Simmons Hanly Conroy Sponsors 7th Annual Asbestos Disease Awareness Conference

National asbestos law firm is again supporting the annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference to help raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

ALTON, Ill., March 30, 2011 – As part of the firm’s ongoing efforts to support asbestos awareness and mesothelioma research, Simmons Hanly Conroy has become a platinum sponsor for the 7th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference. The conference, held April 1-3, 2011 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, will bring leading international experts together to discuss the impact of asbestos on public health, the environment and the economy. More information about the conference can be found on the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization web site.

“The International Asbestos Awareness Conference provides a forum for advocates, patients and medical researchers to join together and promote awareness about the important public health issue of asbestos and its related diseases,” said Vice President of Medical and Client Relations Joy Wheeler. “Our support of ADAO and its annual conference is just one part of our own mission to support our clients and the mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases community as much as possible.”

Mesothelioma survivor and firm client Julie Gundlach will give a presentation titled, “The Power of Public Health Advocacy: A Patient’s Perspective.” Gundlach will be honored at the conference with the Alan Reinstein Award for her commitment to education, advocacy, and support to patients and families.

Additional topics covered at this year will focus on Occupational Safety and Health Education: Protecting Workers and Families 40 years after OSHA’s Asbestos Standards; Asbestos Screening and Health Effects; Emerging Trends in the Treatment of Mesothelioma; and Asbestos Impact on the Economy: Banning Asbestos is Good for Business. Conference speakers include Dr. Richard Lemen, Assistant Surgeon General; Dr. Aubrey Miller with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; and Dr. Brad Black, a leading asbestos-related diseases physician with the Center for Asbestos Related Diseases.