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Great Plains Regional Meeting 2016

The University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine announces that the 2016 Great Plains Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) will be held in Iowa City, Iowa on September 23-24, 2016. We are currently planning the meeting, but we wanted to announce the date so that you could get it on your calendar and plan to attend.  

The theme of the 2016 meeting will be “The Critical Thinking Imperative in Emergency Medicine.”  
Pat Crosskerry, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in cognitive error in emergency medicine, will be delivering the keynote address. Additional sessions will focus specifically on the medical education implications of medical error. The conference will also feature:

  • Cutting Edge Research Presentations
  • SimWars for Medical Student Participants
  • Residency Panel
  • Women in Emergency Medicine Break-Out Session

On Friday night, September 23, we will be hosting a reception in the Old Capitol, Iowa’s first state capitol building (on the University of Iowa campus). That should be a fun event to meet up with colleagues from around the region.

Details about the meeting will be posted at  We will send updates as the conference nears, but we wanted to give you plenty of time to prepare to present your research, form teams with your medical school colleagues for SimWars, or come to hear some great insights into cutting edge emergency medicine research. 

We have also recently learned that the Cyclocross World Cup will be in Iowa City that weekend also, so if you want to make your lodging reservations early, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Iowa City (888-627-9039, 319-337-4058, please tell them you are with the SAEM 2016 Conference).  Hotels might be filling up early.

If you have any questions or need any further information at this time, please contact Nikki Hansen ( We look forward to seeing you in Iowa City next September!

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September 23-24, 2016


University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
Block of Rooms Reserved: $114/night 319-337-4058


To come in 2017




Contact: Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS, and Jon Van Heukelom, MD, FACEP


To come.

2015 Meeting Results

Great Plains held their last meeting on September 19. Review the meeting summary.