The Bylaws Committee is responsible for studying the potential merits, adverse consequences and legal implications of all proposed amendments or changes in the bylaws and report their findings and recommendations to the Board prior to formal consideration of the proposed changes by the membership.
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The Committee of Academy Leaders (COAL) is an SAEM committee comprised of the Presidents and Presidents-elect of each of the official SAEM academies and chaired by the SAEM President-elect. The purpose of COAL is to provide a forum for improved communication and discussion among the academies in an effort to help both the academies and SAEM grow in the efficiency and effectiveness of their shared goals.
The SAEM Ethics Committee is responsible for developing and formulating policies concerning ethical issues in the practice of emergency medicine, for the Society and for the practice of emergency medicine in general. The committee updates, revises and maintains the SAEM Ethics Curriculum, provides articles on ethics topics for publication in the SAEM Pulse, and develops didactics, guidelines, manuscripts and other materials regarding ethics in research and clinical practice. The Ethics Committee also reviews the annual conflicts of interest of SAEM leadership.
The External Collaboration Committee (ECC) manages the representation of SAEM to the world outside of the Society; SAEM’s collaboration with external organizations; and SAEM’s participation in external events. The committee reviews all submissions from outside organizations requesting representation at an event or collaboration on a project and recommends their selection of topic experts to the, SAEM Executive Committee and/or SAEM Board of Directors for approval.
The Faculty Development Committee works to achieve objectives set forth by the president of SAEM for the development of tools and techniques to assist academic faculty physicians throughout the course of their careers. The committee’s objectives include becoming a central resource for faculty engaged in education research and scholarship and defining the educational benchmarks for educators at each level of their career.
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Fellowship Approval Committee
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The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing SAEM’s financial operations and providing input into the sound fiscal management of the Society through monthly financial review, financial policy updates, and budgetary oversight. The committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board on the annual budget, capital expenditures, and special projects.
FWA Administrative Fellowship Subcomittee
FWA Education Scholarship Fellowship Subcomittee
FWA Geriatric EM Fellowship Subcomittee
FWA Global EM Fellowship Subcomittee
FWA Research Fellowship Subcomittee
The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GME) is dedicated to enhancing resident education within the emergency medicine community. The GME Committee is a passionate group of medical educators and leaders in graduate medical education from around the globe, focusing on collaborative and scholarly work. The group works on projects that enhance the education of residents and the advancement of the specialty.
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The Membership Committee is responsible for ensuring that SAEM meets the growing and changing needs of its members. The committee additionally strives to increase Society membership of academic EM faculty and residents, as well as of allied health care professionals.
The Nominating Committee of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine organizes and directs the voting and election procedures for leadership positions in the Society.
The Program Committee creates and supports the educational activities of SAEM over the course of the year in the form of regional meetings, web-based initiatives, and the Annual Meeting. During the course of planning for the Annual Meeting, the Program Committee incorporates the research activities of SAEM's membership, coordinates the construction and selection of didactic presentations, fosters the academic growth of residents and medical students, and acts as an information conduit while providing assistance to SAEM's Academies.
The Research Committee serves as a resource for preparing materials to help SAEM’s members improve their research skills, and for finding funding opportunities to support their research and the presentation of such research through didactics, abstracts, articles, workshops, and other channels.
The Social Media Committee collaborates with SAEM members to achieve objectives in the development and management of the Society's online presence and social networking campaigns.