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9:00am - 4:00pm
Marriott Downtown Hotel | 85 West Street | New York City

VOICES 13th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum | 2014

 
 
VOICES 13th Annual
Day of Remembrance Information Forum
 
Promoting Resilience, Healing Families & Communities
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
 
Marriott Downtown Hotel | 85 West Street | New York City
Registration Opens: 8:00 am | Program: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 VOICES hosted our 14th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum. This event was an insightful day featuring presentations, panel discussions on the World Trade Center Health Program and re-authorization of the Zadroga Act, and interactive workshops led by accomplished clinicians, authors, and researchers. We were pleased to bring together this group of professionals with expertise in the fields of psychology, research, occupational health, and medicine.

The day-long event included the following speakers and presentations:

 

 
8:00am
Registration and Coffee*
 
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
 
Mary Fetchet, LCSW - Founding Director, VOICES
 
9:15am - 10:15am
The Mental Health Aftermath of 9/11: The Multiple Facets of Trauma
 
Yuval Neria, Ph. D. - Columbia University Medical Center, Director of Trauma and PTSD Program
 
Katherine Shear, M.D. - Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work
 
10:30am - 11:30am
The World Trade Center Health Program (responders and survivors)
 
Laurie Breyer - Director, NIOSH World Trade Center Health Program
 
Michael Crane, M.D. - Director of the WTC Health Program at Mount Sinai
 
Jacqueline Moline, M.D. - Director of the Queens WTC Clinical Center, North Shore LIJ Health System
 
Joan Reibman, M.D. - Medical Director of the Survivor Program | Bellevue Hospital
 
10:30am - 11:30am
Promoting Resilience in Children and Families (9/11 families)
 
Robin Goodman, Ph.D., ATR-BC - Executive Director of A Caring Hand, the Billy Esposito Foundation
 
10:30am - 12:00pm
Introduction to Complicated Grief Treatment
 
Katherine Shear, M.D. - Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work
 
Nancy Turret, LCSW, MSW - Therapist at the Center for Complicated Grief
 
12:00am - 12:15pm
Preview of "Preparing for After" Resource Kit
 
Mary Fetchet, LCSW - Founding Director, Voices of September 11th
 
11:30am - 12:15pm
Victims Compensation Fund and Ongoing Legal Considerations of the Zadroga Law
 
Michael Barasch, JD - Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson
 
Sheila L. Birnbaum, JD - Special Master | September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
 
Frances Gottfried - Director, New York Office, U.S. Department of Justice, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
 
Noah H. Kushlesky, JD - Kreindler & Kreindler
 
11:30am - 12:15pm
Stories of Resilience and Healing
 
Scarlett Lewis - Founder of Jesse Lewis Chose Love Foundation, Author of Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother's Journey of Hope & Forgiveness
 
Edie Lutnick, JD - Co-founder and President, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, Author of An Unbroken Bond
 
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Break
 
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Update from the NYC Chief Medical Examiner's Office
 
Barbara Sampson, M.D, Ph.D. - Acting Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York
 
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Introduction to "Preparing for After" Resource Kit
 
Mary Fetchet, LCSW - Founding Director, VOICES
 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Advocacy - Re-Authorization of the Zadroga Law
 
Ben Chevat - Executive Director of Citizens for Extension of the James Zadroga Act, Inc.
 
John Feal - Advocate, President and Founder FealGood Foundation
 
Jim Melius, M.D. - NYS Laborers Health and Safety Fund
 
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Advocacy Updates - 9/11 Commission, JASTA Legislation/ Guantanamo Trials
 
Terry Strada - Wife of Thomas S. Strada, Co-chair 911 Families United Against Terrorism, Update on JASTA legislation
 
Carol Ashley - Mother of Janice, Family Steering Committee for 9/11 Independent Commission, Update on 9/11 Commission
 
Gordon Haberman - Father of Andre Lyn Haberman, National Air Disaster Alliance Foundation, Update on Guantanamo Trials
 
2:00pm - 2:30pm
George D. Martin
 
Author: Just Around the Bend - My Journey for 9/11, published September 2014, Retired Co-captain of the NY Giants Football Team and Super Bowl XXI Champion. Former president of the NFL Players Association and the NFL Alumni Association
 
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Coffee Break
 
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Update from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
 
Mary Fetchet, LCSW - Founding Director, Voices of September 11th, VOICES 9/11 Living Memorial
 
Alice M. Greenwald - Executive Vice President for Programs, Director of National September 11 Memorial & Museum
 
Jan Ramirez, Ph.D. - Chief Curator and Vice President of Collections for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
 
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Breath-Body-Mind Workshop
 
Richard Brown, M.D. - Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Chairman of the Board, Serving those Who Serve
 
Pat Gerbarg, M.D. - Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at New York Medical College, Serving Those Who Serve Medical Advisor
 
5:00pm - Closing
911 Memorial & Museum Visit
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC
Kreindler & Kreindler
For their generous sponsorship of today's refreshment breaks
 
Information and Exhibitors
 
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson PC
Kreindler & Kreindler
For their generous sponsorship of today's refreshment breaks