Interest Groups

19 total


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 8 days ago


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 8 days ago

Critical Care Interest Group  

Critical Care Interest Group

  last person joined 8 days ago

Disaster Medicine  

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 8 days ago

Educational Research  

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 4 days ago

Emergency Medical Services  

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 4 days ago

Evidence-Based Healthcare and Implementation  

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.

  last person joined 11 days ago

Informatics and Data Science Interest Group  

The Informatics and Data Science Interest Group is comprised of members interested in emergency medicine informatics and work related to emergency department information technology. The group objectives are:

  • Build resources about certification pathways in informatics with deliverable being didactic or panel at next year's meeting

  • Establish funding and programming for EM residents to get involved in physician building at their institutions

  last person joined 4 days ago

Neurologic Emergency Medicine  

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:

  • Submit two (2) didactic presentations to SAEM22 highlighting state-of-the-art in neurologic emergencies

  • Apprise the interest group of updates in research on a national level relevant to neurological emergencies.

  last person joined 8 days ago

Observation Medicine  

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.

  last person joined 6 days ago


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 8 days ago

Palliative Medicine  

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

  last person joined 27 days ago

Pediatric Emergency Medicine  

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 8 days ago

Research Directors  

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 8 days ago

Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM)  

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.

  last person joined 18 days ago

Sports Medicine  

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 8 days ago

Toxicology Interest Group  

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:

  • augmenting interest and participation in the Medical Toxicology Interest Group;

  • enhancing communication with other interest group members;

  • developing and fostering ideas to increase the number of toxicology-related presentations at the SAEM Annual Meeting;

  • increasing the interest of emergency medicine residents in toxicology fellowships.

  last person joined 6 days ago


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:

  • establishing relationships among members that promote ongoing sharing of clinical expertise and collaboration on trauma research;

  • promoting ongoing multicenter trauma research.

  last person joined 8 days ago

Wilderness Medicine  

The Wilderness Medicine Interest Group focuses on the practice of resource-limited medicine in austere environments. The skills of wilderness medicine are applicable to any setting defined by the use of limited equipment and extreme environmental conditions: from remote wilderness settings, to developing world outposts, to urban disaster settings.

Wilderness medicine physicians should possess:

  • clinical training in the acute care of critically-ill medical and trauma patients - this is most clearly defined by the skill set of a well-trained emergency physician;

  • the ability to care for themselves, their team, and their patient in a wilderness setting in which extreme environmental exposures can be expected;

  • the ability to provide effective patient care despite prolonged pre-hospital contact times, with limited resources and equipment;

  • a high level of comfort with independent decision-making, often with limited data;

  • the ability to effectively deploy technical outdoor skills (e.g.swift-water or high-angle rescue) in the service of patient care and team safety.

This group aims to provide an active forum for members to advance research, teaching, and the practice of wilderness medicine.

  last person joined 8 days ago