The NFL and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, in partnership with UNLV Health, hosted the Super Bowl LVIII Medical Summit on Friday, February 9, 2024. The day-long conference was led by top medical experts from the NFL and the Las Vegas medical community, who presented and discussed a number of important sports medicine topics.
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills said, “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to gather with our sports medicine colleagues to discuss the latest research, innovations and practice enhancements as another tremendous NFL season comes to a close.” The summit highlights 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 is pleased to work in partnership with the NFL to host some of the leading experts in the field of sports medicine. This aligns perfectly with the school’s mission to provide elite level training for not only its medical students but 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. Topics discussed included 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.