SURF 2019 has gone fully digital. Click here to access the electronic guidebook including download instructions for your mobile device. We will not be providing physical program booklets.

UTSA, the San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS) and UT Health San Antonio would like to invite you to the fifth annual SAMHS and Universities Research Forum (SURF), a regional event that highlights the latest research and discoveries of trainees, faculty, staff and students working to improve health outcomes and readiness.

Forum participants will have the opportunity to present and share innovations in research, practice, and policy; earn continuing education credits/units (e.g., Medical, Nursing, Dental); and connect with scholars and practitioners for future education, research, policy, and practice collaborations. The event will include podium, poster, and CDMRP sessions, symposia, and a Biomedical Innovation Showcase.

SURF 2019 Themes:

  1. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Data Analytics
  2. Brain Health
  3. Evidence Generation & Translation for Patient-Centered Care
  4. Immunology & Infectious Diseases
  5. Oral & Systemic Disease Interactions
  6. Patient Engagement & Continuity of Care
  7. Pre-hospital Trauma & Critical Care
  8. Precision Medicine
  9. Public Health & Wellness
  10. Regenerative & Molecular Medicine
  11. Substance Abuse & Mental Health


Day One - June 13, 2019
7:00 – 8:00am

8:00 – 9:30am
Opening Remarks & Keynote Address:
Lieutenant Colonel Eric Midboe – Defense Health Agency (Bio)

9:45 – 12:00pm
Podium Presentations & CDMRP Sessions

12:15 – 1:30pm
Networking Luncheon

1:45 – 2:45pm
Podium Presentations & CDMRP Sessions

3:00 – 5:00pm
Poster & Networking Session

Day Two - June 14, 2019

7:30 – 8:00am

8:00 - 8:45am
Day 2 Keynote Address:
Jeffrey W. Stansbury, PhD – University of Colorado Boulder (Bio)

8:45 – 9:00am
Poster Award Announcements

9:00 – 9:20am
Plenary Panel Discussion: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

9:35 – 1:00pm
Symposia, Biomedical Innovation Showcase, & CDMRP Open House

SURF 2018 Photo Album