2024 Agenda

Please see below for the 2024 agenda. Check back for more updates!

The Gun Violence Prevention Forum

February 27, 2024 | In-Person (New York City) & Virtual

Main Stage Session

8:00 am ET

Welcome, Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 am ET

Opening Remarks [video]

Michael Dowling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health

9:10 am ET

Welcome and Introduction [video]

Jose Prince, MD, FACS, FAAP, Vice Chair, Surgery, Northwell Health

9:15 am ET

Special Remarks (Virtual) [video]

Senator Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator, State of Connecticut

9:20 am ET

The Role of Healthcare: Implementation of The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act [video]

As we approach the 2-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), this session will explore the important role of healthcare institutions in implementation, especially in cross sector collaboration with governments, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders. Join us as we discuss program implementation around crisis intervention orders, protecting victims, violence interruption, children and family mental health services, and more.

Jim Ross, Mayor, Arlington, Texas
Amy Solomon, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Rob Wilcox, Deputy Director, Office of Gun Violence Prevention, The White House
Moderator: Jill Kalman, MD, EVP; Chief Medical Officer; Deputy Physician-in-Chief; Professor of Cardiology, Northwell Health

9:45 am ET

From Silos to Solutions: Cross-Sector Collaborations to Improve Gun Violence Data [video]

The healthcare sector is continually harnessing the power of technology to improve patient care and advance public health approaches to a variety of challenges. When it comes to gun violence though, there is a major opportunity to use technology to improve data collection and transparency, which is often siloed, delayed, or incomplete. This session will explore how government, tech, and the healthcare sectors can collaborate to improve gun violence data.

Steve Sumner, MD, MSc, Senior Advisor, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mark Bryant, Executive Director, Gun Violence Archive
Abdul R. Shaikh, PhD, MHSc, Global Leader for Population Health, AWS
Moderator: Chethan Sathya, MD, MSc, Trauma Surgeon and Director, Center for Gun Violence Prevention, Northwell Health

10:10 am ET

Morning Coffee and Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

10:55 am ET

New Models of Bending the Curve [video]

The CEO Council is taking important steps to bend the curve of gun violence inside the cities and regions where we operate.

Rob Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Intermountain Health
Michael Dowling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health
Moderator: Michelle Hillman, Chief Campaign Development Officer, The Ad Council

11:10 am ET

Mental and Behavioral Health: Unraveling Drivers of the Gun Violence Epidemic [video]

Gun violence manifests in different ways across the country, and it has many drivers. This session will examine the root causes of violence, exploring risk factors involving behavioral and mental health, the impact of trauma from violence exposure, and intervention and support strategies for healthcare providers.

Introduction: Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD, Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Michelle Hillman, Chief Campaign Development Officer, The Ad Council
Kim Smith, Director of Programs, University of Chicago Crime Lab
David Muhammad, Executive Director, National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform
Moderator: Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD, Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

11:35 am ET

In-Person Breakout Sessions

12:25 pm ET

Lunch

1:00 pm ET

Looking Back to Look Ahead: The Evolving Nexus of Public Health and Gun Violence Prevention [video]

Building on the historical trends we have seen to-date, this forward-looking exploration will assess the present state of public health mobilization around gun violence prevention, highlighting areas where progress has been realized, but more critically, where gaps remain to a unified approach.

Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP, Dean, School of Public Health, Yale University
In Conversation With: Jose Prince, MD, FACS, FAAP, Vice Chair, Surgery, Northwell Health

1:15 pm ET

Keynote Address [video]

President Bill Clinton, Founder and Board Chair, Clinton Foundation; 42nd President of the United States

1:35 pm ET

The Human Impact of Gun Violence [video]

Beverly Emers, Gun Violence Survivor; Community Liaison, BronxArtSpace; Board Member, Soul Box Project
Moderator: Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, MPH, SVP, Community and Population Health, Northwell Health

1:50 pm ET

Looking Forward [video]

Michael Dowling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health

* tentatively confirmed