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About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

Committed to Ending Asbestos Exposure and Disease

Established in 2004 by Linda Reinstein and Doug Larkin, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has grown to become the largest independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States, dedicated solely to preventing asbestos exposure, eradicating asbestos-related diseases, and safeguarding the civil rights of asbestos victims.

We are proud to headquarter our organization in Redondo Beach, California, where we tirelessly work towards a world free of asbestos-related ailments.

This year, we are excited to announce the 18th Annual Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference titled “Exploring the Intersection of Art, Advocacy, and Academia,” which will be held on September 9, 2023, at the AFL-CIO Headquarters in Washington, DC.

About ADAO

Our Mission

Through the years, ADAO’s size and influence have grown, but our mission has remained steadfast. We focus on Education, Advocacy and Community to combat asbestos’s toxic reach and to see lives saved by stopping exposure before it occurs.


We strive to raise awareness among the public and medical community about asbestos-related diseases and methods of preventing asbestos exposure. Additionally, we support research aimed at early detection, prevention, and cure of these diseases.


Our team collaborates with organizations worldwide to achieve a global asbestos ban. We persistently raise awareness about the alarming fact that asbestos, despite its lethal effects, remains legal in the U.S.


ADAO fosters a supportive community where asbestos victims can share their stories, learn about treatment options, and support each other in their journeys.

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Registration and Accommodation

Registration for the conference opens on July 18, 2023, with fees as follows:

  • Victims & Students: $100
  • Certificate of Online Attendance: $50
  • Professionals: $300
    *Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.

We have also arranged limited discounted rooms at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport for registered attendees at a special rate of $129.00 plus tax.

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Our Sponsors

We sincerely thank our 2023 conference sponsors for their generous contributions. Special thanks go to our Platinum Sponsor; Simmons Hanly Conroy, Gold Sponsors; The Gori Law Firm and Motley Rice LLP, and Silver Sponsor; Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen.

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