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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer, in the 9/11 Community, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Living with Cancer, Co-Morbid Health Problems & Long-Term Effects of 9/11
  • Understanding Post Traumatic Stress, in the 9/11 Community, while Coping with the Pandemic
  • Discussion of COVID-19, 9/11 & Cancer in the 9/11 Community: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Concerns
  • Cost of Health Care & General/Practical Financial Worries
  • Strategies & Resources to Cope with Financial, Practical, Emotional & Personal Concerns
  • The World Trade Center Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: How to Register
  • For the 911 Community: Support Groups, Financial Assistance, Practical Help & Resource Navigation
  • Review of Resources to Help the 911 Community Living with Cancer & Other Health Issues, including Respiratory Illnesses, during COVID-19
  • Key Tips & Strategies to Manage Your Stress
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Mark G. Kris, MD

William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology, Attending Physician, Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Hedy Lee Kindler, MD

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Director, Mesothelioma Program, The University of Chicago Medicine

David Spiegel, MD

Willson Professor, Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center for Stress and Health, Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Michael Barasch, JD

Managing Partner, Barasch & McGarry, P.C.

Grace Christ, PhD, DSW

Professor Emeritus, Columbia University School of Social Work, Director, FDNY Home Based Therapeutic Program for Families of Firefighters Affected by The WTC Disaster

Rachel Barnhart, MSW

Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare

Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


You can download the brochure for this workshop (pdf)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on January 25, 2021.

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