TAMEST Annual Conference Promises Powerful Discussions on Community Health

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The TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Imperatives for Health, will explore how Texas can build the vibrant, healthy communities of tomorrow and address topics like health care, education, infrastructure and infectious disease.

“We on the committee are excited to see this program finally come to fruition,” said TAMEST Member and 2022 TAMEST Annual Conference Program Chair Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM), Executive Director, A&M Rural and Community Health Institute, Texas A&M Health. “The title of the conference this year is Forward Texas: Imperatives for Health, and I can’t imagine a more appropriate concept to speak about in the wake of COVID-19.”

Conference speakers include Nobel Laureate and TAMEST Member James P. Allison, Ph.D. (NAM, NAS), MD Anderson Cancer Center; President Craig Boyan, H-E-B; Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, Ph.D., National Science Foundation; President Heather Wilson, Ph.D., The University of Texas at El Paso and more.

“This conference will look at the health of communities, public health and social determinates of health, including things like housing and transportation,” said Dr. Dickey. “There truly should be something for everyone.”

The TAMEST 2022 Conference, Forward Texas: Imperatives for Health, will take place at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel from June 20–22, 2022.


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