BWH 5th Annual Stepping Strong Trauma Research & Innovation Symposium

November 3, 2022

The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is proud to present the 5th Annual Stepping Strong Trauma Research and Innovation Symposium on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 2:30-6:00 pm. A virtual event, Innovation in the Continuum of Trauma Care: Spotlight on Firearm Safety will feature a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional group of clinicians, researchers, policy experts, educators, and community advocates who are working together to transform the full spectrum of trauma research and care.

Panels include research presentations by Stepping Strong Innovator Award and Breakthrough Award recipients, conversations about firearm safety and suicide prevention, and a keynote presentation by Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA. A trauma surgeon and himself a gun violence survivor, Dr. Sakran is a coalition builder, policy advisor, public health expert, and nationally recognized advocate for gun violence prevention.

This event will provide an opportunity to engage directly with experts from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester Medical School, and community-based organizations in the Greater Boston Area. The symposium will end with the much-anticipated announcement of the 2023 Stepping Strong Innovator and Breakthrough Award recipients.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for researchers, physicians, nurses, public health personnel, injury prevention leaders, psychiatrists, social workers, government officials, policy experts, survivors of gun violence, and community-based organizations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize phases of a research project—from the inception of a groundbreaking idea to furthering research through multidisciplinary collaboration to the commercialization of a product.
  2. Review advances in firearm safety from the perspective of researchers, policymakers, educators, and trauma surgeons.
  3. Assess evidence-based solutions for preventing suicide through clinical and community-based approaches.
  4. Integrate the multidisciplinary approach to trauma care across our discussions.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Brigham & Women's Hospital & Mass General Brigham

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 3.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/03/2022 - 2:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
11/03/2022 - 6:00pm EDT


Opening Remarks | Ali Salim, MD


Innovation Milestones: Highlights from the Stepping Strong Research Community 
Moderator: Matthew Carty, MD
Panelists: Cornelia Griggs, MD; Mathias Kolle, PhD; Marc Wein, MD, PhD


Firearm Safety: Prevention, Protection & Policy 
Moderator: Eric Goralnick, MD
Panelists: Sarah Spitzer, MD; Peter Masiakos, MD; Matthew Miller, MD, MPH; Rachel Rodrigues


Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Suicide: Solutions for Clinicians and Community Advocates
Moderator: Molly Jarman, PhD, MPH
Panelists: John Bradley, MD Sean Joe, MD 


Keynote Session: Gun Violence in America: Driving Change Beyond the Bedside
Moderator: Bernard Jones, EdM
Introduction: Ali Salim, MD
Speaker: Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPA, MPH


Closing Remarks and 2023 Stepping Strong Innovator and Breakthrough Award Announcements
Natalie Artzi, PhD; Ali Salim, MD; Audrey Epstein Reny, MBA




Ali Salim, MD - Course Director
Medical Director, The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation
BWH Distinguished Chair in Surgery
Brigham Chief, Division of Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care, & Emergency General Surgery
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Natalie Artzi, PhD
Matthew J. Carty, MD
Eric Goralnick, MD, MS
Molly Jarman, PhD, MPH
Bernard Jones, EdM
Sara-Beth Spitzer, MD

Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation
Audrey Epstein Reny, MBA

John Hopkins Hospital
Joseph Sakran, MD, MPA, MPH

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Rachel Rodrigues

Massachusetts General Hospital
Cornelia Griggs, MD
Peter Masiakos, MD
Marc Wein, MD, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mathias Kolle, PhD

Northeastern University
Matthew Miller, MD, MPH

VA Boston Healthcare System
John Bradley, MD

Washington University – St. Louis
Sean Joe, PhD

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mass General Brigham designates this activity for 3.50 contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 3.50 Participation


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