Posts Tagged ‘International Asbestos Awareness Conference’

ADAO conference declaration gives activists a united voice

14 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

IMG 0023 100x100 ADAO conference declaration gives activists a united voice The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization () 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference touched on a variety of topics and included an array of speakers from the United States and abroad. Perhaps nothing more concisely stated the goals and purpose of the conference than the declaration attendees unanimously approved.

As attendees of the 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, we call for global attention to the extraordinary toll of asbestos-related disease on families and communities. We urge government officials, faith leaders, scientists, health practitioners, trade unionists, business groups, employers, workers and the public to join in our call for the following: (more…)


ADAO conference addresses asbestos use in U.S.

13 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

IMG 0025 100x100 ADAO conference addresses asbestos use in U.S.Comedian Quincy Jones’s presentation at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference was titled “Asbestos is Still Legal? You Must Be Joking…” It’s a theme that connected many of the stories mesothelioma warriors shared at the conference: Those diagnosed with mesothelioma did not realize asbestos was even still legal in the United States. (more…)


ADAO conference addresses anti-asbestos challenges

11 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

IMG 0020 e1491941993263 100x100 ADAO conference addresses anti asbestos challengesResearchers, activists and survivors from around the country and across the globe joined the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization () for its 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference in Arlington, . (more…)


ADAO annual conference set for April 2017

27 Jan 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Events

640px Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel 100x100 ADAO annual conference set for April 2017Since 2005, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s () 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…)


ADAO Conference underway in DC; live streaming available Saturday

22 Mar 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, Organizations

ADAO conference 20131 100x100 ADAO Conference underway in DC; live streaming available SaturdayPlease remember the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization () 9th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference is currently underway in the nation’s capital, , D.C. More than 30 speakers from seven countries will gather to present the latest information about “The Asbestos Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment.” (more…)


Registration now open for ADAO Sixth Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference

2 Dec 2009 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, Organizations

adao logo Registration now open for ADAO Sixth Annual International Asbestos Awareness ConferenceThe Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization has announced registration is now open for its Sixth Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference. The conference is scheduled for April 9-11, 2010 in Chicago, Ill. This annual event brings together renowned doctors, scientists, researchers and asbestos victims and their families in a united forum for asbestos awareness, education and collaboration. Each year the event coincides with national Asbestos Awareness Day, April 1.

In addition to providing educational information, advocacy support, a special remembrance ceremony and networking opportunities, each year the conference honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding work and dedication to asbestos awareness related activities. has announced this year’s honorees:

  • The Honorable Richard Durbin, United States Senator – Tribute of Hope Award
  • Dr. Hedy Kindler – Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Center for Asbestos Related Disease (), Libby, – Tribute of Unity Award
  • Fernanda Giannasi – Tribute of Inspiration Award
  • June Breit (posthumous) – The Alan Reinstein Memorial Award

At the conference, the also will announce the recipient of the Warren Zevon “Keep Me in Your Heart” Memorial Tribute.

“I’ve received countless requests for my father’s song, ‘Keep Me in Your Heart,’ to be used at memorials for asbestos victims,” said Spokesperson Jordan Zevon. Jordan is the son of Warren Zevon, acclaimed singer and songwriter, who died of mesothelioma in 2003. “You can imagine how proud it makes me to know that my father’s Grammy winning song has touched so many families, but it is bittersweet because of the nature of those requests. In his honor, I will continue to work with to ban asbestos to spare future generations from the same fate.”

“As we get closer to a full asbestos ban, we are encouraged, yet simultaneously reminded that the reverberations of asbestos exposure can last decades,” said Linda Reinstein, Co-Founder and Executive Director of . “Our annual conferences drive home the importance of the need for increased awareness, education and research.”

Additional conference details are available on the ADAO web site, and online registration is available at http://www.adao.eventbrite.com.

The International Asbestos Awareness Conference is made possible with the support and collaborative efforts of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS).