SAEM Master Scholars

New to SAEM, three Master Scholars will moderate never-before-presented oral abstracts of the highest quality, in three distinct topic areas pertinent to emergency care. These Master Scholar Sessions will be followed by a state-of-the-art “Master Scholar Update” on current and future research opportunities in the topic areas.



Cherri D. Hobgood, MD
Topic: Clinical Operations
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


  • Variation in Patient Experience Performance and Response Rate Across the Payer Continuum
  • Impact of Federal Policy on the Use of Observation Care Following Emergency Department Visitation in the United States, 2002-2015
  • Insurance Status is Not Associated With Emergency Department Boarding
  • The Impact of Patient Non-Clinical Factors on Emergency Department Hospitalization Practices
Kline in lab 2018

Jeffrey A. Kline, MD
Topic: Pulmonary
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


  • Screening for and Treatment of Submassive Pulmonary Embolism in Community Emergency Departments in the U.S.
  • Prevalence and Prognostic Value of Proximal Clot Location in Emergency Department Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism Presenting With Presyncope or Syncope
  • Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients With Venous Thromboembolism
  • D-dimer in Pediatric Pulmonary Embolism
Dr. Deborah Diercks-17[3]

Deborah Diercks, MD
Topic: Cardiovascular - Clinical Research
Thursday, May 17, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


  • Rapid Evaluation of Acute Myocardial Infarction in a United States Population using High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T and a European Society of Cardiology 0 and 1 Hour Algorithm Guideline
  • Substantial Statewide Variation Exists in Post Cardiac Arrest Angiography
  • Inter-rater Agreement of HEART Scores in Emergency Department Patients with Chest Pain
  • Meta-analysis of HEART Score in Risk Stratifying Emergency Department Chest Pain Patients