The 2023 PLAAY Summit is Scheduled for Friday, February 17th 12-5 pm and Saturday, February 18th 8-5 PM at ANTHC.

The SuMMit will return to the ANTCH campus and we will once again develop the most rewarding and engaging educational experience for attendees. We’ll post the SuMMit Agenda around Thanksgiving week. This year we will have a significant number of “remote learners” with our telehealth/zoom platform.

Speakers Include:

Anne Zink, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Alaska Department of Health

Dr. Susan Beesley, MD, Mindful Growth, LLC

Dr. Greg Schumacher, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Schumacher Orthopedics

Eric Boyer, Senior Program Officer, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

Holly Brooks, OLY, LPC, PMH-C; Holly Brooks, LLC.

Brooke Czarnecki, RDN, LD; Intentful Nutrition

Topics Include:

The State of the State of Kids Health in Alaska

A mindful approach to anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.

Common knee injuries in adolescents, how to minimize risk

Implementing a behavioral health crisis system of care in Alaska

Exercise Lab- with local physical therapists- hip/knee dynamic strengthening and prevention of common knee injuries


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.

“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.

2023 Keynote Speaker


PLAAY is possible with generous support from our sponsors.



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.