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For Immediate Release: January 20, 2015

ADAO Press Release

ADAO Announces 11th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference: Registration Open

Over 30 Speakers from more than 10 Countries will Join Forces to Raise Awareness about Asbestos Dangers

Los Angeles — January 20, 2015 — Today, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure justice for asbestos victims, announced its speakers and honorees for the upcoming 11th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference, entitled “Where Knowledge and Action Unite.” Registration opens today. ADAO is the only U.S. nonprofit organizing annual conferences dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases.

The conference will be held April 17-19, 2015, in Washington, DC.  More than 30 renowned medical experts and asbestos victims from more than 10 countries will speak on the latest advancements in asbestos disease prevention, treatment for mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases, and global ban asbestos advocacy. The conference will also include an Awards and Recognition Dinner and a Unity and Remembrance Brunch.

“The 2015 ADAO conference is another key milestone for progress in public health that addresses the needs of countless asbestos victims and their families who seek answers,” said Dr. Richard Lemen, retired U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair. “I am honored to again be supporting and participating in this critical event.”

“As our 11th Annual Conference grows closer, I continue to be astounded at what we can accomplish when we come together,” stated Linda Reinstein, President/CEO and Co-Founder of ADAO. “Each year, more than 107,000 people die from preventable asbestos-caused diseases. Most people can’t identify asbestos or manage the risk. Without a ban, imports continue. I am looking forward to again joining together with the dedicated ADAO supporters, experts, volunteers, victims, and their families at this highly collaborative event. As a grassroots organization, we are truly thankful for the dedication and support of our many donors and volunteers who continue to prove that knowledge is power.”

Each year, ADAO’s conference recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations from around the world that serve as a voice for asbestos victims, raising awareness and advocating for a worldwide asbestos ban.  ADAO is delighted to announce the 2015 ADAO Honorees which include: The American Public Health Association (APHA), the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig), The Brazilian Labour Public Ministry, Dr. Jorma Rantanen, Troi Atkinson, and Ellen Patton.

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About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004.  ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure.  ADAO is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy, and community.  For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.


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