ALTON, Ill., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation's largest mass torts firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has renewed its annual $100,000 sponsorship of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), also supporting the ADAO's 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference. The firm is the longest consecutive sponsor of the conference and has been a platinum sponsor for the past six years.
"Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to support the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization's important, ongoing work to help prevent asbestos exposure and protect the rights of individuals and their families who are impacted by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers," said Chairman John Simmons.
ADAO Co-founder, President and CEO Linda Reinstein said, "Simmons Hanly Conroy continues to be a generous and principal supporter of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and its annual conference. We are grateful for the firm's dedication to helping to spread awareness of the dangers of asbestos and to our goal of a global ban on asbestos."
Founded in 2004, the ADAO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, eliminating asbestos-related diseases, and protecting asbestos victims' civil rights through education, advocacy and community initiatives. The ADAO's 2017 conference will take place April 7-9 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.
Titled "Where Knowledge and Action Unite," the 2017 conference is expected to draw more than 40 speakers including experts, victims, union representatives and lawmakers from six countries to discuss joint efforts in education, advocacy and awareness. The ADAO is the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated to preventing and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases.
This year's conference will feature the following discussion sessions on April 8:
- Session I: Progress and Challenges from the Frontline
- Session II: Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
- Session III: Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?
- Session IV: Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action
For additional information about the ADAO's 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, click here.
Simmons Hanly Conroy is a leading voice for victims of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure and has a long-standing commitment to supporting those impacted by asbestos-related diseases. Since 1999, the firm has donated more than $20 million to cancer research, including millions of dollars to mesothelioma research institutions. The firm's support for the cause also includes its annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk and other Miles for Meso races that have raised approximately half a million dollars nationwide since 2009.
About Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC
Simmons Hanly Conroy is one of the nation's largest mass tort law firms. Primary areas of litigation include asbestos and mesothelioma, pharmaceutical, consumer protection, environmental and personal injury. The firm's attorneys have been appointed to leadership in numerous national multidistrict litigations, including Vioxx, Yaz, Toyota Unintended Acceleration and DePuy Pinnacle. The firm also represents small and mid-size corporations, inventors and entrepreneurs in matters involving business litigation. Offices are located in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Alton, Ill. Read more at www.simmonsfirm.com.
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