WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which serves as a global leader in ending asbestos exposure through education, advocacy, and community; today announced its 14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, “Where Knowledge and Action Unite,” April 13-15, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
This year’s academic conference features 30 doctors, scientists, experts and victims from nine countries; and is the only annual asbestos conference dedicated solely to preventing exposure and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases. Attendees have a unique 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 keynote speakers and performers: Pat Morrison, Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF); Chris Graham, Editor & Publisher, New Matilda; Eric Jonckheere, President, Asbestos Belgium Victims Association (ABEVA); and Jordan Zevon, musician and ADAO National Spokesperson.
“We are getting closer to a global asbestos ban, building on the past 14 years of our work together,” stated 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 honored to welcome our esteemed panel of speakers and guests from all over the world who have come together to share and unite for change.”
As attendees from last year’s conference expressed, this annual event is a highly sought-after opportunity to share resources, intelligence, and most importantly – hope.
Starting with a trip to the Newseum followed by a group dinner, the weekend will also feature an awards gala on Saturday night, and a Unity and Remembrance Brunch on Sunday. As an added bonus, the 2018 conference will include an Art-Driven Advocacy theme, featuring performances from well-known musicians, photographers, filmmakers, and more.
Registration is open and can be accessed here. http://bit.ly/2018ADAOAAPC
About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is a global leader in combining education, advocacy, and community initiatives to prevent and end asbestos exposure. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org. ADAO, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, does not make legal referrals.