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AHAA and USCAH Host Webinar on COVID Vaccine and Return to Fall Sports


With the start of fall sports around the corner, USCAH and the AHAA are hosting an informative and interactive webinar focused on updated COVID-19 guidelines for sports programs. The panel of experts features a pair of renowned infectious disease specialists and two sports medicine physicians with oversight of collegiate and national team programs.

This discussion will include information on the COVID-19 Delta variant and implications on upcoming sports seasons, as well as conversation around vaccine policies and protocols for athletics programs. Additional questions or topics of interest can be submitted to help guide the conversation. 
Panelists Include:

  • Chad Asplund, MD, MPH - Mayo Clinic
  • Doug Aukerman, MD, MBA - Oregon State University
  • John Swartzberg, MD - UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Cameron Wolfe, MBBS, MPH - Duke University School of Medicine


  • James R. Borchers, MD, MPH, USCAH President & CEO


Chad Asplund, MD, MPH is a sports medicine physician and Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic and serves as an associate for the U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health. Asplund is the past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a team physician for the US Ski team, USA Basketball and USA Triathlon.

Doug Aukerman, MD, MBA, is the executive director of the Athletic Healthcare Administrator Association and the Senior Associate Athletic Director, Sports Medicine at Oregon State University, where he provides oversight and leadership of sports medicine for OSU’s intercollegiate athletics programs. Aukerman also is a sports medicine physician at Samaritan Health Systems.

John Swartzberg, MD, is a clinical professor emeritus at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and chair of the editorial board of the School of Public Health’s Health & Wellness Publications. Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Swartzberg also is a past director of the UC Berkeley–UCSF Joint Medical Program and continues to teach in that program.

Cameron Wolfe, MBBS, MPH, is a nationally recognized infectious disease expert at Duke Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. He also chairs the ACC’s medical advisory team and is the leader of the Duke University Medical School's Coronavirus Task Force.

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