2022 Annual Conference Agenda

The TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Imperatives for Health, will take place January 11–13, 2022, at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio. See the agenda below to learn more about the sessions and speakers.

Opening Reception | Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.

The opening reception will take place in the Navarro Ballroom at The Westin Riverwalk (420 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205).

2022 Annual Conference Agenda | Wednesday–Thursday, January 12–13, 2022

The Westin Riverwalk, 420 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

(subject to change)

January 12, 2022

7:30—8:30 a.m.
Conference Breakfast

7:30—8:30 a.m.
Protege Breakfast

8:30—8:45 a.m.

8:45—9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks

David E. Daniel, Ph.D. (NAE), Board President, TAMEST; The University of Texas of Dallas
Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM), 2022 Conference Program Chair; Texas A&M Health Science Center

9:00—9:30 a.m.
Speaker: NAS President

Marcia McNutt, Ph.D. (NAS), National Academy of Sciences

9:30—10:00 a.m.
Session: Health

Sandro Galea, M.D., Dr.P.H. (NAM), Boston University School of Public Health

10:00—10:15 a.m.

10:15—11:00 a.m.
Panel: Health

Shara McClure, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Robert Phillips, M.D., (NAM), The Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care

11:00—11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Mary Beth Maddox Award Recipient Presentation

11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Public Health Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Peter J. Hotez, M.D. Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine

12:00—12:15 p.m.

12:15—1:15 p.m.
Lunch: Nobel Laureate/Breakthrough Session

Moderator: President Peter WT Pisters, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Nobel Laureate James P. Allison, Ph.D. (NAM, NAS), MD Anderson Cancer Center

1:15—2:30 p.m.
Break/TAMEST Protégé Poster Challenge Viewing

2:30—3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Responding and Adapting to COVID-19

Craig Boyan, H-E-B

3:00—4:30 p.m.
Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award Recipient Awards Presentations

4:30—5:00 p.m.
TAMEST Protégé Poster Judging

5:45—6:45 p.m.
Sponsor Reception

7:00—9:00 p.m.
Dinner: The Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Ceremony

January 13, 2022

8:00—8:30 a.m.
Conference Breakfast Opens

8:30—9:45 a.m.
Breakfast Session: Engineering

Sethuraman Panchanathan, Ph.D., National Science Foundation
Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D. (NAE), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Richard L Corsi, Ph.D., P.E., University of California, Davis

9:45—10:15 a.m.
TAMEST Protégé Poster Finalist Presentations

10:15—10:30 a.m.
Break/TAMEST Protégé Poster Judging Final

10:30—11:00 a.m.
Session: Education

Margaret Spellings, Texas 2036

11:00—11:45 a.m.
Panel: Education

11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Remarks by Judges/TAMEST Protégé Posters Announced

12:00—12:45 p.m.
Lunch: On Stage Interview with Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award Recipient

12:45—1:15 p.m.
Session: Designing and Building Healthier Communities

Richard J. Jackson, M.D. (NAM), UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

1:15—1:45 p.m.
Session: Housing, Infrastructure and Transportation

Henry Cisneros, American Triple I Partners, LLC

1:45—2:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and 2023 Annual Conference Preview


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