Updated on February 1, 2018

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Since 2005, ADAO’s annual conference has brought together experts, survivors, unions, and lawmakers from 18 different countries to connect and share the latest education, advocacy, and community support efforts.

This year’s academic conference features 30 experts from nine countries; and is the only annual asbestos conference dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases. Attendees have a unique opportunity to connect with the leaders and influencers in the asbestos prevention community, as well as victims and family members sharing in the fight against asbestos—turning anger into action.

ADAO is the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated to preventing and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases.  

Conference Event Schedule

FRIDAY, April 13
Exclusive Friday Newseum Tour and Causal Dinner
1:15 – 5:30 PM
6:30 – 8:00 PM

SATURDAY, April 14

Continental Breakfast and Conference Check-In
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Academic Conference
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Session 1: Progress and Challenges from the Frontline
Session 2: Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
Session 3: Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?
Session 4: Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action

Keynote Address 
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

“Meet the Artists” Reception and Awards Dinner ($100.00 – RSVP Required)
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Meet the Artists” Reception
6:30 – 9:00 pm: Awards and Recognition Dinner

SUNDAY, April 15
Unity and Remembrance Brunch
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Registration Fees

  • $175.00 Friday Activity, Saturday Conference, and Sunday Unity Remembrance Brunch: Patients, Caregivers, and Students
  • $350.00 Friday Activity, Saturday Conference, and Sunday Unity Remembrance Brunch: Professionals
  • $100.00 Saturday Awards Dinner Only

Hotel Reservations

A limited number of rooms at the Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel (2800 Potomac Avenue) will be available at a discounted group rate. 

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization reserves the right to decline registrations.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, does not make legal referrals.