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Nov. 13: Clinical Training & Advocacy Resources for Gun Safety Interventions — 4 hours of CME approved

November 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am3:00 pm EST

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Free – $25.00

You will be inspired by our amazing Gun Violence Prevention Physician-advocates. There are up to four (4) hours of CME approved for this virtual event.

This event is free for DFA members, medical students, and residents; and $25 for non-members.

Learn about how to be a Safe Firearm Storage advocate with your patients and in your community by using public health and safety best practices.

Timeline for November 13

11:00 AM:  Overview of DFA’s work on gun violence prevention & Intel on firearms & safety devices you need to know

12:00 PM:  Safe Firearm Storage 101 and how to advocate for it & Clinical Cases on Safe Storage (Psychiatric, Pediatric and Geriatric)

1:00 PM:  Understanding the laws and your rights to ask about Firearms & Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) “Red Flag Laws” 101

2:00 PM:  Clinical Cases on ERPO (Psychiatric, Domestic Violence and Geriatric), How to Set up Trainings at your own clinic – the pitfalls and politics & Advocacy Resources for Physicians

2:45 – 3 PM: Q&A, Networking and Connecting


Speakers include:

Nina Agrawal, MD is a child abuse pediatrician in New York City. As chair of the Gun Safety Committees for the American Medical Women’s Association and the New York State-American Academy of Pediatrics, she mentors trainees on advocating for evidence informed, equitable gun violence prevention policies and practices.

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH is an emergency physician who works clinically at the University of Colorado Hospital and conducts research in injury epidemiology and prevention. She is currently a Professor of Emergency Medicine (University of Colorado School of Medicine), Director of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative at the Injury and Violence Prevention Center (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) and a Research Physician at the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Core (Eastern Colorado VA).

Arka Deb, MD, MPH, MPA is a psychiatrist in New York City, serving in two of the busiest public hospitals in the nation, Kings County Hospital Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is also the new Director of Psychiatry at The Door, a youth development center in downtown Manhattan. Dr. Deb specializes in first episode psychosis and emergency psychiatry. He is the Director of Public Psychiatry Education at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.

Dorothy Novick, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and an Attending Physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Her advocacy and clinical work center around violence prevention, trauma-informed care and the social determinants of health.

Julie Parsonnet, MD is the George DeForest Barnett Professor in Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University. Dr. Parsonnet is a practicing Infectious Diseases specialist and is President of the Board of Directors of SAFE, an organization with chapters in over 50 medical schools dedicated to teaching physicians how to help reduce firearms injuries and deaths.

Sandy McKay, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She has worked to develop innovative educational programs to improve firearm safety counseling workshops within the clinical encounter and active in advocacy in firearm safe storage.

Kelly Henry, MD is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center. She works as an academic hospitalist who also specializes in Palliative Care. She has an interest in gun safety education and is a lead in her local Be Smart Campaign Chapter which advocates for safe storage of firearms.

Julea McGhee, MD, MPH is an emergency psychiatrist who specializes in systems-based management of vulnerable populations with severe behavioral illness compounded by significant socioeconomic challenges. She was awarded Teacher of the Year at USC Keck School of Medicine in 2013 and the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University in 2008.

Sam Jackson, MD is an adult psychiatry resident at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn New York. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Central Michigan University and in his last year created a Street Medicine program, providing medical outreach services to people experiencing homelessness in both rural and urban areas within the region.

Traci Kurtzer, MD is the Medical Director of Trauma Informed Care and Education for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, and a Member of Moms Demand Action since 2013. In her clinical role she cares for patients who have a history of trauma due to sexual or domestic violence and medical care and teaches other healthcare workers about domestic violence, human trafficking, the neurobiology of trauma and trauma informed care, all with particular attention to the personal and public health impact from gun violence.

This special event is free for DFA members, medical students, and residents; and $25 for non-members.


November 13, 2021
11:00 am–3:00 pm EST
Free – $25.00
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