For Immediate Release: December 11, 2013
ADAO Announces 10th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference Honorees
Over 30 Speakers from More than 10 Countries will Unite to Increase Asbestos Awareness
Los Angeles — December 11, 2013 — Today, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases, announced its Sunday keynote speaker and honorees for the upcoming Tenth Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference, entitled Where Knowledge and Action Unite.
The conference will be held April 4 – 6, 2014, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. More than 30 renowned medical experts and asbestos victims from ten countries will speak on the latest advancements in asbestos disease prevention, treatment for mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases, and global ban asbestos advocacy. The conference will also include an Awards and Recognition Dinner and a Unity and Remembrance Brunch. The 2014 Sunday keynote speaker will be Ms. Susan Vento, widow of the late Congressman Bruce Vento, who died of mesothelioma in 2000.
“The 2014 ADAO conference is an event like no other. It builds on nine years of increasingly successful events for the unified asbestos disease awareness community,” said Dr. Richard Lemen, retired U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair. “I am truly excited to be a part of this global conference.”
“As ADAO unveils our 10th annual conference, we are reminded that while we have greatly advanced education, asbestos is still legal and lethal in the United States,” stated Linda Reinstein, President/CEO and Co-Founder of ADAO. “More than 31 million tons of asbestos have been used since 1900 and imports continue today. Asbestos is an invisible toxin that kills 30 Americans each day and prevention remains the only cure.”
Each year, ADAO’s conference recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations from around the world that serve as a voice for asbestos victims, raising awareness and advocating for a worldwide asbestos ban. ADAO is delighted to announce the 2014 ADAO Honorees which include: Congressman Henry Waxman, Dr. David Egilman, Dr. Ken Takahashi, The Association Nationale de Défense des Victimes de l’Amiante (ANDEVA), Bill Ravanesi, Congressman Bruce Vento (posthumously), Janelle Bedel (posthumously), Heather Von St. James, and Lou Williams.
To register for ADAO’s 2014 conference, visit the following link: http://bit.ly/18UUGWH
About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO is the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice through our education, advocacy, and community initiatives. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.
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