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INDIANAPOLIS – Concluding its bi-annual Executive Council meetings, the Horizon League hosted its first Student-Athlete Development Forum on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis.

The forum will open with remarks at 8 a.m. ET kicking off three separate sessions. Morning session presenters will include:
• Dr. Brian Hainline, Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association
• Dr. Michael Grandner, Director of Sleep and Health Research Program, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Psychology at the University of Arizona
• Dr. Chris Carr, Sport and Performance Psychologist and Coordinator for Sport and Performance Psychology at St. Vincent Sports Performance
• Mary Wilfert, Associate Director of Prevention and Health Promotion, NCAA Sport Science Institute

Morning sessions will center around an overview of mental health best practices; sleep issues with an impact on performance; psychological health of the collegiate student-athlete; and sexual assault prevention.

For those who missed the sessions, the presentations of Drs. Hainline and Grandner can be seen here. Dr. Carr's and Ms. Wilfert's presentations can be viewed here.

Lunch will feature round-table discussions with leaders in areas of sports medicine, substance abuse and sports psychology. Topics are scheduled to include eating disorders, patient-centered care, team communications with physicians, trainers and strength and conditioning personnel, transitioning from student-athlete to post-graduation life, and prescription drug abuse.

Lunch speakers will include:
• Dr. Joe Keferl, Dean, College of Education and Human Services, Wright State University
• Allison Newlin, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor, Wright State University
• Dr. Barbara Meyer, Professor, Integrative Health Care & Performance (Sport Psychology), Director, Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• Dr. Jeremy Metzler, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Medical Director of Sports Medicine – Prevea Health, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, and St. Norbert College, Medical Advisor for Ashwaubenon School District and Green Bay School District
• Dr. Chad Zehms, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Prevea Health
• Ralph Reiff, Executive Director, St. Vincent Sports Performance
•Dr. Benjamin Anderson, Director of Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness, Northern Kentucky University

The afternoon session will include:
• Dr. Tom McAllister, Albert E. Sterne Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine
• Dr. Michael Emery, Medical Director, The Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics, Indiana University Health, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine
• Dr. Karen Roos, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention

Panelists will cover concussions; cardiac care; and overuse injuries. All three presentations can be seen here.

Presenting sponsors of the Forum are Pacers Sports and Entertainment, WebStream Sports, St. Vincent Sports Performance and Kahn’s Catering.

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