Navigation Links
AVA Kicks Off 'Sowing Seeds' Scientific Assembly to Promote Better Training of Healthcare Professionals
Date:4/23/2009

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) launches its 2009 biennial scientific assembly tomorrow with the theme, "Sowing Seeds of Academic Change - Nurturing New Paradigms." (http://www.avahealth.org) The conference brings together medical, dental, nursing and other healthcare practitioners and academic experts to promote research on the far-reaching impacts of violence and abuse.

Last week, the AVA released a much-anticipated report, "Hidden Costs in Health Care: The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse," which demonstrated that adults who've been victimized at some time in their lives have increased healthcare expenditures which may total up to $750 billion annually or 37.5 percent of all healthcare costs.

"Clearly, through better education, we can help healthcare professionals learn to ask key questions of their patients and refer them to practitioners who can provide appropriate treatment," said David McCollum, MD, President, AVA. "Doing anything less will result in mounting healthcare costs as well as inefficient treatment."

Incoming Academy President Robert Block, MD, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, notes that, "Abuse at any stage in life leads to long lasting negative health consequences. The effects of child abuse on health in later life have been particularly well studied. But clinicians are typically not well trained to connect these later life health effects with an earlier abusive experience."

The AVA's research - and its implications for considering abuse as an important health issue -- has yet to be incorporated into the core health care education curricula in the United States. In part, tomorrow's conference is designed to accelerate the adoption of teaching about violence and abuse by highlighting new research and its implications.

Conference participants will be from a variety of disciplines and will include physicians, nurses, dentists, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, public health, academic faculty and advocates who work in health care settings. AVA seeks to attract scientific researchers in this growing field and to engage them in discussion with their peers.

Established in 2005, and headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, the AVA advances health education and research on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of health effects of violence and abuse.

    Contact:
    David McCollum, MD
    President, AVA
    Phone: 612-281-5746


'/>"/>
SOURCE Academy on Violence and Abuse
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ADDA Kicks Off AD/HD Awareness Campaign with Four Regional Conferences Beginning Sept. 29 and Series of Fall Teleclasses
2. ARIZONA METH PROJECT Unveils Arizonas Anti-Meth Youth Pledge and Kicks Off Phase Two of Public Awareness Campaign
3. ADDA Kicks Off AD/HD Awareness Campaign with Regional Meeting on Oct. 20 in Atlanta, GA
4. United Way of Greater Los Angeles Kicks Off Initiative to Prevent and End Homelessness With HomeWalk 2007
5. The Great Safety Adventure(R) Traveling Home Safety Exhibit Kicks Off Tenth Anniversary Tour
6. Siemens Healthcare Kicks Off New Era of Expanded Access to High-Field MRI with First Install of Affordable MAGNETOM ESSENZA
7. UHW Kicks Off Contract Campaigns for 75,000 Hospital and Nursing Home Workers in Unprecedented Effort to Raise Quality Statewide
8. ToysRUs Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Autism Speaks
9. Video: DIVABETIC - Makeover Your Diabetes Kicks Off 2008 Events
10. GetWellNetwork Kicks Off GetConnected2008, First Annual Users Conference
11. HealthMedia Kicks Off ENGAGE Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 ... ... respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need ... but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , ... Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , ... our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... A recent article published June 14 on E Online details ... to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not only the ... and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) notes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are recognized ... this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within the ... this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, Burt ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its ... Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding ... Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 26, 2016 Story Highlights: ... models within the health care industry is causing providers ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for ... impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle ... facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... products and provides an updated review, including its applications ... covering the total market, which includes three main industries: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Research and ... Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... for Companion Diagnostics The World Market for ... personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the ... Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: