On Friday, February 9, 2024, medical leaders from the National Football League and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV joined forces with UNLV Health to host the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit. The day-long conference brought together top medical experts from the NFL as well as leaders from the Las Vegas medical community to discuss a number of important sports medicine topics.
Dr. Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL, spoke about the opportunity to gather with his sports medicine colleagues to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another tremendous NFL season came to a close. He emphasized on sharing findings from their work, hearing from other leaders in the field and diving into topics that are front-of-mind for physicians, athletic trainers, and other sports medicine providers alike.
Dean Marc J. Kahn of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV expressed his pleasure at working in partnership with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in the field of sports medicine. He noted that this aligns perfectly with the school’s mission to provide elite level training for not only its medical students but also for any practitioner who attends the Super Bowl Medical Summit.
Attendees included physicians and athletic trainers from across the state, as well as Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine residents and medical students. Participants were eligible to obtain a 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.
The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV has been dedicated to providing high-quality education and training for future healthcare professionals since its establishment in 1968. Its mission is to prepare students for successful careers in healthcare through rigorous academic programs that emphasize hands-on clinical experience and real-world applications.
The NFL has long been committed to promoting player health and safety through innovative research and best practices in sports medicine. The Super Bowl Health and Safety Summit is just one example of this ongoing commitment.
Overall, this summit was an excellent opportunity for medical professionals from all backgrounds to come together