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Monday, September 9, 2013

BORDER HEALTH CONFERENCE DRAWS CROWD IN LAREDO

More than 150 politicians, physicians, public health officials, and health care professionals from both sides of the Rio Grande gathered in Laredo for the Eighth Annual Border Health Conference, sponsored by the Border Health Caucus. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo), TMA President Steve Brotherton, MD; Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek, MD; and Luis Benavides, MD, president of the Webb-Zapata-Jim Hogg County Medical Society, were among the featured speakers. They covered topics ranging from international public health collaboration to graduate medical education to Medicare funding to border security. This is the first year the conference was held on the border rather than in Washington, D.C.

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