2017 Salt Lake City Conference

Conference Dates

September 27-29, 2017


Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown


Hotel Reservations Reservations at the Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown may be made via the Internet: Rooms are available from Sunday, September 23 through Sunday, October 1.

Reservations: Radisson Hotel – Salt Lake City

Enter arrival and departure dates then “Go” then “Book Now” select room type then “Continue” to enter guest information and guarantee the reservation.
Phone: If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, call (801) 531-7500 and ask for reservations. (Refer to NBLC Conference rate)
Group Room rate is $149.00/night plus 12.6% tax
Reservations at the group rate may be made through Thursday, August 24.


Our brochure contains information about the conference including a registration form. Please download, complete and submit the form for your staff.

Conference Brochure

Conference Details

Conference Fee

The registration for the conference is $225. This includes Continental Breakfast Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Lunch Wednesday and Miners’ Lunch Thursday as well as refreshment breaks each day. Active and retired coal miners and their spouses/widows/companions are exempt from registration fees.

About the Conference

Target Audience: Occupational medicine, primary care and pulmonary physicians, clinic staff 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.
Purpose: The purpose of this conference is to provide a review on the prevalence, severity, and spectrum of coal mine dust lung dis-ease (CMDLD), current treatment modalities, and update on com-pensation programs for patients.

Following this conference, participants should be able to:

  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 past eight years and discuss how these have impacted the health and safety of US miners.
  3. Understand how surveillance, disability, and mortality data can be used to characterize respiratory disease in mining populations.
  4. Review treatment options for miners suffering from fibrotic lung disease.
  5. Understand therapeutic interventions for patients suffering from the most advanced stages of lung disease.
  6. Discuss the prevalence and severity of cardiovascular disease in the mining population.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine and the National Coalition of Black Lung and Respiratory Disease Clinics. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine has applied to designate this Live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Also, a maximum of 8 CEU’s will be available through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois for Nurses (NP/RN/LPN), Physical and Respiratory Therapists, X-Ray Technicians and Social Workers.
Attorneys will be given information on applying for CLE credit at the conference.

The complete schedule of classes is provided in our conference brochure.

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