**As we are still in the process of finalizing our conference, all of the speaker line-ups are tentative**

ADAO’s 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Virtual Conference September 18, 2021

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The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is thrilled to announce that our 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness & Prevention Conference is now re-scheduled for September 18th, 2021. Mark your calendars — Registrations opens this summer.

Due to Covid-19, we do not feel that it would be socially responsible to get together in-person in September, and in order to protect both our participants’ and the general public’s health, our conference will be fully virtual. However, this will not diminish the amazing lineup of speakers and events we have! Each session will be pre-recorded videotaped and will air as a virtual eight-hour conference on September 18, based on eastern standard time. 

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

From medical experts to mesothelioma victims, trade union leaders to lawmakers, and activists to loved ones, ADAO’s annual conferences have hosted more than 300 speakers since 2005. This distinguished group – which includes experts from over 20 countries – has gathered every year for the past 16 years to speak about our joint efforts in asbestos education, advocacy and awareness.

Sessions will include:

  • Session I: Progress and Challenges from the Frontline
  • Session II: Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
  • Session III: Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?
  • Session IV: Global Ban Asbestos Action
  • Session V: Art, Advocacy, and Academia  

Registration Fees:

  • Professionals: $250
  • Students: $50
  • NGOs: $50

The conference will air virtually on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 9:00am – 5:00pm ET, September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month, an incredibly important time for us to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Registration opens in this summer, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our conference website! We are excited to host our conference in this important month, and we look forward to getting together, even virtually, and spreading awareness and knowledge! 

Please also stay tuned for exciting news regarding additional programming for the conference. 

Our work is made possible by our generous sponsors and donors. Thanks to our 2021 Platinum sponsor Simmons Hanly Conroy, Gold Sponsor The Gori Law Firm and Silver sponsor Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen. There are limited 2021 sponsorship opportunities which will be finalized on April 30th. ADAO is the only independent nonprofit dedicated to education, advocacy, and community efforts to prevent asbestos exposure to eliminate all asbestos-caused diseases. Please contact me if you are interested in supporting ADAO’s important education, advocacy, and community efforts, including our conference.

Stay tuned for more!

Linda Reinstein