UNLV Health, in collaboration with the National Football League (NFL) and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, hosted the NFL Health and Safety Super Bowl Medical Summit on February 9, 2024, ahead of Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. The day-long conference was led by top medical experts from both the NFL and the Las Vegas medical community.
During the summit, attendees discussed a range of important sports medicine topics, including concussion protocol and management, innovations in protective equipment, injury reduction strategies, emergency medical management, enhanced training practices, and supporting the next generation of talent in sports medicine.
Dr. Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL, spoke about the importance of gathering with colleagues to discuss the latest research and innovations in sports medicine. “We’re grateful for this opportunity to share our findings with other leaders in the field,” he said. “We always look forward to learning from each other and working together to improve patient care.”
Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Dean Marc J. Kahn added that he was excited about the partnership with the NFL. “Working together allows us to provide even better training for our medical students and residents,” he said. “It also highlights our commitment to innovation and delivering high-quality care to patients across all settings.”