Trauma Surgeons to speak out on horrors of attacks by assault weapons at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker, April 11

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three trauma surgeons representing the The Western Trauma Association will speak out about the devastating damage military-style assault weapons can inflict on victims and explain why they support a total ban on the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons and high capacity magazines at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker on Wednesday, April 11 at 10 a.m.

Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Ernest "Gene" Moore, MD, FACS, A Past president of the WTA, Editor Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon, Trauma Surgeon in Denver, Colorado who took care of patients from Columbine and the Aurora Theater incidents. Per discussions and prior press interviews he is an avid hunter and gun owner.
  • Dr. Tom Scalea, MD, FACS, Past president of the WTA, Trauma Surgeon Maryland Shock Trauma, Baltimore. Has worked at trauma centers in New York City and Baltimore and cared for multitudes of individuals who have suffered firearm violence.
  • Dr. Dennis Vane, MD, FACS, Immediate Past president of the WTA, pediatric surgeon who practiced in Vermont and St. Louis.

This press conference is open to credentialed media and Press Club members free of charge, with advance registration required. Please click here to register.

About The Western Trauma Association:

The Western Trauma Association is a nonpartisan organization of physicians and surgeons from multiple medical specialties committed to preventing injury and advancing the treatment and care of trauma victims through research, education and the continued development of all clinicians involved in the care of trauma patients.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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