Super Bowl Medical Summit Brings Together NFL and UNLV Medical Leaders for Health and Safety Discussions

NFL Health and Safety Summit Shines Light on Sports Medicine Innovations at UNLV

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV hosted the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit on Friday, February 9, 2024. The day-long conference was led by top medical experts from the NFL as well as leaders from the Las Vegas medical community.

The summit focused on 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 the importance of gathering with other sports medicine professionals to discuss new research and practice enhancements as another successful NFL season comes to a close. He expressed excitement about sharing latest findings from their work and hearing from other leaders in the field.

Dean Marc J. Kahn from the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV expressed gratitude for partnering with the NFL to host leading experts in sports medicine at the summit. He stated that it aligns perfectly with the school’s mission to provide elite level training for its medical students and practitioners alike.

Attendees included physicians and athletic trainers from across Nevada, as well as residents and medical students from Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Participants were eligible to obtain Continuing Medical Education credit or a certificate of attendance for non-physician participants that can count toward elective credit.

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