Organized annually by the League of Women’s Voters of PA and hosted by Pitt Public Health, the "Shale & Public Health Conference” features new research on shale and public health presented by local and national experts.
Conference itself is free; $14 for buffet lunch. Featured speakers include Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association and former health commissioner of Philadelphia.
Find updates about this year's conference at shale.palwv.org.
Those attending will become more familiar with the stages and processes of shale gas operations, and increase their knowledge of the potential health impacts, from seeing the research presented by local and national experts.
Those attending will increase their awareness of and ability to identify symptoms of possible exposure to toxins associated with unconventional natural gas development and the types of toxins apt to be involved.
Attendees will leave with greater capacity to develop and carry out symptom assessment and treatment protocols based on the information they have learned from the presentations, case study discussion, and “medical toolbox” materials.
Physicians who may see patients who live, work or go to school near shale gas operations, particularly GP/Internist/Family medicine, pediatricians, OB-GYN, neonatologists, and also dermatologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, ENT; Medical toxicologists, FNP, school nurses, other health professionals, researchers, audiologists; and interested public.