ADAO Announces 2016 Conference Keynote Speakers and Honorees

February 8, 2016

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, eliminating asbestos-related diseases, and protecting asbestos victims’ civil rights; today announced the honorees and keynote speakers for its upcoming 12th Annual Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference,Where Knowledge and Action Unite,” April 8 – 10, 2016 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Washington, D.C. Since 2005, ADAO conferences have recognized more than 80 internationally renowned honorees and keynote speakers.

“ADAO’s 2016 Conference will recognize leaders in the media, health and safety community, and government agencies whose voices and actions have been critically important to ending the man-made asbestos disaster,” stated ADAO Co-founder and President Linda Reinstein. “This year’s esteemed list also includes many courageous volunteers who tirelessly give of their time to help build a global community of support and hope.”

For further information on the Conference and to register to attend please click here.

2016 Conference Keynote Speakers:

Saturday: Paul Brodeur, Awarding-winning Investigative Journalist and Author of Expendable Americans and Outrageous Misconduct: The Asbestos Industry on Trial.

Sunday: Dr. Eudice Goldberg, Pediatrician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Co-founder of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF).

2016 Asbestos Awareness Conference Honorees Include:

Dr. Phillip Landrigan, The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his tireless dedication to increasing awareness about asbestos to eliminate diseases.

Dr. Christine Oliver, The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her tireless dedication to increasing awareness about asbestos to eliminate diseases.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, The Tribute of Unity Award for their relentless efforts, both nationally and internationally, to protect public health, ban asbestos, and increase public awareness about the danger of asbestos.

The Collegium Ramazzini, The Tribute of Hope Award for their steadfast commitment to awareness, prevention, and policy to eliminate asbestos-related diseases.

Earl Dotter, The Tribute of Inspiration Award for his unwavering commitment through photojournalism to protect workers’ health and safety and to give past and present asbestos victims a voice.

Clarence Borel, The Warren Zevon “Keep me in Your Heart” Tribute Award for being a leader in establishing corporate responsibility for those who sell asbestos products and protecting the rights of workers by fighting to ensure those who were harmed are compensated.

The Amento Family, The Alan Reinstein Award for their commitment to education, advocacy, and support to countless patients and families.

Christine Winter, The Alan Reinstein Award for her commitment to education, advocacy, and support to countless patients and families.

2016 Conference Special Recognition Honorees:

Platinum Sponsors

  • Motley Rice LLC
  • Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

Gold Sponsor

  • Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C.

Silver Sponsor

  • Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Exposure to asbestos, a human carcinogen, can cause mesothelioma, lung, gastrointestinal, colorectal, laryngeal, and ovarian cancers; as well as non-malignant lung and pleural disorders. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos-related disease, equaling 300 deaths per day.

For further information on the Conference and to register to attend please click here.

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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