Nov 18: Shale & Public Health conference

Shale & Public Health - Third Annual Conference

8:30 am - 5:30 pm at Pitt's University Club (123 University Place), Oakland
Free to attend conference; there is a $14 charge for lunch
Pre-registration required; space is limited.  More information and registration here.

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, this year’s conference will feature important new research on shale and public health impacts.

Speakers include:
- 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/Professor, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health – Shale Health Policy and Practices in Germany, the EU, and the US

Additional conference highlights:
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

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