Posted on September 30, 2015
The Australian Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) will host its 2nd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management on November 22-24, 2015 in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is honored to have been formally invited, alongside many of the world’s top ban asbestos leaders, to participate and present in this world class event.
As an expert in environmental health and asbestos exposure, Barry Castleman, ScD and ADAO Science Advisory Board Member, will be a keynote speaker. ” I am honored to join Dr. Tim Driscoll, Professor in Epidemiology and Occupational Medicine at the University of Sydney, and I will present in the “The Global Burden of Asbestos,” session. As slated, we will be discussing “the global impact of asbestos-related disease is worsening caused by continued mining, manufacturing and production of asbestos-containing materials, specifically is South East Asia. This has major implications for the workers and their families who are at greater risk of exposure to deadly asbestos.”
The 2nd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management is landmark conference fully organized and funded by the ASEA – a integral part of the Australian Government. Mr. Peter Tighe, ASEA Chief Executive Officer, remarked:
“November is (Australia’s) National Asbestos Awareness Month and the[ASEA] agency has organized a conference featuring well renowned international experts in asbestos management, health, advocacy and governance to challenge delegates into thinking how Australia can drive change in our region and globally when it comes to the continued manufacturing and distribution of asbestos–containing materials. This conference will also be focusing on how Australia can play an influential role in reducing the reliance on asbestos in South East Asia where asbestos-containing materials continue to be manufactured and produced, putting the workers and their families in those countries at greater risk of exposure and asbestos-related disease.
ADAO sends our gratitude and support to the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency as they continue to raise awareness and action to protect public health and raise international standards in regards to asbestos prevention.
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