On Friday, February 9, 2024, medical leaders from the National Football League and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV teamed up with UNLV Health to host the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit. The day-long conference took place ahead of Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium, bringing together top medical experts from the NFL 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, emergency medical management, enhanced training practices, and supporting the next generation of talent in sports medicine.
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills spoke about the opportunity to gather with colleagues to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another successful NFL season came to a close. He emphasized the importance of sharing findings with other leaders in the field and exploring topics that are top-of-mind for physicians, athletic trainers, and other sports medicine providers.
Dean Marc J. Kahn of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV expressed his gratitude for 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 medical students but any practitioner who attended the summit.
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 obtain a Continuing Medical Education credit for attending the summit or a certificate of attendance for non-physician participants that could count toward elective credit. The summit underscored an ongoing commitment to information sharing, innovation and delivering high-quality care by leaders in sports medicine across all settings.