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Dates to Remember

  • AAD 5th Annual Conference — Mar 27-29
  • Asbestos Awareness Day — Apr 1
  • Asbestos Awareness Week — April 1-7
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  • Labor Day — Sep 4
  • Warren Zevon — Sep 7
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6th Annual International Asbestos
Awareness Day Conference

April 9 – 11, 2010

Marriott Renaissance Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive , Chicago , Illinois

Global Mission : Action to Prevent, Detect and Treat Asbestos-Related Diseases

Science and Technology Proves Asbestos is a Carcinogen 

On-line Conference Registration - Click Here
ADAO AAD Conference Page - Click Here
Marriott Renaissance Hotel Reservations: Click Here
2010 AAD Conference Press Release (PDF) - Click Here
ADAO AAD Flyer for more information (PDF) - Click Here

AAD Family Tributes Form - Click Here
ADAO AAD Sponsorship Proposal - Click Here


Conference Agenda (PDF) - Click Here

Friday, April 9
New! Private Gathering before the Meet & Greet for Family, Patients, & Caregivers Only - Support & Conference Welcome
5 - 6 p.m.

Meet and Greet with Jordan Zevon
7– 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 10
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 11
Remembrance Brunch
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Please join the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization's 6th Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference April 9 – 11, 2010 . Expert speakers from around the globe will address the conference and focus on the prevention and detection of asbestos-related diseases.

This conference is made possible with the support and collaborative efforts of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS). Our mission is to provide the most advanced medical, occupational and environmental information available about asbestos related disease to individuals throughout the world. Presentations will include preventing exposure, identifying occupational and non-occupational exposure, public health and environmental aspects, early warning symptoms and trauma.

The conference registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact


Registration Fees

Professionals: $300.00

Students/Patients/Caregivers: $150.00

Sunday Remembrance Brunch: $25 with conference registration/$50 without conference registration

Conference Registration & Tributes

Please download, print, and complete the appropriate form below and return to us by mail for fax (details provided on each form):

  • On-line Registration & Room Reservations - By clicking here you will be redirected to another website for Conference Registration and Room Reservation
  • Family Tribute Form (PDF) - Click Here
  • Business Tribute Form (PDF) - Click Here
* = New/updated

2010 Honorees

Tribute of Hope - The Honorable Richard Durbin, United States Senator
Tribute of Unity - Center of Asbestos Related Disease (CARD)
Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Hedy Kindler
Tribute of Inspiration - Fernanda Ginnasi
Warren Zevon "Keep me in Your Heart" Tribute Memorial Award - To Be Announced
The Alan Reinstein Memorial Award - June Briet, honored posthumously

2010 Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker: To be Announced
Brad Black, MD
Barry Castleman, ScD
Jeff Camplin, CSP, CPEA
Sean Fitzgerald, PG
Arthur Frank, MD, PhD
Patrick Gerkin, PhD
Fernanda Giannasi, ABREA
Michael Harbut, MD, MPH, FCCP
Tanis Hernandez, LCSW
Laurie Kazan-Allen, IBAS
Hedy Lee Kindler, MD
Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH
Terry Lynch, Int'l Vice President, Insulators Union
Pat Martin, Canadian Parliament Member
Linda Reinstein, ADAO
Kimberly Rowse, RN
Jordan Summers
James Webber, PhD
Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson and Musician

Speaker Bios (PDF) - Coming Soon

Agenda Session Topics Include

  • Preventing Asbestos Exposure
  • Detecting and Treating Asbestos-Related Diseases
  • Asbestos Victim and Family Resources and Support
  • Global Advocacy

Conference Materials

* = New/updated

Online Conference Registration

Registration Fee: (includes lunch)

  • $300 Professionals
  • $150 Patients/Caregivers/Family/Students
  • $50 Sunday Brunch and Rememberance Service (without conference registration)
  • $25 Sunday Brunch and Rememberance Service (with conference registration)

National Asbestos Awareness Day Info

  • Senator Reid's 2006 Senate Resolution designating the First Day of April as "National Asbestos Awareness Day" -  Click Here 
  • Senator Reid's 2006 Senate Resolution Floor Statement -  Click Here 
  • Invitation to Attend Conference (PDF) - Coming Soon
  • 2007 AAD Senate Resolution 108 designating the first week of April as "National Asbestos Awareness Week" -   Click Here
  • 2008 AAD Senate Resolution 462 designating the first week of April as "National Asbestos Awareness Week" -  Click Here 
  • 2009 AAD Senate Resolution - Click Here
* = New/updated

A day to remember those we cannot forget!

Please direct inquiries to Bonnie, ADAO Representative.

Thank you for your support!