The NCAC is pleased to host its inaugural Health & Wellness Symposium focusing on the mental health of student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff and administrators.
The Symposium, set for Monday, May 20, 2019, at Ohio Wesleyan will feature speakers presenting on various aspects of mental health. The day will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a keynote address on managing the loss of athletic identity from Dr. Doug Ramos, Chair of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports and the Creighton University team physician. Dr. Ramos will also present later sessions on managing injuries. Multiple sessions will be offered throughout the day, including one with a working lunch. The day will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Other speakers and presentations include:
- Jennifer Carter - Eating Disorders
- Vince Caringi - Recognizing Self-Harm Red Flags
- Ken Chew - Intersectionality/Diversity
- Chelsi Day - Generation iY
- Stephen Graef - Coping Skills
- Marc Potter - The Silent Epidemic in Athletics
The schedule of events:
|9:30 - 11:00 a.m.||Check-in||Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Lobby|
|Buildings:||Hamilton-Williams Campus Center||Beeghly Library||Corns Science Building|
|Rooms:||Benes A||Benes B||Benes C||Private Dining||Bayley Room||Room 312|
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||KEYNOTE
Dr. Doug Ramos - Identity Transition
|12:15 - 1:15 p.m.||working lunch||Dr. Vincent Caringi||Jennifer Carter||Stephen Graef||Chelsi Day|
|1:30 - 2:30 p.m.||Dr. Doug Ramos - Managing Injuries||Chelsi Day||Ken Chew||Marc Potter|
|2:45 - 3:45 p.m.||Dr. Vincent Caringi||Jennifer Carter||Stephen Graef||Ken Chew|
|4:00 - 4:30 -.p.m.||Group Discussions||ATC/Non-Athletics/SID||Admin & FAR||Coaches of Coed Teams||Coaches of Men's Teams||Coaches of Women's Teams|
|Note: The day's attire is business casual|
Made possible by the generous support of the NCAA Division III Strategic Initiatives Grant, the Symposium is open to all atheltic administrators and staff, coaches, athletic trainers, athletic communicators, faculty representatives, student life administrators, counseling staff, security staff and others from all 10 NCAC institutions.
Joining us for the day?
Directions to Ohio Welseyan: https://www.owu.edu/ex/campusmap/