Annual ADAO conference works to eradicate asbestos exposure

11 May 2018 by under Events

adao logo Annual ADAO conference works to eradicate asbestos exposureThe Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) held its 14th annual conference last month bringing together experts, survivors, unions and lawmakers from around the world to connect and share the latest education, advocacy and community support efforts.

The 2018 conference featured 30 experts from nine countries, and is the only annual conference dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating -causing diseases. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with leaders and influencers in the prevention community, as well as victims of exposure and family members.

The event was held in Arlington, Virginia, and included a wide range of well-known speakers and advocates, including keynote speakers and performers: Pat Morrison, Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF); Chris Graham, Editor & Publisher, New Matilda; Eric Jonckheere, President, Asbestos Belgium Victims Association (ABEVA); and Jordan Zevon, musician and ADAO National Spokesperson. Jordan’s father, well-known singer and songwriter Warren Zevon, died of , an asbestos-related disease.

Eighteen honorees were recognized during the conference including Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici who were presented with The Tribute of Hope Award for their steadfast commitment to awareness, prevention, and policy to eliminate asbestos-related diseases.

ADAO is a nonprofit organization that holds annual conferences designed to prevent and eliminate asbestos-caused diseases, including mesothelioma, a rare but deadly form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs and other organs. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights.

Source: ADAO

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