Her Excellency, Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson visited the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) on the 14th November 2019. The Governor and Mr Wilson received an update on ADRI’s research, mesothelioma support and international work on the prevention of disease in neighbouring countries.
The visit was timely following revelations last week on the shocking and dangerous extent of asbestos use in Indonesia. ADRI is joining international efforts to raise public awareness about asbestos and provide expertise in developing skills in Indonesia to diagnose asbestos-related diseases. ADRI experts will visit Indonesia this month to lead workshops on the pathological diagnosis of mesothelioma.
The ADRI team updated the Governor on their sharing of expertise with Australia’s neighbours, including work this year in the Philippines holding a United Nations-sponsored workshop to help combat the rising incidence in mesothelioma cases in the country.
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