The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and UNLV Health, hosted the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit on Friday, February 9, 2024. This day-long conference was led by top medical experts from both the NFL and the Las Vegas medical community. Topics discussed included 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, NFL Chief Medical Officer spoke about how “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to gather with our sports medicine colleagues to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another tremendous NFL season comes to a close.” He added that they always look forward to sharing their findings with other leaders in the field.
Dean Marc J. Kahn of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine said “The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is pleased to work in partnership with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in the field of sports medicine.” He added that this aligns perfectly with their mission to provide elite level training for not only their medical students but for any practitioner who attends the Super Bowl Medical Summit.
The summit attracted physicians and athletic trainers from across the state as well as residents and medical students from Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine. Attendees were eligible to obtain a Continuing Medical Education credit for attending or a certificate of attendance for non-physician participants that can count toward elective credit. This highlights an ongoing commitment by leaders in sports medicine around