Interest Groups

24 total

Academic Informatics Interest Group  

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:

  • What do EM academicians want in an electronic medical record (EMR) / ED information system (EDIS)?

  • How may we go about pooling and sharing data from different departments' informatics efforts?

  • How does the evolving informatics curriculum relate to academic EM, and how will it relate to it in the future?

  last person joined 2 months ago

Airway Interest Group  

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.

  last person joined 2 months ago

CPR/Ischemia/Reperfusion Interest Group  

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.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Critical Care Medicine  

Critical Care Medicine

  last person joined 2 months ago

Disaster Medicine Interest Group  

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..

  last person joined 2 months ago

Educational Research Interest Group  

The Educational Research Interest Group exists to develop educational research projects.

The objectives of the Educational Research Interest Group include:

  • developing new educational research projects, including the facilitation of multicenter trials;

  • facilitating collaboration and mentorship in medical education research;

  • discussing and presenting information on educational research funding.

  last person joined 2 months ago

EMS Interest Group  

The objectives of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Interest Group include:

  • developing and submitting didactic proposals to the Program Committee on subjects in the field of EMS;

  • exploring the appropriate role of EMS in medical student emergency medicine curriculums;

  • determining the current state of EMS education in emergency medicine residencies.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Evidence-Based Healthcare and Implementation  

The mission of the Evidence Based Healthcare and Implementation 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.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Health Services and Outcomes Interest Group  

The mission of the Health Services and Outcomes Interest Group is to facilitate discussion, networking, and improved collaboration in the field of health services clinical practice and research, which considers ways in which patients access health care practitioners and services, health care costs, and patient outcomes resulting from the use of health care services.

The objectives of the Health Services and Outcomes Interest Group include:

  • creating didactic submissions;

  • creating publishable academic work products;

  • producing a concepts piece on defining the value of emergency care for the US health care system;

  • producing an article discussing the implications of PCORI in emergency medicine health services research;

  • producing an article discussing funding and training opportunities in health services research for emergency physicians;

  • assembling an inventory of health services investigators in emergency medicine as a resource;

  • planning a consensus conference for the 2014 SAEM Annual Meeting (deadline: April 2013).

  last person joined 2 months ago

Medical Quality Management Interest Group  

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:

  • submitting articles for the SAEM newsletter and proposals for didactic topics for the SAEM Annual Meeting;

  • promoting the inclusion of medical quality management research and education as scholarly activity within academic promotion and tenure criteria;

  • providing an opportunity and forum for academic professionals involved in medical quality management to collaborate on projects and research within the field of emergency medicine;

  • serving as a resource for those interested in learning, teaching, and performing research in medical quality management.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Neurologic EM Interest Group  

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:

  • improving neurologic emergency medicine collaborations through a variety of initiatives (including Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network, (NETT, Funding Opps,and political advocacy);

  • compiling and distributing monthly reports;

  • providing a conduit for the development of neurological emergency medicine curriculums;

  • proposing conference programs for the advancement of neurological emergency medicine research.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Observational Medicine Interest Group  

Academic emergency physicians in the Observational 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.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Operations Interest Group  

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..."

  last person joined 2 months ago

Palliative Medicine Interest Group  

The Palliative Medicine Interest Group exists 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 objectives of the Palliative Medicine Interest Group include

  • establishing and maintaining a database of published palliative and EOL emergency medicine textbook chapters and peer-reviewed scholarly activity;

  • investigating and reporting on the numbers of emergency medicine residency graduates each year who choose a palliative medicine fellowship and determine which palliative medicine fellowships have accepted EM-trained physicians.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Patient Safety Interest Group  

The mission of the Patient Safety Interest Group is to promote patient safety in emergency medicine through discussion, collaboration, and education in researching and improving the reporting, analysis, and prevention of medical error.

The objectives of the Patient Safety Interest Group include:

  • maintaining a network of individuals interested in patient safety who may collaborate on projects of interest;

  • sharing information with members on current research in safety, recent literature, and actions taken by safety organizations to promote improved practice;

  • promoting discussion of current topics in safety;

  • encouraging contributions to the following:
    • The Profile in Safety Series of articles in Academic Emergency Medicine;

    • Cases demonstrating concepts in safety for the curriculum on safety on the SAEM website;

    • Submission of articles on patient safety for the SAEM newsletter;

    • Submission of proposals for didactic sessions for the SAEM Annual Meeting;

  • serving as a resource for those interested in learning, teaching, and investigating patient safety.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Pediatric EM Interest Group  

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 objectives of th Pediatric Emergency Medicine Interest Group include:
  • creating Peds-related didactic sessions for the SAEM Annual Meeting;

  • conducting outreach to all EM-trained PEM fellows to attend the SAEM Annual Meeting.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Public Health Interest Group  

The Public Health Interest Group is concerned with the creation, discussion, and implementation of programs of public health intervention in the setting of the emergency department.

Recent objectives of the Public Health Interest Group include:

  • revising and resubmitting a Consensus Conference proposal on health behavior interventions;

  • completing the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Smoking Cessation Demonstration Study:

  • clarifying the future of the EMNet public health research database.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Research Directors Interest Group  

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:

  • developing a model research director job description, if one does not exist, after conducting a survey of interest group members;

  • supporting the activities of the SAEM-ACEP NIH task force.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Sex and Gender in EM Interest Group  

The mission of the 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.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Sports Medicine Interest Group  

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:

  • encouraging academic activities relating to emergency sports medicine;

  • submitting research projects for presentation at SAEM meetings:

  • designing a sports medicine curriculum for use in emergency medicine residency programs;
  • developing a lecture database for use in this curriculum;

  • collaborating with the ACEP Sports Medicine Interest Group to further these goals.

  last person joined 2 months ago