10th Annual ADAO International Asbestos Awareness Conference
“Where Knowledge and Action Unite”
April 4 – 6, 2014
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Conference Agenda
FRIDAY, April 4, 2014
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM Private Family Washington, D.C. Tour (Invitation Only)
6:00 – 8:30 PM Private Speaker, Honoree, and Sponsor Dinner (Invitation Only)
SATURDAY, April 5, 2014
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks: Linda Reinstein, ADAO President/CEO and Co-Founder
8:40 – 8:50 AM Dr. Richard Lemen and Dr. Arthur Frank
8:50 – 9:00 AM Michael Bradley, Mesothelioma Patient, “Asbestos Ruined My Life”
Session I Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases (Chairperson: Christine Oliver, M.D.)
9:00 – 9:10 AM Linda Reinstein, “Where Knowledge and Action Unite”
9:10 – 9:15 AM Lisa Rahe Thompson, “Honoring, Remembering and Giving”
9:15 – 9:20 AM Lou Williams, “I Will Not Die in Vain”
9:20 – 9:30 AM Dr. Richard Lemen, “ADAO: A Decade of Progress”
9:30 – 9:40 AM Dr. Arthur Frank, “Global Update from the Front Lines”
9:40 – 9:55 AM Dr.Christopher Weis & Dr. Aubrey Miller, “Protecting Public Health with Prevention”
9:55 – 10:10 AM Dr. David Egilman,“Asbestos: The History of Corporate Corruption” 
10:10 – 10:25 AM Dr. Joachim Rosler, “Germany: New Trends in Surveillance and Treatment”
10:25 – 10:40 AM Dr. Ken Takahashi, “Asian Asbestos Initiative for the Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases”
10:40 – 10:55 AM Dr. Steven Markowitz, “Early Detection of Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer: CT Screening”
10:55 – 11:05 AM Q & A
11:05-11:35 AM Keynote Speaker: Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris Lushniak, Acting U.S. Surgeon General
11:35 AM – 12:35 PM Lunch
Session II Patients and Caregivers: Navigating the Medical Maze (Chairperson: Paul Zygielbaum)
12:35 – 12:45 PM Ann Samuelson, “From Grief to Empowerment”
12:45 – 1:00 PM Dr. Christine Oliver, “Exposed to Asbestos: What’s Next?”
1:00 – 1:15 PM Barbara Catlin, “Coping with Grief on the Road to Healing”
1:15 – 1:25 PM Q & A
Session III Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do? (Chairperson: Brad Black, M.D.)
1:25 – 1:35 PM Ellen Patton, “Mesothelioma Patients Speak Up and Out”
1:35 – 1:50 PM Dr. Celeste Monforton, “Asbestos: When Regulations Fail to Protect”
1:50 – 2:05 PM Heather White, “The Toxic Dump and TSCA Reform”
2:05 – 2:20 PM Dr. James Webber, “Asbestos Fibers: What You Can’t See Can Kill”
2:20 – 2:35 PM Dr. Jim Melius, “Current Aspects of Asbestos Exposure and Prevention”
2:35 – 2:50 PM Sinem Kankotan, Turkish Delegate
2:50 – 3:05 PM Syed Mezab Ahmed, Pakistani Delegate
3:05 – 3:15 PM Panel Q & A
Session IV Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action (Chairperson: Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH)
3:15 – 3:25 PM Marilyn Amento, “A Decade of Asbestos Advocacy”
3:25 – 3:40 PM Bill Ravanesi, “Breath Taken: The Landscape and Biography of Asbestos”
3:40 – 3:55 PM Barry Robson, “Australia: from Wittenoom to the Rotterdam Convention”
3:55 – 4:10 PM Dr. Barry Castleman, U.S., “Campaign to Get Yale to Rescind Honorary Degree to Convicted Asbestos Billionaire”
4:10 – 4:25 PM Fernanda Giannasi, “Brazil: Protecting Workers and Families”
4:25 – 4:40 PM Association Nationale de Défense des Victimes de l’Amiante (ANDEVA) Delegate, “France: Bringing the World Together”
4:40 – 4:55 PM Yvonne Waterman, Netherlands, “EU Ban Asbestos History and Policy”
Q & A
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014: Awards and Recognition Dinner, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Congressman Henry Waxman, Tribute of Hope Honoree
Dr. David Egilman, Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Dr. Ken Takahashi, Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Bill Ravanesi, Tribute of Inspiration
Association Nationale de Défense des Victimes de l’Amiante (ANDEVA), Tribute of Unity Honoree
Congressman Bruce Vento, Warren Zevon “Keep Me in Your Heart” Honoree presented to Susan Vento
Janelle Bedel, Alan Reinstein Honoree, posthumously
Heather Von St. James, Alan Reinstein Honoree
Lou Williams, Alan Reinstein Honoree
2014 ADAO Special Recognition Awards
Michael Bradley, The Valor Award 
ADAO Science Advisory Board
ADAO Leadership and Volunteers
2014 Sponsorship Recognition
2014 Sponsorship Recognition
Platinum Sponsors
Motley Rice LLC accepted by Anne Kearse
The Simmons Law Firm accepted by Perry Browder
Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C. accepted by Jessica Dean
Silver Sponsor
Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen accepted by Annette Charlevois
9:30 PM Conclusion
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014: Unity and Remembrance Brunch, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
9:30 AM Brunch Begins
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Richard Lemen
Susan Vento, Keynote Speaker, “Because We Must:  A Call to Collective Action”
Heather Von St. James, “The Power in Our Voices” 
Performance by Jill Cagle, “Blessings” (written by Laura Story)
Candle Lighting led by Ellen Tunkelrott
 11:30 AM Conclusion