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PACT Grand Rounds: Is There a Future for Football?

Hutchinson/School of Medicine

Featuring Dr. Allen Sills, NFL Chief Medical Officer

Allen Sills, MD, FACS, FAANS is a neurosurgeon and the first ever Chief Medical Officer for the National Football League. He is a Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and founded the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center. Dr. Sills previously served as a neurological consultant to the NFL, NCAA, International Equestrian Foundation (FEI) and is a member of the Concussion in Sport Group, which publishes the worldwide standards for concussion care.


6:45 am - 7 am: Registration (free)

7 am - 7:45 am: Presentation by Dr. Sills

7:45 am - 8 am: Q&A with Dr. Sills

Light breakfast will be served. There is no fee to register.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss risk reduction strategies for head impacts in football

Discuss lower extremity injury reduction plans in football

This activity has been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Center for Sport at Tulane University (AP# P10149) is approved byt the Board of Certification Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 Category A CEUs. 

Center for Sport, Tulane Medical Center (hospital and clinics)