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2009: From Extracurricular to Embedded

2010: CSL: Best Practices for Putting Ethics into Action

2011: Better Together: Academic-Community Partnerships to Improve Health

2012: Meeting the Social Mission: Health Science EducationThrough Community Collaborations

2013: The Power of the Peer Group: Promoting Healthy Behavior Change in the Community

2014: Health Literacy: A Prescription for Plain Language

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9th Annual Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference


Abstracts for Student Community Service Learning (CSL) Posters are being accepted through March 3, 2016.  Click here to submit your abstract online. 

The posters do not need to be related to the theme of the conference:  any type of community service learning activity is acceptable.  All abstracts will be reviewed by an interprofessional committee for selection, and you will be notified within 2 weeks regarding your poster acceptance.  If accepted, your poster is due for printing on March 25, 2016.  The Poster Session takes place at the CSL Conference on April 2, 2016, from noon-1:30pm in the School of Nursing.

Click here for information on writing a CSL Abstract.


There is no cost to attend the conference, but registration is required.  Register by March 25 for lunch.

Eventbrite - 9th Annual CSL Conference: Healing Begins Upstream


The location of the conference is the School of Nursing, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78229.


If you are a student or employee of UT Health Science Center San Antonio, please park in your usual space.  If you are joining us from off campus, please click here for parking directions and map.


1. To share best practices and scholarship in community service learning with a focus on exploring the health professional's role in primary prevention.

2. To bring together an interprofessional group of University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center students, faculty, and staff from across the state with community partners to foster service-learning collaborations.

3. To highlight existing UT Health Science System community service learning projects and future opportunities with community partners.

4. To recognize and reward excellence in community service learning within the UT Health Science System.

AGENDA (tentative)


Registration Begins / Coffee with Community Partners

Hurd Auditorium Foyer / Room 1.102


Welcome / Opening Remarks

  Ruth Berggren, MD, FACP, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & 

  Ethics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Hurd Auditorium 1.104


Keynote:  Health and the Environment: Inextricably Connected

  Barb Sattler, RN, DrPH, Professor, University of San Francisco and  

  Environmental Health Expert

Hurd Auditorium 1.104






Workshop A Breakouts:  Models of Upstream Health Care

*choose one session to attend*

  Sessions TBA



Workshop B Breakouts:  Implementing Upstream Health Care in Community Service Learning

*choose one session to attend*

  Sessions TBA



CSL Poster Session / Lunch


Room 1.463


Optional Tour of Haven for Hope

  Must register in advance


Haven for Hope (off campus)

1 Haven for Hope Way

Agenda subject to change.

No continuing education credits are available for this conference.


Methodist Healthcare Ministries

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

  • Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
  • Office of the President
  • Office of Student Life
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine Alumni Association