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ASCR Reschedules its State of the Art Conference

The Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration's State of the Art conference, a multi-day, cutting-edge seminar addressing today's insurance, environmental and restoration issues, will take place May 2-5.

MILLERSVILLE, Md.--The Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration's (ASCR) State of the Art conference, a multi-day, cutting-edge seminar addressing today's insurance, environmental and restoration issues, will take place May 2-5. The conference, postponed following the events of Sept. 11, will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, Ill.

Sponsored by ASCR's National Institute of Disaster Restoration (NIDR), the conference will target insurance professionals, and restoration and damage repair contractors. It also features an exhibition of vendors showing the current products and services available for these specialties.

The educational programs will be held May 3-5, culminating in an in-depth panel discussion of the lessons learned from the clean-up efforts following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. There will also be a salute to the many restoration contractors and volunteers who worked on the projects in Washington, D.C., and New York.

The program has been updated to address a number of critical environmental and restoration issues: How Much Drying Equipment Does it Take? - moderated by Larry Carlson, Therma-Stor Products; Finding and Using an Environmental Consultant - Michael A. Pinto, Ph.D., CSP, Wonder Makers environmental, Inc.; Basic Mold Remediation Panel - John Terranova, WLS, CMH,; James Craner, MD, MPH, and Linda Stezenback, PhD; Mold Recognition, Evaluation and Remediation - Ronald Thaman, IHIT, CSP, FTI/SEA Consulting; Mold Remediation - A Case Study - John Rybski, CR, Coach's Carpet Care & Catastrophe Cleaning; Testing & Inspecting Air Systems After Fire & Water Damage - Jim Pearson, CMH, Americlean Corporation; Damage and Dealing with Hidden Smoke Odors - Martin King, CR, AM; HAZ MAT Clean Up After 9/11 - Michael O'Reilly, Trade-Winds Environmental Restoration, Inc.; and a Practical Approach for Ending the Employee Nightmare - Mark Kennedy, Alchemy Redefinition.

For more information, contact ASCR at (410) 729-9900 or visit their Website at

The Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration is a professional association of more than 1,300 member organizations worldwide, representing more than 20,000 cleaning and restoration professionals who specialize in the cleaning, treatment and repair of damaged buildings and their contents.

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