Clinical Images Exhibit

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Friday, May 19, 2017

Over 120 photos are submitted by SAEM members for the popular photo competition called the Clinical Images Exhibit. Selected photos and cases will be displayed either by Visual Diagnosis Unknowns or Clinical Pearls. Medical students and residents are invited to participate in the 2017 Visual Diagnosis Contest. The winners in the medical student and resident categories will be awarded a one-year membership in SAEM, a subscription to Academic Emergency Medicine Journal (AEM), a subscription to Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training (AEM E&T) Journal, a free registration to attend SAEM18 in Indianapolis, IN, a major emergency medicine textbook, and a subscription to the SAEM Newsletter. Winners will be announced in the July/August issue of the SAEM Newsletter.

The Clinical Pearls photos will be displayed alongside the Visual Diagnosis contest images. These photos will include a case history, a diagnosis and “take home” points. SAEM is proud to display original photos of educational value and gratefully acknowledges the efforts of the individuals who contributed to this year’s Clinical Pearls and Visual Diagnosis Contest entries as well as the patients who graciously allowed themselves to be photographed for our educational benefit. 

Submit Photos for Clinical Images Exhibit

Deadline: January 9, 2017

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SAEM is now accepting original high-quality clinical images relevant to the practice of emergency medicine for presentation at SAEM17 in Orlando, FL. Accepted submissions will be displayed at the Clinical Images Exhibit and may be featured in the “Clinical Pearls” session or the “Visual Diagnosis” medical student/resident contest. 

All consent forms must be submitted by January 10th for photo to be considered. Download Consent Form


  1. No more than 3 different images should be submitted for any one case.
  2. Submit digital copies only in JPEG or TIF format (resolution of at least 2000x1600 pixels required, higher-resolution images preferred).
  3. EKGs, radiographic studies and other visual data are also considered, but photographs are preferred.
  4. Photographs must not appear in a refereed journal prior to the Annual Meeting.
  5. Photo submissions must be accompanied by a brief case history (250-word limit) written as an “unknown” in the on the form submission located at the link below.
  6. If a patient can be identified in the image, written consent from the patient must be obtained for the image to be displayed, or the patient must be appropriately masked to insure anonymity. An attestation statement to confirm that written consent has been obtained must be included with the photo submission.