As Super Bowl LVIII approached in February 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 on Friday, February 9, 2024. The day-long conference featured top medical experts from both the NFL and the Las Vegas medical community.
The summit presented 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.
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills spoke about the opportunity to gather with fellow sports medicine professionals to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another NFL season came to a close. Dean Marc J. Kahn from Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV expressed his pleasure at working in partnership with the NFL to bring together leading experts in sports medicine.
Attendees included physicians and athletic trainers from across the state, as well as Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine residents and medical students who were eligible for Continuing Medical Education credit for attending the summit or a certificate of attendance for non-physician participants that can count toward elective credit. The summit highlighted an ongoing commitment to information sharing, innovation and delivering the highest quality of care to patients made by leaders in sports medicine around the country across all settings.