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Committees

For members who believe strongly in the mission of SAEM, committees are a great way to get involved with the Society and have a real impact on the field of emergency medicine. Committees play a vital role in advancing the mission of SAEM, and volunteers who sit on committees are considered leaders of the Society. These groups are appointed by the SAEM president each year to complete objectives pertinent to SAEM’s mission. Applications for appointment are required for committee membership, and all SAEM members are encouraged to apply. 

SAEM Guide for Effective Committees and Task Forces

If you are new to an SAEM committee or task force, please review the SAEM Guide for Effective Committees and Task Forces to become familiar with SAEM rules and expectations.

Objectives

The term of service of the Society’s groups begins in May each year to coincide with the Annual Meeting, and lasts for twelve months. While SAEM’s mission “to lead the advancement of emergency care through education and research, advocacy, and professional development” gives direction to SAEM’s activities, it is the extensive and detailed work of each group towards the fulfillment of its specific goals and objectives that advances the academic specialty. 

Committee objectives are developed by SAEM Board liaisons and incoming committee chairs and are approved by the Board of Directors. They are based on SAEM’s Five-Year Strategic Plan and the previous three years' objectives, as well as on suggestions from past committee chairs and members.  The Board strives to ensure that the objectives assigned to each committee are well-defined, achievable, and directly related to SAEM’s core mission.