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.
• 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