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We are excited to announce the 2024 SURF conference will be held in conjunction with the Military Medical Industry Day (MMID) and BexarBio to create a new meeting concept, the AIM Health R&D Summit bringing together (A)cademia, (I)ndustry, and (M)ilitary researchers. The Summit will be hosted on June 24-25, 2024, at The Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio, TX.

The AIM Health R&D Summit will be co-sponsored by SURF, Velocity Texas, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County. This new meeting will maintain the original mission of the SURF conference which was to “advance research collaborations among academic, military, and industry partners to improve health outcomes and readiness.” Most importantly, with this new expanded meeting format, everyone will be able to present and share research, practice, and policy knowledge; and connect not only with scholars and practitioners from the SAMHS, and academic institutions, but also with other public, government, and private organizations, small businesses, and industry partners.

All researchers, students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

More Information

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). The 10th annual San Antonio Military Health and Universities Research Forum (SURF), is a conference that attracts presenters from around the nation to showcase the work of students, trainees, faculty, and staff.

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.

We invite abstracts that propose original research, policy, and practice interventions as podium and poster presentations. Submit abstracts through the SURF 2024 abstract submission website by Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm, CST.

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.

Call for Abstracts (PDF)

Themes

  • Battlefield Health and Trauma
  • Brain & Mental Health
  • Clinical Investigations
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dental Research
  • Emerging Threats and Directed Energy
  • Health Systems Research
  • Human Performance, Readiness and Recovery
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Modeling, Simulation and Diagnostics
  • Nursing Research
  • Other Emerging Science and Technologies
  • Patient Safety/Wellness
  • Precision Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Women's Health Initiatives

Three events. Two days. One mission.

The AIM Health R&D Summit brings together academia, industry, and the military to promote collaboration in developing life-saving battlefield technologies. Combining three events–Military Medical Industry Day, BexarBio pitch competition, and the San Antonio Military Health and Universities Research Forum–AIM brings together top minds from across the life sciences ecosystem to advance the military’s medical mission. Register today and receive discounted admission to all three events, but don’t wait–these prices won’t last long! Discounts end on March 31, 2024, at 11;59pm.

Register Today | Students can attend for free with their “.edu” email.

Details forthcoming

Details forthcoming

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