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ADAO is the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases. We eagerly look forward to seeing everyone in Washington, D.C. in April!

2019 Asbestos Awareness Conference Honorees and Keynote Speakers Include:

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. will be recognized with The Tribute of Hope Award for his steadfast commitment to awareness, prevention, and policy to eliminate asbestos-related diseases.

ADAO Conference Honorees from 2005 – 2018 will be recognized with The Tribute of Unity Award for their relentless efforts to protect public health, ban asbestos, and increase public awareness about the danger of asbestos.

The Canadian Ban Asbestos Heroes: Victims, Activists, Trade Unions, and Lawmakers, will be recognized with The Tribute of Inspiration Award for their unwavering commitment to ending the scourge of asbestos in Canada.

Dr. Eula Bingham will be honored with The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her tireless dedication to increasing awareness and prevention efforts to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases.

Dr. Daniela Degiovanni will be recognized with The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her tireless dedication to increasing awareness and prevention efforts to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases.

Dr. Steven Markowitz will be recognized with The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of histireless dedication to increasing awareness and prevention efforts to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases.

Dr. David Michaels will deliver the Saturday Keynote Address.

David McCumber will deliver The Andrew Schneider Memorial Lecture.

Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart honorees from 2010 – 2017 will be recognized for helping ADAO raise awareness and action for mesothelioma and asbestos-caused disease prevention.

  • 2017 | Quincy Jones
  • 2016 | Clarence Borel, honored posthumously
  • 2015 | Troi Atkinson
  • 2014 | Congressman Bruce Vento, honored posthumously
  • 2013 | Jordan Zevon
  • 2012 | Actor Steve McQueen, honored posthumously
  • 2011 | Ron Cyrus, honored posthumously
  • 2010 | Army Archerd, honored posthumously

Harminder Bains will be recognized with The Alan Reinstein Award for her commitment to education, advocacy, and providing support to countless patients and families.

Courtney Davis Hissong will be recognized with The Alan Reinstein Award for her commitment to education, advocacy, and providing support to countless patients and families.

Conor Lewis and Zack Johnson will be recognized with The Alan Reinstein Award for their commitment to education, advocacy, and providing support to countless patients and families.

Daniel Lambo will be recognized with The Alan Reinstein Award for his commitment to education, advocacy, and providing support to countless patients and families.

Paolo Monico will be recognized with The Alan Reinstein Award for his commitment to education, advocacy, and providing support to countless patients and families.

2019 The Tribute of Unity Award Honorees

  • The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
    • 2018 | Jock McCulloch, honored posthumously
    • 2018 | Dr. Jukka Takala
    • 2017 | Dr. Raja Flores
    • 2017 | Dr. Marie-Claude Jaurand
    • 2017 | Dr. Bruce Robinson
    • 2016 | Dr. Phillip Landrigan
    • 2016 | Dr. L. Christine Oliver
    • 2015 | Dr. Jorma Rantanen
    • 2014 | Dr. David Egilman
    • 2014 | Dr. Ken Takahashi
    • 2013 | Dr. Celeste Monforton
    • 2012 | Dr. Arthur Frank
    • 2012 | Dr. Richard Lemen
    • 2011 | Dr. Guadalupe Aguilar Madrid
    • 2010 | Dr. Hedy Kindler
    • 2009 | Dr. Stephen Levin
    • 2008 | Dr. Barry Castleman
    • 2007 | Dr. Michael Harbut
    • 2006 | Dr. Paul Brodeur
    • 2006 | Dr. Yasunosuke Suzuki
  • The Tribute of Unity Award
    • 2018 | The Environmental Working Group (EWG)
    • 2017 | Associação Brasileira Dos Expostos Ao Amianto (ABREA)
    • 2016 | Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
    • 2015 | American Public Health Association (APHA)
    • 2014 | National Association for the Defense of Asbestos Victims (Andeva)
    • 2013 | International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
    • 2012 | Associazione Familiari Vittime Amianto (AFEVA)
    • 2011 | Environmental Information Association
    • 2010 | Center of Asbestos Related Disease (CARD)
    • 2009 | Peg Seminario, AFL/CIO
    • 2008 | Canadian Auto Workers
    • 2007 | Patrick Martin, Member of Canadian Parliament
    • 2006 | James Fite
    • 2005 | Laurie Kazan-Allen
  • Tribute of Hope
    • 2018 | Senator Jeff Merkley
    • 2018 | Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
    • 2017 | Senator Jon Tester
    • 2016 | The Collegium Ramazzini
    • 2015 | International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig)
    • 2014 | Congressman Henry Waxman
    • 2013 | Congresswoman Lois Capps
    • 2012 | Congressman Steve Cohen
    • 2011 | Max Baucus
    • 2010 | Senator Richard Durbin
    • 2009 | Senator Barbara Boxer
    • 2008 | Dr. Aubrey Miller
    • 2007 | Senator Patty Murray
    • 2006 | Senator Harry Reid
    • 2005 | Gayla Benefield
  • Tribute of Inspiration
    • 2018 | Patrick J. Morrison
    • 2017 | Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
    • 2016 | Earl Dotter
    • 2015 | The Brazilian Labour Public Ministry
    • 2014 | Bill Ravanesi
    • 2013 | Karen Banton
    • 2012 | Joel Shufro
    • 2011 | Sugio Furuya
    • 2010 | Fernanda Ginnasi
    • 2009 | Pralhad Malvadkar
    • 2009 | Raghunath Manwar
    • 2008 | John Thayer
    • 2007 | Paul and Michelle Zygielbaum
    • 2006 | The Honorable Chuck Strahl, Member of Parliament, Canada,
    • 2005 | Jill Vaughn
  • The Alan Reinstein Award
    • 2018 | Daniel Pineda González
    • 2018 | Eric Jonckheere
    • 2018 | Annamarie Kearns
    • 2018 | Rachel Shaneyfelt, honored posthumously
    • 2017 | The Dioguardi Family
    • 2017 | The Mattmuller Family
    • 2016 | The Amento Family
    • 2016 | Christine Winter
    • 2015 | Ellen Patton
    • 2014 | Janelle Bedel, honored posthumously
    • 2014 | Heather Von St. James
    • 2014 | Lou Williams
    • 2013 | Rob Cagle
    • 2013 | Mavis Nye
    • 2012 | Debbie Brewer
    • 2012 | Larry Davis
    • 2011 | Julie Gundlach
    • 2010 | June Briet, honored posthumously
    • 2009 | Dominick Marzicola, honored posthumously
    • 2008 | John McNamara, honored posthumously
    • 2007 | Les Skramstad, honored posthumously
  • Keynote Speakers
    • 2018 | Patrick J. Morrison
    • 2018 | Pat Martin
    • 2017 | David McCumber
    • 2017 | Jordan Zevon
    • 2016 | Paul Brodeur
    • 2016 | Dr. Eudice Goldberg
    • 2015 | Dr. Jorma Rantanen
    • 2015 | Sue Vento
    • 2014 | Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak
    • 2013 | Dr. Aubrey Miller
    • 2012 | Matt Peacock
    • 2011 | Dr. Linda Rae Murray
    • 2010 | Jordan Barab
    • 2009 | Andrew Schneider
    • 2008 | Terry Lynch
    • 2007 | Dr. Peter Orris
    • 2006 | Paul Brodeur
  • The Andrew Schneider Memorial Award
    • 2018 | Chris Graham
    • 2018 | Michael Gillard

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