Posted on April 28, 2021
**As we are still in the process of finalizing our conference, all of the speaker line-ups are tentative**
ADAO Virtual 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference
“Where Knowledge and Action Unite”
September 17-18, 2021
2021 Conference Info | Honorees and Keynote Speakers | Registration (Opens Soon) | Agenda | Friday “Art, Advocacy, and Shared Stories” Film Festival | Saturday Academic Conference | Sponsors | Media | Meet the Speakers Blog Series | Previous Conferences |
ADAO is the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases. We eagerly look forward to seeing everyone virtually on September 17-18, 2021!
2021 Asbestos Awareness Conference Honorees and Keynote Speakers Include:
Julie Gundlach will deliver the Friday Keynote Speech.
Rebecca L. Reindel, AFL-CIO, will deliver the Saturday Keynote Speech.
Wendy Ruderman, The Philly Inquirer, will deliver The Andrew Schneider Memorial Lecture.
Former Congressman John Shimkus will be honored with The Tribute of Hope Award for his steadfast commitment to awareness, prevention, and policy to eliminate asbestos-related diseases.
Congressman Paul Tonko will be honored with The Tribute of Hope Award for his steadfast commitment to awareness, prevention, and policy to eliminate asbestos-related diseases.
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) will be honored with The Tribute of Unity Award for their relentless efforts to protect public health, ban asbestos, and increase public awareness about the dangers of asbestos.
Dr. Jacqueline M. Moline will be honored with The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her tireless dedication to increasing awareness and prevention efforts to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases.
Judd Apatow will be honored with The Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart Award for helping raise awareness and action for mesothelioma and asbestos-caused disease prevention.
Barry Robson will be honored with The Alan Reinstein Award for his commitment to education, advocacy, and providing support to countless patients and families.
Robert Sussman will be recognized with The Alan Reinstein Award for his commitment to education, advocacy, and providing support to countless patients and families.
2020 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN) Supporters will be honored with The Tribute of Inspiration Award for their unwavering commitment to ending the scourge of asbestos in the U.S. and around the world. Attorneys General of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia: AFL-CIO; American Federation of Teachers; American Public Health Association; Beautycounter; Center for Environmental Health; Environmental Protection Network; Canadian Environmental Law Association; Collegium Ramazzini; Environmental Health Strategy Center; Environmental Information Association; Environmental Working Group; The Fealgood Foundation; Global Ban Asbestos Network; GO 2 Foundation for Lung Cancer; Hazards: International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers; International Association of Fire Fighters; Less Cancer; Natural Resources Defense Council; OK International; Public Citizen; Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; Toxic-Free Future; Union of Concerned Scientists; United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry; United States Public Interest Research Groups; and Internationally, Associação Brasileira dos Expostos ao Amianto.
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