--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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:
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.