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Injury Prevention

IPC Lecture Series

The IPC Lecture Series aims to provide physicians with information about injury prevention. It will introduce Emergency Medicine faculty, residents, and the community of interest to injury surveillance data, intervention strategies (particularly those based in clinical settings), risk assessments, and policy changes in areas including opioid overdose, older adult falls, motor vehicle trauma, and concussion, among others.  Lectures will be provided by clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, and public health program directors. Though embedded in the Emergency Medicine Department’s resident training program, the series is open to the BMC campus and public health practitioners throughout the greater Boston area.

Please join us for an upcoming presentation titled "Clinical & Community-based Programs Designed to Reduce Fall Risk: A Review of High-profile, Evidence-based Options" given by Elizabeth W. Peterson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA.

Injury Prevention Presentation Slides (PDF)
Injury Prevention Resources (PDF)
Matter of Balance Master Trainers Massachusetts Locations (PDF)
View the full speaker schedule here (PDF)

Take a look at some recent publications authored by our speakers:

Hemeway D, Miller M. (2013). Public health approach to the prevention of gun violence. N Engl J Med, 368(21), 2033-5. (PDF)

Howland J, Rohsenow DJ, Cote J, Gomez B, Mangione TW, Laramie AK. (2001). Effects of low-dose alcohol exposure on simulated merchant ship piloting by maritime cadets. Accid Anal Prev, 33(2), 257-65. (PDF)

Miller M, Azrael D, Barber C. (2012). Suicide mortality in the United States: the importance of attending to methods in understanding population-level disparities in the burden of suicide. Annu Rev Public Health, 33, 393-406. (PDF)

Walley AY, Xuan Z, Hackman HH, Quinn E, Doe-Simkins M, Sorensen-Alawad A, Ruiz S, Ozonoff A. (2013). Opioid overdose rates and implementation of overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution in Massachusetts: interrupted time series analysis. BM,J 346, f174. (PDF)

Mello MJ, Baird J, Nirenberg TD, Lee C, Woolard R, Longabaugh R. (2013). DIAL: a randomized trial of a telephone brief intervention for alcohol. Inj. Prev, 19(1), 44-8. (PDF)

Peterson E. (2011). Community-based programs designed to reduce fall risk: An essential guide for occupational therapy practitioners. OT Practice, 16, 15-20. (PDF)

Mahoney E, Allee L, Evans S, Agarwal S, Mandell K, Dechert T, Abbensetts DK, Burke P. High incidence of impaired drivers identified after implementation of systematic, comprehensive reporting initiative at an urban trauma center. Under review. (PDF)

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