According to the WHO, there are more than 400,000 homicides globally each year, with millions more suffering from non-fatal injuries. Our hospitals and emergency departments care for many of these patients; however, many return with repeat injuries or are killed within 5 years. In order to reduce intentional violence, it is necessary to discuss and understand its root causes. Dr. Gore’s talk will touch on some of the root causes of violence and further discuss the program he founded called KAVI, a hospital, school and community based intervention as a way of both improving recidivism as it relates to violent trauma and decreasing the incidence of intentional violence overall.
Rob is a happy wandering, emergency physician from the Planet Brooklyn. He is a health nut not because he likes the way health food tastes (some of it tastes good) but because he’s trying to hold off prematurely becoming a patient (he’s got a lot of things he wants to do). In his free time, when he’s not annoying his amazing wife or snowboarding, he studies Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and runs a program called KAVI, which focuses on changing the narrative of violent trauma.