ADAO to hold 14th annual asbestos awareness conference

Friday, 09 February, 2018

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The 14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference has now been announced by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO).

The conference, themed ‘Where Knowledge and Action Unite’, will be held 13–15 April 2018 in Washington, DC.

This year’s academic conference features 30 doctors, scientists, experts and victims from nine countries. The conference is dedicated to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases. Attendees have an opportunity to connect with the leaders and influencers in the asbestos prevention community, as well as victims and family members sharing in the fight against asbestos — turning anger into action.

The 2018 event includes a wide range of well-known speakers and advocates, including: Pat Morrison, Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF); and Eric Jonckheere, President, Asbestos Belgium Victims Association (ABEVA).

“We are getting closer to a global asbestos ban, building on the past 14 years of our work together,” said ADAO President and Co-Founder Linda Reinstein.

“This year’s annual conference reinforces the importance of that work, and the transformative power of turning anger into action. We are honoured to welcome our esteemed panel of speakers and guests from all over the world who have come together to share and unite for change.”

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