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NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit Highlights Sports Medicine Innovations and Research in Las Vegas

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Feb 12, 2024
Super Bowl Medical Summit Brings Together NFL and UNLV Medical Leaders for Health and Safety Discussions

The NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit was held on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. This day-long conference brought together top medical experts from the National Football League (NFL) and the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, in partnership with UNLV Health. Leaders from the Las Vegas medical community also presented and discussed 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, NFL Chief Medical Officer, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to gather with colleagues to discuss the latest research and practice enhancements as another season comes to a close. He said that they always look forward to sharing their findings with other leaders in the field and delving into these topics that are of great importance to physicians, athletic trainers, and other sports medicine providers.

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is proud to partner with the NFL to host leading experts in sports medicine. This partnership aligns perfectly with the school’s mission to provide elite-level training for its medical students and practitioners who attend the Super Bowl Medical 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 can count toward elective credit. The summit highlights an ongoing commitment to information sharing, innovation, and delivering high-quality care by leaders in sports medicine across all settings.

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