A coal miner
Sept. 12, 2024
9 AM - 5 PM
In person at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA
This conference is designed to provide physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers, as well as coal miners and their caregivers, the opportunity to learn about and discuss the advances in the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of miners.
At the completion of the program, participants will:
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of and determine treatment options for black lung disease
  • Identify rescue teams' unique risks to inform individualized caregiver and provider support
  • List the environmental impacts of fugitive coal dust and be able to advocate with regulators and policymakers to protect the land, water, and people in communities exposed to fugitive dust

Sponsored by UVA, Stone Mountain Health Services - Respiratory Care Centers, Healthy Appalachia Institute, and Emory & Henry University. UVA Schools of Medicine and Nursing award 5.0 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post-activity evaluation. Register by Sept. 5, 2024.

Downloadable brochure here.