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Annual Information Forum


16th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Marriott Downtown Hotel, New York City

On the eve of the Anniversary VOICES hosted our 16th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum.  This year, we were honored to have Jon Stewart and John Feal, Founder and President of The FealGood Foundation speak about their tireless advocacy efforts to ensure that responders and survivors receive the care they deserve.   

Beginning with a We Remember Ceremony, candles were lit to honor the lives lost and recognize the many individuals who continue to support the 9/11 community.  As in years past, the Clinical Directors from the World Trade Center Health Program provided updates on treatment for medical and psychological conditions. Legal experts and victims’ advocates discussed the Victims Compensation Fund.  Clinicians with decades of professional experience shared their expertise about mental health treatment and building strength and resiliency. 

The afternoon began with a presentation on Commemoration and Creating a Narrative for Survivors and concluded with peer-to-peer roundtable discussions.  Thanks to the generosity of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, attendees visited the Museum following the Information Forum. 

A special thank you to the dedicated professionals who took the time out of their busy schedules to participate in the Information Forum.

We Remember Ceremony
Medical and Psychological Treatment
Through the WTC Health Program
Stephanie Landau
Stephanie Landau, Moderator
Project Director
Voices of September 11th
Benjamin Luft
Benjamin Luft, MD
Director and Principal Investigator
Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program
Jacqueline Moline
Jacqueline Moline, MD, MSc, FACP, FACOEM
Professor, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention
Northwell Health
Dr. Rebecca Rosen
Rebecca Rosen, PhD
Director of Mental Health Services
NYC Health and Hospitals WTC Environmental Health Center
Michael Weiden
Michael D. Weiden, MS, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mind-Body Interventions
Ann Webster
Ann Webster, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine
Peter Lamoreaux
Peter Lamoreaux
The David Lynch Foundation
Advocacy Efforts to Support
Responders and Survivors
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Comedian, Actor, Writer,
Director and Zadroga Act Advocate
John Feal
John Feal
Founder and President
The FealGood Foundation
Treatment Models to Facilitate Recovery and Coping
Mary Fetchet, LCSW
Lori A. Harris, MSW, LSW, Moderator
Program Director
Voices of September 11th
Deb DelVecchio-Scully
Deb DelVecchio-Scully, LPC
Former Clinical Recovery Leader
Newtown Recovery and Resiliency
David Grand
David Grand, PhD
Founder and Developer
Brainspotting Method
Suzanne Phillips
Suzanne Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
Faculty, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Fellow, Board Member, Co-Chair of Community Outreach of the AGPA
Nancy Turret
Nancy Turret, LCSW, MSW
Senior Clinical and Research Social Worker
Complicated Grief Treatment - Therapist and Supervisor
Victims Compensation Fund Update
Ben Chevat
Ben Chevat
Executive Director, 9/11 Health Watch
Rupa Bhattacharyya
Rupa Bhattacharyya
Special Master
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Jordana Feldman
Jordana Feldman
Co-Deputy Special Master and Director
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, NY Office
Stefanie Langsam
Stefanie Langsam
Co-Deputy Special Master
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Michael Barasch
Michael Barasch
Barasch Mc Garry Salzman & Penson PC
Noah Kushlefsky
Noah Kushlefsky
Kriendler & Kriendler
Matt McCauley
Matt McCauley
Turken & Heath
Ed Ruff
Ed Ruff
Advocate for Injured Workers
NYS Workers' Compensation Board
Commemorating the Lives of Those Lost
and Creating a Narrative for Survivors
Mary Fetchet
Mary Fetchet, LCSW, Moderator
Founding Director
Voices of September 11th
Sue Frost
Sue Frost
Come From Away
Alice Greenwald
Alice M. Greenwald
President and CEO
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Allison Gilbert
Allison Gilbert, Author
Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11 &
Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive
Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussions
Richard Beck
Richard Beck, LCSW
Columbia University School of Social Work
Robert H. Klein
Robert H. Klein, PhD, ABPP, FAPA, DLFAGPA, CGP
Past President & Distinguished Life Fellow
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Madelyn Miller
Madelyn Miller, PhD, LCSW, CGP
Private Practice
Suzanne Phillips
Suzanne Phillips, PsyD,ABPP,CGP,FAGPA
Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
Faculty, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Fellow, Board Member, Co-Chair of Community Outreach of the AGPA
Victor Schermer
Victor Schermer, MA, LFAGPA
Private Practice
Philadelphia, PA

Thank you to our sponsors:
World Trade Center Health Program
FealGood Foundation
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson
Kreindler & Kreindler
Turken & Heath, LLP

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