About the TAMEST 2021 Annual Conference: Forward Texas—Community Health and Well-Being
The TAMEST 2021 Annual Conference—Forward Texas: Community Health and Well-Being— will explore how Texas can build the vibrant, healthy communities of tomorrow. The program will address topics like health care, education, infrastructure and infectious diseases.
Forward Texas will bring together the best and brightest minds in the state to identify what Texas communities need in order to be strong and successful. From addressing the increasing rate of Texas’ uninsured, ensuring that our state has adequate housing for a growing population, to responding to and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on our society, we hope to create timely solutions for a prosperous future.
Join us January 12–14, 2021, at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, as we convene Texas’ science and research community to plan a future filled with strength and prosperity for our state at the TAMEST 2021 Annual Conference.
- Identify the vital needs of Texas communities to become better prepared and prosperous.
- Assess areas in which the state can improve on planning for the future.
- Provide scientific perspective on the best paths to address Texas’ challenges and how to successfully build strong communities of tomorrow.
The TAMEST Annual Conference is open to all in the research community.
Program Chair and Committee
Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM)
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
- C. Michael Walton, Ph.D. (NAE), Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
- Honorary Chair: Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH (NAM), TAMEST President; UT Health San Antonio
TAMEST’s unique interdisciplinary model has become an effective recruitment tool for top research and development centers across Texas. Since our founding, more than 224 TAMEST members have been inducted into the National Academies or relocated to Texas.