Massachusetts Medical Society: 12th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum

12th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum

Firearm Violence: Policy, Prevention & Public Health

April 5, 2016
1:00 PM-5:00 PM


1:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Dennis Dimitri, MD
President, Massachusetts Medical Society

1:20 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

Georges Benjamin, MD
Executive Director, American Public Health Association 


Attorney General Maura Healey  
“Reducing Gun Violence in the Commonwealth” 

David Hemenway, PhD
Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health 
“Unintentional Firearm Fatality and Suicide” 

Stephen Teret, JD, MPH
Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
“Changing the Conversation about Firearms”

David Rosmarin, MD 
Director, Forensic Psychiatry Service, McLean Hospital  
“Evaluating the Risks for Gun Violence in Patients”  

Reverend Jeffrey Brown 
President, RECAP-Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace  
“Community Based Prevention” 

Panel Discussion

3:25 p.m.

Networking Break

Role of the Clinician 

Chana Sacks, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital 
“Reviving Research to Prevent Gun Violence”  

Robert Sege, MD, PhD 
Vice President, the Medical Foundation Division, Health Resources in Action 
“Discussing Guns with Patients and Parents"

Mariel Goetz, Esq.
Ropes & Gray LLP 
"Case Study: Florida’s Attempt to Censor Physicians’ Discussions with Patients About Gun Safety” 

5:00 p.m.          


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