Posted on May 9, 2017

2017 ADAO Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference Agenda
 FRIDAY, April 7, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ADAO Leadership Strategic Planning Meetings (By Invitation Only)
4:45 PM – 9 PM Potomac River Dinner Cruise
 SATURDAY, April 8, 2017 : ADAO Conference
Opening Remarks
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks: Linda Reinstein, ADAO President and CEO
8:40 – 8:55 AM International Mesothelioma Warrior Messages of Support: Lou Williams (AU) and Mavis  Nye (UK)
Session I – Progress and Challenges from the Frontline  (Moderator: Brad Black, MD)
8:55 – 9:05 AM Hilarie Kearns, Mesothelioma Warrior, “Staying Positive through Setbacks”
9:05 – 9:15 AM Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD; Professor of Public Health and Chair Emeritus of the Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Drexel University School of Public Health, “Anti-Asbestos Work in Developing Nations”
9:15 – 9:25 AM Linda Reinstein, ADAO President/CEO, “Progress and Challenges in Changing Political Times”
9:25 – 9:35 AM Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH; Assistant U.S. Surgeon General (Ret.) and Rear Admiral, USPHS (Ret.), “Mesothelioma, Today, Tomorrow, & Never”
9:35 – 9:50 AM Q & A
Session II – Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases (Moderator: Raja Flores, MD)
9:50 – 10:00 AM Mike Mattmuller, Mesothelioma Warrior and ADAO State Leadership Team Eastern Co-Regional Director, “Fighting for the Future”
10:00 – 10:15 AM Michael R. Harbut, MD, MPH, FCCP; Chief of the Center for Occupational and Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, “Diagnosing and Treating Asbestos-Related Diseases”
10:15 – 10:30 AM Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH; Director of the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), “Saving Lives with Low-Dose CT Screening”
10:30 – 10:45 AM Edward Emmett, MD; Professor and Director of Academic Programs in Occupational Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, “Disease Prevention: Advancements and Challenges in Outreach and Surveillance”
10:45 – 11:00 AM Marie-Claude Jaurand, PhD; Director of Research at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), “Developing Researches and their Incidence in Diagnosing and Treating”
11:00 – 11:15 AM Tracy McNew, LPN, MPA; Center for Asbestos and Related Disease (CARD), Libby, MT, “Navigating Heathcare and Maintaining Quality of Life” 
11:15 – 11:30 AM Q & A
11:30 – 12:00 PM Keynote Speaker: David McCumber, Investigative Journalist and Author of “An Air That Kills,” “Death and Duplicity: Why We All Must Keep Fighting to Ban Asbestos”
12:00 – 12:10 PM Speakers Group Picture
12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch
Session III – Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?  (Moderator: Brent Kynoch, President of Kynoch Environmental Management, US)
1:15 – 1:25 PM  Quincy Jones, Comedian and Mesothelioma Warrior, “Asbestos is Legal? You Must Be Joking…”
1:25 – 1:40 PM Claire Deacon, PhD; South Africa Occupational Safety and Health, “Preventing Legacy Exposures”
1:40 – 1:55 PM  Deirdre Fitzgerald, Inspector II, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, “Preserving the Air We Share: Asbestos Enforcement at a Local Level”
1:55 – 2:10 PM Michael Borowick; Assistant Secretary, Australia Trade Union Council (ACTU), “Prevention after an Asbestos Ban”
2:10 – 2:25 PM Mark Catlin, Occupational Health and Safety Director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), “Making TSCA Work for Workers and Families”
2:25 – 2:40 PM Peg Seminario, Safety and Health Director, AFL-CIO,”Worker Prevention Programs, Policy, and the Future”
2:40 – 2:55 PM Q & A
2:55 – 3:10 PM Break
Session IV – Education and Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action (Moderator: Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH)
3:10 – 3:20 PM Domani Tripam, US; Mesothelioma Warrior, “Be the Hero You Wish to See in the World”
3:20 – 3:35 PM Hassan Yussuff, Canada; President of the Canadian Labour Council (CAC), “Canadian Labour’s Efforts in Achieving a Federal Ban”
3:35 – 3:50 PM Barry Castleman, ScD, US; Author of the “Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects,” “Exposure Risk Beyond Factory Walls”
3:50- 4:05 PM Fernanda Giannasi, Brazil; founder of the Brazilian Association of People Exposed to Asbestos (ABREA), and João Gabriel Lopes, “Brazil: Making a Case for the Polluter-Pays Principle”
4:05 – 4:20 PM  Carmen Lima, Portugal; Waste Information Centre of Quercus, “Portugal: Safety, Management, and Policy”
4:20 – 4:35 PM  Barry Robson, Australia (VIA SKYPE); President of the Asbestos Disease Foundation of Australia (ADFA), “ASEA: Pioneering Government-Based Prevention”
4:35 – 4:50 PM Q & A
4:50 – 5:00 PM Program Concludes
 SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017: Awards and Recognition Dinner : 6:00 – 9:00 PM
6:00 – 6:30 PM Meet the Artists Signature Cocktail Reception: Earl Dotter, Quincy Jones, Paolo Monico, David McCumber, Tony Rich, and Jordan Zevon
6:30 – 9:00 PM Awards Dinner with Performance by Jordan Zevon, ADAO Spokesperson and Musician
Honoree The Dioguardi Family, 2017 Alan Reinstein Award
Honoree The Mattmuller Family, 2017 Alan Reinstein Award
Presenter Linda and Emily Reinstein
Honoree Raja Flores, MD,  2017 Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
Presenter Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD
Honoree Marie-Claude Jaurand, PhD, 2017 Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
Presenter Brad Black, MD
Honoree Bruce Robinson, MD, 2017 Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
Presenter Raja Flores, MD  
Honoree U.S. Senator Jon Tester, 2017 Tribute of Hope Award
Presenter Brad Black, MD
Honoree Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, 2017 Tribute of Inspiration Award; Accepted by: Andy Igrejas
Presenter Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD
Honoree Associação Brasileira Dos Expostos Ao Amianto (ABREA), 2017 Tribute of Unity Award; Accepted by Leonardo Amarante 
Presenter Barry Castleman, ScD
Honoree Quincy Jones, 2017 Warren Zevon “Keep Me in Your Heart” Tribute Award
Presenter Jordan Zevon, ADAO Spokesperson and Musician
Recognition Memorial Tribute to Andrew Schneider – Remarks by David McCumber
Recognition Keynote Speaker – David McCumber
Recognition Keynote Speaker – Jordan Zevon
Diamond Donor Lisa Crandall
Emerald Donor Missy Dorsey Bowles
Emerald Donor Patti Brozek and Tony Rich
Emerald Donor Daniel Cunningham Memorial Donations
Emerald Donor The Kearns Family
Emerald Donor The Neuenschwander Family
Emerald Donor The Von St. James Family
Sapphire Donor Renee Chicoine
Sapphire Donor The Mattmuller Family
Sapphire Donor The Fitzgerald Family
Sapphire Donor Kathryn Crandall
Garnet Donor Mark Catlin
Garnet Donor Paul & Yvonne Hall
Platinum Sponsor Motley Rice, LLC; Accepting: Anne Kearse
Platinum Sponsor Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC; Accepting: Perry Browder
Gold Sponsor Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C.; Accepting: Erin Nowell
Silver Sponsor Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen; Accepting: Annette Charlevois
 SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017: Unity and Remembrance Brunch : 9:30 – 11:30 AM (Moderator: Ellen Costa, 2017 ADAO Conference Coordinator, Strategy Consultant at Wells Fargo, US)
  Linda Reinstein, ADAO CEO/President, US
  Ellen Costa, ADAO Board Member
  Keynote Speaker: Jordan Zevon, “Making Messages Sing with Art and Advocacy”
  Paolo Monico, Screening of “The Mother,” “Putting a Spotlight on Asbestos Awareness through Film”
  Jill Cagle, Mesothelioma Widow and Singer, Performing “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
  Candle Lighting, Ellen Tunkelrott, ADAO Board Member
  Program Concludes