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About SURF

San Antonio is a unique city, serving as a leader in government and civilian healthcare research through organizations including the San Antonio Military Market, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT-Health San Antonio), The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and Veterans Administration (VA). These institutions invite you to the ninth annual San Antonio Military Health and Universities Research Forum (SURF), a conference that attracts presenters from around the nation to showcase the work of students, trainees, faculty and staff. The forum will be hosted on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Main Campus, H-E-B Student Union, Ballroom (HSU 1.104), 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249.

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; and connect with scholars and practitioners from the SAMHS, academic institutions, and other public, government, and private organizations and industry partners.

All researchers, students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Registration is free .

More Information

We invite abstracts that propose original research, policy, and practice interventions as podium and poster presentations.
Submit abstracts by Friday, February 3, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. CST. | Submit your SURF Abstract here

SURF 2023 Call for Abstracts (PDF)

Themes

  1. Battlefield Health and Trauma
  2. Brain & Mental Health
  3. Clinical Investigations
  4. Critical Care Medicine
  5. Dental Research
  6. Emerging Threats and Directed Energy
  7. Health Systems Research
  8. Human Performance, Readiness and Recovery
  9. Infectious Disease
  10. Medical Modeling, Simulation and Diagnostics
  11. Nursing Research
  12. Other Emerging Science and Technologies
  13. Patient Safety/Wellness
  14. Precision Medicine
  15. Regenerative Medicine
  16. Women's Health Initiatives
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT-Health San Antonio)

Sponsor Information

Become a Sponsor  

The SURF planning committee is actively seeking sponsors to support and grow the annual conference. Opportunities for sponsors to support SURF include

  1. holding the conference in the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center,
  2. including exhibitors,
  3. publishing abstracts/proceedings in a peer-reviewed journal,
  4. hosting world-renowned keynote & plenary speakers,
  5. offering awards for scholarship, and
  6. offering student travel awards to attend the conference.

San Antonio is a unique city and a leader in government and civilian healthcare research through organizations like the San Antonio Military Health, UT Health San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio Medical Foundation, and BioMedSA. These institutions invite you to the ninth annual San Antonio Military Health 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. If you have a product, service, employment opportunity, or interest in the medical research community, a message that would benefit our constituents, or simply want to support this unique, collaborative event, we invite you to sponsor the event.

Sponsorship Levels (Please Return in January for updated Sponsorship Level information.)
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Exhibitor Information

Become an Exhibitor  

San Antonio is a unique city and a leader in government and civilian healthcare research through organizations like the San Antonio Military Market, UT Health San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio Medical Foundation, and BioMedSA. These institutions invite you to the ninth annual San Antonio Military Health 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. If you have a product, service, employment opportunity, or interest in the medical research community we invite you to be an exhibitor at SURF. We are planning for a 500 in person attendance. Don't miss this opportunity to engage and build relationships with the attendees.

As SURF Exhibitor  
Each In-Person Booth Includes  
Register as an Exhibitor  

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