2nd Annual Medical Symposium

If you are a Medical Professional who wants

7.5 CME ($157.29) or 9 CE ($79.17) please click the blue button below.

If you are NOT wanting continuing medical education credits

and want to attend the symposium at no cost click the yellow button below.


Health Effects of Oil and Gas Development

PSR Colorado's 2nd annual Medical Symposium: Health Effects of Oil and Gas Development will host 12 speakers on Saturday, December 5, 2020, in an interactive online Zoom conference that has been accredited to offer 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits / CMEs for physicians ($157.29 registration) and to offer 9 CE contact hours by the National Environmental Health Association for public health officials and other healthcare workers ($79.17 registration).  Symposium attendance is free of charge for the general public and those not seeking CMEs/CEUs/CEs.  

This activity has been submitted to the Colorado Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Colorado Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Time (MST) Speaker Topic
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Cory Carroll, MD Introduction
8:15 - 8:45 a.m. David Brown, ScD Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Impact on Cells and Organ Systems
8:45 - 9:15 am Brian Moench, MD Pollutants from Oil and Gas Operations
9:15 - 9:45 am Ned Ketyer, MD, FAAP Beyond the Wellhead:  How Fracking Threatens Children's Health
9:45 - 10:15 am Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH One Health:  Animals in the Environment
10:15 - 10:30 am   Break
10:30 - 11:00 am Larysa Dyrszka, MD Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking
11:00 - 11:30 am Jessa Chabeau, MSW Health Impacts and Healthcare Provider Response to Shale Gas Oil Development (Medical Toolkit)
11:30 - 12:15 pm Morning panel speakers Panel of the Morning Speakers, Question & Answer Session
12:15 - 12:30 pm   Break
12:30 - 1:15 pm Detlev Helmig, PhD  Keynote:  Air Quality Degradation from Oil and Gas Development
1:15 - 1:45 pm Stephanie Malin, PhD Sociological Impacts of Oil and Gas Development:  Procedural Inequity and Negative Mental Health Impacts
1:45 - 2:15 pm Philip Johnson, PhD, MPH, MEsc Managing and Mismanaging Risks of Shale and Petrochemical Development in the Ohio River Valley
2:15 - 2:45 pm Dusty Horwitt, JD Problems with Federal and State Laws Regarding Oil and Gas Chemical Disclosure
2:45 - 3:00 pm   Break
3:00 - 3:30 pm Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPH Environmental Justice Lessons from Detroit
3:30 - 4:00 pm Cecilia Sorensen, MD Climate Change and Health Impacts
4:00 - 4:45 pm Afternoon panel speakers Panel of the Afternoon Speakers, Question & Answer Session
4:45 - 5:00 pm Cory Carroll, MD Closing comments

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Colorado Medical Society and PSR Colorado. The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity meets the accreditation requirements and policies of the National Environmental Health Association for 9 continuing education contact hours.

For more information, please contact Fran Levine at Symposium@PSRColorado.org