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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Interested in your health? Mark your calendars: November 18th

November 18, 2015  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. University of Pittsburgh University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh.
Presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s “Straight Scoop on Shale” initiative and hosted by the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health
As in previous years, this year’s conference will feature important new research on shale and public health impacts. This year’s conference includes a round-table brainstorming session where the public can interact with experts and civic leaders. There is also a special breakout session on addressing shale issues in practice for those seeking professional credit hours.
Nationally known experts presenting research regarding the impact of shale gas fracking on human health, including:
  • Karen Hacker MD MPH Director, Allegheny County Health Department
  • Bruce Pitt PhD Professor & Dept. Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health – Perinatal Outcomes and Unconventional Natural Gas Development (UNGD) in Southwest Pennsylvania
  • Wilma Subra MS President Subra Company, Chemist and Microbiologist, Chair of STRONGER Pennsylvania Air Quality Regulations Review Committee, served on many EPA committees and MacArthur Fellow – Ethane crackers, the Louisiana experience, shale and public health issues
  • Jill Kriesky PhD, Associate Director, SWPA-Environmental Health Project – Establishing Pennsylvania’s Health Registry
  • Brian Schwartz MD  Professor and Associate Chair, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine and Senior Investigator, Geisinger Health System– Public health considerations of Marcellus UNGD, new Geisinger research
  • Cynthia Richburg PhD CCC-A, FAAA Professor and Clinician, Indiana University of Pennsylvania  – Research on hearing loss and health effects near shale gas development sites
  • Bernard Goldstein MD Emeritus Dean/ProfessorPitt Graduate School of Public Health – Shale Health Policy and Practices in Germany, the EU, and the US
  • Round-table Brainstorming Session where the public can interact with experts and civic leaders
  • Session for Practitioners – Addressing Shale Health Issues in Practice – Ned Ketyer, MD FAAP, pediatrician; Lenore Resick, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project
Please share information about this conference with interested colleagues and friends.  For those coming from out-of-town, a block of hotel rooms is available at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center.  Ask for League of Women Voters Shale & Public Health conference.

The conference itself is free. There will be a $14 charge for lunch.