12th Annual ADAO International Asbestos Awareness Conference – Where Knowledge and Action Unite

April 8 – 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

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2016 ADAO Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference Agenda
FRIDAY, April 8, 2016
12:15 – 3:30 PM Private Family Washington, D.C. Trolley Tour & Lunch (Invitation Only)
6:30 – 8:30 PM Private Speaker, Honoree, and Sponsor Dinner (Invitation Only)
SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 : ADAO Conference
Opening Remarks
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks: Linda Reinstein, ADAO President/CEO;   ||   Herman Hamilton, Executive Assistant
8:40 – 8:45 AM Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Chair Emeritus of the Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Drexel University School of Public Health
8:45 – 8:50 AM Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH, Professorial Lecturer, Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Session I – Progress and Challenges from the Front-Line  (Moderator: Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH)
8:50 – 9:00 AM Bridget Bersin, Granddaughter of Clarence Borel, “Clarence Borel: His Life, Legacy, and Contribution”
9:00 – 9:10 AM Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD, “Asbestos Absurdities: Continuing Use”
9:10 – 9:25 AM Linda Reinstein, ADAO President/CEO, “Asbestos: The Perfect Storm”
9:25 – 9:30 AM Paolo Monico, Filmmaker, “The Mother”
9:30 – 9:40 AM Q & A
Session II – Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases (Moderator: Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD)
9:40 – 9:50 AM Heather Von St James, Mesothelioma Patient ADAO Midwestern Regional Director, “Mesothelioma: Embracing Hope and Action”
9:50 – 10:05 AM Christine Oliver, MD, MPH, MS, FACPM, President of Occupational Health Initiatives, Inc.; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician in the Dept. of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, “Disease Prevention: Advancements and Challenges in Outreach and Surveillance”
10:05 – 10:20 AM Keith A. Cengel, MD, Ph.D, Associate Professor and Director of the Photodynamic Therapy Program in the Dept. of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, “Diagnosing and Treating Asbestos-Related Diseases”
10:20 – 10:35 AM Raja Flores, MD and Chairman, Dept. of Thoracic Surgery, Mt. Sinai Health System, “Surgical: Advancements and Challenges in Treating Mesothelioma”
10:35 – 10:50 AM Brad Black, MD, Medical Director and CEO for the Center for Asbestos and Related Disease (CARD);   ||   Tanis Hernandez, LCSW, Administrative Director for CARD, “CARD’s Journey: Lessons Learned”
10:50 – 11:15 AM Paul Zygielbaum, Mavis Nye (UK; via Skype), Lou Williams (Australia; via Skype), Mesothelioma Patients, “Keytruda: The Force Awakens”
11:15 – 11:20 AM Andrew C. Todd, Ph.D. Professor, Co-Deputy Director, World Trade Center Health Program Data Center at Mount Sinai, “Insulators Union Asbestos-Related Diseases Efforts”
11:20 – 11:30 AM Q & A
11:30 – 12:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Paul Brodeur, Investigative Journalist and Author of Expendable Americans and Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos Industry on Trial, “The Asbestos Tragedy: Exposing the Truth”
12:00 – 12:10 PM Speakers Group Picture
12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch
Session III – Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?  (Moderator: Brent Kynoch, President of Kynoch Environmental Management; ADAO Prevention Advisory Board Co-Chair)
1:15 – 1:25 PM Ann Samuelson, ADAO Western Regional Director; Mesothelioma Warrior, “Prevention Remains the Only Cure”
 1:25 – 1:40 PM Tom Laubenthal, Training Supervisor & Technical Chief, The Environmental Institute, “Prevention: Understanding the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)”
1:40 – 1:55 PM Tony Rich, Industrial Hygienist and Environmental Technician Specializing in Asbestos-related Work, “Asbestos: Recognizing Risks and Preventing Exposures”
1:55 – 2:10 PM John Newquist, Independent Safety Trainer, Author, and Consultant appearing on NPR, BNA, Safety + Health Magazine, and Mother Jones, “Preventing Asbestos Exposure at the Workplace”
2:10 – 2:25 PM Christine Winter, ADAO Prevention Advisory Board Co-Chair, United Kingdom, “Prevention: Beyond an Asbestos Ban”
2:25 – 2:40 PM Brad Parker, National Assistant Secretary of the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), Australia, “Preventing Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace and Beyond”
2:40 – 2:55 PM Q & A
2:55 – 3:20 PM Break
Session IV – Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action (Moderator: Barry Castleman, ScD, Author of Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects)
3:20 – 3:30 PM Marilyn Amento, Mesothelioma Warrior; ADAO Eastern Regional Director, “Ambler: The Forgotten Town”
3:30 – 3:45 PM Eric Jonckheere, Asbestos Belgium Victims Association (ABEVA), Belgium, “Belgium: “Impact of Asbestos on Workers and Families”
3:45- 4:00 PM Fernanda Giannasi, Associação Brasileira dos Expostos ao Amianto (ABREA), Brazil, “Brazil:  Safety, Management, and Policy”
4:00 – 4:15 PM Carmine Tiano, Director of Occupational Health Services at Ontario Building Trades, Canada, “Canada: Safety, Management, and Policy”
4:15 – 4:30 PM Agata Mazzeo, Anthropologist; PhD Candidate at University of Bologna, Italy, “Asbestos Activism in the 21st Century”
4:30 – 4:45 PM Earl Dotter, Photojournalist; Author of Badges: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers and The Quiet Sickness, “Badges: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers”
4:45 – 5:00 PM Q & A
5:00 PM Program Concludes
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016: Awards and Recognition Dinner : 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Performance by Jordan Zevon, ADAO Spokesperson and Musician
Honoree The Amento Family, Alan Reinstein Award
Honoree Christine Winter, Alan Reinstein Award
Presenter Linda and Emily Reinstein
Honoree Dr. Phillip Landrigan, Dr. Irving Selikoff LifetimeAchievement Award   ||   Acceptance Speech
Presenter Dr. Raja Flores
Honoree Dr. Christine Oliver, Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
Presenter Dr. Arthur L. Frank
Honoree The Collegium Ramazzini, Tribute of Hope Award
Presenter Dr. Christine Oliver
Honoree Earl Dotter, Tribute of Inspiration Award
Presenter Dr. Celeste Monforton
Honoree Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, Tribute of Unity Award
Presenter Dr. Barry Castleman
Honoree Clarence Borel, posthumously, Warren Zevon “Keep Me in Your Heart” Tribute Award
Presenter Jordan Zevon, ADAO Spokesperson and Musician
Honoree Paul Brodeur, Keynote Speaker
Presenter Linda Reinstein
Honoree Dr. Eudice Goldberg, Keynote Speaker
Presenter Dr. Brad Black
Honoree Lisa Crandall, Diamond Donor
Honoree The Neuenschwander Family, Emerald Donor
Honoree Mesothelioma Heroes Foundation, Emerald Donor
Honoree The Von St. James Family, Emerald Donor
Honoree The Amento Family, Sapphire Donor
Honoree Michele Mikulic, Sapphire Donor
Platinum Sponsor Motley Rice LLC, Accepting: Anne Kearse
Platinum Sponsor Delaware Insulation Asbestos Disease Trust, Accepting: Jim Moran
Platinum Sponsor Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Accepting: Todd Adamitis
Gold Sponsor Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C. Accepting: Erin Nowell
Silver Sponsor Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, Accepting: Annette Charlevois
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016: Unity and Remembrance Brunch : 9:30 – 11:30 AM (Moderator: Ellen Costa, 2016 ADAO Conference Coordinator, Strategy Consultant at Wells Fargo)
Opening Remarks Linda Reinstein, ADAO CEO/President
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eudice Goldberg, Co-founder of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF), Pediatrician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada
Emily Bankhead, Mesothelioma Widow and 2014 Honoree, “My Healing Journey”
Jill Cagle, Mesothelioma Widow and Singer
Candle Lighting, Ellen Tunkelrott, ADAO Board Member