SURF 2022
Annual Conference
Thursday, June 16, 2022
San Antonio, TX

About SURF

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, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and regional partners such as the San Antonio Medical Foundation and BioMedSA. These institutions invite you to the eighth annual SAMHS and Universities Research Forum (SURF), a conference that attracts presenters from around the nation to showcase the work of trainees, faculty, staff, and students from multiple disciplines and a variety of health institutions from the private and public sectors.

The mission of the SURF conference is to “advance research collaborations among academic, military, and industry partners to improve health outcomes and readiness.” Participants will present and share research, practice, and policy knowledge; earn continuing education credits/units (e.g., CME, CNE, CDE); and connect with scholars and practitioners from the SAMHS, academic institutions, and other public, government, and private organizations.

The SURF Conference highlights the latest research and discoveries of trainees, faculty, staff, and students working to improve health outcomes and readiness. All researchers, students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Registration is free.

More Information

Research, practice, and policy interventions will be presented in paper and poster sessions, panel discussions, and symposia according to the themes below. Abstracts submitted in the “Other” category will be grouped by the abstract reviewers into panels of related papers or posters.

  1. Dental Research
  2. COVID-19 & Infectious Disease
  3. Deployment Medicine
  4. Human Performance
  5. Medical Modeling & Simulation
  6. Mental Health Initiatives
  7. Nursing Research
  8. Patient Safety
  9. Precision Medicine
  10. Public Health/Wellness
  11. Regenerative Medicine
  12. Trauma & ICU Medicine
  13. Women’s Health Initiatives
  14. Other
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT-Health San Antonio)
  • San Antonio Medical Foundation
  • Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)

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