2020 PLAAY SuMMit

Friday, February 14th: 12-5pm & Saturday, February 15th: 8am-5pm

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Campus, 4000 Ambassador Drive, Anchorage

The PLAAY Summit provides teachers, social workers, coaches, medical professionals, administrators, parents 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 from 2019, click HERE.

“The PLAAY Summit breathes life into my daily routine as a Health & Physical Education specialist. It’s a room full of expert enthusiasts chasing the dream – improving lives with play and knowledge!” – Eric Heil, former SHAPE Teacher of the Year.

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

12.4 Contact Hours, an additional 1.5 hours if attend the PLAAY Community Panel. See bottom of page for details.


Professional Development Credits Available

PACE CEU’s available for ASD employees at https://uaonline.alaska.edu.

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.

Registration Coming Soon

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael 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
  • Jeff Dick, Challenge Alaska

PLAAY is possible with generous support from our sponsors.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) through the joint providership of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. ANTHC is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ANTHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Multiple professional boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ such as Social Work and other professions.

ANTHC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, as accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  ANTHC designates this activity as meeting the criteria for one nursing contact hour credit for each hour of participation up to a maximum of 12.4 hours.