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Annual Information Forum


15th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum
Free program for 9/11 Family Members, Responders and Survivors
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Marriott Downtown Hotel
85 West Street
New York City
VOICES hosted our 15th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum on the eve of this milestone anniversary. The day-long event provided an opportunity for 9/11 families, responders, survivors and those who supported them to gather together as a community. This year, we are especially honored that Dr. Charles Figley and Dr. Kathy Regan Figley presented the keynote address, "Building Resilience to Compassion Fatigue."
The program included presentations, panel discussions and round-table conversations to promote healing and resilience in their lives. Topics include the World Trade Center Health Program, building resilience, interfaith response, identifying unmet needs, advocacy efforts, and effective interventions to address the long-term growth and recovery of children and families.
VOICES is honored to once again host this annual event bringing together the 9/11 community - both those who were affected and the dedicated professionals with expertise in the fields of mental health, law, occupational health and medicine who have provided support and services over the years.
Thank you to all who participated!

Presentations and Panel Discussions
Building Resilience to Compassion Fatigue
The Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair and Professorship, Tulane University
School of Social Work and Associate Dean for Research and Traumatology Institute Director
Master Traumatologist
Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work
Tulane University
Resilient But Still Healing After All These Years: Group interventions for Ongoing Recovery
10:45am - 11:45am
Robert Klein, Ph.D., ABPP,CGP, DFAGPA
Clinical Faculty Member, Yale School of Medicine
Suzanne B. Phillips Psy.D., ABPP,CGP,FAGPA
Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University Faculty, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Fellow Board Member and Co-Chair of Community Outreach of the American Group Psychotherapy Association
Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT, FAGPA
Private Practice, White Plains, NY Adjunct Faculty, New York University & Lesley University Co-Chair, Community Outreach, American Group Psychotherapy Association
Kathy Hubbs Ullman, Ph.D., CGP, DFAGPA
Past President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, Co-Chair of the Pubic Affairs Committee of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and Board Member ot the International Certification Board of Group Pyschotherapy
Madelyn Miller Ph.D., LCSW, CGP
Psychotherapist, Private Practice | Adjunct Associate Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work | Chairperson, Disaster Trauma Committee, NASW, NYC-Chapter
Session A - Responders and Survivors - Update on the World Trade Health Program
11:45am - 12:30pm
Dr. Benjamin Luft
Medical Director, Stony Brook WTC Health Program
Dr. Jacqueline Moline, MD
Director Northwell WTC Health Program
Dr. Rebecca Rosen
Director of Mental Health Services, NYC Health and Hospitals WTC Environmental Health Center
Session B - 9/11 Families - Sharing our findings: Investigating the Long-Term Impact of bereavement Due to Terrorism: Factors that Contribute to Trauma, Grief, Growth and Resilience
11:45am - 12:30pm
Dr. Steve Cozza
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University
Mary Fetchet, LCSW
Founding Director, Voices of September 11th
Update from the NYC Chief Medical Examiner (families only
Dr. Barbara Sampson, MD, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Examiner, The City of New York
The Interfaith Response to 9/11: Personal Reflections on the Role of Spiritual Caregivers in the Long-Term Journey of Recovery
1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Reverend Willard Walden Christopher Ashley, Sr., DMin., DH
Dean of the Seminary - Associate Professor of Practical Theology
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Peter Gudaitis, M.Div.
President, National Disaster Interfaiths Network Executive VP & Chief Response Officer, NYDIS
The Reverend Storm Swain, Ph.D.
Director of Anglican Studies
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Theology
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Round Table Discussion: Giving Voice, Bearing Witness, Getting Support
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Attendees with participate in a group discussions facilitated by clinicians.
Session A - Responders and Survivors - The Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act: What's changed?
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Rupa Bhattacharyya, JD
Special Master, Victim Compensation Fund
Stefanie Langsam
Deputy Special Master, Victim Compensation Fund
Jordy Feldman
Director of New York Office of Victim Compensation Fund
They will be joined by Attorneys who represent the survivors and responders who have filed claims with the Victim Compensation Fund
Session B - 9/11 families - Reflecting on 15 years: Milestones, Commemoration and Advocacy Efforts
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Terry Strada
National Chair, 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism
Mary Fetchet, LCSW
Founding Director, Voices of September 11th
Colleen Kelly
September 11th Families of Peaceful Tomorrows
Lee Ielpi
President and Co-founder 9/11 Tribute Center
Father of Firefighter Jonathan Ielpi
Edie Lutnick
President, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Sister of Gary Lutnick
Jay S Winuk
Co-founder of 9/11 Day
Brother of Glenn J. Winuk
Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience: Recognizing the Important Contributions of the 9/11 Community
4:15pm - 5:15pm
At the conclusion of the program a reception will be held to honor several individuals who have made significant contributions in the aftermath of 9/11.
Joe Daniels
President of 9/11 Memorial & Museum
John Feal
Fealgood Foundation
Posthumously, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch
Former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City
Betty Nielson, founder of Freedom Quilts will present a 15th Anniversary 9/11 Quilt to the 9/11 Memorial Museum
Information Forum Exhibitors
9/11 Living Memorial
9/11 Memorial Museum
Community Relief and Rebuilding through Education and Wellness (CRREW)
Disaster Distress Helpline
Hearts of Hope
New York State Workers Compensation Board
Office of the NYC Medical Examiner's Office (OCME)
Seattle Art Project
World Trade Center Health Program

Our thanks to:


WTC Health Program
Barasch Mcgarry Salzman and Penson
Turken & Heath, LLP

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