Alaska School Nurses Association

PLAAY Summit - A Conference for Leaders of Youth - Feb 22 & 23

Posted over 1 year ago by Annette Johansen

PLAAY (Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth) is an initiative of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame 
PLAAY Summit
 February 22nd and 23rd
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage
A Conference for Leaders of Youth
Exercise Leadership!

The PLAAY Summit features experts presenting on physical, emotional and mental health issues that impact Alaska's youth.  

Visit for info and registration.
What's in it for you?
Teachers, nurses, administrators, medical professionals, parents and other leaders of youth, the PLAAY Summit provides:
  • Prof. Development Credits
  • Nursing Contact Hours
  • Remote conferencing options
  • Outstanding presenters
  • Awesome door prizes (including iPhone8!)
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 discusses the importance of unstructured play in healthy youth development.  Dr. 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.  
Registration Information

General Public- $150. School District employees- $100 if seeking Professional Development Credits. PDCs are available through PACE for an additional $99.
 UAA students- $50.  CNE's available for nurses.  Video conferencing - $300/five people or less, $50 per each additional person.

Email PLAAY Director Wally Wilson for more information. 
Presenters include: 
Topics include: "The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children", "Healthy Relationships Plus (HRPP) Curriculum Training", "Physical Activity as a Vital Sign", "Getting Together: Healthy Relationships, Dating and Sexual Violence, and Alaskan-Grown Solutions".
Conference will also feature panel presentations and group workshops. 
Full lineup at 
Made possible with generous support from: