​San Antonio, known as Military City, U.S.A., is uniquely positioned to serve as a leader in government and civilian healthcare research through its leading organizations-San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS), The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The SAMHS and Universities Research Forum (SURF) cochairs invite you to participate in the 3rd Annual event designed to showcase the work of trainees, faculty, clinicians, staff and students from multiple disciplines and public health agencies and foster collaboration across San Antonio. The forum will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at The University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus, H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104) from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Registration opens at 7:00 A.M.

With the theme "Evidence-Based Practice & Research in Healthcare: Encouraging Collaborative Partnerships", forum participants will have the opportunity to present and share research, practice, policy, and collaborations; earn continuing education credits/units (e.g., CME, CNE); connect and network with scholars and practitioners from SAMHS, academic institutions, and public government agencies, and private organizations for education, research, policy, and clinical practice collaborations.

Research, practice, policy, and collaborations will be presented in paper and poster sessions, and symposia along 15 focus areas/learning tracks:

  • Caregivers: Family Caregivers and Medical Providers
  • Dental
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Care
  • Open: This category is open. Author’s work is related to protecting, maintaining, and improving health.
  • Medical Modeling and Simulation
  • Patient Safety
  • Personalized Medicine (Precision Medicine)
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Policy, Practice, and Collaborations
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma
  • Preventative Medicine, Public Health and Wellness
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Technology and Innovation in Healthcare