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 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
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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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 - Aria Starvine 1
    12:00 PM
    LUNCH for Board Members

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

    Brain Trauma Task Force – Aria Starvine 2
    Grant Review Committee – Aria Ironwood Ballroom 3
    SIRMAP – Aria Starvine 9
    Mental Health Task Force – Aria Starvine 1

    8:00 PM
    WELCOME RECEPTION at Lift Bar @ Aria; Presented by Game On Mouthguards
    6:45-7:45 AM
    BREAKFAST in Sponsor Lounge, Presented by Applied Silver - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 5

    7:45am Tandi Hawkey: Welcome Address & Announcements

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

    Tandi Hawkey (UCLA) & Woodie Dixon (Pac 12)
    Lindsay Shaffer, Headspace Director of Sports & Fitness
    John Parsons, Managing Director NCAA Sport Science Institute

    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)

    Mental Health Task Force – Amy Athey, PhD (UA)

    Title: Health and Wellness: Assessing Student-Athlete Health and Performance
    PI: Dr. William Byrnes
    Co-PIs: Dr. Theresa Hernandez & Dr. Ken Wright
    University of Colorado

    Title: Overuse Injuries/Injury Prevention: A Prospective Study to Improve Bone Health and Reduce Incidence of Bone Stress Injuries in
    Pac-12 Female Distance Runners
    PI: Dr. Michael Fredericson
    Co-PI: Dr. Aurelia Nattiv (UCLA)
    Stanford University collaborating with University of California, Los Angeles

    Title: Mental Health and Head Trauma: Brain Health in Male and Female Basketball Student-Athletes at the University of Utah
    PI: Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Tood
    Co-PIs: Dr. Charlie Hicks-Little, Dr. Perry Renshaw, Dr. Erin McGlade & Dr. Andrew Prescot
    University of Utah

    Title: Head Trauma: Roles of Nutritive Support and Supplementation
    PI: Dr. George Brooks
    Co-PI: Dr. Daniela Kaufer
    University of California, Berkeley

    Title: Overuse Injuries/Injury Prevention: Integration of Biomechanics-based Informatics for Prevention of Stress Fractures
    PI: Dr. Michael Hahn
    Co-PIs: Dr. Scott Delp (Stanford), Dr. Rodger Kram (CU), Dr. Alena Grabowski (CU), Dr. Jill McNitt-Gray (USC), Dr. Lorraine Turcotte (USC), Dr. Brent Liu (USC), Dr. Kormelia Kulig (USC)
    University of Oregon collaborating with University of Colorado, University of Southern California & Stanford University

    Title: The STEALTH Project Pilot Study: Student-Athlete Health Assessment Using PROMIS Tools
    PI: Dr. Kenneth Hunt
    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Title: Head Trauma and Mental Health: From Head Impacts to Brain Injury, Determining the Mechanism Underlying Concussions in Pac-12 Football
    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

    Title: Head Trauma: Strengthening Concussion Education by Engaging Medical Staff: Continued Program Development and Evaluation
    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

    Title: Injury Surveillance: Scaling Up Student-Athlete Exposure Tracking Using PacTrac
    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

    Title: Injury and Prevention: Developing a Comprehensive, Quantitative Understanding of Hip Morphometrics and Biomechanics in Collegiate Athletes at Risk for Developing Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome
    PI: Dr. Andrew Anderson
    Co-PIs: Dr. Ken “Bo” Foreman, Dr. Stepehen Aoki and Dr. Travis Maak
    University of Utah

    Title: Mental Health: #DamWorthIt Campaign
    PIs: Taylor Ricci and Nathan Braaten
    Oregon State University

    11:05am “The Use of Biologics in Sports Medicine” – Jason Dragoo, MD (Stan)
    11:20am “Trends in ACL reconstruction: 2019 Update” – Christopher Kweon, MD (UW)
    11:35am “Current Trends and Updates: Hip Arthroscopy in Young Athletes” – Kostas Economopoulos (ASU)

    Moderator: Albert Gee, MD (UW)
    11:50
    Vendor Presentation: Riddell - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 7&8

    Orthopedic Physicians – Aria Starvine 1
    Primary Care/Sports Medicine Physicians – Aria Starvine 2
    Athletic Trainers – Aria Ironwood Ballroom 7&8
    Mental Health Professionals – Aria Starvine 9
    Dietitians – Aria Ironwood Ballroom 3

    12:35 PM
    LUNCH in Sponsor Lounge, Presented by SyncThink - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 5
    1:30 PM
    Vendor Presentation: Halo Neuroscience - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 7&8
    1:35pm
    Vendor Presentation: Applied Silver - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 7&8

    Introductions: Sunday Henry, MD (WSU)

    “Setting the Stage for a Conversation About CTE” Stan Herring, MD (UW)

    “Neuropathology of CTE: Where We Are, and Where We Need to Be” Dirk Keene, MD

    “What We Are Told We Know About CTE, What Expert Consensus Opinions Tell Us About CTE, and the Neuropsychiatry of Life” Gary Solomon, MD (Vanderbilt)

    Questions and Discussion

    Moderator: Sunday Henry, MD (WSU)

    Title: Health and Wellness: Assessing Student-Athlete Health and Performance
    PI: Dr. William Byrnes
    Co-PIs: Dr. Theresa Hernandez & Dr. Ken Wright
    University of Colorado

    Title: Overuse Injuries/Injury Prevention: A Prospective Study to Improve Bone Health and Reduce Incidence of Bone Stress Injuries in
    Pac-12 Female Distance Runners
    PI: Dr. Michael Fredericson
    Co-PI: Dr. Aurelia Nattiv (UCLA)
    Stanford University collaborating with University of California, Los Angeles

    Title: Mental Health and Head Trauma: Brain Health in Male and Female Basketball Student-Athletes at the University of Utah
    PI: Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Tood
    Co-PIs: Dr. Charlie Hicks-Little, Dr. Perry Renshaw, Dr. Erin McGlade & Dr. Andrew Prescot
    University of Utah

    Title: Head Trauma: Roles of Nutritive Support and Supplementation
    PI: Dr. George Brooks
    Co-PI: Dr. Daniela Kaufer
    University of California, Berkeley

    Title: Overuse Injuries/Injury Prevention: Integration of Biomechanics-based Informatics for Prevention of Stress Fractures
    PI: Dr. Michael Hahn
    Co-PIs: Dr. Scott Delp (Stanford), Dr. Rodger Kram (CU), Dr. Alena Grabowski (CU), Dr. Jill McNitt-Gray (USC), Dr. Lorraine Turcotte (USC), Dr. Brent Liu (USC), Dr. Kormelia Kulig (USC)
    University of Oregon collaborating with University of Colorado, University of Southern California & Stanford University

    Title: The STEALTH Project Pilot Study: Student-Athlete Health Assessment Using PROMIS Tools
    PI: Dr. Kenneth Hunt
    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Title: Head Trauma and Mental Health: From Head Impacts to Brain Injury, Determining the Mechanism Underlying Concussions in Pac-12 Football
    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

    Title: Head Trauma: Strengthening Concussion Education by Engaging Medical Staff: Continued Program Development and Evaluation
    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

    Title: Injury Surveillance: Scaling Up Student-Athlete Exposure Tracking Using PacTrac
    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

    Title: Injury and Prevention: Developing a Comprehensive, Quantitative Understanding of Hip Morphometrics and Biomechanics in Collegiate Athletes at Risk for Developing Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome
    PI: Dr. Andrew Anderson
    Co-PIs: Dr. Ken “Bo” Foreman, Dr. Stepehen Aoki and Dr. Travis Maak
    University of Utah

    Title: Mental Health: #DamWorthIt Campaign
    PIs: Taylor Ricci and Nathan Braaten
    Oregon State University

    Aria Ironwood Ball 7&8: “Athlete Monitoring & Injury Prevention in Soccer” Andy Guard, PhD, Sport Scientist, US Soccer

    Aria Starvine 1: “Orthopedic Injuries in Football” Patrick Greis, MD (Utah)

    Aria Starvine 2: “Integrating Nutrition into the High Performance Team Model” Clint Wattenberg, RD, Director of Nutrition, UFC

    Moderator: Tandi Hawkey MA, ATC (UCLA)

    4:10pm “SIRMAP Project Updates” Masa Teramoto (Pac 12)

    4:30pm “Pac 12 and NCAA Collaboration-CARE (Concussion Assessment Research & Education) Consortium Data Collection: Establishing a Research Infrastructure and Framework” & Pac 12 Equipment Grant Implementation, Doug Aukerman, MD (OSU) Matthew McQueen, ScD (CU) Theresa Hernandez (CU) Adam Bohr (CU)

    4:45pm “Cardiovascular Screening in the Pac 12 Conference: Establishing Best Practices” Kim Harmon, MD (UW)

    Moderator: Lynn Fister (Pac 12)

    Title: Health and Wellness: Assessing Student-Athlete Health and Performance
    PI: Dr. William Byrnes
    Co-PIs: Dr. Theresa Hernandez & Dr. Ken Wright
    University of Colorado

    Title: Overuse Injuries/Injury Prevention: A Prospective Study to Improve Bone Health and Reduce Incidence of Bone Stress Injuries in
    Pac-12 Female Distance Runners
    PI: Dr. Michael Fredericson
    Co-PI: Dr. Aurelia Nattiv (UCLA)
    Stanford University collaborating with University of California, Los Angeles

    Title: Mental Health and Head Trauma: Brain Health in Male and Female Basketball Student-Athletes at the University of Utah
    PI: Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Tood
    Co-PIs: Dr. Charlie Hicks-Little, Dr. Perry Renshaw, Dr. Erin McGlade & Dr. Andrew Prescot
    University of Utah

    Title: Head Trauma: Roles of Nutritive Support and Supplementation
    PI: Dr. George Brooks
    Co-PI: Dr. Daniela Kaufer
    University of California, Berkeley

    Title: Overuse Injuries/Injury Prevention: Integration of Biomechanics-based Informatics for Prevention of Stress Fractures
    PI: Dr. Michael Hahn
    Co-PIs: Dr. Scott Delp (Stanford), Dr. Rodger Kram (CU), Dr. Alena Grabowski (CU), Dr. Jill McNitt-Gray (USC), Dr. Lorraine Turcotte (USC), Dr. Brent Liu (USC), Dr. Kormelia Kulig (USC)
    University of Oregon collaborating with University of Colorado, University of Southern California & Stanford University

    Title: The STEALTH Project Pilot Study: Student-Athlete Health Assessment Using PROMIS Tools
    PI: Dr. Kenneth Hunt
    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Title: Head Trauma and Mental Health: From Head Impacts to Brain Injury, Determining the Mechanism Underlying Concussions in Pac-12 Football
    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

    Title: Head Trauma: Strengthening Concussion Education by Engaging Medical Staff: Continued Program Development and Evaluation
    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

    Title: Injury Surveillance: Scaling Up Student-Athlete Exposure Tracking Using PacTrac
    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

    Title: Injury and Prevention: Developing a Comprehensive, Quantitative Understanding of Hip Morphometrics and Biomechanics in Collegiate Athletes at Risk for Developing Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome
    PI: Dr. Andrew Anderson
    Co-PIs: Dr. Ken “Bo” Foreman, Dr. Stepehen Aoki and Dr. Travis Maak
    University of Utah

    Title: Mental Health: #DamWorthIt Campaign
    PIs: Taylor Ricci and Nathan Braaten
    Oregon State University

    Jean Georges Steakhouse
    Sage
    Julian Serrano

    6:45-8:00 AM
    BREAKFAST in Sponsor Lounge - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 5

    8:00am “Thermal Management for Athletes: Problems and Opportunities” Craig Heller (Stanford)

    8:15am “NCAA for the Mind Matters Challenge Project: An Intervention to Promote Immediacy in Concussion Reporting” Steve Corman (ASU); Presented by Josh Beaumont, ATC (ASU)

    Moderator: Dan Nordquist (WSU)
    8:30 AM
    BREAK

    Aria Ironwood Ballroom 7&8
    8:40am “Current Practices of Return to Sport Testing” Jeremy Vail, PT, ATC (UCLA)
    9:10am “Surgical Management of SLAP Tears” Seth Gamradt, MD (USC)
    9:40am “Optimizing Conservative Treatment of Throwing Shoulders” Chuck Thigpen, PhD, PT, ATC (60 min)

    Aria Starvine 1
    8:40am “Omega-3s and the Collegiate Athlete – Research to Application” Becci Twombley, RD (USC)
    9:10am “Mindfulness Training & Athlete Well-Being” Dylan Firsick, PhD (USC)
    9:40am “Headspace Panel” Doug Aukerman, MD (OSU) Fernando Frias, PhD (OSU) Mark Pocinich, ATC (UCLA)
    10:10am “Probiotics in Performance Nutrition” Phil Lewis, RD (UA)

    Aria Starvine 2
    8:40am “Sleep and Sports Performance” Meeta Sing, MD
    9:10am “Injury Monitoring and Load Management at Cirque de Soleil” Kerry Gordon, ATC, Senior Head Therapist, RSD
    9:40am “Early Sports Specialization in College Athletes” Sharon Hame, MD (UCLA)
    10:10am “SyncThink Clinical Findings and Interpretations” Jam Ghajar, MD (Stanford)

    Surgical Management: Ken Hunt, MD (CU)
    Non-Operative Management: Sourav Poddar, MD (CU)
    Rehabilitation Considerations: Travis Halseth, ATC (UO)
    Nutrition Interventions: Ema Thake, RD (UW)

    Orthopedic Physicians – Aria Starvine 1
    Primary Care/Sports Medicine Physicians – Aria Starvine 2
    Athletic Trainers – Aria Ironwood Ballroom 7&8
    Mental Health Professionals – Aria Starvine 9
    Dietitians – Starvine 8

    12:15 PM
    Summary of Discipline Business Meetings/Discussion - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 7&8
    Tandi Hawkey, ATC (UCLA)
    12:30 PM
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