Details Finalized for Gun Violence Prevention Workshop on Jan. 31

1/10/2019
The panelists and tabletop discussion topics have been confirmed for the MMA’s workshop on gun violence prevention taking place Jan. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront, 11 Kellogg Blvd. East. 

Panelists include: 
•    State Sen. Matt Klein, MD, (DFL-Mendota Heights) a hospitalist at Hennepin County Medical Center and lawmaker who has introduced legislation calling for common sense gun laws
•    Carolyn McClain, MD, MMA board member and emergency physician
•    Marizen Ramirez, MPH, PhD, associate professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

Topics to be discussed during the panel include: 
•    gun violence as a public health issue
•    how to talk to patients and families about guns in the home 
•    how to be an advocate on gun safety in the community
•    gun legislation at the Capitol.

The second-half of the event will provide an opportunity for physicians to roll up their sleeves and engage in table discussions on the following topics: 
•    How to talk to your legislators about gun violence prevention 
•    Importance of physician advocacy 
•    How to discuss gun violence prevention with your patients
•    Know the signs: How can physicians prevent gun violence?
•    Debunking myths about gun violence and mental health 

Event partners include:
•    Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
•    Minnesota Chapter, American College of Cardiology

For more information and to register, click here