World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee to Meet June 21-22

JUNE 14, 2023

CONTACT: Stephanie Stevens,

WASHINGTON – The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program’s Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) will convene on Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22. During the meeting the STAC will discuss establishing a new youth research cohort.

The youth research cohort will be designed to allow the WTC Health Program to conduct future research studies on the health and educational impacts in people who were aged 21 years or younger at the time of their WTC exposure.

The STAC meeting agenda will include presentations by experts on:

  • Establishing the cohort, including the Program’s perspectives
  • Young survivors’ views
  • Community participatory research


Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee, World Trade Center Health Program


Tuesday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT)

Wednesday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)


This is a virtual meeting conducted via Zoom. No registration is required.

Media are welcome to follow the proceedings via live webcast at the following link:​channel/​QyXBRzYjVCS.

For more information about the meeting or how to submit comments, please visit the STAC meeting webpage.

Youth Research Cohort: Request for Public Information Now Open

The WTC Health Program also published a Request for Information to seek feedback on the preferred approach and best-practices for establishing a youth research cohort that will include at least 7,000 people with sufficient representation of people who were 21 years of age or younger at the time of their WTC exposure. Anyone who is interested, including but not limited to educators, researchers, clinicians, community members, WTC Health Program members, treatment providers, and government agencies at all levels are encouraged to provide their input by September 5, 2023.

For more information or ongoing updates, visit the youth research cohort webpage.

The WTC Health Program is a limited federal health program administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Program provides no-cost medical monitoring and treatment for certified WTC-related health conditions to those directly affected by the 9/11 attacks in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and is authorized through 2090.