As a leading proponent of mesothelioma research in the United States, Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to announce its support for the 5th Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference as an educational sponsor. The conference, held this year at the Manhattan Beach Marriott hotel in Manhattan Beach, California, will feature educational speakers, including physicians, researchers and asbestos awareness activists. More details on the event are available at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization website.
“We’re pleased to be involved with ADAO and the excellent work they do battling mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases,” explained partner Michael Angelides of Simmons Hanly Conroy. “The ongoing Asbestos Awareness Day Conference is a powerful focal point in the battle against mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other illnesses brought on by asbestos exposure. It’s a time of education, support and encouragement – not only for those afflicted with diseases linked to asbestos, but for those medical and research professionals who commit their time to finding treatment options and a cure for this tragic affliction. We applaud the work of the organization and the courageous leadership and dedication of Executive Director Linda Reinstein.”
Topics covered at this year’s conference include Global Advocacy; Asbestos Victim and Family Psychosocial Support; Preventing Asbestos Exposure in Homes, Schools, Hospitals and Workplaces; and Detecting and Treating Asbestos-Related Diseases. Conference speakers include Michael Horwin, President of Cancer Monthly; Sarah Mereeotlhe, RN from Kuruman, South Africa; Margaret Seminario, Director of Safety and Health for the AFL-CIO; and Paul Zygielbaum, ADAO Project Manager and mesothelioma survivor. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer will be presented with the Tribute of Hope Award for her steadfast determination and commitment to ban asbestos in the United States.