Details Finalized for Gun Violence Prevention Workshop on Jan. 31

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