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Posted on January 20, 2015

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Awards and Recognition Dinner 

ADAO is thrilled to announce a new event at this year’s conference: an Awards and Recognition Dinner. All are invited to a wonderful dinner to celebrate our conference, enjoy a performance by Jordan Zevon, honor tireless advocates for asbestos victims, and thank our generous conference sponsors. We look forward to an exciting evening with you!

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Date and Time: Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Dinner Cost: $100


AWARDS: 2015 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Honorees

American Public Health Association (APHA) will receive the Tribute of Unity Award for their relentless efforts, both nationally and internationally, to protect public health, ban asbestos, and increase public awareness about the danger of asbestos.

International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) will be presented with the Tribute of Hope Award for their steadfast commitment to advancing mesothelioma treatment, research for a cure, and  patient support.

The Brazilian Labour Public Ministry will be presented with the Tribute of Inspiration Award for their untiring efforts to protect workers’ safety and health at the workplaces and pursuit of truth and justice for the asbestos workers and victims.

Dr. Jorma Rantanen will be recognized with the Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his tireless dedication to increasing awareness about asbestos to eliminate diseases.

Troi Atkinson, a mesothelioma patient, will be honored with the Warren Zevon “Keep me in Your Heart” Award for being an ADAO Ambassador to increase asbestos and mesothelioma awareness.

Ellen Patton, a mesothelioma patient, will be recognized with the Alan Reinstein Award for her commitment to education, advocacy, and support to countless patients and families.


2015 Platinum Sponsors

Motley Rice LLC

The Simmons, Hanly, and Conroy, LLC

2015 Gold Sponsors

Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C.

2015 Silver Sponsor

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen


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