March 22, 2022

SAVIR E-News: March 2022


Registration is still open!

The conference is nearly here and many of us are excited to finally meet up again in person! If you were on the fence about coming or haven’t signed up yet, it is not too late. Registration closes March 28th. The Conference is being held at the Courtyard Washington Downtown/Convention Center, 901 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 on March 30-April 1, 2022. Online-only access will provide live access to the opening and closing keynote sessions ( Dr. Thea James, Kris Brown, and Torine Creppy) and on-demand access to recordings of oral presentations and posters in real-time during the conference - and for 30 days afterward.

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Whether you are attending the conference or not, make sure to follow along on Twitter to see what is happening and/or post what you are learning about using #SAVIR2022. The SAVIR Communications Committee will be live tweeting throughout the event.

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March 23 @ 1pm ET

Join SAVIR members, centers and partners in a Twitter conversation on March 23 at 1-2 pm ET. This social media discussion will be a way to highlight the work of SAVIR scientists and spotlight upcoming conference sessions. Use #SAVIRscientists to participate

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The Conference Planning Committee is charged with organizing the annual SAVIR conference. The committee is chaired by the conference host and consists of representatives from each of the SAVIR committees.

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Featured Council of Centers Member

Center: The Center for Injury Prevention & Control at the George Washington University
Director: Kate Douglass, MD, MPH
Year Organization/Center was founded: 1991
City/state where the Organization/Center is located: Washington DC

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SAVIR Member Spotlight

Kathleen F. Carlson, M.S., Ph.D.

Core Investigator, HSR&D Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC), Director, HSR&D CIVIC Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, VA Portland Health Care System (R&D 66)
Treasurer of SAVIR

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National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention
2nd National Conference on American Indian and Alaska Native Injury and Violence Prevention
Summer Media Institute

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This new course, developed by the AAP is designed to help build health care practitioner counseling skills in firearm injury prevention. The course contains 6 provider - patient scenarios, as well as educational materials focused on demonstrating how health care providers can deliver firearm injury prevention counseling in the office setting. It really is a comprehensive training that takes about 45 minutes. Anyone can take part in the course - it is great additional training for any of us. Plus, you can receive MOC Part 2 credit!

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