The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will present its 9th Annual ADAO International Asbestos Awareness Conference March 22-24, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The conference theme is “The Asbestos Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment.”
The conference will feature more than 30 special guest speakers, including experts and asbestos victims, representing five countries. Topics will include the latest advancements in disease prevention, global advocacy, and treatment for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. There will be four major sessions:
- Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
- Patients & Caregivers: Navigating the Medical Maze
- Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?
- Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action
Patients and their families also will be able to take part in a visit to the U.S. Capitol.
The conference will conclude on Sunday with the special and touching Unity and Remembrance Brunch. This year’s featured guest speaker for this event is Karen Banton, widow of the late activist Bernie Banton and CEO of the Bernie Banton Foundation.
For more information and registration information, please visit the ADAO WEBSITE. You may register for all or selected events. You are encouraged to register by March 1.
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is the largest independent asbestos victims’ organization in the U.S. It was founded in 2004 to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice, to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and to work towards a global asbestos ban. ADAO is dedicated to preventing consumer, environmental and occupational asbestos-caused diseases through national and international education, advocacy, and community initiatives.