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Priester National Extension Health Conference

The Priester National Extension Health Conference, named in honor of retired NIFA National Program Leader Jeanne M. Priester, invites professionals involved in health research, education, and policy from the Cooperative Extension System (CES), health care, federal organizations and agencies, private nonprofit organizations and associations, school systems, land-grant institutions, and other institutions of higher education to attend the conference.

The Priester Award honors Jeanne M. Priester and her accomplishments and contributions to the CES. She was a leader in advancing health education within CES during her tenure at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of the award is to honor extension programs impacting the health of people across the United States and that are providing the leadership to expand extension's capacity to effectively implement health programs. The Priester Award recognizes sound and innovative health education programs on the county, state, and national levels.

2013 Priester Conference

The 2013 Priester Health Extension Conference will be held April 16-17, 2013, at the Oregon State University (OSU) CH2MHill Alumni Center and LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis, OR. Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis will provide lodging at $119.00 per night. A block of 100 rooms is reserved for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. The Hilton Garden Inn is directly across the street from the conference facility. The conference begins early Tuesday morning; it is important for participants to arrive on Monday, April 15. Departures should be planned for Thursday, with the conference continuing into Wednesday evening. Transportation to the Hilton Garden Inn from the Portland International Airport is available via the Hut Shuttle. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

Conference Chair Contact Information:

Roger Rennekamp, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
105 Ballard Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3608
Telephone: 541-737-1737
Fax: 541-737-1332


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