National Coalition of Black Lung And Respiratory Disease Clinics National Conference

Date & Location
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM, Prentice Conference Center, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Academic/Research, Diagnostic Radiology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pathology, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Pulmonary Disease, Radiologic Tech, Social Work

Annual meeting of Black Lung Clinics Providers. Medical sessions cover the latest information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with mineral dust associated lung disease. The audience also includes occupational medicine, primary care and pulmonary physicians, clinic nurses, respiratory therapists, medical lab technicians, administrators, attorneys, lay representatives, outreach workers, benefits counselors, support staff and all others who work for victims of occupational pneumoconiosis.

  1. Describe the prevalence and severity of respiratory disease, diagnosed radiologically and physiologically in US coal miners.
  2. Review the regulatory changes implemented by the Mine Safety and Health Administration over the years and discuss how these have impacted the health and safety of US miners.
  3. Recognize how surveillance, disability, and mortality data can be used to characterize respiratory disease in mining populations.
  4. Cite treatment options for miners suffering from fibrotic lung disease.
  5. Identify therapeutic interventions for patients suffering from the most advanced stages of lung disease.


The online registration deadline has been extended to Sunday, September 23rd at 5:00pm.

Miners, Miner Family Members - $0

Physicians, Industry, Nurses, and other Healthcare Providers - $275

Questions? Contact Dolores W. at 


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.