This free, virtual event discussed key areas of protective factors in gun injury and violence prevention:

  • Knowledge of Firearms
  • History of Firearm Statutes
  • Perspectives from Responsible Gun Owners
  • Support Children’s Emotional Wellbeing after Exposure to Gun Violence


Upon completion of this quality improvement project, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history of firearm legislation and regulation at national and state levels.
  • List types of firearms, ammunition, and safe storage options.
  • Demonstrate how firearm related incidents have become the leading cause of death in children and youth in the United States.
  • Discuss protective factors in supporting the social emotional development of children and youth who are at risk for firearm injury.
  • Illustrate resources for the primary care pediatrician to support firearm injury prevention.

Continuing Medical Education (CME):

The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  In accordance with ACCME Standards, all faculty members are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest to the content of their presentation(s). This information will be included in the meeting information sent to registered attendees.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC):

An application will be submitted to the American Board of Pediatrics to request MOC Part 2 Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment credit. Registered physician attendees will receive MOC Part 2 assessment at the conclusion of the conference. Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatrics who score an 80 percent or higher on the assessment will receive MOC Part 2 points.

For more information contact Fozia Khan Eskew at