2013 GAAW ADAO FinalGlobal Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) from April 1 – 7, 2013

Schedule for Global Asbestos Awareness Week. Please note that the links included in the below schedule will not be live until the date listed.

April 1: Linda Reinstein, “7 Facts for 7 Days” and open with Candlelight Vigil to honor the Warriors fighting asbestos disease and remember those we have lost.

April 2: Dr. Richard Lemen, “Asbestos: What Is It?” ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair explains where asbestos is found and who might be in danger of being exposed.

April 3: Dr. Arthur Frank, “Why Is Asbestos Bad for My Health?” ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair shares information about what you should do if you are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.

April 4: 2013 Statement from the U.S. Surgeon General.  Surgeon General Regina Benjamin stated “all Americans to learn about the dangers of asbestos exposure and to understand the steps they can take to protect their health.”

April 5: Renae Desai and Linda Reinstein “Share Your Story: The Power of Community” 

April 6: Dr. V. Courtney Broaddus, ”Partnering for Prevention,” ADAO works with individuals, organizations, and institutions around the world. Seven countries were represented at our 2013 conference. We are proud to feature Dr. Courtney Broaddus’s slide presentation Asbestos and its Toxic Relationship to the Pleura: Update and Future Concerns, which addresses the impact of asbestos from the US to Canada to Turkey to Australia. V. Courtney Broaddus, MD is currently the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the San Francisco General Hospital and the John F. Murray Distinguished Professor of Medicine.

April 7: Linda Reinstein, “Taking Education to the Digital Streets every Sunday for #BanAsbestosNow Action” and close with Candlelight Vigil to honor the Warriors fighting asbestos disease and remember those we have lost, as we finish Global Asbestos Awareness Week in unity.

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