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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Annalia Michelman at email@example.com.