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 Atlanta Marriott
     "Asbestos: Impact on Public Health, Environment, and the Economy" 
April 1-3
Atlanta, Georgia

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We are thrilled to announce the 2011 Keynote Speakers and Honorees for our 7th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference, "Asbestos: Impact on Public Health, Environment, and the Economy," to be held April 1 - 3 in Atlanta, GA. Join us for an incredibly informative weekend led by exceptional global experts with a combined 400 years of experience as they discuss what asbestos is, where it can be found, what you should do with it, and who you can call for help. This conference is made possible with the support of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.


Knowledge is stronger than asbestos, and so is our community of patients, families, and public health advocates. We hope to see you in Atlanta!



2011 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Day Keynote Speakers are:  


Dr. Linda Rae Murray, President of American Public Health Association (APHA), Saturday


Jordan Zevon, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) National Spokesperson, Sunday  


The 2011 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Honorees are:  


U.S. Senator Max Baucus will be presented with the Tribute of Hope Award for his steadfast commitment and determination to ban asbestos.


Environmental Information Association will receive the Tribute of Unity Award for their committed work to increase asbestos awareness in efforts to prevent exposure and disease.  

Guadalupe Aguilar Madrid, M.D., MSc, Ph.D., will be recognized with the Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her dedicated research into the social and medical impact asbestos has had on humankind in Mexico and around the world.


Sugio Furuya will be presented with the Tribute of Inspiration Award for being a bridge of hope and strength to victims of asbestos exposure in Asia and across the globe. 


Julie Gundlach, a mesothelioma patient, will be recognized with The Alan Reinstein Award for her commitment to education, advocacy, and support to countless patients and families. 


2011 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Speakers

Marilyn Amento, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

Brad Black, MD, Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) 

Barry Castleman, ScD

Sean Fitzgerald, PG

Raja Flores, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Arthur Frank, MD, PhD Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Drexel University School of Public Health, ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair

Sugio Furuya, Asian Ban Asbestos Network - Japan

Fernanda Giannasi, Associação Brasileira dos Expostos ao Amianto (ABREA)

Julie Gundlach, Mesothelioma Patient

Michael Harbut, MD, MPH, FCCP, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Tanis Hernandez, LCSW, Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) 

Brent Kynoch, Environmental Information Association

Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (Ret.), ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair

Guadalupe Aguilar Madrid, MD, MSc, PhD

Aubrey Miller, MD, MPH, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Celeste Monforton, MPH, DrPH

Tom O'Connor, Executive Director, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health

Kristen Olson, Mesothelioma Family Member

Linda Reinstein, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

Joachim Rösler, MPH, Facharzt für Arbeitsmedizin, Sozialmediziner

Kimberly Rowse, RN, Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) 

Kathleen Ruff, Right on Canada

Kim (Olson) Sebesta, Mesothelioma Family Member

Jordan Summers, Musician

Heather Von St James, Mesothelioma Patient

Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson and Musician

Paul Zygielbaum, Mesothelioma Patient


2011 Donations 


Please support ADAO's educational, advocacy, and community support efforts with your family tribute donations and corporate sponsorships.  Our generous contributors allow ADAO to greatly expand our efforts as seen in our 2010 year-in-review.  Together, change is possible.


FAMILY TRIBUTES: Place your family tribute in honor or remembrance of your loved one in our 2011 Asbestos Awareness Conference program. For more information, please contact Marilyn at [email protected]


CORPORATE SPONSORS: For 2011 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Linda at [email protected] 


Deadline February 15, 2011  


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