WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m., U.S. Representatives Richard Hudson (NC-08) and G.K. Butterfield (NC-01), Co-Chairs of the Pediatric Trauma Caucus and members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, hosted a bipartisan briefing on the nation’s pediatric trauma epidemic and youth sports.
Statistics show that pediatric trauma is the most frequent killer of children in this country whether injury occurs on the athletic field, in a highway accident, or in other manners. This briefing explored traumatic injuries on the sports field, how we can work with stakeholders to reduce their likelihood, and how athletic injuries fit into the larger pediatric trauma epidemic.
The briefing was moderated by Mr. Bob Gfeller, Executive Director at the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, and the experts participating in the briefing included:
This is the second briefing by the Pediatric Trauma Caucus, a committee Reps. Hudson and Butterfield co-chair to raise awareness and find bipartisan solutions to address the rate at which children are dying from traumatic injuries.
*This event is open to the media. If you are interested in attending or scheduling an interview, please contact Tatum Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 225-3715.
Wednesday, September 21
Pediatric Trauma Briefing
121 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
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