CC2018: Firearm Injuries in the United States: A Public Health Approach Centered Upon Partnership and Engagement (T)

This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Trauma.

Session Description

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.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    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
  • Wrap-Up 
    Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/financial-relationships-and-conflicts-interest

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

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Faculty and Disclosures

Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS, Baltimore, MD - No Disclosures
Deborah Ann Kuhls, MD, FACS, FCCM, Las Vegas, NV - No Disclosures
Carrie A. Sims, MD, PhD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA - No Disclosures
Selwyn O. Rogers, MD, MPH, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Brendan T. Campbell, MD, MPH, FACS, Hartford, CT - No Disclosures
Catherine Barber, MD, FACS - No Disclosures 
Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, Sioux Falls, SD  - No Disclosures
Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures

Ex-Officios

Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

 

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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