Joining Forces: NFL and Medical Leaders Gather for Super Bowl Medical Summit on Sports Medicine

Super Bowl Medical Summit Brings Together NFL and UNLV Medical Leaders for Health and Safety Discussions

On Friday, February 9, 2024, medical leaders from the National Football League and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV partnered with UNLV Health to host the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit. The day-long conference was led by top medical experts from both the NFL and the Las Vegas medical community. They presented and discussed a range of important sports medicine topics, including concussion protocol and management, innovations in protective equipment, injury reduction, emergency medical management, enhanced training practices, and supporting the next generation of talent in sports medicine.

Dr. Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL, said that he was grateful for the opportunity to gather with his sports medicine colleagues to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another successful NFL season drew to a close. He noted that he always looked forward to sharing the latest findings from their work and hearing from other leaders in the field.

Dean Marc J. Kahn of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV expressed his pleasure at working in partnership with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in sports medicine. He noted that this aligned perfectly with the school’s mission to provide elite level training for not only its medical students but for any practitioner who attended the Super Bowl Medical Summit.

The summit was attended by physicians and athletic trainers from across state as well as residents and students from Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Participants were eligible to obtain a Continuing Medical Education credit for attending or a certificate of attendance for non-physician participants that could count toward elective credit. The summit highlighted an ongoing commitment by leaders in sports medicine around the country to information sharing, innovation and delivering exceptional care to patients across all settings.

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