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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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Mrs Sandie Foreman and Thuy Bridges, Senior Physiotherapist & Director, PhysioWise

Congratulations and Thank You Sandie and PhysioWise

Sandie Foreman has made over 160 masks which have been sold through PhysioWise, performance and movement specialists at Macquarie Centre and Oatlands who have raised over $800 in the sale of masks for research at the ADRI. We thank Sandie for her tremendous efforts in making the masks not only…

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Jocelyn McLean

Teleconference Meeting with Mesothelioma Patients amid the COVID-19 Lockdown

On 7 April 2020, amid the COVID-19 crisis, the ADRI Mesothelioma Support Coordinators invited the Director of ADRI, Ken Takahashi to be a guest at the teleconference meeting in order to understand the concerns of our patients. All participants gave verbal approval for this and Ken wished them well in…

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COVID-19

ADRI and the Covid-19

In unprecedented times, it is important to hold up a mirror to ourselves. What should ADRI do at this time? How can ADRI contribute to the crisis? My position as research director is unchanged, that is, to respect and adhere to our Constitution. Obviously, it is not business as usual,…

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Professor Ken Takahashi

The Post-Disaster Asbestos Hazard: 1995-2020

Professor Ken Takahashi’s comment in relation to the ongoing Bushfire crisis in Australia is featured on the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS) website. The Post-Disaster Asbestos Hazard: 1995-2020. http://ibasecretariat.org/lka-the-post-disaster-asbestos-hazard-1995-2020.php

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australian bushfies

Asbestos & Bushfires

Australia has a legacy of being one of the highest consumers of asbestos-containing materials in the world and during the current bushfire crisis it is vital that those responding to the bushfires and those living and working in bushfire affected regions are aware that asbestos may cause an additional risk…

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