Pre-Meeting Workshops

Submissions: CLOSED

There are two formats for the workshops, full-day and half-day. Workshops will likely require small group facilitators. SAEM academies, committees, task forces, interest groups, or individuals planning to submit a series of four or more related didactic sessions should strongly consider submitting the series of sessions as a pre-meeting workshop instead.

Workshop proposal submissions should include a one-page description of the session including a preliminary agenda. This description is of vital importance and forms the basis for the competitive decision-making process. If not completed your session will not be considered. Proposals should be proofread by the submitter prior to final submission.

Lead organizers were notified of the submission status October 13, 2016.


Submissions: CLOSED

There are three didactic formats this year: short lecture (20 minutes, maximum of 2 speakers), panel discussion or long lecture (50 minutes), and interactive workshop (50 minutes). Workshops will likely require small group facilitators; these faculties should be listed in the program description but do not need to be included as speakers for the session.


  • Career development - sessions should be targeted towards junior or senior emergency physicians and/or the skillsets needed to advance within academic emergency medicine.
  • Education - sessions should focus on enhancing teaching skills, improving the quality of education, educational methodology, or resident and medical student educational innovations.
  • Research - sessions should focus on research methodology, improving the quality of research, or providing critical tools, resources, and discussions to researchers.
  • Administration - sessions should focus on aspects of emergency department administration, such as innovative approaches in areas such as patient care from a systems perspective, operations, quality improvement, finances, staffing, strategic planning, and risk management.
  • State of the Art - sessions should present cutting-edge research or clinical approaches with important implications for either further investigation or the practice of emergency medicine. These sessions are not literature reviews or summaries of clinical practice. For example, a session on how to use cardiac markers to assess patients with chest pain would not be an acceptable state-of-the-art didactic. However, a presentation on how cardiac markers are developed, trials that are being conducted for their validation, and what this research holds in store for subsequent investigation or the future practice of emergency medicine would appropriately fit this category.

Lead Organizers were notified of their submission status November 23, 2016