SHALE DRILLING & PUBLIC HEALTH: A Day of Discovery — November 23rd

by Duane Nichols on November 17, 2013

PITTSBURGH CONFERENCE — Shale Drilling and Public Health: A Day of Discovery

Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222 (5th Floor)
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

This event is free and open to the public: Register here.


8:30 – 9 a.m. Arrival and Check-In
9 a.m. — Welcome, Susan Carty, President, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, and Karen Hacker MD, MPH, Director, Allegheny County Health Department

9:15 — Opening Remarks, Bernard Goldstein MD, Emeritus Dean & Professor Pitt Graduate School of Public Health

9:45 — Impacts on Animal and Human Health, Michelle Bamberger DVM & Robert Oswald PhD, Cornell University Veterinary Medicine

10:30 — Well Engineering and Health, Anthony Ingraffea PhD, Cornell University — Engineering

11:15 — Previewing Future Health Research, Reynold Panettieri MD, University of Pennsylvania Medicine – CEET

Noon – 5:00 HEALTH EXHIBITS OPEN – Hallway

12:01 p.m. — Health Effects of Industrial Noise, Cynthia Richburg PhD, Indiana U. of Pennsylvania — Audiology

12:35 – Stress, Lenore Resick PhD FNP, Duquesne University Nursing FNP Program & Lydia Greiner APMHNP-BC, Fairfield University School of Nursing

1:10 — Worker Health, John Snawder PhD DABT, Natl. Inst. of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

1:45 — Shale Industry Best Practices, Andrew Place, EQT Corp./Ctr. For Sustainable Shale Development

2:20 — How to Protect Yourself, David Brown ScD, SWPA-Environmental Health Project

3:00 — Best Practices for Health Professionals/Medical Tool Kit, Leslie Walleigh MD, SWPA-Environmental Health Project

3:45 — Shale and the Foodshed, moderated by Gretchen Sneegas, Chatham Food Studies Program; Plants, Soil Quality — Mary Beth Adams PhD, US Forest Service; and Animals — Michelle Bamberger DVM


The List Of Exhibitors is here. And a Poster is here.

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