​San Antonio is a unique city, serving as a leader in government and civilian healthcare research through organizations like the 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). These institutions invite you to the fourth annual SAMHS and Universities Research Forum (SURF), a local event to showcase the work of trainees, faculty, staff and students from multiple disciplines and public health agencies across San Antonio. The forum will be held on Thursday & Friday, June 28 & 29, 2018, at The University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus, H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104) from 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. on June 28th and 8:30am – 12:00pm on June 29th. Registration opens at 7:00 A.M. on both days.

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); and connect with scholars and practitioners from SAMHS, academic institutions, and public, government, and private organizations and agencies for future education, research, policy, and practice collaborations.

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

  • Biomedical Engineering and Medical Devices
  • Brain Health
  • Health Information Technology
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Care
  • Medical Modeling and Simulation
  • Patient Engagement and Continuity of Care
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Pre-hospital Trauma and Critical Care
  • Public Health and Wellness
  • Regenerative and Molecular Medicine