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

The Super Bowl Medical Summit: UNLV Health and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine Host Expert Discussion on Sports Medicine

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

Physicians and athletic trainers from across the state were in attendance, along with residents and medical students from Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine. 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.

NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills expressed his gratitude for having this opportunity to gather with sports medicine colleagues to discuss important 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. He added that they always look forward to sharing their latest findings with other leaders in the field.

Dean Marc J. Kahn stated that Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine is proud to work in partnership with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in sports medicine. He said this partnership aligns perfectly with their mission to provide elite level training for not only their medical students but also any practitioner who attends the Super Bowl Medical Summit.

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