Asbestos Illness Awareness Organisation Announces Virtual 16Th Annual International Conference

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Registration is now open for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, “Where Knowledge and Action Unite,” which will be live-streamed on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, 2021. 

Leading Experts Will Discuss the Latest Asbestos Prevention and Policy Efforts and Advancement in Disease Treatment

“Each year our annual conference allows us to remember those we have lost, share in celebration of the victories we have won to prevent further illness, and hear the latest from experts and advocates who are fighting deadly asbestos-caused disease,” explained ADAO co-founder and president Linda Reinstein. “Gathering together has never been more important, as we continue to make progress to ban asbestos imports and use in the United States and expand our efforts to educate communities around the world,” she added.

More than 40 experts from seven countries will gather virtually to discuss the latest information about preventing and treating asbestos-caused illnesses such as mesothelioma and various cancers, as well as current global prevention and policy efforts. 

ADAO will also host its first ‘Art, Advocacy, and Shared Stories’ film festival on September 17 to recognize the impact arts and storytelling have on raising awareness and preventing deadly exposure to asbestos in our communities and around the world.

Seven honorees will be recognized during the conference awards ceremony on September 18, including filmmaker Judd Apatow, Congressman Paul Tonko, and Congressman John Shimkus, who will be the 2021 recipients of ADAO’s Tribute of Hope Award.

Over 40,000 Americans die from preventable asbestos-caused diseases annually, yet imports, use, and exposure continues. ADAO’s annual conference helps to raise awareness that asbestos is still lethal and legal around the world, builds community, and improves understanding of what must be done to end this man-made disaster. 

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