ADAO 12th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference set for April 8-10

15 Mar 2016 by under Events

adao logo ADAO 12th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference set for April 8 10With more than 107,000 deaths occurring annually around the world due to exposure, awareness is key in protecting and educating the masses on the importance of asbestos education and preparedness. That’s why the U.S. nonprofit Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has been holding an annual conference on the subject since 2005, over the years bringing together more than 300 speakers to discuss the joint efforts behind education, advocacy and awareness.

This year, the event will be held from Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in , D.C. Nearly 40 speakers from 10 different countries will be discussing their dedication to increasing asbestos awareness and how to involve the community as well.

Asbestos exposure is one of the most under-reported murderers with still much progress left to be done. Asbestos has remained in thousands of everyday products, including insulation, fireproofing materials, automotive brakes, textiles, cement, and wallboard materials. However, what many of us forget is that when asbestos is broken or crushed, such as during a renovation or construction project, its particles can remain in the air. Inhalation or ingestion of these tiny asbestos particles may lead to devastating illnesses, including one of the most fatal cancers– mesothelioma.

The two keynote speakers at this year’s conference are author Paul Brodeur and Dr. Eudice Goldberg. Brodeur is an award-winning investigative journalist famous for his multiple books on the subject of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Dr. Goldberg is the Co-Founder and Vice President of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF) and has been responsible for helping thousands of mesothelioma patients in Canada. In addition to her work with the CMF, Dr. Goldberg has been the inaugural Division Head and then Program Director for the Division of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto.

For more information on how to attend ADAO’s 12th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, visit the organization’s website at www.AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org.

Source: ADAO

 

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