Making the Connection Conference 2020

Friday March 6, 2019


Registration Not Open

Friday, March 6, 2020

There will be early-bird registration prices.

CME/CE credit will be available

The Wisconsin Environmental Health Network (WEHN) hosts an annual conference focused on environmental health. The conference features recognized speakers and an environmental justice panel. This conference also provides an opportunity for scientists, researchers, healthcare professionals, environmental advocates and concerned citizens to network and make connections. 

Thank you to our joint sponsors for the 2019 conference!

Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin

Wisconsin Environmental Health Network

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Department of Pediatrics

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison, Department of Continuing Professional Development

Global Health Institute

Thank you to our Supportive Sponsors of the 2019 MTC conference!

| Clean Wisconsin | Citizens Climate Lobby | Family Farm Defenders | Gene and Linda Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability | Group Health Cooperative of SCW | Healthy Lawn Team | Madison Manual Medicine | Midwest Environmental Advocates | Mother’s Milk Alliance | Nelson Institute | Out of Hospital Madison Area Midwives Association | Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter | SSM Health | UnityPoint Health - Meriter | University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Department of Pediatrics, & Department of Population Health Sciences | UW Health, UnityPoint Health - Meriter & Quartz | Wisconsin Guild of Midwives | Wisconsin Conservation Voters | Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking Program |

Special thank you to:

Susan and Richard Davidson

MTC 2020 General Information


Friday, March 6, 2019


12:00 PM - 5:30 PM




Registration not available

Conference Attire

Casual attire is appropriate for this conference.

Parking & Bus Service

Parking is available for an hourly fee in the UW Hospital parking ramp next to the Health Sciences Learning Center. Bus service information will be available as the event approaches.

Conference Housing

We recommend the Best Western Plus InnTowner, 2424 University Avenue, Madison, WI.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 608-232-9945 or email at


Featured Speaker

Devon Payne‐Sturges, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.Engr

Dr. Payne-Sturges is an Assistant Professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health at the University of Maryland, School of Public Health. She also holds joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, she served as Assistant Commissioner for Environmental Health with the Baltimore City Health Department then later as the Assistant Center Director for Human Health with U.S. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research where she focused on biomonitoring for policy analysis, cumulative risk assessment, health impact assessment, environmental health indicator development, children’s environmental health and environmental health of minority populations.

Her research focuses on racial and economic disparities in exposures to environmental contaminants and associated health risks with the aim of improving the science our society uses to make decisions about environmental policies that impact the health of communities and populations, especially vulnerable, low income and minority populations.

Lightning Presentation

This will be a series of 4 speakers with 10 minutes each for their presentations.

  1. Steve Carpenter, Ph.D

  2. Janean Dilworth-Bart, PH.D

  3. Tracey Holloway, ph.d

  4. Susan Paskewitz, PH.D

Environmental Justice Panel

This is a three-person panel with individual presentations and question and answer discussion to follow. This panel is focused on local and state issues featuring experts, citizen activists, and professionals from Wisconsin.

To Be Announced.

Featured Speaker

To Be Announced.