Let's Talk Strategies to Prevent Firearm Injury

Let's Talk: Clinical and Public Policy Strategies to Prevent Child Firearm Injury and Suicide

Wednesday, June 26, 2024


Presentation followed by Q & A


Course Director:   

Mary Ann Rigas, MD, FAAP


Vivek Ashok, MD, FAAP

Fellow, National Clinician Scholars Program, Perelman School of Medicine

Pediatrician, CHOP Primary Care South Philly

Gabriel Cisneros, MD, FAAP

General Pediatrician, UPMC Children's Community Pediatrics

Co-Chair, PA AAP Advocacy Committee

Learning Objectives:

By the conclusion of this Webinar, program participants will be able to:

  • Understand strategies to discuss firearm injury prevention with patients and families.
  • Effectively counsel patients and families on safe firearm storage practices.
  • Connect patients and families with community organizations and resources that promote safe storage.
  • Understand how to advocate for public policy that will prevent unintentional injury and suicide by firearm among children. 


  • In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Designation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals attending this program will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 1.0 hours of continuing education in a CME accredited program.  For nurses, these hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  

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