The Future of Violence Prevention in NC

Firearm Safety Pre-Conference

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Concord Embassy Suites


Join us for this special, one-day pre-conference event dedicated to reducing violence-related injuries and deaths in North Carolina.

The pre-conference will include national, state and local leaders discussing current and future work related to firearm injury prevention and safety. The afternoon will consist of rotating one-hour trainings or workshop sessions, including a CALM workshop (means reduction in clinical setting), a Stop the Bleed training (acute nonmedical emergency response), local violence prevention (Charlotte-Mecklenburg model), meeting the NC Office of Violence Prevention, starting a local community safety team workshop and NC-Violent Death Reporting System (NC-VDRS) sessions celebrating their 20 years of work. Speakers include: Secretary Kody Kinsley (NC DHHS), Dr. Betsey Tilson (State Health Director), Secretary Eddie Buffaloe (NC Dept of Public Safety), Dr. Gerard Tate, Dr. David Jacobs (Atrium Health), Dr. Alex Crosby (Morehouse), Dr. Phillip Graham (RTI), Prof. Philip Cook (Duke), Prof. Stephen Marshall (UNC), Dr. Susan Kansagra (DPH), Dr. Raynard Washington (Mecklenburg), Dr. Iulia Vann (Guilford), Rodney Jenkins (Durham), Uzuri Holder (Duke), Becky Ceartas (NCGV), Dr. Arthur Kellermann, Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley, to name a few.

We have reached capacity for the conference.  There will be no wait list.  Thanks for understanding. 


Final Agenda

Keynote Speaker


 Art Kellermann, MD, MPH
AAI, Consulting, LLC


STOP THE BLEED® Pre-registration: The afternoon breakout sessions also include a STOP THE BLEED® training. In order to make sure that we have the right number of trainers, we are asking those interested in being trained to pre-register. There will likely be two sessions for this training to allow for people to rotate through other trainings and presentations. You only need to sign up for one of these sessions. Start times for STOP THE BLEED® are 1:00pm & 2:15pm. Other breakout sessions do not require pre-registration. 

STOP THE BLEED® Description:

STOP THE BLEED® is a grassroots national awareness campaign and call-to-action. STOP THE BLEED® encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. STOP THE BLEED® is the result of a collaborative effort led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) to bring knowledge of bleeding control to the public. This is an interactive, hands-on learning experience where you will learn the steps to recognize and treat life threatening bleeding until First Responders arrive.

Trainer: Scott Wilson (Atrium Health) lead trainer

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