Posted on April 16, 2018

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On behalf of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), we would like to thank all of our attendees, speakers, honorees, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters who participated in the 14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference! This year’s conference, “Where Knowledge and Action Unite,” held April 13 – 15, 2018 in Washington, DC, marked 14 years of ADAO’s leadership in raising asbestos awareness, spearheading advocacy efforts, and fostering our united community.

The conference brought together over 100 medical, academic, occupational experts, asbestos victims, and friends of ADAO from nine countries to spread awareness about asbestos, clarify recent academic and legislative news, disseminate educational/preventative resources, and work towards a ban on asbestos.  This year, we were honored to feature over 30 conference presenters, an Awards and Recognition Dinner, a Unity and Remembrance Brunch, and a Candle Light Vigil honoring and supporting all those touched by asbestos. “Where Knowledge and Action Unite” was once again an underlying theme repeated again and again by conference attendees, mesothelioma warriors, and experts alike as their voices resonated in unison with a call for hazardous chemical regulation reform.

Missed the conference? Made it, but eager to relive the experience? Enjoy some of the 2018 14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference highlights and related links!

Our conference would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our experts and community members – your voices, stories, and willpower inspire us daily and bring this event and our work to life. Special thank you to the generous 2018 Sponsors whose contributions allow for this event to continue annually. Corporate sponsors include our Platinum Sponsors Motley Rice LLC and Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC, and Silver Sponsor Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen. Individual donors include Diamond Donor: Lisa Crandall, Emerald Donors: The Kearns Family and the Von St. James Family, Sapphire Donors: Kathryn Crandall and the Mattmuller Family, and Garnet Donors: Mark Catlin, Renee Chicoine, Paul & Yvonne Hall and Kim Hoover. 

We sincerely thank all of our dedicated volunteers for their hard work and commitment to our cause.

Together, we make change happen.


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