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2009 ADAO Conference, Manhattan Beach

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Opening Session
8:30-8:40 Welcome: Linda Reinstein, ADAO Executive Director and Co-Founder
8:40-8:45 Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD
8:45-8:50 Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH
8:50-8:55 Michael Harbut, MD, MPH, FCCP
8:55-9:00 Laurie Kazan-Allen, Founder and Coordinator, IBAS
Session I Prevention, Still Our Only Cure
Chair: Michael Harbut
9:00-9:15 9/11 Monitoring and Libby CARD Programs
Stephen Levin, MD
9:15-9:30 Preventing Asbestos Exposure in Your Home, Workplace and Beyond
Brent Kynoch
9:30-9:40 2009 Update: ADAO Product Testing Report
Paul Zygielbaum, ADAO Project Manager, Mesothelioma Patient
9:40-9:50 2009 Update: Asbestos Under the Steps of the U.S. Capitol
John Thayer, former U.S.Tunnel Worker Supervisor
9:50-10:05 Protecting Workers Safety and Health: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
Margaret Seminario, Director of Safety and Health, AFL-CIO
10:05-10:20 Panel Q&A
Moderator: Arthur L. Frank
Session II Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of ARD
Chair: Dr. Richard Lemen
10:40-11:00 Non-malignant Asbestos-Related Disease  
Michael Harbut, MD, MPH, FCCP
11:00-11:20 Malignant Mesothelioma
Robert Cameron, MD
11:20-11:40 Making the Case for Palliative Care in Mesothelioma
Dr. Helen Clayson
11:40-12:10 ADAO Award Presentation
12:10-12:40 Pulitzer Prizes
Session III Patient and Family Resources and Support
Chair: Dr. Richard Lemen
1:45-2:00 Taming Diagnosis and Treatment Chaos
Linda Reinstein, ADAO Executive Director and Co-Founder
2:00-2:10 Building Your Resource Community
Jill Vaughn, ADAO, ACOR Representative and Mesothelioma Survivor
2:10-2:25 Panel Q&A
Moderator: Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD
Session IV Global Advocacy and the Continuing Crisis
Chair: Dr. Arthur L. Frank
2:25-2:35 Asbestos Crisis in South Africa
Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH Assistant Surgeon General (Ret.) ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair
2:35-2:45 Asbestos Disease and Death in the Kgalagadi District Municipality of South Africa
Sarah Mereeothle, RN
2:45-3:00 The Rotterdam Convention, World Bank, and Other International Issues
Barry Castleman, ScD, Environmental Consultant
3:00-3:15 Asbestos and Its Victims in Germany: Challenges of an Occupational Epidemic
Joachim Rösler, MD, MPH, Germany
3:15-3:25 India, The Asbestos Time Bomb
Laurie Kazan-Allen, International Ban Asbestos Secretariat
3:25-3:40 Panel Q&A
Moderator: Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD
Concluding Session
3:40-4:20 Open Forum Q&A
4:20-4:40 Jordan Zevon and Jordan Summers Performance
4:40-5:00 Linda Reinstein, Dr. Michael Harbut, and Laurie Kazan-Allen