The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, in partnership with the National Football League and UNLV Health, hosted the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit on Friday, February 9, 2024. Leading the day-long conference were top medical experts from the NFL as well as leaders from the Las Vegas medical community.
The summit 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.
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to gather with his sports medicine colleagues to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another NFL season came to a close. He emphasized that they always look forward to sharing their findings with other leaders in the field and diving into topics that are front-of-mind for physicians, athletic trainers and other sports medicine providers alike.
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 added that this partnership perfectly aligns with the school’s mission to provide elite level training for medical students as well as practitioners who attend the summit.
Attendees included physicians and athletic trainers from across the state, along with Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine residents and medical students. Participants were eligible to obtain a Continuing Medical Education credit for attending