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NMSU to host New Mexico Public Health Association Annual Conference

New Mexico State University will host the New Mexico Public Health Association annual conference, “Public Health Beyond Borders: History, Intersections and Solutions,” Monday, April 11, through Wednesday, April 13, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. This year marks the first time the conference will be held in Las Cruces in more than 10 years.

The preconference workshops will be April 11, and the two-day conference, April 12-13, includes daily speakers, keynote presentations each morning, concurrent sessions during the morning and afternoon, poster session for students and professionals and an award and tribute luncheon.

The keynote speaker on April 12 will be Maya Schinwar, journalist, author and editor-in-chief of Truthout.org. She will give a presentation titled “Criminal justice and public health: Vital intersections and transformative opportunities.”

Beti Thompson, member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, and professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington, will be the keynote speaker on April 13.

Her presentation is titled “Cancer Disparities and Implications to Border Communities, Hispanics, and Native Americans.”

WHAT: New Mexico Public Health Association annual conference

WHO: Researchers, practitioners, community members, legislators, advocates, service providers and policy makers

WHEN: Monday, April 11, through Wednesday, April 13

WHERE: Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave

Author: Tiffany Acosta – NMSU

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