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. 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
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

    Susan Sigward, PT, ATC, PhD

    Associate Professor Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy University of Southern California

      Schedule

      Our 3-Day Agenda of Conference Events

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

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

      Brain Trauma Task Force
      Grant Review Committee
      Pac 12 HAP Committee
      Mental Health Task Force
      Athletic Training Considerations Committee

      8:00 PM
      WELCOME RECEPTION at THE PUB @ Aria
      6:45-7:45 AM
      BREAKFAST in Sponsor Lounge

      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)
      8:00 AM
      Keynote Speaker
      8:25 AM
      NCAA Update - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 7&8

      Student-Athlete Health and Well Being Board – Doug Aukerman, MD (OSU)

      Brain Trauma Task Force – Sourav Poddar, MD (CU)

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

      Mental Health Task Force – Shanyn Lancaster, MD (ASU)

      9:15 AM
      Morning Session
      10:00 AM
      BREAK in Sponsor Lounge; Pac 12 Awarded Grant Research Poster Presentations
      10:20 AM
      Morning Session
      11:05 AM
      Morning Session: Orthopedic Concepts

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

      12:35 PM
      LUNCH in Sponsor Lounge
      1:40 PM
      Afternoon Session
      3:15 PM
      BREAK in Sponsor Lounge; Pac 12 Awarded Grant Research Poster Presentations
      Moderator: Tandi Hawkey MA, ATC (UCLA)
      Moderator: Lynn Fister (Pac 12)
      5:00 PM
      Vendor Open House/Happy Hour, Pac 12 Awarded Grant Research Poster Presentations

      Jean Georges Steakhouse
      Sage
      Julian Serrano

      6:45-8:00 AM
      BREAKFAST in Sponsor Lounge - Aria Ironwood Ballroom 5
      Moderator: Dan Nordquist (WSU)
      8:30 AM
      BREAK
      8:40 AM
      Educational Presentations
      10:45 AM
      Morning Session

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

      12:15 PM
      Summary of Discipline Business Meetings/Discussion
      Tandi Hawkey, ATC (UCLA)
      12:30 PM
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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

      Doug Aukerman, MD

      Chair, Pac 12 Health & Well Being Board; Senior Associate Athletic Director, Sports Medicine, Oregon State University

        Michael Dillon MS, ATC

        Senior Associate Athletic Trainer, University of Washington

          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

            Dylan Firsick, PhD

            Clinical and Sport Psychologist , Counseling & Mental Health, University of Southern California

              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

                  Sunday Henry, MD

                  Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Dir. of Athletic Medicine

                    Catherine Hill MS, ATC

                    Associate Athletic Trainer, University of Southern California

                      Tad Kremen, MD

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

                        Ema Thake, RD

                        Director of Performance Nutrition, University of Washington

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