From the American College of Surgeons
For Immediate Release
Forty-Three Medical and Injury Prevention Organizations and the American Bar Association Attend Inaugural Firearm Injury Prevention Summit
National health care and legal leaders come together to start developing a consensus-based, apolitical approach to addressing a national public health problem.
CHICAGO (February 15, 2019): On February 10–11, 43 professional medical and injury prevention organizations and the American Bar Association came together for the first-ever Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention. Hosted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT), the Summit brought together national health care and legal leaders who have a compelling interest in reducing deaths, injuries, and disabilities from firearms. The attendees met to foster an inclusive and collegial dialogue on how to work together to identify opportunities for the medical community to reach a consensus-based, apolitical approach to firearm injury prevention focused on understanding and addressing the root causes of firearm violence while making firearm ownership as safe as possible.
For a list of attending organizations, visit https://www.facs.org/MFIPSummit2019.