Dr. Peter Orris to Present Keynote Address at 3rd Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference

--()--Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO):

WHO:      The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

          Dr. Peter Orris will be a keynote speaker at the 2007
          conference. He is Professor and Associate Director of the
          Great Lakes Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety
          and Health of the University Of Illinois School Of Public
          Health (a World Health Organization Collaborating Center)
          and is the Director of its Occupational Health Service
          Institute and Global Toxics Policy Program.  Dr. Orris will
          be addressing the World Health Organization's asbestos
          policy paper and global strategy for education, enforcement
          and treatment.

WHAT:     3rd Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference

WHERE:    Drexel University
          The New College Building
          Geary Auditorium
          245 North 15th Street
          Philadelphia, PA

WHEN:     Saturday, March 31, 2007*
          8:45 am -5:15 pm
          *Special pre- and post-conference events will take place
          Friday and Sunday, including a performance by Jordan Zevon
          on Friday and Saturday evenings. Details are available
          through the press office.

CONTACT:  Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
          Douglas Larkin
          Office: 703-250-3590 x1245
          Mobile: 202-391-1546
          doug@AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org

The event is co-sponsored by the Drexel University School of Public Health and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS).

Conference topics include:

  • Preventing Asbestos Exposure in Homes, Schools, Hospitals and Workplaces
  • Detecting and Treating Asbestos-Related Diseases
  • Asbestos Victim and Family: Psychosocial Support
2007 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Asbestos Awareness Day
Honorees Include:

       United States Senator Patty Murray, Tribute of Hope* (video
        acceptance)
       Dr. Michael Harbut, Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
       Patrick Martin, Member of Canadian Parliament, Tribute of Unity
        Award
       Survivor Paul Zygielbaum and Michelle Zygielbaum, Activists,
        Tribute of Inspiration Award
       Les Skramstad, honored posthumously, Alan Reinstein Memorial
        Award

Asbestos Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize accomplishments, remember and honor loved ones and increase awareness about the dangers of asbestos. Conference information and registration is available online at http://www.AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org/events/conference.html.

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims, their families and concerned citizens in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to help ensure that their rights are fairly represented and protected, while raising public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and often deadly asbestos related diseases. ADAO is an independent organization funded through voluntary contributions and staffed by volunteers. For more information, visit www.AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org.

Contacts

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)          
Douglas Larkin          
Office: 703-250-3590 x1245          
Mobile: 202-391-1546          
doug@AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org

Contacts

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)          
Douglas Larkin          
Office: 703-250-3590 x1245          
Mobile: 202-391-1546          
doug@AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org