SURF 2018 Photo Album

UTSA, the San Antonio Military Health System and UT Health San Antonio would like to invite you to the 4th annual San Antonio Military Health System & Universities Research Forum (SURF 2018), taking place on June 28 and 29 at the UTSA Main Campus. This event will showcase the latest research and discoveries of trainees, faculty, staff and students from health-related disciplines.


Day One - June 28, 2018
7:00 – 8:00am

8:00 – 8:40am
Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:45am
Morning Roundtable Discussion
Strategic Alliances in Translational Research

10:00 – 11:15am
Morning Podium Presentations
Public Health & Wellness
Pre-hospital Trauma & Critical Care
Health Information Technology
Patient Engagement & Continuity of Care

11:30 – 12:45pm
Networking Luncheon & Keynote
Bridging Military, Civilian, & Academic Innovation for High Impact Patient Outcomes
Presenter: George Peoples, MD, FACS, COL, (Ret), MC, USA

1:00 – 2:30pm
Poster Session

2:45 – 4:00pm
Afternoon Podium Presentations
Precision Medicine
Biomedical Engineering & Medical Devices
Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Regenerative & Molecular Medicine
Medical Modeling & Simulation

Day Two - June 29, 2018

8:00 – 8:30am

8:30 – 9:00am
Principles of Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based Therapy
Presenter: Xiao-Dong Chen, MD, PhD

9:00 – 10:00am
Morning Panel Discussion
Brain Health

10:15 – 11:30am
STRONG STAR Research Update
San Antonio Based Autism Providers & Patient Programs
Substance & Mental Health Providers of South Texas
Regenerative Medicine Concepts Applied to the Battlefield & Prolonged Field Care
Precision Medicine

11:30 – 12:00pm
Closing Remarks & Poster Awards Ceremony