The Academic Informatics Interest Group is comprised of members interested in emergency medicine informatics and work related to emergency department information technology. The group considers such questions as:
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The Airway Interest Group serves as a gathering place for emergency physicians to discuss airway research, potential collaborations, and the influence of airway research and updates on clinical practice in emergency medicine in general. Its mission is to promote the communication of current ideas in the field of upper and lower airway emergency medicine.
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The CPR/Ischemia/Reperfusion Interest Group consists of SAEM members interested in the causes, effects, and treatment of ischemia and reperfusion in the emergency department setting.
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The mission of the Disaster Medicine Interest Group is to provide up-to-date, accurate, and useful information as well as guidance to all emergency medicine professionals regarding their role in disaster research and preparedness and response activities. Members are encouraged to present at the annual meeting on disaster topics of interest including educational topics, ongoing or completed research, published articles, or successful disaster planning protocols or strategies. It is open to SAEM members who are active in or interested in becoming involved in disaster preparedness and response or disaster research..
The Educational Research Interest Group exists to develop educational research projects.The objectives of the Educational Research Interest Group include:
The objectives of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Interest Group include:
The mission of the Evidence Based Healthcare and Implementation (EBHI) Interest Group is the applied concept of merging healthcare professional expertise, research, and patient priorities/circumstances via a defined process of finding, appraising, and employing clinical science at the bedside. The interest group provides a network of expertise from the emergency medicine resident to the seasoned investigator, which serves as a forum for research, education, and clinical practice.
The Medical Quality Management Interest Group exists to promote the development of a skills and knowledge base for faculty engaged in medical quality management, and to provide the ability for academic professionals involved in medical quality management an opportunity and forum for networking.Recent objectives of the Medical Quality Management Interest Group include:
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The Neurologic Emergency Medicine (EM) Interest Group exists to improve research, education, and patient care in the areas of traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, and other acute neurological emergencies.The objectives of the Neurologic EM Interest Group include:
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Academic emergency physicians in the Observation Medicine Interest Group have an opportunity to collaborate in the area of observation medicine, which is dedicated to continued care in the treatment or diagnostic evaluation of specific conditions seen in the emergency department to determine if inpatient admission is required.creating a network of individuals and institutions to develop and collaborate on multicenter research relevant to observation medicine;developing educational curriculums and opportunities in the field of observation medicine for medical students, emergency medicine residents, and faculty physicians;developing a model curriculum for an observation medicine fellowship, and providing opportunities to benchmark best practices;creating didactic programs that reinforce the fundamentals and further the understanding of observational medicine within the emergency medicine community;supporting academic emergency departments in the design and operation of new observation units via a collaborative consultation service;supporting the development of tools and educational products that further the goals and understanding of observation medicine among other medical services and medical administrations.
The Operations Interest Group came as a merger of the Crowding Interest Group and the Clinical Directors Interest Group. Realizing that operations research is only as effective as the ability to implement its findings, the two groups merged in May 2013 in an effort to continue to drive the science of delivering emergency care forward. With both those who study the delivery of care and those who lead the day-to-day operations together, the group believes that it can better further the mission of SAEM to "lead the advancement of emergency care through education and research..."
The mission of the Palliative Medicine Interest Group is to develop and share educational and assessment tools for medical student and resident education in dealing with the needs of patients and families in end-of-life (EOL) and palliative care
The mission of the Patient Safety Interest Group is to promote patient safety in emergency medicine through discussion and collaboration among members, through education within and outside the group, as well as new investigation.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine encompasses the spectrum of care of all acutely ill and injured children who are seen in the emergency department (ED) setting. The specialty of PEM has many dimensions: clinical, administrative, education, research, advocacy, injury prevention, and public health. It attracts candidates who have a wide variety of career goals and aspirations. PEM specialists undergo concentrated training on the evaluation and management of a wide array of emergent problems that can occur in children. They have an expanded knowledge base in many areas beyond those which are covered in an emergency medicine (EM) or pediatrics residency. This includes procedural expertise, pathophysiology of emergent pediatric disorders, differential diagnosis of acute and emergent symptoms in children, emergent congenital and neonatal disorders, and management of complex and life-threatening pediatric disorders.
To date, most candidates entering a PEM fellowship have had primary residency training in pediatrics, but now most available fellowships are accepting and actively interested in training EM residency graduates. The career opportunities for EM/PEM trained individuals are many and include academic and clinical positions. Most academic positions are located within tertiary care children’s hospitals but are often affiliated with EM residency programs. In addition, many EM residency training sites see patients of all ages in their EDs; therefore there is a need for EM/PEM trained EM faculty. Dual academic appointments in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics are often possible. Many community hospitals have recently created pediatric specialty EDs within their larger EDs and are actively seeking EM/PEM trained individuals. Such a person can be an invaluable resource for a private EM group as well.
There is a very active research community within the subspecialty of PEM with several collaborative, multicenter, federally funded research networks. Many diseases and emergent problems that are unique to children are being studied through these venues. Some of the topics include pediatric cardiac arrest, head injury, bronchiolitis, and child abuse. A PEM fellowship can provide advanced research training as well as exposure to others in the field who are working on these and other important pediatric diseases. PEM specialists are also often involved in other areas which affect the health care or delivery of health care to children such as child advocacy and injury prevention. There are opportunities to work with large national organizations on policies and programs which affect children in this manner.
The mission of the Research Directors Interest Group is to promote, through education, advanced training, mentorship, and ethical conduct, the role of research in advancing emergency medicine.Recent objectives of the Research Directors Interest Group include:
The mission of the Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM) Interest Group is to raise consciousness within the field of emergency medicine on the importance patient sex and gender have on the delivery of emergency care and to assist in the integration of sex and gender concepts into emergency medicine education and research.Objectives include:1. Promote research collaborations amongst members to further determine the impact of sex differences in emergency care. 2. Establish a speaker consortium whereby members can be identified as experts for sex and gender differences within a specific subspecialty area.3. Present 1-2 didactics annually at SAEM conferences.4. Provide mentorship opportunities for students, residents and colleagues in understanding the impact sex and gender have on the quality of care delivered in an acute care setting.5. Submit SGEM Interest Group updates and reports to the SAEM newsletter that assist in educating SAEM members on the importance of patient sex and gender on emergency care.6. Develop collaborations for funding mechanisms that enable opportunities for members to obtain a research grant designed to explore sex differences in acute care.
The Sports Medicine Interest Group exists to increase awareness of sports medicine issues and opportunities within emergency medicine.Recent objectives of the Sports Medicine Interest Group include:
The Toxicology Interest Group exists to improve research, education, and patient care in the areas of the diagnosis, management, and prevention of poisoning and other adverse health effects due to medications, occupational and environmental toxins, and biological agents.Recent objectives of the Toxicology Interest Group include:
The mission of the Trauma Interest Group is to promote the development of a skills and knowledge base for faculty engaged in trauma management, support research and education as scholarly activity within academic promotion and tenure criteria, and to provide the ability for academic professionals involved in trauma quality management an opportunity and forum for networking.Recent objectives of the Trauma Interest Group include: