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2007 ADAO Conference, Philadelphia

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Session I Introduction
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Conference Goals
Arthur L. Frank, MD, Chair, Department of Environment and Occupational Health, Drexel University School of Public Healthy and ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair
8:50 a.m. ADAO Sponsor and Committee Message
Linda Reinstein, Executive Director and Cofounder, ADAO, and Mesothelioma Widow
Session II Prevention
9:00 a.m. Asbestos Exposure – the Workplace and Beyond
Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH, Assistant Surgeon General (retired); Former Deputy Director of NIOSH; Co-Chair, ADAO Science Advisory Board
9:45 a.m. Asbestos in the Environment: Public Health Issues and Concerns
Aubrey K. Miller, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Officer & Toxicologist, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
10:10 a.m. Putting the Media to Work for Workers
Jonathan Bennett, Public Affairs Director, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)
10:40 a.m. All Dollars and No Sense: Public Health Versus Corporate Profit
Sharry Erzinger, Colorado State Representative, ADAO
10:50 a.m. U.S. Capitol: Blind Oversight of Workplace Hazards
John E. Thayer, Supervisor, Power Plant Tunnel Shop, Office of the Architect of the Capitol
11:15 a.m. ADAO Award Presentations
11:45 a.m. World Health Organization: Tackling a Global Problem with Global Solutions
Peter Orris, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, Professor and Director Occupational Health Service Institute, University of Illinois
12:10 a.m. Year in Review
Jordan Zevon, National Spokesperson, ADAO
Session III Detection and Treatment
Chair: Linda Reinstein
1:20 p.m. Asbestos’s Feminine Side: The New Patient Profile
Linda Reinstein, Executive Director Cofounder, ADAO and Mesothelioma Widow
1:30 p.m. Early Screening for Lung Cancer
Albert Miller, MD, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine and Community and Preventitve Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1:45 p.m. Deciphering the WTC 9/11 Numbers
Stephen M. Levin, MD, Director, Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational Environmental Medicine
2:00 p.m. Overview of Nonmalignant Diseases: Detection and Treatment
Michael R. Harbut, MD, MPH, FCCP, Co-Director, Karmanos Cancer Institute National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers; Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
2:15 p.m. Overview of Malignant Diseases: Detection and Treatment
Anil Vachani, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Dvision, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2:30 p.m. Overcoming Trauma: The Patient and The Family
Brad Black, MD, Medical Director, Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD)
3:00 p.m. From Crisis to Control
Kimberly Rowse, RN, Clinical Coordinator, Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD)
Tanis Hernandez, MSW, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD)
3:30 p.m. Coping with Cancer
Mary Hesdorffer, BSN NP, Assistant Director Mesothelioma Center Clinical research, Columbia University Medical Center
3:45 p.m. End of Life Issues: Hospice, Autopsy, the Law and Emotions
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD, Keck School of Medicine, USC and Board Member of ADAO
Session IV Action: International Panel – Asbestos Legacy: U.S., Canada, India & World
Chair: Laurie Kazan-Allen
4:15 p.m. The View from Canada
Patrick Martin, Member of Parliament, Canadian House of Commons
4:30 p.m. The View from the U.S.
Barry Castleman, ScD, Environmental Consultant
4:45 p.m. The Action on Asbestos: A Global Overview
Laurie Kazan-Allen, Coordinator, International Ban Asbestos Secretariat