2019 PLAAY Summit

February 22-23, 2019 at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Friday, February 22nd: 12-5pm & Saturday, February 23rd: 8am-5pm

4000 Ambassador Drive

The PLAAY Summit provides teachers, parents, medical professionals, coaches, administrators and other leaders of youth with a conference to address the multi-factorial areas of adolescent health with emphasis on the importance of physical activity. For speaker line-up and bios, click HERE.

Target Audience

Coaches, teachers, parents, nurses, and any adult who is involved with educating, coaching, and mentoring our youth in sports and other activities. Limited to 100 attendees.

Course Description

The PLAAY Summit is a collaborative effort with local healthcare providers to educate our communities regarding the health and well-being of youth.

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is available- register soon as limited to 10 remote sites.  Email Wallace Wilson for discuss establishing a link. See below for pricing.

Nursing and Social Work Contact Hours Available

CNE certificates to be determined.

Professional Development Credits Available

PACE CEU’s available for ASD employees at https://uaonline.alaska.edu. CRN to be announced soon.

Pricing Information

General Public: $150

School District Employees: $100 if seeking Professional Development Credits.
PDCs are available through PACE for an additional $99.  Register at https://uaonline.alaska.edu. Nursing credit hours and Social Work CEUs available.

APU and UAA students: $50
Must show credentials at check-in. Video/Remote costs: $300 for 5 people or less, $50 for each additional person.

Light food, snacks and beverages served.  Email Wallace Wilson for more information.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Yogman, MD

A professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Yogman’s recent, widely circulated article, The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children, discusses the importance of unstructured play in healthy youth development. Yogman has been a leading Boston area pediatrician for over 20 years. His teaching and research focuses on the father-child relationship, developmental interventions, nutrition and behavior.

Additional Speakers

  • Dr. Michael Yogman, MD, Harvard Medical School and Yogman Pediatrics
  • Dr. Harry Yuan, DO, The Children’s Hospital at Providence
  • Laura Norton-Cruz, Program Director, Alaska Resilience Initiative, “Healthy Relationships Plus (HRPP) Curriculum Training.”
  • Dr. Gabriela Alvarado, MD, MPH, MA, Public Health Specialist, State of AK
  • Dr. Jean Marcey, EdD, NSCA-CPT
  • MaryAnn Hoke, MS, CSCS, UAA Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation

PLAAY is possible with generous support from our sponsors.

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