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Mesothelioma eLearning education platform now live!

ADDRI is delighted to announce the launch of our Specialist Mesothelioma Learning Module. The first of its kind in Australia, this rapid eLearning resource will build awareness and understanding in nurses and allied health professionals about the various types of Mesothelioma; how it presents and how to care for patients…

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Spotlight on Silicosis

ADDRI Newsletter April 2023

Notice something a little different about us? Say hello to our new name: the Asbestos and Dust Diseases Research Institute (ADDRI).   Not a huge departure, but an important one in recognition of the significant impact that dust-related diseases pose to Australians. Our expertise in mesothelioma remains but we’re expanding our team of…

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Asbestos Diseases Foundation Australia (ADFA) Information Day

ADRI Newsletter December 2022

Wishing you the best for the festive season. This year we welcomed a new leadership team, stewarded crucial projects, engaged with Government at local, state and federal levels, completed grants, continued to provide dedicated support to patients and families impacted by mesothelioma and expanded the scope of our work to encompass…

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ADRI – Our story and Our Work 2022 video

ADRI – Our Story, Our Work 2022

We continue to work hard to provide better treatment options for asbestos-related diseases and ultimately, cure mesothelioma. Take a look inside our Institute and our work in our updated video below.

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ADRI Reception at Admiralty House

ADRI Newsletter October 2022

Spring is in the air and the pace has quickened at ADRI! Our team has been busy collaborating in Canberra and Melbourne, paving the way for future support. The team is expanding; and our projects are progressing. We continue to build awareness with our community and supporters. And we are…

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Ms Sally Sitou MP

ADRI Newsletter Sep 2022

It has been another busy few months at ADRI. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting new people, talking about potential future activities and funding, and collaboratively working with our community and supporters to advance ongoing projects.  And something tells us the next few months are going to be just as busy!…

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A Professor Sonja Klebe ADRI

ADRI Newsletter May 2022

As we approach the end of the financial year, funding remains a major hurdle for our ongoing research capacity. Of course, we’re not alone but as one of Australia’s smallest medical research institutes, we often miss out on large medical research grants which is why we need and rely on…

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Sandie Stuart

ADRI Newsletter March 2022

His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd), Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia & Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley visit ADRI Our Patrons, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd), Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley…

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Mesothelioma EPP patients

November 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our latest update As we emerge out of greater Sydney’s COVID lockdown we are all thrilled to be making our way back into the Institute. The lockdown meant we staggered our team’s time in the lab and we are the champions of Zoom because we did not stop working around the clock to unlock the…

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ADRI WHO ribbon cutting

ADRI Named WHO Collaborating Centre in World First

The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute in Concord, NSW has been designated by the World Health Organisation as a Collaborating Centre for the Elimination of Asbestos Related Diseases making it the first of its kind in the world. The Collaborating Centre Designation was formally announced at a special ceremony at ADRI…

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