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Health Risks Associated with 9/11 and the WTC Disaster: Lessons Learned—WB2812R

Iris G. Udasin, MD; Denise Harrison, MD; Paul Park, PsyD; Laurie I. Ishak, JD, MA;
CME / CE Released: 3/1/2019; Valid for credit through 9/01/2021

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Program Description

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.


At the conclusion of the session, the participant 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
  3. Assess the healthcare status and needs of the survivors and responders from the 9/11 attacks


  • 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
  • Paul Park, PsyD, Mental Health Clinician, World Trade Center Clinical Center of Excellence, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Laurie I. Ishak, JD, MA, Deputy Director, World Trade Center Health Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 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

Origination Date

March 1, 2017

Expiration Date

September 1, 2021

Target Audience

Administrators, Licenses Practical/ Vocational Nurses, MDs, Medical Assistants, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Technicians, Other Health Educators, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Program Managers, Registered Nurses

Contact Information

World Trade Center Health Program

Hardware/Software Requirements

To access activities, users will need:

  • A computer with an Internet connection.
  • Internet Explorer 8.x or higher, the latest versions of Firefox or Safari, or any other W3C standards compliant browser.
  • Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser may be required for video or audio playback.
  • Occasionally other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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