January 12-13, 2012, Omni Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas

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The theme of TAMEST's 9th Annual Conference was Energy for Life: from Human Metabolism to Powering the Planet. This unique event explored innovations in energy--from the challenges of meeting global energy needs to research advancements in human energy metabolism.

Keynote Speakers

Marvin E. Odum
President, Shell Oil Company

William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity
and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator and Honorary Chair of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas


In 2011, TAMEST welcomed 17 new members, representing the largest annual increase in the history of the organization. Six of these new members were Texans who were elected to one of the National Academies, and 11 became members when they relocated to the state. Additionally, three current members were elected to a second National Academy, bringing the number of TAMEST members with this distinction to 20. Also in 2011, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute became TAMEST’s 16th institutional member.