ADAO 2013 Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference Agenda 

“The Asbestos Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment”

Conference Agenda

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
11:30 – 3:00 PM Private U.S. Capitol Luncheon & Tour for Family, Patients & Caregivers (By Invitation Only)
11:45 – 1:30 PM U.S. Capitol Tour for Speakers, Honorees, Sponsors & Distinguished Guests (By Invitation Only)
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 – 9:00 AM Dr. Richard Lemen, Dr. Arthur Frank, Brent Kynoch, and Christine Winter
Session I Medical Advancements: Diagnosis and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases (Chairperson: Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH)
9:00 – 9:10 AM Linda Reinstein, ADAO President/CEO and Co-Founder, The Global Asbestos Struggle: Progress and Challenges
9:10 – 9:20 AM Meagan Jensen, The Unacknowledged Hazard
9:20 – 9:30 AM Dr. Richard Lemen, The Role of Government in Preventing Asbestos Exposure
9:30 – 9:40 AM Dr. Arthur Frank, Asia: Diagnosing and Treating Asbestos-Related Disease
9:40 – 9:55 AM Dr. Paul Demers, Latest Findings from the UN International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
9:55 – 10:10 AM Dr. Christine Oliver, Medical Monitoring, Screening, and Surveillance of Asbestos-Exposed Groups
10:10 – 10:25 AM Dr. Brad Black, Update from the Center for Asbestos-Related Disease (CARD)
10:25 – 10:40 AM Dr. Laura Welch, Occupational Exposure: Reducing Workers’ Risk
10:40 – 10:50 AM Q & A
10:50 – 11:20 AM Dr. Aubrey Miller, Keynote Speaker, Asbestos in the Environment and Workplace: Public Health Issues and Concerns
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM Lunch
Session II Patients and Caregivers: Navigating the Medical Maze (Chairperson: Brad Black, MD)
12:20 – 12:30 PM Kristin Samuelson, Asbestos: Toward the Global Ban of a Mineral That Kills
12:30 – 12:45 PM Eleanor Ericson, RN, BSN, CCRN and Lisa Hyde-Barrett, RN, Patient Advocacy: From the Hospital to the Home
12:45 – 1:00 PM Elizabeth Ness, NCI: Understanding Clinical Trials
1:00 – 1:15 PM Linda Reinstein, ADAO President/CEO and Co-Founder, Supportive Resources in the Mesothelioma Community Survey
1:15 – 1:25 PM Q & A
Session III Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do? (Chairperson: Linda Reinstein)
1:25 – 1:35 PM John Thayer, The Real Story: Asbestos under the Steps of the Capitol
1:35 – 1:50 PM Brent Kynoch, Preventing Do-It-Yourself Home Exposure
1:50 – 2:05 PM Tony Rich, “Occupational Exposure: Asbestos – Still a Present Danger”
2:05 – 2:20 PM Sean Fitzgerald, Hidden Catastrophe Behind Disasters:  New Information to Reduce Environmental Asbestos Exposure
2:20 – 2:35 PM Tom Laubenthal, OSHA Violations: Asbestos Regulation in America
2:35 – 2:50 PM Dr. Charles Levenstein, Lessons Learned from AHERA: Asbestos Management in Schools
2:50 – 3:05 PM Jim Millette, Consumer Exposure: Buyers Beware
3:05 – 3:15 PM Panel Q & A
Session IV Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action (Chairperson: Arthur Frank, MD, PhD)
3:15 – 3:25 PM Emily Reinstein, Asbestos Victims: From Our Homes to the Hill
3:25 – 3:35 PM Jordan Zevon and Barbara McQueen, Celebrity Voices
3:35 – 3:45 PM Jill Cagle and Heather Von St. James, North America: Turning Anger to Action
3:45 – 4:00 PM Dr. Barry Castleman, Global Civil and Criminal Litigation: Trends and Judgments
4:00 – 4:15 PM Fernanda Giannasi, Brazil: From the Mines to the Courtroom
4:15 – 4:30 PM Christine Winter, United Kingdom Ban Asbestos Efforts: Where Professionals and Patients Unite
4:30 – 4:45 PM Geoff Fary, Australian Asbestos Management Review
4:45 – 4:55 PM Panel Q & A
4:55 – 5:00 PM Conclusion
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013: ADAO Awards & Recognition Dinner, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Performance by Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson
2013 Awards Ceremony
U.S. Representative Lois Capps, Tribute of Hope Award  Video Acceptance (Presenter: Dr. Richard Lemen)
Dr. Celeste Monforton, Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award (Presenter: Dr. David Michaels)
Karen Banton, Tribute of Inspiration Award (Presenter: Ann Samuelson)
The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Tribute of Unity Award (Presenter: Dr. Arthur Frank)
Rob Cagle, Alan Reinstein Award (Presenter: Linda Reinstein)
Mavis Nye, Alan Reinstein Award  Video Acceptance (Presenter: Linda Reinstein)
2013 Recognition Ceremony
Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson
Herman Hamilton, ADAO Executive Assistant
The Raye Family, Diamond Donor
Baron & Budd, P.C., 2013 Platinum Sponsor
Motley Rice LLC, 2013 Platinum Sponsor
Simmons Law Firm, LLC,  2013 Platinum Sponsor
Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Strauss
 The Nemeroff Law Firm, 2013 Silver Sponsors
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013: Unity and Remembrance Brunch, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
9:30 AM Brunch Begins
10:00 AM Program Begins
Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dr. Richard Lemen
Karen Banton, Keynote Speaker, We Are Not Victims, We Are Victors
Lou Williams, Mesothelioma Warriors Unite
Dr. Brad Black, Stephen M. Levin Foundation
Performance by Jill Cagle, Blessings (written by Laura Story)
Candle Lighting led by Ellen Costa
 11:30 AM Conclusion