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VOICES 17th Annual
Day of Remembrance Information Forum
 
Reflecting, Remembering, and
Inspiring a Resilient Community
 
Monday, September 10, 2018
Marriott Downtown Hotel | 85 West Street | New York City
 
 
 

On the eve of the Anniversary, VOICES hosted our 17th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum: Reflecting, Remembering, and Inspiring a Resilient Community. As is in years past, the event began with a moment of silence followed by our We Remember Candle Lighting Ceremony. 17 candles were lit to honor the 2,977 lives lost on 9/11, those who have died due to 9/11-related illnesses, and all victims and survivors impacted by acts of terrorism and mass violence. 

The day-long forum brought together the 9/11 community, along with researchers, practitioners and others who have dedicated their careers to providing long-term support services for 9/11 families, survivors and responders. Representatives from the World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Centers of Excellence provided important updates on treatment for medical and psychological conditions. Legal experts and victims’ advocates discussed victim compensation programs. Clinicians with decades of professional experience shared their expertise about mental health treatment, helping children and adults cope with loss, and building strength and resiliency.

The afternoon began with peer-to-peer roundtable discussions led by mental health professionals about incorporating resilience into daily life. Representatives from the National September 11th Memorial Museum provided an overview of the Comeback Season exhibit and plans for the 9/11 Memorial Glade.

We were honored to have ESPN Host Mike Greenberg and Former Manager of the New York Mets Bobby Valentine conclude the program with an uplifting conversation about how sports united the nation after 9/11.

Our thanks to the dedicated individuals (listed below) who generously shared their time and expertise, making our 17th Annual Information Forum a very meaningful program. We also want to recognize our dedicated staff and volunteers, including representatives from Goldman Sachs. 

 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
 
             
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
Welcome and Candle Service
 
Mary Fetchet
Founding Director
Voices of September 11th
 
 
John Feal
Founder
FealGood Foundation
 
 
 
 
WTC Health Program: Medical Treatment Updates (Session A)
 
Dr. Leigh Wilson, DO, MPH
Medical Director
Northwell Health Center of Excellence, World Trade Center Health Program
 
 
Dr. Joan Reibman, MD
Medical Director
NYU/Bellevue Asthma Center
 
 
Dr. Michael Weiden, MS, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
 
 
 
 
Helping Children and Adults Cope with Loss (Session B)
 
David Schonfeld
Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
 
 
Connie Palmer, LCSW
Clinical Training Director
Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss
 
 
 
 
WTC Health Program: Mental Health Research and Interventions (Session A)
 
Adriana Feder, MD
Director, Trauma and Resilience Program
Associate Director for Research, WTC Mental Health Program
 
 
Peter T. Haugen, Ph.D
Director of Mental Health, NYU School of Medicine WTC Health Program, Clinical Center of Excellence (NYU CCE); Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine
 
 
Robert M Brackbill, PhD, MPH
Director of Research, World Trade Center Health Registry
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
 
 
 
Cultivating Personal Resilience: 6 Keys to Thrive (Session B)
 
Mollie Marti, PhD, JD
President and CEO
National Resilience Institute
 
 
 
 
Panel Discussion with Mental Health Providers
 
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
 
 
 
 
Victim Compensation Programs (Session A)
 
Michael Barasch
Partner
Barasch, McGarry, Salzman, and Penson
 
 
Matthew J. McCauley
Partner
Turken, Heath & McCauley
 
 
Sloane Oppenheim
Paralegal and Claims Manager Coordinator
Kreindler & Kreindler
 
 
Rupa Bhattacharyya
Special Master
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
 
 
 
 
Families and Survivors Advocating for Reforms:
Progress Report Since the Enactment of JASTA (Session B)
 
Brett Eagleson
Family Advocate
Son of John Eagleson
 
 
James P. Kreindler
Partner
Kreindler & Kreindler
 
 
Donald A. Migliori
Attorney,
Motley Rice
 
 
 
 
Uplifting Yourself and Others: Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussion
 
Mollie Marti, PhD, JD
President and CEO
National Resilience Institute
 
 
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
 
 
Facilitated by the American Group Psychotherapy Association:
Suzanne B. Phillips Psy.D., Robert Klein PhD, Vic Schermer MS, Madelyn Miller Phd,
Kathleen Ulman PhD, Richard Beck LCSW
 
 
 
 
Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11
 
 
Mike Greenberg
Mike Greenberg - Bio - Moderator
ESPN Host
Get Up
 
 
Bobby Valentine
Former Manager of the New York Mets
Executive Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart University
 
 
Hicks Wogan
Manager of Exhibition Development
National September 11th Memorial Museum
 
 
 
 
9/11 Memorial Glade Overview
 
 
Allison Blais
Chief Strategy Officer
9/11 Memorial and Museum
 
 
 
 

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