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We are just one month into 2018 and it is abundantly clear -- our work to end the asbestos man-made disaster can been seen and felt in Congress, universities, and beyond. 

Excitement is building for our  14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference . Our yearly meeting of the minds will take place on April 13 - 15, 2018 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Washington, D.C. On February 7, we will launch our first weekly "Meet the Honorees and Speakers" 7-week series.  We have an amazing line-up of speakers who will educate, inspire, and  motivate you.   Join the online conversation by using #2018ADAO. 
 
Throughout the year, we remain committed to serving as an active stakeholder in policy discussions in Washington, D.C. Just last month, asbestos was found in tween makeup products - yet again. We take this horrific news with us to lawmakers as we encourage them to sign on to our Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act, which ensures the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can and must ban asbestos once and for all.

There is bipartisan concern about the EPA's lack of transparency, dangerous regulatory rollbacks, and industry influence. On January 30, ADAO had the opportunity to witness the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee press EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on the Agency's work to protect our country's air, land, and water. 

As we dive into February, I encourage you to let National Cancer Prevention Month  inspire you to be active in spreading awareness - it can be as easy as sharing information online with your social networks. On February 7, we'll be connecting science and policy for action at  Less Cancer's National Cancer Prevention Day  in Washington, D.C. Remember that cancer prevention is more than just a day or even a month; it must be our mantra always - "Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention." Prevention remains our only cure.
 
Our advocacy is not limited to Washington, D.C. On February 17, Heather Von St. James, inspirational Mesothelioma Warrior, friend, and ADAO supporter, will host her 12th Lung Leavin' Day Celebration, an annual event Heather and her family have organized to celebrate the day she underwent surgery for pleural mesothelioma and to raise awareness about asbestos-caused diseases. Go Heather and loved ones!  

ADAO is grateful to our 2018 Donors and Sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsors Motley Rice LLC and Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC, and Silver Sponsor Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen.

With gratitude,  Linda Reinstein,  Social Networks
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14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference April 13-15, 2018


 
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. Join us for an exciting weekend line up of exceptional expert speakers, art installations, and even a new award. 

 


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MEMORIAL DEDICATION



It is with great sadness we share the news that Dr. Jock McCulloch passed away from mesothelioma.  Jock was a friend and colleague to countless people around the world. His legendary work about asbestos is referenced today.
 
In July, ADAO spoke to him about being a keynote speaker and recognizing him with The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless dedication to increasing awareness about asbestos and for his outstanding contributions for truth and justice. On April 14, 2018, we will honor Jock posthumously and remember a man we all revered. 
 
ADAO sends our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Sign the guestbook.

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GLOBAL CALENDAR


February 2018: National Cancer Prevention Month 

February 4: World Cancer Day  

February 7: National Cancer Prevention Day 

February 10: 12th Annual Lungleavin' Day Celebration 

February 28: National Sponsor of Rare Disease Day (NORD)

April 1 - 7: Global Asbestos Awareness Week 

April 13 - 15: ADAO 14th Annual Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference (AAPC)

April 13: ADAO AAPC Newseum Tour and Casual Dinner 

April 14: ADAO AAPC Academic Conference 

April 14: ADAO AAPC "Meet the Artists" Reception & Awards Dinner

April 15: ADAO AAPC Unity and Remembrance Brunch

April 28: Workers Memorial Day 

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The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is an independent global organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy, and community. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org