Impact of 9/11 Toxins 20 Years Later and the Federal Response

Thursday, September 9
9:30 am – 12 pm EDT
2 pm – 3:30 pm EDT

Friday, September 10
11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT

Live-streamed from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Program Overview

This two-day program will bring together health professionals, legal experts, and journalists, as well as responders and survivors of September 11, 2001, the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor.

Thursday morning presentations will highlight the health effects of the toxins at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Shanksville crash site and the lifesaving medical monitoring and treatment that responders and survivors receive through the World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Centers of Excellence and National Provider Network. The Program serves more than 110,000 responders and survivors in every state across the country. Thursday afternoon, there will be a discussion about the evolution and impact of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. 

Friday’s program will gather, advocates and the journalists who covered their efforts to pass crucial measures, including the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in 2010, reauthorization of the WTC Health Program in 2015, and reauthorization and full funding of the Victim Compensation Fund in 2019.

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DAY 1: Thursday, September 9, 2021

9:30 am Welcome
Dennis S. Charney, MD
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

Introduction
John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA
Administrator, World Trade Center Health Program
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

10 am
Panel Discussion: Health impacts of 9/11 and the role of the World Trade Center Health Program

Moderated by Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH, Director, Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment, City University of New York, and Board Member, 911 Health Watch

Commander Brittany B. Rizek, MPH, CHES
Deputy Division Director, World Trade Center Health Program, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Michael A. Crane, MD, MPH
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai

Benjamin J. Luft, MD
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Stony Brook

Joan Reibman, MD
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Environmental Health Center, NYC Health + Hospitals

Jacqueline M. Moline, MD, MSc
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Northwell

David J. Prezant, MD
Chief Medical Officer for the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)
Special Advisor to the Fire Commissioner for Health Policy
Director, FDNY World Trade Center Health Program

Jeffrey K. Low, MD
Clinical Co-Director, FDNY World Trade Center Health Program

Iris G. Udasin, MD
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Rutgers

Denise Harrison, MD
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at New York University Grossman School of Medicine

John Cochran, MD
Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program Nationwide Provider Network, Logistics Health Inc.

Mariama James
World Trade Center Health Program Member

Carol Robles-Román
World Trade Center Health Program Member

 

2 pm

Introduction

Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton, U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division


Panel Discussion: September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), and its role in the federal response to 9/11

Moderated by Jordana (“Jordy”) H. Feldman, former VCF Deputy Special Master

The Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein
U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York

Kenneth R. Feinberg
Former VCF Special Master

Rupa Bhattacharyya
VCF Special Master

Camille S. Biros
Director of Claims Administration, The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, PC, and Former VCF Deputy Special Master

Stefanie Langsam
VCF Deputy Special Master

 

Day 2: Friday, September 10, 2021

PROGRAM CHANGE: Friday’s program will begin at 11:30 am. The panel discussion previously scheduled at 9:30 am will no longer be held.

11:30 am Panel: Reflections from the 9/11 community and reporters who covered the issue
Moderated by Michael Aronson, New York Daily News Editorial Board

Devlin Barrett
Reporter, The Washington Post

Benjamin Chevat
Executive Director, 911 Health Watch

John Feal
President and Founder, FealGood Foundation

Kimberly Flynn
Director, 9/11 Environmental Action

Juan Gonzalez
Co-Host of Democracy Now and former Daily News staff columnist

Denis Hughes
Former President, New York State AFL-CIO

Jake Lemonda
President, NYC Fire Officers

Michael McAuliff
Reporter, New York Daily News