Reducing Gun-Related Violence -- Workshop April 23


An Institute of Medicine and National Research Council committee developing a research agenda to improve knowledge of how to prevent gun-related violence will hold a workshop on April 23 in Washington, D.C. to gather data and perspectives from experts and stakeholders.  Topics will include characteristics of gun violence, the efficacy of interventions and strategies, technologies to prevent gun violence, the impact of video games and other media, and additional risk factors.



The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23, in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  All plenary sessions and a breakout session on the characteristics of gun violence will be video webcast live at  For more information on the study or to view the event agenda, visit  To register for the workshop, please contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail