The NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit was held on February 9, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The day-long conference, hosted by the National Football League in partnership with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and UNLV Health, featured top medical experts from both organizations. They discussed important sports medicine topics such as concussion protocol and management, protective equipment innovations, injury reduction strategies, emergency medical management, enhanced training practices and supporting the next generation of talent in sports medicine.
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to gather with fellow sports medicine professionals to discuss the latest research and innovations as another NFL season came to a close. He emphasized the importance of sharing findings from their work, hearing from other leaders in the field and diving into these critical topics that are of great concern to physicians, athletic trainers and other sports medicine providers.
Dean Marc J. Kahn of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV expressed his excitement about working in partnership with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in sports medicine. He noted that this partnership perfectly aligned with the school’s mission to provide elite-level training for its medical students and any practitioner who attended the 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 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 highlighted an ongoing commitment to information sharing, innovation and delivering high-quality care to patients made by leaders in sports medicine across all settings.