Free Event “Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health: From Local to Global” at BU on January 30

The “Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health: From Local to Global” speaker event will take place at the Boston University Photonics Center (8 St. Marys St, Boston) on Tuesday, January 30 from 10am-5pm. Conference co-sponsors include the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Boston University School of Public Health, among others.

The conference will address:

  • the landscape of natural gas infrastructure (NGI) in Massachusetts;
  • the impact of NGI on air pollution and respiratory disease;
  • the impact of NGI on climate change, and the resulting impact on local health issues;
  • the role of Comprehensive Health Impact Assessments (CHIA) in NGI planning;
  • the role of municipal Boards of Health with regard to NGI and related projects.

Speakers will include Drs. Ari Bernstein, Jonathan Buonocore, Elissa Wilker, and Drew Michanowicz of the Harvard School of Public Health; Drs. Jonathan Levy and Madeleine Scammel of the Boston University School of Public Health; Dr. Nathan Phillips of Boston University; Dr. Mary Rice of Harvard Medical School; Dr. Curtis Nordgaard of Mass Health Professionals for Clean Energy – and more!

Tickets are free.  You can reserve your spot at ngipublichealth.eventbrite.com.