The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization recently announced the keynote speakers and the honorees for the upcoming Asbestos Awareness Conference, Where Knowledge and Action Unite!

The conference will be April 4 through 6, 2014 in Arlington, VA at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

“As ADAO unveils our 10th annual conference, we are reminded that while we have greatly advanced education, asbestos is still legal and lethal in the United States. More than 31 million tons of asbestos have been used since 1900 and imports continue today. Asbestos is an invisible toxin that kills 30 Americans each day and prevention remains the only cure.” – Linda Reinstein, President/CEO and Co-Founder of ADAO

To register for this very important and exciting event, please follow this link to registration.

Keynote Speaker

Ms. Susan Vento, widow of the late Congressman Bruce Vento, who died of mesothelioma in 2000.


  • Congressman Henry Waxman
  • Dr. David Egilman
  • Dr. Ken Takahashi
  • The Association Nationale de Défense des Victimes de l’Amiante (ANDEVA)
  • Bill Ravanesi
  • Congressman Bruce Vento (posthumously)
  • Janelle Bedel (posthumously)
  • Heather Von St. James
  • Lou Williams

Organizers have put together a new event for this year’s conference: an Awards and Recognition Dinner. All are invited to a wonderful dinner to celebrate the conference, enjoy a performance by Jordan Zevon, honor tireless advocates for asbestos victims, and thank the generous conference sponsors.

About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO is the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice through our education, advocacy, and community initiatives. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights. For more information, visit