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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 () 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 asbestos conference dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-causing diseases. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with leaders and influencers in the asbestos prevention community, as well as victims of asbestos exposure and family members. (more…)


Annual Mesothelioma Symposium to be held in MN, NYC

3 Apr 2018 by under Events

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation logo edited 100x100 Annual Mesothelioma Symposium to be held in MN, NYCThe annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will be held in two cities in 2018 – Minneapolis, Minnesota and New York City. Each conference will be a one-day stand-alone event covering topics involving treatment, advances, clinical trials and support with featured speakers who are experts in the field of . (more…)


Global Asbestos Awareness Week planned for April 1-7

5 Mar 2018 by under Events, News

1024px The Earth seen from Apollo 17 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week planned for April 1 7The 14th annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) has been scheduled for April 1-7, 2018, according to the Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an education, advocacy and community action group.

The week focuses on awareness and prevention with each day featuring different educational resources from leading organizations, blogs, videos and asbestos victims’ stories, some of which have been translated into six different languages for global distribution. The week culminates on April 7 with an online worldwide candlelight vigil. (more…)


Miles for Meso races scheduled for September

15 Aug 2017 by under Events

There are several road races scheduled throughout the country in the coming weeks aiming to raise awareness about mesothelioma, and funds for education, outreach, advocacy and treatment.

Registration for the Alton, Illinois, race on Sept. 30 opened this last week. In 2016, Alton’s Miles for Meso race generated $40,000 for the Disease Awareness Organization, a non-profit dedicated to securing a global ban on and providing support to victims of -related diseases. This year, the 9th annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk hopes to expand its reach. (more…)


ADAO annual conference set for April 2017

27 Jan 2017 by under Events

640px Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel 100x100 ADAO annual conference set for April 2017Since 2005, the Disease Awareness Organization’s (ADAO) annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference has brought together more than 300 speakers from 14 different countries to speak about joint efforts in education, advocacy and awareness.

This year’s event, to be held April 7-9, 2107, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, , is set to add to those numbers with doctors, scientists, experts, advocates and victims gathering to help prevent and eliminate asbestos-causing diseases. (more…)


Musician Warren Zevon’s son to host ADAO fundraiser dedicated to his father, mesothelioma awareness

6 Jul 2016 by under Events

Warren Zevon 1978 press photo 100x100 Musician Warren Zevons son to host ADAO fundraiser dedicated to his father, mesothelioma awarenessWarren Zevon, the award-winning singer-songwriter known for such hits including “Werewolves of London” and “Guns and Money,” was a legend in his own right, not only because of his rock-n-roll past, but because he took control of his health by quitting smoking and drinking after becoming a father. Zevon’s son, Jordan, has since grown to an award-winning musician himself, as well as a spokesman for the Disease Awareness Organization (). Why did he choose to become an advocate for ADAO? His rock star father passed away from pleural mesothelioma in 2003. (more…)


International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will travel to three U.S. cities

26 Apr 2016 by under Events

marf logo 300x70 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will travel to three U.S. citiesIt should come as no surprise that the diagnosis of a disease like mesothelioma can feel isolating. Whether you’re a sufferer, a family member, or a caregiver, mesothelioma takes its toll on your life and livelihood. That’s why the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will be hosting its International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma in three major cities – Houston (May 20), (Sept. 16) and (Oct. 7) – in hopes of making an event more easily accessible and affordable to those who most need help, support and educational resources. (more…)


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 (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. (more…)


Researcher’s life work may improve understanding of asbestos-like mineral fibers

20 Oct 2015 by under Events, News, People, Research/Treatment

Phillip Cook image courtesy Minnesota Post 100x100 Researcher’s life work may improve understanding of asbestos like mineral fibersAlthough he died of cancer in 2013 before he could complete his life’s work, researcher will have an impact on the evaluation of -like mineral fibers and how they affect the body. Shortly after the scientist, who worked at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for much of his career, passed away, his colleague decided the research must be completed. The results create a way to evaluate which fibrous minerals are more or less toxic. (more…)


ADAO announces Raise Your Voice | #ENDMeso campaign

2 Sep 2015 by under Events

Raise Your Voice ENDMeso CANVA 4 450x225 ADAO announces Raise Your Voice | #ENDMeso campaignThe Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization () has announced a social media campaign focused on the lives of 12 victims in order to help Congress understand the dangers of asbestos exposure and encourage legislators to ban the substance once and for all. (more…)