Trauma & Injury Prevention

Chair's Corner

 Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH

Ali RajaAfter the success of our first themed issue on opioids earlier this year, we’ve decided not to mess with success and continue with theme-specific newsletters. This edition shines a spotlight on geriatric falls, a major focus of both the Trauma and Injury Prevention and Geriatric Emergency Medicine Sections. In this issue, once again organized by our outstanding Newsletter Editor, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, we have a number of experts discussing the topic as a lead-in to our joint panel discussion during ACEP. Please join us on October 26th from 1-3pm in the Westin Waterfront in Grand Ballroom A for our annual Section Meeting (1-2pm) and a combined TIPS/GEMS panel discussion (2-3pm).

Not to worry though – we haven’t left the topic of opioids behind! Dr. Scott Weiner led our recent successful ACEP Section Grant application, which was great enough for ACEP to award us with the funding necessary to develop a patient-oriented education video on the safe and unsafe uses of opioid pain medications. Dr. Elizabeth Samuels put on a very successful (and well-attended!) webinar on the best practices of successful ED-based naloxone programs – the output of which will be a white paper presented for discussion at the TIPS Section Meeting.

Thank you to all of the TIPS members above who have been doing such amazing work for our Section – I can’t wait to see everyone and hear about all of our progress in Boston! 


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