A-18 - Preventing Gun Violence: What Physicians Can Do Now
In the United States, more than 32,000 persons die as a result firearm-related violence, suicides, and accidents each year, making firearm-related morbidity and mortality a major public health problem, whose solution requires a multidisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration. Many physicians have first-hand experience with the effects of firearm-related injuries and deaths and the impact of such events on the lives of their patients. However, to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths, it is essential to address culture, firearm safety, and regulations that maximize safety and prevention while being consistent with the Second Amendment. This live didactic session will offer 1.5 hours of instruction geared toward physicians and the public health community. Participants will be able to identify evidenced-based strategies available to reduce firearm morbidity and mortality. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Andrea Garcia at andrea.garcia@ama-assn.org or Annalia Michelman at annalia.michelman@ama-assn.org.
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A-18 - Preventing gun violence: What physicians can do now
Release Date: June 11, 2018, 8:00 - 9:30am CT, Regency C, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Participants can claim credit until July 31, 2018

After registering for the activity, you must; 1) enter an access code to unlock the activity, 2) scroll to the bottom of the page and click continue to advance to the next tab, and 3) complete the evaluation to receive your certificate.

Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, the physician will be able to:
  1. Describe the trends in morbidity and mortality associated with gun violence in the U.S. 
  2. Describe the interventions available to reduce firearm injuries and death. 
  3. Define the physician’s unique role in promoting gun safety and preventing gun violence.
Target Audience
The A-18 educational sessions are designed for all physicians, especially the decision makers attending the AMA House of Delegates meeting.  

Claiming Your CME Credits

To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, you must complete the evaluation. Participants can claim credit until July 31, 2018. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies; patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism.   

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Agenda
Welcome and Introductions – David Welsh, MD, Member, Council on Science and Public Health
Presentation 1: The Epidemiology of Gun Violence and a Framework for Action – Emmy Betz, MD, MPH
Presentation 2: Relevant Laws and Policies that Physicians Need to Know About – Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH
Presentation 3: Strategies to Take Home to Your Practice  and Your Community – Megan Ranney, MD, MPH
Q and A
Summary and Wrap-up – David Welsh, MD, Member, Council on Science and Public Health

Planning Committee

Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, manager, science and public health policy, AMA
Annalia Michelman, JD, MPP, senior legislative attorney, AMA

Faculty

Marian “Emmy” Betz, MD, MPH, associate professor, emergency medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, associate professor, emergency medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, professor, emergency medicine, University of California-Davis School of Medicine

Disclosure Statement

The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware/Software Requirements: 

Screen resolution of 1280 x720  
Web browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, IE, an Safari
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player

Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Andrea Garcia at andrea.garcia@ama-assn.org or Annalia Michelman at annlia.michelman@ama-assn.org  

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.
Type:  Live Activity
FREE
Activity Price
36 Registered Users
Live Meeting Information
Start: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 8:00 AM
End:
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
US

Credits
1.5 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians