The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest U.S. organization serving as the voice of asbestos victims, presents its 7th Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference, Asbestos: Impact on Public Heath, Environment, and the Economy. The event will be held April 1 - 3, 2011, at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. Presentations will include occupational and non-occupational exposure issues, detection and treatment advances, environmental and economic impact, national and global policy.

The international conference brings together experts from around the globe to collaborate and enhance efforts to completely ban asbestos. Attendees will hear about the most advanced medical, occupational and environmental information to prevent home, school and work asbestos exposure; as well as disease prevention and treatment. The conference will also quantify the economic impact of asbestos exposure to individuals, business and the government. Speakers will represent the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Germany. The ADAO international conference is made possible with the support and collaborative efforts of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Linda Reinstein, President/CEO and Co-Founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, knows first hand the pain that can result from asbestos exposure after loosing her husband in 2006 to mesothelioma, a leading asbestos caused cancer. "ADAO is dedicated to the three core principles - education, advocacy, and community - as reaffirmed by this year's powerful conference," stated Reinstein. "This year's event brings together some of the world's most important voices, including leading professionals from different fields who play a pivotal role in globally uniting efforts to end asbestos disease. We welcome them and thank our many generous sponsors who are helping to make this event possible. There is indeed power in knowledge."

According to Michael Harbut M.D., MPH, FCCP, of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, "The ADAO conference is one of the best educational and awareness opportunities for physicians, public health representatives, caregivers and other advocates. We all have an opportunity to make an impact on preventing asbestos-related diseases. Whether you're a medical professional or someone who deeply cares about the health of your loved ones, this conference offers an important network for everyone."

The weekend will provide information and inspiration for those impacted by asbestos-related disease as well as others who advocate for safe environments.

The conference also will recognize those who have demonstrated exceptional service to enhance asbestos awareness. The Unity and Remembrance Brunch on April 3 will honor and remember loved ones lost to asbestos exposure, as well as support others impacted by asbestos-related diseases.


ADAO's 7th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference
Asbestos: Impact on Public Health, Environment and the Economy

Scheduled Events

Friday, April 1, 5 - 6 PM.: Private Gathering for families, patients and caregivers

Friday, April 1, 7 - 9 PM: Evening Reception with entertainer and ADAO spokesperson Jordan Zevon

Saturday, April 2, 8 AM - 5:30 p.m.: Conference

Sunday, April 3, 9:30 - 11:30 AM: Unity and Remembrance Brunch


Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
3405 Lenox Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326-1389


To share the latest information on asbestos in the United States and worldwide. Presentations will include occupational and non-occupational exposure issues, detection and treatment advances, environmental and economic impact, and national/global policy.

Who Should Attend

Those encouraged to attend include physicians, scientists, occupational health and safety professionals, public health advocates, patients, families, and students.


Early registration discounts continues through Dec. 31, 2010.

April 2 Conference: Includes continental breakfast, lunch and the April 1 evening reception.
Cost for each survivor, caregiver, family member or student is $130 by Dec. 31 and $150 after.
Cost for each physician or healthcare professional is $300 by Dec. 31 and $325 after.

April 3 Remembrance Brunch: Cost is an additional $25 for those attending the conference, and $50 for non-conference guests.

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute