4084.0 From Norway to Florida: Mass Shootings, the Militarization of the Civilian Gun Market and Attempts to Gag Physicians from Implementing Public Health Strategies to Prevent Firearm Injuries

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
Firearm injuries and violence are critical public health issues. Thus, it is imperative for public health professionals to be proponents of prevention strategies including but not limited to education and policy. This session will focus on recent research and policy related to preventing firearm injuries and violence with specific emphasis on the recent mass shootings in Tucson, and Norway, and attempts to limit physician counseling regarding firearms.
Session Objectives: Describe policy recommendations based on research evidence to prevent mass shootings in the US and globally Engage in the debate regarding the public health approach to preventing firearm injuries and violence.
Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES

10:30 AM
10:40 AM
Guns in the home
David Hemenway, PhD

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CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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