Just Released: Proceedings from inaugural Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention

From The American College of Surgeons

For immediate release

Proceedings from inaugural Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention

Article published online by Journal of the American College of Surgeons reflects the consensus of 42 professional organizations on a constructive approach that can be taken to reduce injury, disability, and death from firearm violence in the United States.

CHICAGO (May 20, 2019, 8:00 am CDT): Proceedings from the first-ever Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention have been released and published on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website as an article in press in advance of print publication.

Leaders from the 43 national medical organizations and the American Bar Association attended the historic meeting on February 10-11 in Chicago, which was hosted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT). Organizations represented lawyers, physicians, nurses, public health professionals, and emergency medical service providers, with attendees providing perspectives from the front lines of caring for seriously injured patients as well as dealing with the aftermath of violence in communities.

Read more at https://www.facs.org/media/press-releases/2019/firearm051719

Read the complete executive summary of the Summit proceedings at https://www.facs.org/media/press-releases/2019/firearm051719/exec-summary

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