South Central Regional Meeting

The South Central Regional Meeting was held September 8-9, 2017. Stay tuned to this space for information about the next meeting.


Meeting Details


September 8-9, 2017


Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown
300 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

Reservations: Room Block Discount or call 512-236-8008 or 866-816-8693 and ask for the SAEM Fall Meeting room block to receive a discount.






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This event is offering CME: Max Credits 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME sponsored by Department of Emergency Medicine, UT Health San Antonio.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for emergency medicine physicians, residents, medical students, and other healthcare professionals interested in the latest information pertinent to academic emergency medicine careers.

For More Information:

Todd Berger
SAEM Headquarters


September 8

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Registration (Pre-Function Foyer)
1:00 PM - 1:40 PMA Discussion on Bedside Teaching - T. Berger (Rio Grande Ballroom)
1:40 PM - 2:20 PMKeynote: SAEM/Intro Opportunities for Medical Innovation for the EM Physician - A. Blomkalns (Rio Grande Ballroom)
2:20 PM - 2:30 PMBreak
2:30 PM - 3:00 PMTurn Your Abstract Into a Manuscript - E. Jones, W. Fernandez (Rio Grande Ballroom)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM"This Will Only Hurt a Bit": Taking the Sting Out of Feedback -  S. Wieters, L. Roppolo (Rio Grande Ballroom)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PMPoster Session 1 (Brazos Ballroom)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMReception (Rio Grande Ballroom)

September 9

7:00 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration/Breakfast (Pre-Function Foyer)
8:00 AM - 8:40 AMPresentation Design: How Delivery Impacts Learning - T. Pillow (Rio Grande Ballroom)
8:40 AM - 9:10 AMGrantsmanship - H. Wang
9:10 AM - 9:20 AMBreak
9:20 AM - 10:00 AMWork-Life Balance - R. Freeze-Ramsey, T. McLaughlin, E. Jones
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTeamwork Secrets from the Walking Dead - S. Luber
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMPoster Session 2

Breakout Tracks

Faculty (Rio Grande)

Residents (Guadalupe)

Students (RI Gatehouse)

12:00 PM - 12:20 PMNetworking LunchNetworking LunchNetworking Lunch
12:20 PM - 12:50 PMPersonal Finance 201Academic Careers and Fellowships Panel - L. Velez, A. Cornelius, B. Burns, E. Jones, S. Summers, T. EastinHow to Succeed in Your Clerkship - S.Wassmuth
12:50 PM - 1:20 PMCommon Pitfalls of Junior Faculty - M.A. Edens, A. Cornelius, K. King, Getting a Job - B. BurnsGetting Into Residency - T. Berger
1:20 PM - 1:50 PMGetting Promoted - A. BlomkalnsPersonal Finance 101 - T. McLaughlinInterview Do's and Don'ts - M.A. Edens, K. King, B. Burns, B. Caffery


1:50 PM - 2:00 PMBreak
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMPlenary Session - T. Berger (Moderator)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMResidency Fair (Pre-Function Foyer)

Program Objectives:

a) Apply effective teaching skills to their practice at the bedside, in the classroom, and while giving feedback

b) Identify a niche while avoiding common early career pitfalls, while preparing for academic promotion with their university 
c) Find opportunities for medical innovation, apply for research grants, and develop an abstract for manuscript submission
d) Manage personal finance and balance work-life balance