2018 Black Lung Conference

Registration Registration for the 2018 Conference is electronic this year. Please follow the link below for registration. https://tinyurl.com/blklung2018 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 We look forward to seeing you in Chicago from September 26 through September 28, 2018. Conference Fee Registration fee: $275 This includes Lunch Wednesday, Miners’ Lunch Thursday, and refreshment breaks each day. Active and retired coal miners and their spouses/widows/companions are exempt from registration fees.   About the National Conference Target Audience: Occupational medicine, primary care and

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Editorial: Coal Industry Owes It to Miners to Fund Black Lung Healthcare

By the Editorial Board: June 6th, 2018 (3) To paraphrase the late country singer Jerry Reed, executives got the coal mines, miners got the shaft. Coal company honchos are trying to dig the shaft even deeper by fighting against paying taxes the financially troubled Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. Even by the industry’s shameful labor history, this is incredibly cruel. The trust fund pays medical bills for coal miners too sick to work. An estimated 25,000 miners and dependents rely

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2018 WV Black Lung Conference

Welcome to Pipestem, West Virginia, site of our 2018 Black Lung Conference. The conference will be held June 6th through the 8th, 2018 at Pipestem Resort State Park. The conference begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 6th, and end around noon on Friday, June 8th. The registration fee is $200 and includes continental breakfast Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Miners’ Lunch Wednesday and refreshments at all scheduled breaks. Rooms are available at Pipestem the nights of June 4, 5, 6

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