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ADAO is excited to present the 2019 weekly “Meet the Speakers, Honorees, and Artists” blog series ahead of our 15th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference. This series, which will highlight a new individual or organization each week, will introduce you to our esteemed speakers, honorees, and ADAO leadership. We are so grateful for the support of these dedicated individuals who sacrifice their own time and resources to attend and share their knowledge with our community.

As the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated to preventing and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases, ADAO hopes that this year’s conference will be even more powerful than those of years past. We look forward to sharing the stories of our conference speakers and honorees with you, and to welcoming you to our 15th Annual Asbestos Awareness & Prevention Conference April 5-7, 2019 in Washington, D.C.!


Blog Schedule:

Week 1: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Meet the Session 1 Speakers – Earl Dotter, Dr. Arthur Frank, Dr. Richard Lemen, Dr. Steven Markowitz, Raeleen Minchuk, Mavis Nye, and Linda Reinstein

Week 2: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Meet the Session 2 Speakers – Eduardo Algranti, Dr. Daniela Degiovanni, Geoff and Karen Grant, Dr. Jacqueline Moline, and Dr. Christine Oliver

Week 3: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Meet the Session 3 Speakers – Dr. Eula Bingham, Julie Gundlach, Tim Keane, Bev Messinger, John Newquist, Louie Palu, Tony Rich, and Robert Sussman

Week 4: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Meet the Session 4 Speakers – Dr. Olawale Bakare, Dr. Barry Castleman, Alec Farquhar, Fernanda Giannasi, Courtney Davis Hissong, and Dr. Gopal Krishna

Week 5: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Meet the Session 5 Speakers – Felipe Rico Atara, Mark Catlin, Zack Johnson, Daniel Lambo, Conor B. Lewis, and Paolo Monico

Week 6: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Meet the Sunday Unity and Remembrance Brunch Speakers – Marilyn Amento, Dr. Barry Castleman, Jill Cagle, Kim Cecchini, Ellen Costa, Dr. Richard Lemen, and Heather Von St. James

Week 7: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Meet the Keynote Speaker, David Michaels, Andrew Schneider Memorial Lecturer, David McCumber, and Artist, Jordan Zevon,

Week 8: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Meet the Honorees – 

In unity,


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