911 Health Watch, along with the clinics of the World Trade Center Health Program, will host a two-day program of virtual panel discussions this week, exploring the “Impact of 9/11 Toxins 20 Years Later and the Federal Response.” The event, featuring health professionals, journalists, first responders, and survivors, will be streamed live on September 9 and 10 from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Thursday's morning line-up, from 9:30 am-12 pm, will focus on the health effects of World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Shanksville crash site toxins in the wake of the attacks as well as the life-saving medical monitoring and treatment services provided through the WTC Health Program. That afternoon, from 2-3:30 pm, panels will cover the evolution and impact of the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). On Friday, from 11:30 am-1 pm, panelists will delve into the efforts to pass crucial measures like the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Fund, reauthorization of the WTC Health Program in 2015, and reauthorization and full funding of the VCF in 2019.
Get the complete agenda and watch live here.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff