AACEM Workgroups and Committees

One of the most valuable benefits of AACEM membership is the opportunity to participate on one or more workgroups or committees. Serving on an AACEM workgroup or committee allows you to share your leadership experience, expand your professional network, and strengthen your ties within the specialty. What's more, workgroup and committee members are directly involved in identifying new opportunities, guiding projects, and offering their expertise. You will have a direct hand in helping AACEM achieve our goals and advance our mission. 

All AACEM members are encouraged to sign-up for an AACEM Workgroup or Committee. If you are interested in participating, review the workgroup and committee descriptions below and complete the 2020-2021 AACEM Workgroup/Committee Form.

Sign-ups close on Friday, May 15, 2020!


The Leader Development Workgroup is responsible for the leadership development of current and future chairs. The workgroup will work on enhancing the content of programs to create leaders, increasing the diversity of EM academic leaders, and optimizing the value of the mentorship program for new chairs. They are also responsible for identifying ways for Chairs to lead diverse and inclusive departments and optimizing the value of the Chair mentorship program.

The Community Workgroup is responsible for enriching the peer-to-peer community for academic chairs. The workgroup will develop engagement opportunities and expand the usefulness of online resources for AACEM members.

The Member Advocacy Workgroup’s goal is to assist AACEM in being a leading and influential voice for academic emergency medicine. The workgroup will develop strategies to enhance AACEM’s role in unifying emergency medicine organizations. They will also identify ways to maximize AACEM’s involvement in legislative, regulatory, and legal issues impacting academic emergency medicine.



The Membership Committee is responsible for the annual review of AACEM’s membership policies and list of approved academic emergency medicine institutions.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing all nominees and recommending an official slate of nominees to the AACEM Executive Committee for approval.


Mission and Objectives

AACEM's mission "to support the academic chairs of emergency medicine in their roles as leaders, educators, and innovators in healthcare delivery." The objectives are developed by AACEM's Executive Committee and are part of AACEM's Five-Year Strategic Plan. 

If you are new to an AACEM, please review AACEM's Strategic Plan to become familiar with AACEM's goals and objectives.