Posted on January 31, 2020

ADAO 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference
“Where Knowledge and Action Unite”
April 3 – 5, 2020
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

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ADAO is excited to present the 2020 weekly “Meet the Speakers, Honorees, and Artists” blog series ahead of our 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference. This series, which will highlight a new individual or organization each week, will introduce you to our esteemed speakers, honorees, and ADAO leadership. We are so grateful for the support of these dedicated individuals who sacrifice their own time and resources to attend and share their knowledge with our community.

As the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated to preventing and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases, ADAO hopes that this year’s conference will be even more powerful than those of years past. We look forward to sharing the stories of our conference speakers and honorees with you, and to welcoming you to our 16th Annual Asbestos Awareness & Prevention Conference April 3-5, 2020 in Washington, D.C.!


Blog Schedule:

Week 1: Monday, February 3, 2020
Meet the Session I Progress and Challenges from the Frontline Speakers: Brad Black, MD (Moderator), Earl Dotter, Anna Forgie, Dr. Arthur Frank, Dr. Richard Lemen, Mavis Nye, and Linda Reinstein

Week 2: Monday, February 10, 2020
Meet the Session II Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases Speakers: Dr. Bruce Heckman, Dr. Steven Markowitz (Moderator), Dr. Jacqueline M. Moline, Maggie Rieber, and Dr. Andrea Wolf

Week 3: Monday, February 17, 2020
Meet Session III “Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?” Speakers: Simon Butt-Bethlendy, Mark Catlin, Tom Laubenthal (moderator), Sharon Gayoso, Tony Rich, Bob Sussman, and Kelly Trautner

Week 4: Monday, February 24, 2020
Meet the 2020 ADAO Conference Session IV “Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action” Speakers: Harminder Bains; Dr. Barry Castleman; Sue Faivor; Fernanda Giannasi; Ehi Iden, Brent Kynoch (moderator); Carmen Lima; and Barry Robson 

Week 5: Monday, March 2, 2020
Meet the Session V “Art, Advocacy, and Academia” Speakers: Dr. Arthur Frank (moderator), Barbara McQueen, Dr. L. Christine Oliver, Richa Patel, and Jordan Zevon 

Week 6: Monday, March 9, 2020
Meet the Sunday Unity and Remembrance Brunch Speakers: Jill Cagle, Kim Cecchini, Ellen Costa, Julie Gundlach, Zack Johnson, Laura and Bob Kuzmick, and Brent Kynoch, and Conor Lewis 

Week 7: Monday, March 19, 2020
Meet the Keynote Speakers and Artists; Rebecca Reindel, Wendy Ruderman, Julie Gundlach, and Artists, Jill Cagle, Earl Dotter, Zack Johnson, Conor Lewis, and Jordan Zevon

Week 8: Monday, March 23, 2020
Meet the Honorees – Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act Supporters (Tribute of Inspiration Award), American Federation of Teachers (Tribute of Unity Award), Judd Apatow (Warren Zevon “Keep Me in Your Heart” Award), Dr. Jacqueline M. Moline (Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award), Barry Robson (Alan Reinstein Award), Congressman John Shimkus  (Tribute of Hope Award), Robert Sussman (Alan Reinstein Award), and Congressman Paul Tonko (Tribute of Hope Award)

In unity,

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