Moderator: Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX
Co-Moderator: Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS, Baltimore, MD

The significant reduction in motor vehicle-related deaths (22 percent decrease) and injury rates over the past two decades are a result of addressing traffic-related injury as a public health problem. In contrast, firearm-related injury has been dealt with principally as a political problem. Over the same time period, intentional firearm-related death rates have increased by 17 percent. This session will explore the epidemiology of this issue and the public  health imperative to reduce firearm-related injury and  death through engagement and partnership with advocates, stakeholders, and communities at risk.

Presentations and Speakers

Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS, Baltimore, MD

Epidemiology and Overview of Firearm Injury and Intentional Violence
Deborah Ann Kuhls, MD, FACS, FCCM, Las Vegas, NV

Intimate Partner Firearm Violence: ACS Partnership to Screen and Break the Cycle of Violence
Carrie A. Sims, MD, PhD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA

Addressing Structural Violence through Community Partnerships and Violence Intervention
Selwyn O. Rogers, MD, MPH, FACS, Chicago, IL

Safe Storage and Firearm Safety Education: Toward Zero Unintentional Childhood Firearm Deaths
Brendan T. Campbell, MD, MPH, FACS, Hartford, CT

Reducing Suicides through Partnerships between Health Professionals and Gun Owner Groups—Beyond Docs vs. Glocks
Catherine Barber, MD, FACS

Working with Firearm Owners as Key Partners to Reduce Firearm Injury and Death
Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, Sioux Falls, SD

Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX