UNLV Health, in collaboration with the NFL and the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, hosted the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit on February 9, 2024. The day-long conference featured top medical experts from both organizations, as well as leaders from the Las Vegas medical community. The summit covered a range of important sports medicine topics, including concussion protocol and management, innovations in protective equipment, injury reduction strategies, emergency medical management, enhanced training practices and supporting the next generation of talent in sports medicine.
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to come together with fellow sports medicine professionals to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another successful NFL season draws to a close. He emphasized that this summit allows them to share their latest findings with each other and other leaders in the field.
Dean Marc J. Kahn of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV expressed his pleasure at working with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in sports medicine. He said that this partnership is perfectly aligned with the school’s mission to provide elite level training for medical students and practitioners alike.
Attendees included physicians and athletic trainers from across the state, as well as Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine residents and medical students. Participants were eligible to receive a Continuing Medical Education credit for attending the summit or a certificate of attendance for non-physician participants that can count toward elective credit. The summit highlights an ongoing commitment to information sharing, innovation and delivering high-quality care made by leaders in sports medicine across all settings.