Feb 25, 2021, 7 – 8:30 pm: Expert panel on infectious lung disease and air pollution (especially important for those living/working in/near Alberta’s toxic tarsands, coal mining and or in frac zones)

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) will host a virtual expert panel on infectious lung disease and air pollution. The event, funded by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. It is free to attend and open to all.


Four panelists and one moderator will speak at the event, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with participants. All are welcome. Registration is free.

Dr. Ned Ketyer will moderate the event.

Ned Ketyer, M.D., F.A.A.P.
AHN Pediatrics – Pediatric Alliance
Editor, The PediaBlog
AAP Council on Environmental Health
SWPA Environmental Health Project (consultant)
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Pennsylvania (board member)
Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps


Kevin M. Stewart
Director, Environmental Health
Advocacy and Public Policy
American Lung Association

Deborah Gentile, MD
Director of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
East Suburban Pediatrics

Medical Director
Community Partners in Asthma Care

Tesfaye Mersha, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati

Linda M. Wigington
Team Leader
ROCIS Initiative
Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces

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