Agenda

VENUE

University Club, Ballroom B (2nd fl), 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Friday, November 9, 2012
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

 
AGENDA
Location is "Ballroom B" unless marked otherwise

7:30 – 8 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast (Hallway and Entrance to Ballroom B)
INTRODUCTION TO THE ISSUES
8 - 8:20 am Welcome
Donald S. Burke, MD — Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
8:20 - 8:50 AM Keynote: Unconventional Oil and Gas: Health-Related Activities of the US Government
Glenn Paulson, PhD, ScD (Hon.) — Science Advisor to the Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
8:50 - 9:15 AM Recommendations for the Protection of Public Health Preceding the Development of the Natural Gas Industry in New Brunswick, Canada
Karen White, MEng, PEng — director, Healthy Environments Branch, Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health, New Brunswick (Canada)
9:15 - 9:40 AM Data-driven Insights into the Shale Gas Industry
Brook Lenker, MA — Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance
9:40 - 10 AM Break - Student Poster Sessions (Gold Room - 2nd Floor)
WATER QUALITY AND WASTE WATER ISSUES
10 - 10:25 AM Resilience and Energy Production Legacy Landscapes: Unconventional Gas Extraction and Long-term Ecosystem Function
Daniel Bain, PhD — Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh
10:25 - 10:50 AM Seismicity and Water Quality Issues Associated with Shale Gas Exploration and Production
Jeffrey Dick, PhD — Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Youngstown State University
10:50 - 11:15 AM Bromide in the Allegheny River: A possible link with Marcellus Shale Operations
Leonard Casson, PhD, PE, BCEE — Associate Professor/Academic Coordinator, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering; Secondary Appointment – Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
11:15 - 11:40 AM Origin and fate of NORM in Marcellus shale flowback/produced water
Radisav Vidic, PhD, PE — Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
BREAK FOR LUNCH
11:40 AM - 1 PM Free Buffet Lunch (Ballroom A - 1st Floor)
AIR AND WORKER EXPOSURES
1 - 1:25 PM Environmental Health Risks and Natural Gas Development: Where Do We Go From Here?
John L. Adgate, PhD, MSPH — Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado
1:25 - 1:50 PM Worker Exposures
David Goldsmith, MSPH, PhD — Associate Research Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, The George Washington University
1:50 - 2:15 PM Engineered Safety Systems and Best Practices in Gas Extraction and Processing
James Sewell — Appalachia Environmental and Regulatory Team Lead, Shell Exploration and Production Company
HEALTH IMPACTS RESEARCH
2:15 - 2:40 PM Impacts of gas drilling on human and animal health
Robert Oswald, PhD — Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University; and
Michelle Bamberger, MS, DVM — Veterinarian, Vet Behavior Consults
2:40 - 3:05 PM Resource Extraction and Infant Health
Elaine L. Hill — Applied Economics and Management PhD Candidate, Cornell University
3:05 - 3:25 PM Break - Student Poster Sessions (Gold Room - 2nd Floor)
COMMUNITY RESPONSES
3:25 - 3:50 PM Public Opinion about Shale Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania: Do Health and Environmental Risks Matter?
Jill Kriesky, PhD — Senior Project Coordinator, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, Environmental and Occupational Health Department, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
3:50 - 4:15 PM Integrated guidance for persons with health concerns from Water and Air exposures during natural gas extraction
David Brown, ScD — Environmental Health Consultant, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project
CONCLUSIONS
4:15 - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks and Questions
4:30 - 5:30 PM Networking Reception with Complimentary Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres (Gold Room and 2nd Floor Hallway)