2021 Annual Conference: Forward Texas

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TAMEST 2021 Annual Conference—Forward Texas: Community Health and Well-Being Overview

Texas has the highest number of uninsured people in the country. A quarter of our children live below the poverty line. And only a little more than a quarter of our grade school students go on to earn a college degree. Many of our communities will only continue to grow, doubling within the next thirty years, stressing access to jobs, air, water housing and transportation.

What can our science and research community tell us now in order to help these communities thrive in the future? Join us at the TAMEST 2021 Annual Conference—Forward Texas: Community Health and Well-Being—January 12–14, 2021, at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, as we convene the best and brightest minds in the state to explore opportunities to address our problems facing us today and build the healthy, prosperous communities of tomorrow.

Program Objectives:

  • Identify vital needs of Texas communities in order to be healthy and successful
  • Assess areas where state is falling behind or inadequately planning for the future
  • Provide scientific perspective on best paths to address our problem areas and build healthy communities of tomorrow

The TAMEST Annual Conference is open to all in the research community.

Program Chair and Committee

Nancy Dickey

Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM)

Program Chair

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Program Committee Members

  • Ellen R. Gritz, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center 
  • Adam L. Hamilton, P.E., President and CEO, Southwest Research Institute
  • Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.F.P. (NAM), Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Health San Antonio
  • A. Ray Pentecost, DrPH, Ronald L. Skaggs and Joseph G. Sprague Chair of Health Facilities Design; Director, Center for Health Systems & Design, Texas A&M University
  • Honorary Chair: Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH (NAM), TAMEST President; UT Health San Antonio

Sponsorship opportunities coming soon. Contact tamest@austin.utexas.edu for more information.