11th Annual ADAO International Asbestos Awareness Conference – Where Knowledge and Action Unite” – April 17 – 19, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

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FRIDAY, April 17, 2015

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM Private Family Washington, D.C. Trolley Tour & Lunch (Invitation Only)
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Private Speaker, Honoree, and Sponsor Dinner (Invitation Only)
SATURDAY, April 18, 2015 : ADAO Conference
Opening Remarks  Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH and ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:35 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks: Linda Reinstein, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization President and CEO
8:35 – 8:40 AM Arthur Frank, MD, PhD and ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair
8:40 – 8:45 AM Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH, Professorial Lecturer Dept of Environmental & Occupational Health Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University
Session I – Progress and Challenges from the Frontline (Moderator: Linda Reinstein)
9:00 – 9:10 AM Sandra Neuenschwander, Mesothelioma Warrior, “Asbestos Ruined My Son’s Life”
9:10 – 9:20 AM Dr. Richard Lemen, “Taming the Unethical Tiger”
9:20 – 9:30 AM Dr. Arthur Frank, “Asian Asbestos Absurdities: Continuing Use”
9:30 – 9:40 AM Linda Reinstein, “The Human Cost of Inaction”
9:40 – 9:50 AM Earl Dotter, “Badges: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers.”
9:50 – 10:00 AM Q & A
Session II – Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases (Moderator: Dr. Raja Flores)
10:00 – 10:10 AM Ellen Patton, Mesothelioma Warrior, “Mesothelioma Stole My Second Chance”
10:10 – 10:25 AM Professor Dean Fennell, “Oncology: Advancements and Challenges in Treating Mesothelioma
10:25 – 10:35 AM Dra. Guadalupe Aguilar Madrid, “Advancements and Challenges in Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma in Mexico
10:35 – 10:40 AM Arturo Aguilar, Trailer for “Zero Asbestos”
10:40 – 10:55 AM Dr. Robert Cameron, “Surgical: Advancements and Challenges in Treating Mesothelioma
10:55 – 11:15 AM Libby Panel, “Libby Asbestos Health Assessment”: Dr. Aubrey Miller, Dr. Brad Black and Dr. Raja Flores. Moderator: Dr. Celeste Monforton
11:15 – 11:30 AM Q & A
11:30 – 11:50 PM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jorma Rantanen, “Update on the 2014 Helsinki Criteria and Next Steps”
11:50 – 12:00 PM Q & A
12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch
Session III – Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?  (Moderator: Dr. Brad Black)
1:15 – 1:25 PM Domani Tripam, Mesothelioma Warrior, “Prevention: Finding Hope with Mesothelioma”
1:25 – 1:40 PM Mark Catlin, “Labor: Workers’ Safety Educational Outreach”
1:40 – 1:55 PM
1:55 – 2:10 PM Geoff Fary, “Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency: Progress in Safety and Management”
2:10 – 2:25 PM Patrick J. Morrison, “On the Frontline of Prevention.”
2:25 – 2:35 PM Q & A
Session IV – Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action (Moderator: Dr. Celeste Monforton)
2:35 – 2:45 PM Cameron Von St James, Mesothelioma Warrior, “Caregivers Unite”
2:45 – 3:00 PM Fernanda Giannasi, “Brazil: Safety, Management, and Policy” and Dr. Philippe Gomes Jardim, The Brazilian Labour Prosecutor’s Office
3:00 – 3:10 PM  Dra. Márcia Kamei Lopez Aliaga, The Brazilian Labour Prosecutor’s Office
3:10 – 3:15 PM Dr. Barry Castleman, “Crimes Against Humanity”
3:15 – 3:30 PM Barry Robson, ” Australian’s Asbestos Elimination Campaigns”
3:30 – 3:45 PM Dr. Yvonne Waterman, “The Rotterdam Convention”
3:45 – 4:00 PM Syed Mezab Ahmed, “Pakistan: Safety, Management, and Policy”
4:00 – 4:15 PM Heather White, “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976: The Fate of Asbestos” 
4:15 – 5:00 PM Q & A
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015: Awards and Recognition Dinner : 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Performance by Jordan Zevon, ADAO Spokesperson and Musician
Honoree Ellen Patton, Mesothelioma Patient and 2015 Alan Reinstein Award
Presenter Linda and Emily Reinstein
Honoree Dr. Jorma Rantanen, 2015 Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
Presenter Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH and ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair
Honoree Dr. Dean Fennell accepting on behalf of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig), 2015 Tribute of Hope Award
Presenter Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH, Professorial Lecturer Dept of Environmental & Occupational Health Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University
Honoree Dr. Luis Antonio Camargo De Melo, General Labour Prosecutor accepting the 2015 Tribute of Inspiration Award on behalf of the Brazilian Labour Public Ministry with Dr. Philippe Gomes Jardim, The Brazilian Labour Prosecutor’s Office, Dr. Márcia Cristina Kamei Lopes Aliaga, The Brazilian Labour Prosecutor’s Office, Rodrigo Farhat Camargo, press assessor of The Brazilian Labour Prosecutor’s Office, and Fernanda Giannasi, Associação Brasileira dos Expostos ao Amianto (ABREA)
Presenter Barry Castleman, ScD and ADAO Science Advisory Board

 

 

Honoree Amy Liebman accepting on behalf of the American Public Health Association, 2015 Tribute of Unity Award
Presenter Doug Larkin, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Co-Founder and Board Member
Honoree Sue Vento, Widow of the late Congressman Bruce Vento 2014 Warren Zevon “Keep Me In Your Heart” Award
Presenter Jordan Zevon, ADAO Spokesperson and Musician
Honoree Troi Atkinson, Warren Zevon “Keep Me In Your Heart” Award
Presenter Jordan Zevon, ADAO Spokesperson and Musician
Special Recognition Diamond Donor: Lisa Crandall
Emerald Donors: The Von St. James Family, The Gundlach Family, Jill Cagle
Sapphire Donors: Bud Vaughn and The Amento Family
Garnet Donor: Paul and Yvonne Hall
Platinum Sponsor Nathan D. Finch accepting on behalf of Motley Rice LLC
Platinum Sponsor Todd Adamitis accepting on behalf of the Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC
Gold Sponsor Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett
Silver Sponsor Annette Charlevois accepting on behalf of the Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015: Unity and Remembrance Brunch : 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Opening Remarks Dr. Richard Lemen
Keynote Speaker Sue Vento, Widow of the late Congressman Bruce Vento, “Because We Must: A Call to Collective Action”
Lou Williams, Mesothelioma Patient and Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia (ADFA) Member
Jill Cagle, Mesothelioma Warrior and Singer, “Angel by Your Side” by Francessca Batistelli
Troi Atkinson, Mesothelioma Warrior and Performer, “I’m Not Ready Yet”
Candle Lighting, Ellen Tunkelrott, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Board Member