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World Cares Center WTC Health Week 3/6-3/10

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: World Cares Center WTC Health Week 3/6-3/10
From Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:00 am to Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:59 am (included)
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NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A week of panels and programs will seek
to address 9/11-related health concerns that continue into this fifth-
anniversary year following the September 11 attack. WTC Health Week
presenters will feature representatives from Lower Manhattan Development
Corporation, hospitals, environmental groups and psychiatric institutions.
Wellness practitioners in a variety of disciplines will demonstrate their
practice and conduct sessions, and free health screenings will be available.
The events will take place March 6 - 10, 2006, at September Space Lower
Manhattan (SSLM), a community center dedicated to those affected by the 9/11
attacks and operated by the non-profit World Cares Center. SSLM is located at
11 Broadway, 11th Floor.
Media briefings will be held between 12:00 and 2:00 pm on Monday, March 6
- prior to the first panel. Available for interviews will be: Lisa Orloff,
Executive Director and Founder of World Cares Center, and Dr. Randall D.
Marshall, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Trauma and Resilience at
Columbia University/The New York State Psychiatric Institute.
RSVP for the media-briefing period by reply to on-site contact Adrien
Seybert at aseybert@pronumbra.com or (718) 514-5971.

The week's topics (and presenting organization) will include:

* Environmental Concerns of Ground Zero and the Deconstruction of Deutsche
Bank (Michael Haberman, VP for Community Development, Lower Manhattan
Development Corporation and Environmental Consultant Ed Gerdts);

* Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Residents of Lower Manhattan
(Kymara Kyng, R.N., Clinical Coordinator for Bellevue Hospital's WTC
Health Impacts Treatment Project);

* Introduction and Updates on WTC Medical Monitoring Program (Diane Stein,
Director of Outreach and Education - Clinical Center at Mount Sinai);

* What You Don't Know About Ground Zero Clean Up and the Health Hazards
Involved (Sierra Club, NYC Executive Suzanne Mattei).

A full program schedule is available at
http://www.worldcares.org/healthweek.shtml. Other 9/11-health events will
continue throughout the coming months - contact Keith Emmer at 212-920-9205 or
Ann-Marie Nieves at 914-461-4360 for more information.

World Cares Center, Inc. ("WCC"), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is
in the vanguard of providing education and support services in preparation and
trauma mitigation for disaster workers, volunteers and affected communities.
Founded in New York City after the 9/11 attacks, WCC continues to help New
Yorkers and residents of other cities move forward from adversity through its
signature September Space community centers and PERCS training program.
To learn more about WCC, to provide support, or to collaborate with us in
your area, contact us at 212-563-7570 or visit http://www.worldcares.org.

Contact:
Ann-Marie Nieves
(914) 461-4360
anieves@pronumbra.com



SOURCE World Cares Center
Web Site: http://www.worldcares.org
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