Event Title

Anatomy of Guns, Mike "The Gun Guy" Weisser, and the Physics of Gun Injury

Location

Thomas Jefferson University - Jefferson Alumni Hall

Start Date

6-21-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

6-21-2018 2:00 PM

Description

Discover how guns work and the impact of gun shots on the body with trauma surgeon Dr. Alec Beekley of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. This is an interactive session intended to introduce professionals and advocates, whom may never have interacted with a gun before, to different types of firearms, and a basic understanding of ballistics.

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Dr. Alec C. Beekley is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Following residency, he spent 14 years on Active Duty in the U.S. Army where he deployed on 3 separate occasions to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. On his last deployment with the 28th Combat Support Hospital, he served as the director of the Deployed Combat Casualty Research Team. Dr. Beekley has authored or contributed to several articles and books on combat casualty care. He performed the initial published clinical study on tourniquet use in Operation Iraqi Freedom. After separating from the Army, Dr. Beekley took a position as a general surgeon in the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Division and Bariatric Surgery Division at Thomas Jefferson University, and is now a Professor in the Department of Surgery.

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Anatomy of Guns, Mike "The Gun Guy" Weisser, and the Physics of Gun Injury

Thomas Jefferson University - Jefferson Alumni Hall

Discover how guns work and the impact of gun shots on the body with trauma surgeon Dr. Alec Beekley of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. This is an interactive session intended to introduce professionals and advocates, whom may never have interacted with a gun before, to different types of firearms, and a basic understanding of ballistics.

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Dr. Alec C. Beekley is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Following residency, he spent 14 years on Active Duty in the U.S. Army where he deployed on 3 separate occasions to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. On his last deployment with the 28th Combat Support Hospital, he served as the director of the Deployed Combat Casualty Research Team. Dr. Beekley has authored or contributed to several articles and books on combat casualty care. He performed the initial published clinical study on tourniquet use in Operation Iraqi Freedom. After separating from the Army, Dr. Beekley took a position as a general surgeon in the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Division and Bariatric Surgery Division at Thomas Jefferson University, and is now a Professor in the Department of Surgery.