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2022 Pac-12 Student-Athlete Healthcare Summit at UCLA postponed to Jan. 2023

Dec 22, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO - The 2022 Pac-12 Student-Athlete Healthcare Summit, a two-day event focusing on understanding and addressing barriers to health equity and how they may impact the student-athlete, has been postponed to Jan. 2023. The exact date will be determined at a later time.

It was originally scheduled to be hosted at the Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center on the campus of UCLA on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 and Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

The summit provides a unique opportunity for a multidisciplinary exchange with leaders in both research and the clinical care of competitive athletes as it pertains to diversity, equity, representation and access in sports medicine and its impact on health outcomes. The esteemed faculty will provide insight, actionable tools and best practices for immediate and long-term implementation.

The course will feature sessions on current and historical disparities for underrepresented populations, unique burdens and the impact of mental health, effective educational programming for members of the collegiate sports medicine units and strategies to create a more inclusive environment for diverse and underrepresented student-athletes. The two-day program will feature lectures and panel discussions from top health equity experts, current and former student-athletes, physicians, athletic trainers and administrators from across the nation. It will also explore the important issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion, present new findings and discuss policies and procedures that can improve the environment for all student-athletes.

Presented by the Pac-12 Conference and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and supported by the NCAA Sports Science Institute (SSI), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and The U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health (USCAH), this summit is targeted towards healthcare personnel and personnel within intercollegiate athletic departments who work directly with collegiate and elite athletes, including, but not limited to, clinical psychologists, team physicians, athletic trainers, dietitians, academic advisors, athletic administrators and interested student-athletes. Healthcare administrators and other interested campus members are welcome as well, as there will be information covered that is relevant to campus health centers and community health facilities.

About the Pac-12 SAHWBI
Created in 2013, the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative (SAHWBI) is a collective effort between the Pac-12 and all 12 member universities to find ways to reduce injuries, share current best practices and latest studies and conduct research to uncover new ways to keep student-athletes as safe as possible. Learn more about the Pac-12 SAHWBI at pac-12.com/health.

About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 55 of the last 61 years, with 538 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities - the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs and member institutions go to pac-12.com/conference.​