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 National Asbestos Awareness Week
April 1 - 7
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Join us again on April 7th at 6:00 pm PST  and light a candle for victims throughout the United States and around the world.
In Unity, Hope and Remembrance of those we love.  A time to remember those we will never forget.
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AAD Speakers
Laurie Kazan-Allen
Dr. Robert Cameron Dr. Barry Castleman
Dr. Helen Clayson 
Mayor Portia P. Cohen, City of Manhattan Beach
Dr. Arthur Frank
Dr. Freddi Segal - Gidan
Dr. Mike Harbut
Brent Kynoch
Dr. Richard Lemen
Dr. Stephen Levin
TC McNamara
Sara Mereeotlhe
Linda Reinstein
Dr. Joachim A. Roesler 
Andrew Schneider
Peg Seminario 
Jordan Summer 
John Thayer
Jill Vaughn
Jordan Zevon
Paul Zygielbaum 
Event Chairperson
Bonnie Diana
Science Advisory Board
 Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD  
Richard Lemen, PhD,   MSPH
National Spokesperson
 Jordan Zevon
Speaker Liaison and Remembrance Service
 Sharry Erzinger
Registration & Program
 Margy Urnberg
Agenda & Sponsorship
 Linda Reinstein
Executive Assistant
 Herman Hamilton
 Doug Larkin
Registration Assistant
 Kate Diana
International Liaison Caitlin Burton
Speaker Assistant
 Emily Reinstein
 Ellen Tunkelrott
Manhattan Beach Liaison
Debbie Granow 
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Dr. Michael Harbut
Cynthia Noraian
Patricia Ellis
Linda Remington
International Ban Asbestos Secretariat
Laurie Kazan-Allen
5th Asbestos Awareness Day Conference
AAD Conference was a huge success!
 The 5th Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference received rave reviews from the 125-plus participants, speakers, honorees, and volunteers who convened over the weekend in Manhattan Beach, California. They called it, "Inspirational."  And, "Amazing."  Said one, "I go to similar conferences all the time.  This weekend had a very different, remarkable feeling."  Declared another, "We were awed and felt the love of the ADAO community all weekend."
The event, made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, brought together anti-asbestos advocates from across the United States and from Germany, England, and South Africa in a call to action to prevent, detect, and treat asbestos-related diseases.
The meeting provided a forum where leaders in the field could share their invaluable knowledge and experience, and on Saturday, an international panel of speakers addressed topics including prevention; advances in diagnosis and treatment of ARD; patient and family resources and support; and global advocacy. In a rare public appearance, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider (whose series of articles in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer broke the story of the asbestos contamination in Libby, Montana) served as keynote speaker.
Other conference highlights included musical performances by ADAO National Spokesperson Jordan Zevon and fellow entertainer Jordan Summers, a Sunday Remembrance Brunch in honor of loved ones lost to asbestos disease, and the presentation of awards for distinguished contributions to the fight against asbestos.
ADAO sincerely appreciates our Partners, Speakers, Corporate and Educational Sponsors and of course, our volunteers, who made our conference possible.  
We encourage you all to join us in the observance of the 5th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week beginning  tomorrow, April 1 through April 7. 
In unity, The ADAO Volunteers

2009 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Day Honorees
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, was presented with the Tribute of Hope Award for her steadfast commitment and determination to ban asbestos.

Margaret Seminario, AFL/CIO received the Tribute of Unity Award for the union's global work to unite, educate and empower asbestos victims and workers. 
Dr. Stephen Levin, was 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.

Pralhad Malvadkar and Raghunath Manwar were presented with the Tribute of Inspiration Award for being a bridge of hope and strength to victims of asbestos exposure in India and worldwide.
Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley, PLC  
Simmons Cooper, LLC  
The Law Office of Roger G. Worthington, P.C.
Baron and Budd, P.C.
Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss, LLC
DeLuca & Nemeroff, LLP
Richard, Patrick, Westbrook and Brickman, LLC

Belluck & Fox, LLP
Hartley Law LLC

Waters & Kraus, LLP 

Paul & Hanley LLP
Mundy & Singley LLP
Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC
Firm donations fund ADAO educational programs.
Meet and Greet
  Environmental Information Association 
Conference Luncheon
Paul and Michelle Zygielbaum

Remembrance Brunch
The John McNamara Foundation