- Per a 2018 Council resolution, the Public Health & Injury Prevention Committee is considering updates to the Firearm Safety and Injury Prevention statement and will send its recommendations to the Board for review in September.
- The Emergency Medicine Foundation has partnered on research grants and ACEP made a contribution to the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), a nonprofit organization founded and led by emergency physicians working to end the epidemic of gun violence through research, innovation, and evidence-based practice.
- ACEP’s High Threat Casualty EMS Subcommittee recommended several action items that the Board will be considering.
Several key initiatives will be discussed or debuted at ACEP19 in Denver:
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- A resolution has been submitted to the Council for consideration that will be discussed at the Council Meeting Oct. 25–26.
- The results of our Council Survey about a variety of policy positions related to gun injury prevention will be available by the Council Meeting.
- “Until Help Arrives,” our training program designed to help emergency physicians provide basic first-responder training in their communities, will launch at ACEP19.
- ACEP will host a preconference course on assessing threat and identifying patients at risk for causing harm entitled “Care Under Fire: EDs, Gun Violence, and Threat Assessment.”
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