Movement Towards Violence as a Health Issue Launches!
As emergency physicians, we are well trained in the physical and psychological trauma involved in our nation’s violence epidemic. We see first-hand the sequelae following interpersonal violence, a spectrum that ranges from post-traumatic stress disorder to drug or alcohol misuse to re-injury or even death. From the ground floor, it is clear that emergency physicians have much to offer in our communities’ fight against violence.Read More »
Newtown Amicus Brief: Firearms with Scaled Lethality in the Civilian Setting
Assault rifles have altered the reality of civilian emergency medicine practice. These high-capacity rifles were engineered to discharge a large volume of low-recoil ammunition rapidly and with extreme kinetic force in order to optimize target destruction. When utilized at their engineered potential in the civilian setting, assault rifles cause an exponential scale of injury, as observed in a number of public shootings, such as at the Pulse nightclub last year in Orlando, FL, and at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, CT, in 2012, among several others.Read More »
Section Meeting at ACEP17
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Mark your calendars for our annual section meeting at ACEP17 in Washington, DC.
Trauma and Injury Prevention Section Meeting
Monday, October 30, 2017
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Register for ACEP17 by September 29 and save $100.