Virtual Action Mesothelioma Day 2020

The UKMA was proud to produce a national virtual Action Mesothelioma Day 2020 event that premiered on Facebook and YouTube.

The national virtual event included a mix of patient stories and clinical expert presentations, with the observation of a minutes’ silence at 11am.

You can watch the Virtual AMD event on Facebook or YouTube.

Please do support the various charities involved in AMD – they need your support now more than ever.

Order of Events (10:40-12:00)

Welcome Dawn McKinley, Chair of UK Mesothelioma Alliance
A minute of silence
Nursing support Sarah Morgan, Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist
Patient voice Mavis Nye
Clinical Trials Professor Sanjay Popat, Consultant Thoracic Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Professor of Thoracic Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Research.
Asbestos awareness David Gold, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Vice-President
Patient voice Paul Cook
Thanks and close Dawn McKinley

Images for social media

We have created these images to enable anyone who is organising an event for Virtual Action Mesothelioma Day 2020 to promote what they are doing as being part of the national occasion. Feel free to download and use these images.

You can also use the main Virtual Action Mesothelioma Day 2020 logo above.

vAMD 2020 Events

Organisations all over the country held their own Action Mesothelioma Day 2020 events and commemorations.

Click for a list of AMD20 events from these organisations:

  • Anglia Asbestos Diseases Support Group in East of England
  • DAST (East Midlands Wide Asbestos Support)
  • Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group (GMAVSG)
  • HASAG Asbestos Disease Support Group
  • June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
  • London Asbestos Support
  • Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support
  • Mesothelioma UK
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group
  • Readley, based in the North East


Thank you to the British Lung Foundation for supporting Action Mesothelioma Day 2020.

Thank you to Laurie Kazan-Allen of the International Ban Asbestos Secreteriat for this write up of Action Mesothelioma Day 2020.