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9th Annual ADAO International Asbestos Awareness Conference, “The Asbestos Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment,” March 22 – 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
The March 23rd conference included four powerful, cutting–edge sessions:
- Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
- Patients & Caregivers: Navigating the Medical Maze
- Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?
- Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action
ADAO is deeply grateful to our leadership, volunteers, and conference speakers, for making the 2013 conference the best ever. ADAO also thanks our 2013 Official Sponsors, our Platinum Sponsors, Baron & Budd, Motley Rice, Simmons Law Firm and Silver Sponsors Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Strauss, and The Nemeroff Law Firm.
2013 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Keynote Speakers
Saturday: Dr. Aubrey Miller, Senior Medical Advisor and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Liaison to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Sunday: Karen Banton, widow of the late activist Bernie Banton and CEO of the Bernie Banton Foundation
2013 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Honorees
U.S. Representative Lois Capps was presented with the Tribute of Hope Award for her steadfast commitment to public health and safety.
Dr. Celeste Monforton was recognized with the Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her tireless dedication to increasing awareness about asbestos to eliminate diseases and her unending support of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.
Karen Banton was presented with the Tribute of Inspiration Award for her untiring efforts to protect workers’ rights and seek justice for asbestos sufferers and their families.
The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers received the Tribute of Unity Award for its relentless efforts, both nationally and internationally, to protect workers’ occupational safety and health.
Rob Cagle, who tragically lost his battle with mesothelioma in 2011, was recognized with the Alan Reinstein Award for his commitment to education, advocacy, and support to countless patients and families.
Mavis Nye, a mesothelioma patient, was recognized with the Alan Reinstein Award for her commitment to education, advocacy, and support to countless patients and families.
Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson, was honored for his tireless dedication to ADAO.
2013 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Session Speakers
|Brad Black, MD|
|Jill Cagle, Mesothelioma Widow|
|Barry Castleman, ScD|
|Paul Demers, PhD|
|Eleanor Ericson, RN, BSN, CCRN|
|Geoff Fary, Former Chairman of the Australian Asbestos Management Review|
|Sean Fitzgerald, PG, Scientific Analytical Institute|
|Arthur Frank, MD, PhD|
|Fernanda Giannasi, ABREA|
|Lisa Hyde-Barrett, RN|
|Meagan Jensen, Student|
|Brent Kynoch, Environmental Information Association|
|Tom Laubenthal, Environmental Institute|
|Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH|
|Charles Levenstein, PhD, MSOH|
|Barbara Minty McQueen, Author, Photographer, and Widow of Film Star Steve McQueen|
|James Millette, PhD|
|Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH|
|Elizabeth Ness, RN, MSN|
|Mavis Nye, Mesothelioma Patient|
|Christine Oliver, MD, MPH, MS, FACPM|
|Emily Reinstein, Student|
|Linda Reinstein, ADAO|
|Tony Rich, Industrial Hygienist|
|Kristin Samuelson, Student|
|John Thayer, Former AOC Supervisor|
|Heather Von St. James, Mesothelioma Patient|
|Laura Welch, MD|
|Lou Williams, Patient Advocate|
|Christine Winter, Independent Asbestos Training Providers|
|Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson & Musician|