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Distinguished List of Honorees at AAD Conference

Awareness. Prevention. Remembrance. Unity.
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Leading up to the April 1, 2008, observance of Asbestos Awareness Day, the 4th Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference in Detroit on March 28-30 will help provide leading edge medical, occupational, and environmental knowledge about asbestos related disease.

To register online, learn how to make a memorial gift or honor tribute, or to offer a sponsorship, visit our conference registration page.

We thank the following organizations for their generous support and collaboration in making possible ADAO's 4th Annual Asbestos Day Awareness Conference:

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS).

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Conference Program Business and Individual Tribute Opportunities

ADAO is seeking business and individual tribute donations to help defray the costs of this conference.

Business Tributes: Donors will have the opportunity place a memorial or honor tribute in the conference program. Donations are tax-deductible.

Individual Memorial or Honor Tributes: Full page, ½ page and 4-line Memorial or Honor Tributes will be printed in our 2008 AAD Conference Program.

By honoring your loved one, you make it possible to broaden public awareness.

To download the necessary forms (in PDF format), please visit our conference registration page.

Tribute form deadline is February 28, and funds will be required by March 10.
Dear Friends, 

As the New Year approaches, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is preparing to take action in 2008 to safeguard the rights of asbestos exposure victims and their families -- and support critical research -- while raising public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Register now for our 4th Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference, to be held on March 28 - 30, 2008, in Detroit. The goal of this conference is to provide the most advanced medical, occupational and environmental information available about asbestos related disease to individuals throughout the world. This conference is made possible with the support and collaborative efforts from Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS).
To register for the conference; or learn how to offer an individual memorial or honor tribute in the conference program; or to learn about how to become a sponsor, please visit our conference page.

Register Now for ADAO's Fourth Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference 

Prominent physicians, scientists, safety and health professionals and victims' advocates will present up-to-date information regarding the status of asbestos in the United States, Canada and worldwide.

Agenda Session Topics Include:

· Preventing Asbestos Exposure in Homes, Schools, Hospitals and Workplaces;

· Detecting and Treating Asbestos-Related Diseases; and

· Asbestos Victim and Family Psychosocial Support.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Brad Black; Dr. Jim Brophy; Dr. Barry Castleman; Dr. Rebecca Cline; Dr. Arthur Frank; Dr. Michael Harbut; Lyle Hargrove; Laurie Kazan-Allen; Dr. Richard Lemen; Pat Martin, Canadian Member of Parliament; Dr. Aubrey Miller; Linda Reinstein; Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel; Sari Sairanen; Dr. Warren Teel; John Thayer; Jordan Zevon; and Paul Zygielbaum.

Registration Fees:

Professionals -- $225; Students, Patients, or Caregivers -- $75; Sunday Brunch and Remembrance Service -- $25. The conference registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Sunday Brunch and Remembrance Service are additional. Organizations with 10 or more registrants will receive table recognition.


Meet and Greet with Jordan Zevon on Friday, March 28, in the Detroit Marriott at The Renaissance Center from 7 pm - 9 pm in the Cadillac Room.
Conference on Saturday, March 29 from 8 am - 5 pm at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, located at 4100 John R Street in Detroit.
Rememberance Service and Brunch on Sunday, March 30, from 9:30 am - 11:30 am at the Detroit Marriott in The Renaissance Center Joliet Room.

ADAO To Recognize Asbestos Awareness Day Award Recipients on March 29

Please join us in honoring the following list of distinguished individuals who will receive special recognition at ADAO's awards presentation on March 29, at the AAD conference.

· Aubrey K. Miller, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Officer & Toxicologist, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be presented with the Tribute of Hope Award for his quest to ban asbestos.

· The Canadian Auto Workers will receive the Tribute of Unity Award for its global work to unite, educate and empower asbestos victims, and public health workers.

. Barry Castleman, ScD, Environmental Consultant will be recognized with the Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his dedicated research into the social and medical impact asbestos has had on humankind.

· John Thayer, former U.S. Capitol Tunnel Worker Supervisor and asbestos victim will be presented with the Tribute of Inspiration Award for being a bridge to hope and strength of victims of asbestos exposure.

· John McNamara, mesothelioma victim, will be honored posthumously, with the Alan Reinstein Memorial Award for his commitment to advocacy to eradicate mesothelioma and offer support to patients and their families.

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