Conference Background and Mission

The Pac 12 Student-Athlete Health Conference (SAHC) is a comprehensive educational and business meeting aimed at collaboration amongst the sports medicine teams and growth within the Pac 12 conference. The meeting functions to provide the Pac 12 Conference with expert opinion and advice on all issues related to the health and safety of its student‐athletes, and to provide a forum for education, research and cooperation for its sports medicine members.

The meeting has expanded to approximately 150 attendees from around the conference. These include the Head Team Physicians for Orthopedics and Family Medicine, Head Athletic Trainers, Senior Women’s Athletic Trainers, Head Football Athletic Trainers, Sports Dietitians, Mental Health Professionals, Athletic Directors, and Faculty Athletic Representatives. In addition, there will be research teams presenting projects from across the Pac-12 and administrators from the Pac-12 office.

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

Grant Awarded Research Projects

PI: Dr. Kenneth Hunt
University of Colorado, Boulder
PI: Dr. David Camarillo
Co-PIs: Dr. Gerald Grant (Stanford), Dr. Michael Zenith (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
PI: Dr. Matthew McQueen
Co-PIs: Dr. Theresa Hernandez, Dr. William Byrnes & 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 2019

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Clint Wattenberg, RD

Director of Nutrition, UFC

Clint Wattenberg comes to the UFC after spending 19 years at Cornell University as a student athlete (wrestling), Assistant W

    Meeta Singh, MD

    Medical Director, Henry Ford Sleep Laboratory

    Dr Meeta Singh is a sleep doctor whose work and research focuses on “Coaching the sleep muscle” to help maximize performa

      Sharon Hame, MD

      Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery; Director of Orthopaedic Medical Student Education, Division of Sports Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Associate Team Physician, UCLA Athletics

        Gary Solomon, PhD, FACPN

        Professor of Neurological Surgery Co-Director, Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center Department of Neurological Surgery

        As a clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Solomon specializes in assessment and sports concussion treatment. He is the Team Neurop

          LaTisha L. Bader, Ph.D., LP, LAC, CC-AASP

          Clinical Director, Denver Women's Recovery Center

          Dr. Bader enthusiastically joined the DWR team the first of October 2017. She brings with her a breadth of knowledge and a va

            Ben Cort

            Advocate for Marijuana Policy, Addiction, Prevention, and Recovery

            Ben Cort has been part of the recovery movement in almost every way imaginable from a recipient of services to a spokesperson

              Dr. L Kenneth Chew

              Director, Indiana State University Counseling Center

              Dr. Chew has been the Director of the ISU Student Counseling Center since 2007. In addition to his administrative functions a

                John Parsons, PhD, AT, ATC

                Managing Director, NCAA Sport Science Institute

                John Parsons, a nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainer, is the Managing Director of the NCAA Sport Science

                  Woodie Dixon

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

                  Woodie H. Dixon, Jr. is the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for the Pac-12 Conference. He

                    Schedule

                    Our 3-Day Agenda of Conference Events

                    8:00 AM
                    Student-Athlete Health and Well Being Board Meeting
                    12:00 PM
                    LUNCH

                    Continuation of morning board meeting to complete agenda items.  Max duration – 2hrs

                    • Brain Trauma Task Force 
                    • Grant Review Committee 
                    • SIRMAP/PCCU 
                    • Mental Health Task Force

                    Select Vendor Presentations (ATs Only)

                    Athletic Trainers Only
                    8:00 PM
                    Welcome Reception
                    6:45-7:45 AM
                    Registration/Breakfast in Sponsor Lounge

                    7:45 am Welcome

                    7:50 am Woodie Dixon: Pac 12 State of the Union Address

                    8:00 am

                    Student-Athlete Health and Well Being Board – Kim Harmon, MD (UW)

                    Brain Trauma Task Force – Doug Aukerman, MD (OSU)

                    Grant Committee – Dan Nordquist (WSU), Lynn Fister MA, CPA (Pac 12)

                    SIRMAP Project –

                    Mental Health Task Force – Amy Athey (UA)

                    9:05 am

                    9:15 am

                    9:25 am

                    9:30 am

                    9:45 am

                    9:55am

                    Moderator: DAN NORDQUIST (WSU)
                    10:05 AM
                    BREAK in Sponsor Lounge - Aria Juniper 2 & 3

                    10:20 am

                    10:40 am

                    11:00 am

                    11:20 am

                    11:50 pm

                    Moderator: Tandi Hawkey MA, ATC (UCLA)

                    12:20pm  

                    Moderator: Tandi Hawkey MA, ATC (UCLA)
                    12:25 PM
                    LUNCH in Sponsor Lounge - Aria Juniper 2&3

                    1:30pm

                    1:40pm

                    2:00pm

                    2:20pm

                    2:40 pm

                    3:00 pm 

                     

                    Moderator: Tandi Hawkey MA, ATC (UCLA)
                    3:40 PM
                    BREAK in Sponsor Lounge

                    3:55 pm 

                    4:15 pm

                     

                    Moderator: Tandi Hawkey MA, ATC (UCLA)

                    4:35 pm

                    4:4o pm

                    4:55 pm

                     

                    Moderator: Lynn Fister
                    • Orthopedic Physicians
                    • Primary Care/Sports Medicine Physicians
                    • Athletic Trainers 
                    • Mental Health Professionals
                    • Dietitians

                    Orthopedic/Athletic Training Moderator:

                    Primary Care/Mental Health/Dietitian Moderator:

                    SIRMAP/CAP Moderator:

                    5:45 PM
                    Vendor Open House in Sponsor Lounge (90 min) - Aria Juniper 2 & 3
                    7:30 PM
                    DINNER
                    6:45-7:45 AM
                    Registration/Breakfast in Sponsor Lounge

                    7:45 am 

                    8:05 am 

                    8:20 am 

                    Moderator: Tandi Hawkey, MA, ATC (UCLA)
                    8:35 AM
                    Educational Presentations
                    10:35 AM
                    • Orthopedic Physicians
                    • Primary Care/Sports Medicine Physicians
                    • Athletic Trainers
                    • Mental Health Professionals
                    • Dietitians

                     

                    • Orthopedic Physicians
                    • Primary Care/Sports Medicine Physicians
                    • Athletic Trainers
                    • Mental Health Professionals
                    • Dietitians

                    Adjourn Conference – 12:00pm

                    12:00 PM
                    ADJOURN

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                    Committee Members

                    Pac 12 Student Athlete Health Conference Planning Committee

                    Tandi Hawkey, MA, ATC, CSCS

                    Associate Athletic Trainer, UCLA (Chair)

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

                    Catherine Hill, MS, ATC

                    Associate Athletic Trainer, University of Souther California

                    Catherine Hill is in her 11th year working at the University of Southern California as an Associate Athletic Trainer. She ca

                    Michael Dillon, MS, ATC

                    Senior Associate Athletic Trainer, 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

                    Albert O. Gee M.D.

                    Orthopedic Team Physician, University of Washington

                    Albert O. Gee, M.D., is a sports medicine surgeon specializing in the care of the injured athlete. He attended medical sch

                      Kim Harmon, MD

                      Football Head Team Physician, University of Washington

                      Dr. Harmon is the Chair of the Pac-12 Student Athlete Health and Well-Being Board and the Head Football Physician at the Univ

                        Ema Thake, MS, RD, CSSD

                        Director of Sports Nutrition, University of Washington

                        Entering her third year as the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Washington and the Seattle Reign. She earned

                          SUNDAY HENRY, MD

                          Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Director of Athletic Medicine Washington State University

                          Sunday Henry is originally from Nezperce, Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Science from University of Idaho and her Medi

                          Robin Scholefield, PhD

                          Coordinator of Clinical & Sport Psychology Services, University of Southern California

                          Dr. Robin Scholefield has provided counseling to individual student athletes, groups, teams as well as conjoint sessions for

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