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Press Release Courtesy of The McOnie Agency
For Immediate Release: March 10, 2015
11th Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference
40 Global Asbestos Experts to present, 17-19 April 2015
Washington DC, USA – March 10, 2015. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure justice for asbestos victims, is to host its 11th Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference in Washington, USA, 17-19 April, 2015. The theme this year, “Where Knowledge and Action Unite” will be debated and supported with presentations from 40 asbestos experts and victims coming together from across the world.
Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure but it has been used widely as a construction and fireproofing material since the end of the 19th century. If a worker or a member of their family is exposed to asbestos they are at increased risk of developing asbestos related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. These conditions don’t care who they affect, limit life and cause an agonizing death.
The latest developments in disease prevention, global advocacy and treatment for mesothelioma and other asbestos caused diseases will be top of the agenda at the conference that will also include four powerful, cutting edge sessions:
- Progress and challenges from the front line
- Medical advancements: Diagnosing and treating mesothelioma and other asbestos
- Prevention: What is it? Where is it? What do I do?
- Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action
The Conference also underscores ADAO’s new “Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention.™” campaign that is focused on continual global efforts aimed at preventing asbestos exposure to help end the tragedy of asbestos disease.