16th year in the CU athletic department, his fourth as the senior associate athletic director for health a

        Maggy Carlyle

        Pac-12 General Counsel, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

        Maggy Carlyle is the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for the Pac-12 Conference. Ms. Carlyle

          Michael Dillon MS, ATC

          Associate Athletic Director / Director of Medical Services - Health & Wellness, University of Washington

          Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from University of the Pacific in 1999 and Master of Science in Ki

            Dylan Firsick, PhD

            Clinical Sport Psychologist, University of Southern California

            Dylan Firsick, PhD, is a clinical sport psychologist for USC Athletics, as well as a clinical assistant professor of psychiat

              Lynn Fister, CPA

              Executive Director, Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Grant Program

                Joshua Goldman, MD

                Assistant Team Physician, UCLA Athletics; Assistant Professor, Departments of Family Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine

                  Calvin Hwang, MD

                  Team Physician, Stanford University; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

                  Dr. Hwang is a board-certified, fellowship-trained emergency medicine physician who specializes in primary care sports medici

                    Tad Kremen, MD

                    Assistant Team Physician, UCLA Athletics; Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Orthopedic Surgery

                    As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Thomas J. Kremen, MD has devoted his career to helpin

                      Ema Thake, RD

                      Director of Performance Nutrition, University of Washington

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