ADAO 12th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference
Where Knowledge and Action Unite
April 8 – 10, 2016
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott in Washington D.C.
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Posted on February 15, 2016

Keynote SpeakersThe Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is proud to present a new weekly series “Meet the Speakers, Honorees, and Leadership,” which will highlight esteemed participants of our highly-anticipated 12th Annual International Asbestos Awareness & Prevention Conference!  The ADAO Conference, which will take place on April 8-10, 2016 in Washington, D.C., combines nearly 40 expert opinions, victims’ stories, and new technological advancements from more than 10 countries into one united voice raising awareness about asbestos.  ADAO is the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases.  Register Here Today

This week, we are honored to introduce our 2016 Keynote Speakers, Paul Brodeur and Eudice Goldberg, MD.

2016 ADAO Conference Keynote Speakers:

Saturday: Paul Brodeur, Awarding-winning Investigative Journalist and Author of Expendable Americans and Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos Industry on Trial

Sunday: Eudice Goldberg, MD, Pediatrician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and co-founder of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF), Canada


pbheadshotPaul Brodeur was a staff writer at The New Yorker for nearly 40 years. During that time, he wrote the first major account of the health hazards associated with exposure to asbestos, as well as many other articles on the subject. This work won the National Magazine Award, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award, and awards from the American Association of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. Brodeur has also received recognition for writing pioneering articles about chemical depletion of the ozone layer, and the health hazards of exposure to microwave radiation and the electromagnetic fields given off by power lines. His short stories have appeared in many magazines, and he has published more than a dozen books, including several novels. Among them is The Stunt Man, which was made into a film starring Peter O’Toole. His most recent work is an historical novel titled, The Scout’s Account: In the Shadow of the Mayflower, which tells the story of 17th Century New England from the point of view of a Native American.


IMG_6882Dr. Eudice Goldberg is the co-founder and vice president of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF). She and her sons developed a charitable foundation to help patients and families affected by mesothelioma in Canada. She did this initially to commemorate her partner, Arthur Konviser, who lost his battle against peritoneal mesothelioma in 2005. She presently chairs the Board of Directors of the CMF. In addition to her work with the CMF, Dr. Goldberg has been the inaugural Division Head and then Program Director for the Division of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, and is presently a staff physician in the Division. She also chaired the Exam Board in her subspecialty at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is currently immediate past chair.


Check back next week for the second “Meet the Speakers and Honorees” blog featuring to our conference Honorees.

In unity,


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