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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY:

9/11 WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH EFFECTS
TO BE DISCUSSED AT CONFERENCE
SPONSORED BY FDNY, NYU, MOUNT SINAI AND EPA

FDNY Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kerry Kelly and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Prezant to Present Findings at Conference

FDNY Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kerry Kelly and FDNY Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Prezant on Sunday, September 12 will make presentations on the 9/11 World Trade Center health effects among Fire Department members. As part of a conference sponsored by the Fire Department; New York University’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Environmental Lung Health Center and Department of Environmental Medicine; Mount Sinai Department of Community and Preventative Medicine; and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, Drs. Kelly and Prezant will testify on the mental and physical health of FDNY members three years after the attacks on the World Trade Center. A variety of presentations—ranging in topics from “Analysis of WTC Dust Plume” to “Asthma in Children in Chinatown”—will also be given throughout the afternoon.

WHO:

FDNY Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kerry Kelly; FDNY Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Prezant; Various presenters from the NYU School of Medicine; Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center and the Environment Protection Agency

WHAT:

9/11 World Trade Center Health Effects Conference

WHERE:

Rosenthal Pavilion in the Kimmel Center
New York University
Washington Square Park, Manhattan

WHEN:

Sunday, September 12, 2004 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Prezant speaks on “Airway and Lung Disease among FDNY Firefighters” at 1:30 PM
Dr. Kelly speaks on “Mental Health of FDNY Firefighters” at 4:30 PM

 

 

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Virginia Lam (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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