In the run-up to Super Bowl LVIII, medical leaders from the National Football League and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, in partnership with UNLV Health, hosted a day-long conference called the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit. The summit took place on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium.
The event was led by top medical experts from the NFL as well as leaders from the Las Vegas medical community. They presented and discussed a number 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: “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 latest findings with other leaders in the field.
Dean Marc J. Kahn of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV said: “The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine is pleased to work in partnership with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in sports medicine.” He added that this perfectly aligns with their mission to provide elite level training for their medical students and any practitioner who attends the Super Bowl Medical Summit.
Attendees included physicians and athletic trainers from across the state as well as residents and medical students from Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Participants were eligible for Continuing Medical Education credit or a certificate of attendance that can count toward elective credit for non-physician participants. The summit highlights an ongoing commitment to information sharing, innovation and delivering high-quality care by leaders in sports medicine around the country across all settings.