The National Football League (NFL) and the 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 on Friday, February 9, 2024. The summit was held ahead of Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Top medical experts from the NFL as well as leaders from the Las Vegas medical community presented and discussed important sports medicine topics such as 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 spoke about how grateful they were to have the opportunity to gather with their sports medicine colleagues to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another tremendous NFL season comes to a close. Dr. Marc J. Kahn, Dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV expressed his pleasure in working with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in the field of sports medicine. This partnership aligns perfectly with the school’s mission to provide elite level training for not only their medical students but also for any practitioner who attends the Super Bowl Medical Summit.
The summit attracted physicians and athletic trainers from across the state as well as Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine residents and medical students. Attendees were eligible to obtain a Continuing Medical Education credit for attending