Posted on April 28, 2021

ADAO 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 | Agenda | Friday “Art, Advocacy, and Shared Stories” Film Festival | Saturday Academic Conference |  Saturday Awards and Recognition Ceremony | Sponsors | Exhibitors |Media | Meet the Speakers Blog Series | Previous Conferences |

ADAO is excited to present the 2021 weekly “ Meet the Speakers and Honorees” blog series ahead of our 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference. This series, which will highlight new individuals or organizations each week, will introduce you to our esteemed speakers, honorees, and ADAO leadership. We are so grateful for the support of these dedicated experts 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 Virtual 16th Annual Asbestos Awareness & Prevention Conference September 17-18, 2021!


Blog Schedule:

May 11, 2021 — Week 1:
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

May 18, 2021 — Week 2:
Meet the Session II:  Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases (MODERATOR: Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH) 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

May 15, 2021 — Week 3:
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

June 1, 2021 — Week 4:
Meet the 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 

June 8, 2021 — Week 5:
Meet the Friday Film Festival “Art, Advocacy, and Shared Stories” Filmmakers and Speakers: Jill Cagle, Kim Cecchini, Ellen Costa, Zack Johnson, Laura and Bob Kuzmick, Daniel Lambo, Connor B. Lewis, Paolo Monico, Barbara McQueen (Invited), and Dr. L. Christine Oliver

June 15, 2021 — Week 6:
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

June 22, 2021 — Week 7:
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)

June 29, 2021 — Week 8:
Meet the Sponsors: 2021 Donors and Sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC, Gold Sponsor The Gori Law Firm, and Silver Sponsor Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen. 

In unity,

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