Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
March Newsletter
ADAO in the News
Jordan Barab: Keynote Speaker
Introduction of Asbestos Awareness Week:
honored posthumously, with Warren Zevon Memorial Tribute
 Linda Reinstein speaks at OSHA Listens
I am pleased to announce that we have a stellar group of speakers lined up for ADAO's 6th International Asbestos Awareness Conference, including Jordan Barab, our keynote speaker, who is highly respected for his efforts to establish safe working environments. Take a few moments to read through our program for the full list of speakers and honorees.
Since 2004, our core principles of education, community support and advocacy continues to strengthen ADAO. We remain dedicated to serving as the voice of the victims and working towards a complete ban of asbestos and increased research funding for a cure.
Over the last month, ADAO has already completed two trips to Washington, DC and has successfully met with more than 20 congressional offices, the EPA, Department of Labor, and the White House.
As global momentum for an asbestos ban mounts, we believe that the United States Senate and House will not only pass Asbestos Awareness Week Resolutions, but also ban asbestos legislation this year. Together, change is possible.
Linda Reinstein, CEO and Co-Founder
6th International Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference
Chicago, Illinois - April 9 - 11, 2010
 Jordan Barab
Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), will be the keynote speaker at the 6th International Asbestos Awareness Conference. He will be joined by experts from around the world, as well as patients, scientists, industrial hygienists, political leaders, and advocates to discuss the latest medical, occupational, and environmental information regarding asbestos and asbestos-related diseases. View all the speakers for this year's conference.


This year's conference qualifies for 1.0 Certification Maintenace (CM) credit for CIHs, OHSTs, and CHST and also qualifies for 0.5 Continuance of Certification (COC) credit for CSPs who attend. 

Registration is open until April 1. Tributes and sponsorship opportunities are available until March 15. See past information and videos of our international conferences online.
Honoring Army Archerd   

Variety Article on Army Archerd

Army Archerd will be honored posthumously with the first Warren Zevon "Keep Me in Your Heart" Memorial Tribute. Archerd was a prolific Variety columnist and Hollywood icon who passed away in 2009 from mesothelioma. He was remembered in the 2010 Academy Awards on March 7, 2010 and Variety recently announced ADAO's Memorial Tribute. 
Army Archerd's legacy is immeasurable, and his important work to further HIV awareness fueled additional research and improved treatment options echoes ADAO's educational efforts to help end the tragedy of asbestos disease. Jordan Zevon stated, "My father would be enormously honored to have had the opportunity to pay tribute to Army Archer. It is not just the deadly disease that they shared, but a passion for their respective arts and their fearlessness to take a stance on what is right."
Conference Events
REGISTER for the conference and join us for the following events:


Friday, April 9                                                                Friday, April 9

Private Gathering for Family,                                  Meet and Greet with Jordan

Patients, & Caregivers                                          Zevon and Jordan Summers

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.                                                 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 10                                                         Sunday, April 11
Conference                                                         Unity and Remembrance Brunch
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                               9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
2010 ADAO Sponsors
(Current as of March 10) 
We would like to thank our current 2010 Sponsors for supporting ADAO's mission to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness to prevent asbestos exposure to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases. 
Platinum Sponsors
Kazan Law
Simmons Law Firm
Gold Sponsors
Baron and Budd, PC
Brayton & Purcell, LLP   
Silver Sponsors
 International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
Bronze Sponsors
 DeLuca & Nemeroff, LLP
Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss, LLC
Friends of ADAO
 Canadian Autoworkers
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center
ADAO New Website 
Follow us on our new website and through  Twitter, Facebook, RSS Feed, blogging and more. ADAO's website includes a variety of resources such as videos in our online library, like "Asbestos Kills" and the Chrysotile Asbestos Fact Sheet, a result of collaboration between ADAO and the Environmental Information Association.