George E. Omer, Jr. Research Symposium

The Omer Research Symposium is in its 20th year and over the years has highlighted the best in orthopaedic research.  Orthopaedic residents and faculty, rehabilitation specialists and community surgeons have presented innovative studies and furthered orthopaedic knowledge and practice.  Starting in 2015, the Alumni Association has hosted Omer Day at an offsite venue in conjunction with the Alumni Association Golf Tournament (now in its 4th year) and Graduation Banquet.  The venues and accompanying events complement the efforts of our presenters and have added additional impetus to attend a well-planned and exciting event.  In 2019 and 2020, we look forward to hosting Ted Parsons (1991) and Jim Stannard (1992) as the Distinguished Visiting Professors for the event.
The 2018 Omer Day Research Symposium was held at the Hilton Hill Country Hotel on 14 June 2018.  The Distinguished Visiting Professor was Dr. David Teuscher (1991) who, as Region 6 Director for the US Department of Health & Human Services, gave an update on disaster response and relief.  His poignant review of the rescue and relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey highlighted the importance of military orthopaedic training and research.  
We would like to congratulate Rich Hurley (2018) as the George E. Omer, Jr. Award Winner for Orthopaedic Research for his paper "Sequential Changes in Lumbar Lordosis and Segmental Stability Following Lateral Interbody Cage Placement."  Nicole Sgromolo (2021) was the Milton S. Thompson Award Winner for Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation with her paper "BFR Therapy after Distal Radius Fractures."  The day also highlighted the educational innovations of the program and other research efforts of the department.  Thank you to all our sponsors for making the day a success and to all speakers for their well-prepared lectures.   The full program can be found here.

2018 SAMMC AA Industry Donors


Stryker Orthopaedics

Zimmer Biomet


Depuy Synthes

Premier Shockwave

Spartan Medical



Celling Biosciences



Scout Medical, LLC

Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Wright Medical

Funding provided by the San Antonio Military Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Association.


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