Speaker Presentation: The NBA Bubble: Key Learnings for Health Innovation

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Learn from Dr. Leroy Sims, the medical director of the National Basketball Association (NBA) who managed last summer’s bio-secure bubble in Orlando, Florida. During the league’s three-month stay at Walt Disney World in Orlando, no players and coaches tested positive for COVID-19 after the virus disrupted the season in March for four months. He will share the considerations, challenges, and actions taken as they created a quarantined “bubble” that was safe enough to complete the NBA season.

This course was originally recorded in June 2021 as part of Sepsis Tech & Innovation.

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Industry leaders, Public Policy Experts, Health and hospital Leadership (C-Suite, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, CIOs), Health quality and decision support leaders, Health Investors and VCs, Health and Technology Media, Health Advocates, Health Advisors, Health Educators, Health Marketers. 

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Leroy Sims, MD, MSC, CAQSM

Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, National Basketball Association (NBA)

Dr. Sims is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine. He is Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and a practicing emergency medicine physician at Mills Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame, California. At the NBA, Dr. Sims leads medical operations, develops and implements health and safety policies and protocols, investigates medical technologies to optimize the employee and fan experience, conducts medical risk assessments, and delivers innovative strategies and processes to keep the NBA safe and healthy. He was heavily involved in the creation and execution of the stringent medical protocols the NBA implemented to successfully resume and complete its 2020 season and playoffs, bringing 22 teams and supporting staff to a campus environment at Walt Disney World Resort. Additionally, Dr. Sims served as a team physician for the USA Track and Field (USATF) team at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was the Medical Director and team physician for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors from 2011-2014. A graduate of Stanford University with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biological Sciences, Dr. Sims received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, during which time he was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. He went on to complete a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

No continuing education credits are offered for this session.

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