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CME/CE

Health Risks Associated with 9/11 and the WTC Disaster: Lessons Learned

  • Authors: Iris G. Udasin, MD; Denise Harrison, MD; Paul Park, PsyD; Laurie I. Breyer, JD, MA
  • CME/CE Released: 6/24/2015
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 6/24/2016
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for clinicians who have or may encounter patients who were exposed to environmental hazards on 9/11.

The goal of this activity is to explain the environmental hazards associated with the 9/11 attacks and provide information about the World Trade Center Health Program.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify immediate, short- and long-term health risks posed by exposure to disaster and/or terrorist attacks to responders and survivors
  2. Identify comorbidities most common in survivors and responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania sites


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Author(s)

  • Iris G. Udasin, MD

    Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine; Director of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute Clinical Center & Employee Health, Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Iris G. Udasin, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr Udasin does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Udasin does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Denise Harrison, MD

    Director, World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program; Associate Medical Director, Bellevue/NYU Occupational Medicine Clinic; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Denise Harrison, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr Harrison does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Harrison does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Paul Park, PsyD

    Mental Health Clinician, World Trade Center Clinical Center of Excellence, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Paul Park, PsyD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr Park does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Park does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Laurie I. Breyer, JD, MA

    World Trade Center Health Program, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Laurie I. Breyer, JD, MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Ms Breyer does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Ms Breyer does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editors

  • Stacey J. P. Ullman, MHS

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Stacey J. P. Ullman, MHS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Lynne Kolton Schneider, PhD

    Freelance Writer, Boca Raton, Florida

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Lynne Kolton Schneider, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC

    Lead Nurse Planner, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME/CE

Health Risks Associated with 9/11 and the WTC Disaster: Lessons Learned

Authors: Iris G. Udasin, MD; Denise Harrison, MD; Paul Park, PsyD; Laurie I. Breyer, JD, MAFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME/CE Released: 6/24/2015

Valid for credit through: 6/24/2016

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