2016 Shale & Public Health Conference
Was held on November 16, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh University Club Ballroom B, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA
It was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
This activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
HIGHLIGHTS of the conference:
Brian Schwartz MD, of Johns Hopkins University and the Geisinger Center for Health Research and Sara Rasmussen MHS, will present the study on fracking and asthma recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal of the American Medical Association)
Panel on Setbacks: Marsha Haley MD Radiation Oncologist Magee-Women’s Hospital & Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, UPMC – Adequacy of Setbacks for Hydraulic Fracturing
Jill Kriesky PhD Associate Director, SWPA-Environmental Health Project – Delphi Study on Setback Distances and Health
Eduardo (Jay) Olaguer PhD Program Director, Air Quality Science, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) – Air Quality, Health Impacts and Citizen Monitoring: Lessons from Houston
Luncheon speaker Tim Whitehouse from Physicians for Social Responsibility
Jake Hays MA of PSE Healthy Energy presenting an overview of the scientific research on public health impacts of fracking published between 2009-2015
Ellen Webb MPH from Center for Environmental Health presenting published research on air pollutant emissions from fracking and the respiratory health of infants and children
Bernard Goldstein MD Emeritus Dean/Professor of Pitt Graduate School of Public Health speaking on scientific research, site variability and individual family risk
Photographs from the 2016 exhibition of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
There was also a special breakout session on addressing shale issues in practice for those seeking professional credit hours. “Addressing Shale Health Issues in Practice” – with Ralph Schmeltz MD, FACP, FACE Physician Executive in Residence Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, past President Pennsylvania Medical Society; Marsha Haley MD Magee-Womens/UPMC; Carole Perry MPH Ph.D. Nurse Educator, SWPA- Environmental Health Project
APPROVED FOR 8 HOURS FOR NURSING CE’s, SOCIAL WORK, CHES AND CPHCEU’s through Mid Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center
The 2016 Marcellus Shale Conference has been planned in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center is an approved provider of continuing professional education by:
- The National Board of Public Health Examiners. Individuals Certified in Public Health may be awarded 8 Certified in Public Health Continuing Education Units (CPHCEU) for completion of this conference.
- The PA Board of Nursing. Registered nurses in Pennsylvania may be awarded 8 Continuing Education Hours for completion of this conference under Act 58 of 2006 and 49 PA Code, Chapter 21 §21.134 (Continuing Education Sources) of the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
- CHES The 2016 Marcellus Shale Conference has been planned in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center is an approved provider of continuing professional education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Certified Health Education Specialists may be awarded 8 contact Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH Category I entry) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists may be awarded 8 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH entry level) for completion of this conference.
- Social Work The 2016 Marcellus Shale Conference is offered for 8 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provided of social continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal.
For Nursing, Social Work, CHES and CPH – To receive credit, participants must attend sessions from beginning to end and provide their professional ID number on appropriate paperwork to be submitted before leaving the conference. Partial credit will not be given.