Rescheduled: TAMEST 2021 Annual Conference

Dear members of TAMEST and the Texas research community,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TAMEST Board of Directors and 2021 Program Committee have decided to reschedule our TAMEST 2021 Annual Conference to January 11–13, 2022 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

In January 2022, we plan to hold an even bigger and better version of our annual conference on the topic of Community Health and Well-Being, with stellar speakers and an expanded protégé program. This meeting will bring together our research community to identify what Texas communities need in order to be strong and successful and will be an important opportunity to examine the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the virus’s impact on our state. We thank our conference committee for their commitment to continue to serve and develop the program.

While we will not meet in person this January, we will convene virtually at the beginning of 2021 for select sessions, including the 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards and recipient presentations, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award and other programming. We will also convene TAMEST members online to welcome our new members and provide an update on the organization. Details will be provided later this fall about the timing and format of these sessions.

In the meantime, TAMEST is hosting a series of conversations on COVID-19 and community health through our Forward Texas Digital Series. This series convenes our state’s extensive network of scientists and researchers to explore how we can move forward during this crisis. Each session is moderated by a distinguished TAMEST member or affiliate, with a panel of leading experts discussing research on the spread, prevention, treatments, vaccines and the public health response for COVID-19. These sessions allow TAMEST to begin convening on this timely topic now while building up to our in-person meeting in January 2022.

We invite you to join us for these sessions and learn more at

Thank you for your continued support and for playing a vital role in our research community.


Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH (NAM)
2020 TAMEST Board President

Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM)
2021 TAMEST Conference Chair


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