The NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit was held on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. 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 a number of important sports medicine topics, including 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.
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills spoke about the importance of gathering with sports medicine colleagues to discuss the latest research and practice enhancements as another successful NFL season comes to a close. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to share findings from their work and hear from other leaders in the field.
The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV partnered with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in sports medicine at the summit. Dean Marc J. Kahn said that it is an honor to work with the NFL and aligns perfectly with the school’s mission to provide elite level training for medical students and practitioners alike.
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 highlights an ongoing commitment to information sharing, innovation, and delivering high-quality care to patients made by leaders in sports medicine around the country across all settings.