ADAO to Hold 13th Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference in April

ADAO to Hold 13th Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference in  April

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) announced that its 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference will take place on April 7–9 in Washington, D.C.

The event, titled “Where Knowledge and Action Unite,” will feature about 40 medical professionals, scientists, experts, and exposure victims talking about asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma.

“ADAO’s conference brings together all of the perspectives regarding the issue of asbestos-science, public policy, and the impact on families,” Arthur Frank, ADAO Scientific Advisory Board co-chair, said in a press release.

People attending have opportunities to connect with both researchers and policymakers, as well as with victims and victim’s families, who can share their insights into life with an asbestos-related disease.The ADAO is a non-profit organization working to educate and advocate about asbestos exposure and its dangers.

“Now, like never before, the ADAO conference is of upmost importance to protect the public health and the environment,” said Linda Reinstein, ADAO president and co-founder. “Building on our successful endeavors over the past 13 years, including the most recent inclusion of asbestos on the EPA’s top ten list of high-risk chemicals, this conference is an important reminder of the power of knowledge and unity in action. We welcome our attendees from across the globe who share an important goal: to end asbestos exposure once, and, for all.”

Art-driven advocacy is a theme of this year’s event, and keynote speakers include the award-winning author David McCumber, and the musician and ADAO national spokesperson, Jordan Zevon. Performances by musicians, comedians, film producers and other artists are also planned.

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, and the weekend begins with a Dinner Cruise on the Potomac River. An awards gala is planned for Saturday night, and the event will close with a Unity and Remembrance Brunch on Sunday.

Registration is now open.

“The ADAO conference raises awareness and prevention knowledge,” Lou Williams, a mesothelioma patient and asbestos awareness advocate, said of last year’s gathering. “Asbestos destroys innocent lives. We need to unite and eradicate asbestos from our world.”



  1. Ms. Susan Edmonds says:

    Thank you so much for this information. I have been diagnosed with COPD and have not had any improvements over the 4 year period. I also recently found that there is asbestos in the walls/ceilings of the apartment building where I have lived for over 8 years and wonder if this could be contributing to my decline in health and difficulties breathing etc. I have stopped smoking for 8 years and was told that the benefits would be bountiful healthwise. I am disappointed as this is not the case. Can you offer advice.. is there another specialist I should be consulting with about my concerns. thank you!

    • Tim Bossie says:

      Asbestos is a leading contributor of mesothelimo so living in an apartment with it can be a major factor in your health. You should check with your doctor of local hospital about specialists in your area.

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