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Dr. Paul Farmer to Speak at Annual Conference

Posted By Alfred DeMaria, Jr., Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Updated: Thursday, April 2, 2015

For the 2015 Annual Conference, CSTE is pleased to announce Dr. Paul Farmer as the Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecturer. Dr. Farmer obtained an M.D. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University, and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He is the co-founder of an international social justice and health organization, Director of Partners in Health,  and is renowned for his years of nonprofit leadership, numerous awards, and insightful publications on global health. Read Dr. Farmer’s biography on the conference website.

We are also pleased to announce the following plenary speakers:
  • Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH: Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH: Founding Director of the world’s first Center for Environmental Oncology and President of the Environmental Trust
  • Richard Jackson, MD, MPH: Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles and former Director of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health
  • Anne Schuchat, MD: Director of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service
  • Nancy Krieger, PhD: Professor of Social Epidemiology at Harvard University
  • Pardis Sabeti, MD, DPhil: Associate Professor at the Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University
The 2015 Annual Conference in Boston will span four days with 240 sessions on emerging topics. Some of this year’s topics include:
  • Advanced molecular detection to improve food safety
  • Respiratory diseases, Chikungunya, measles, shigellosis Enterovirus D68, and Ebola
  • Health impacts for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers
  • Maximizing the benefits of advances in informatics
  • Marijuana-associated hospitalization rates and usage surveys
  • Novel approaches to collecting data with hard-to-reach populations
  • Addressing the challenges of Hepatitis C surveillance
  • Climate change and environmental impacts on disease
  • Addressing quality of life in older adulthood

In addition to the wide array of rapid-fire, breakout, and plenary sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. Conference festivities include the opening reception, connections reception, and 5K walk/run. There is also a banquet at additional cost. CSTE will present awards for outstanding leaders, partners, fellows, mentors, poster presentations, and more.

This year’s conference features a new phone app to help you schedule sessions, connect to other attendees, see conference news alerts, access an interactive floorplan, and learn local information for restaurants and activities around the Hynes Convention Center.

If you register for the conference before May 1, you can receive the early-bird discount. If you aren’t already a member, joining CSTE will allow you to get the most out of the conference experience, develop your professional capacity, network, and more. The many benefits of yearlong membership are highlighted in this new video:

CSTE Members Lead Change

CSTE members are change makers, thought leaders, and bridge builders. Discover the opportunities that CSTE membership gives you to make waves. Become a CSTE member today and save on conference registration: http://bit.ly/1HrYoDm

Posted by Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists on Friday, April 3, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1040282089318703 (Please watch in HD)



CSTE President Alfred DeMaria, Jr., MD is state epidemiologist of Massachusetts. For more information about the 2015 CSTE Annual Conference, please visit http://www.csteconference.org.


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