Monitoring student athletes’ health and conducting safe CPR trainings during a pandemic are key considerations for effective reopening and return to play. NIRSA associate member the American Heart Association (AHA) invites the NIRSA family to its upcoming discussion on COVID-19 and athletics on Thursday, May 20 at 9:00am PST/12:00pm EST.

NIRSA members and nonmembers can attend this event free of charge. Building off a well-received Q&A held in AHA’s booth at the NIRSA 2021 Virtual Campus Rec & Wellness Expo, the webinar will highlight:

  • AHA’s athletic registry for tracking and monitoring COVID and its long-term effects on athletes’ cardiac health
  • Tactics for staying healthy and safe during the evolving pandemic
  • Guidelines for CPR training and collaborations during COVID

Register today to join facilitator Liz McKnight, Director, Health & Safety Digital Marketing at American Heart Association, and the following guest speakers:

  • Comilla Sasson, American Heart Association’s VP of ECC Science & Innovation at American Heart Association
  • Christine Rutan, American Heart Association’s VP of Real World Evidence & Health IT
  • Jonathan Drezner, Director of University of Washington Medicine Center for Sports


  • For more information about the Associate Showcase as part of NIRSA’s Ideas in Motion virtual roundtables, please contact NIRSA Expo & Corporate Relations Coordinator Kelley Hungerford.
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Kelley Hungerford is currently the NIRSA Expo and Corporate Relations Coordinator at NIRSA.