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Since 2005, ADAO’s annual conference has brought together experts, survivors, unions, and lawmakers from nearly 20 countries to connect and share the latest education, advocacy, and community support efforts.
This year’s academic conference features many experts from around the world; and is the only annual asbestos conference dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases. Attendees have a unique opportunity to connect with the leaders and influencers in the asbestos prevention community, as well as victims and family members sharing in the fight against asbestos—turning anger into action.
ADAO is the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated to preventing and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases.
Conference Event Schedule
FRIDAY, April 5
12:00 pm – 1:00: March for Justice and Remembrance
For non-marchers 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Trolley Tour and Lunch
For marchers 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Trolley Tour and Lunch
Casual Dinner 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SATURDAY, April 6
Continental Breakfast and Conference Check-In
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Session 1: Progress and Challenges from the Frontline
Session 2: Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma Asbestos-Related Diseases
Session 3: Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?
Session 4: Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action
Session 5: Art and Advocacy
“Meet the Artists” Reception and Awards Dinner ($100.00 – RSVP Required)
6:00 – 6:30 pm: “Meet the Artists” Reception
6:30 – 9:00 pm: 15th Anniversary Gala and Awards Ceremony
SUNDAY, April 7
Unity and Remembrance Brunch
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- $175.00 Friday Activity, Saturday Conference, and Sunday Unity Remembrance Brunch: Patients, Caregivers, and Students
- $350.00 Friday Activity, Saturday Conference, and Sunday Unity Remembrance Brunch: Professionals
- $100.00 Saturday Awards Dinner Only
A limited number of rooms at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel (2800 Potomac Avenue) will be available at a discounted group rate.
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization reserves the right to decline registrations.
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, does not make legal referrals.