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Watch the Q&A ADRI Style event – that was live-streamed on Monday 7th May

Q&A – ADRI Style – Monday 7th May 2018, 10am An opportunity for patients, families and health professionals to meet with an expert team to discuss the latest treatments, symptom management and living with dignity. This event was live-streamed on Monday 7th May. Watch the video below:  

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“We cannot buy the health of people with money”

Recently Professor Ken Takahashi, Director of the NSW Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, spoke at a gathering of Lao Ministers, senior officials  representatives of the Wold Health organisation (WHO) and civil society agencies, to underscore the case for banning asbestos. Melody Kemp shares further: “We cannot buy the health of people with…

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Sharing knowledge to achieve a chrysotile asbestos ban in Laos

In early March 2018, Dr Ken Takahashi, Director of ADRI and WHO consultant, played a leading role at the workshop for developing a National Action Plan for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in Laos. Dr Takahashi brought to the table his vast experience to advocate to policy makers for an…

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ADRI knowledge leads international journal special edition

ADRI Executive Director Dr Ken Takashi recently led a special asbestos issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health as guest editor. The special issue showcases national experiences and key lessons learned in the context of leadership, know-how and capacity with adopting national bans on asbestos, experiences…

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MESO MARCH in May – Make Mesothelioma History and Q&A ADRI Style

MESO MARCH in May – Sunday 6th May 2018 The Meso March in May is a walk to acknowledge and support people living with mesothelioma and those who have experienced the consequences of this terrible disease. Please join us for our 2nd Annual Meso March in May: a 4.5 km…

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Bernie Banton portrait and the Banton Family

In Memory of Bernie Banton AM

The 27th November 2017 was the 10th anniversary of Bernie Banton’s passing. In honour of Bernie, members of his family organised a remembrance day visiting ADRI, the medical research centre named in Bernie’s honour. Bernie Banton was an Australian crusader for people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and social justice. He…

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Australian Group Leads Push for Global Ban of Asbestos

Dr. Ken Takahashi and the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute in Australia are leading the charge for a comprehensive global ban of asbestos. Read more…

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The Well Living EPP Group

The Well Living EPP Group

The Well Living EPP (extrapleural pneumonectomy) Group began in 2012 and meets three times a year at the Drummoyne Sailing Club. Our last meeting for 2017 was held 22nd November with 24 attendees that included the wonderful physiotherapy staff from Strathfield Private Hospital and surgeon Professor Brian McCaughan. Our guest…

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AMAA - Kimberly Crawford Ken Takahashi and Tilly Ryan at AMAA Cheque presentation

AMAA continues to support ADRI

ADRI thanks the Asbestosis & Mesothelioma Association of Australia (AMAA) for their continued support. At the recent Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Conference in Canberra Kimberly Crawford and Tilly Ryan from the AMAA presented Professor Ken Takahashi with a cheque for $2000.00. The funds were generously raised by AMAA members…

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Lisa Chesters Jocelyn McLean Karen Selmon and Ken Takahashi

Ms Lisa Chesters MP Meets With Professor Ken Takahashi

Ms Lisa Chesters MP, elected to the House of Representatives for Bendigo and prior to her election to Parliament Lisa worked as a union organiser for United Voice. On the 19th October 2017 Lisa visited ADRI to discuss our latest achievements and research plans. Professor Ken Takahashi and ADRI’s Mesothelioma…

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