Committees and Workgroups

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 2022-2023 AACEM Workgroup/Committee Form.


Boarding Workgroup

The Boarding Workgroup is responsible for enhancing content and establishing collaborations on issues around boarding and the impact of patient throughput and/or vulnerable populations.

Community Workgroup

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. This includes:

  • Enhancing the opportunities for meaningful, professional relationships (e.g. mentorship program)
  • Enhancing the engagement for all members (e.g. new, associate, and emeritus)
  • Expanding the utility of online connectivity and communication
  • Supporting Chair wellness
  • Increasing the diversity and inclusion within EM departments and AACEM
  • Enhancing funded research and scholarship within EM departments, including an increase in the number of departments with investigators that have federal funding
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Workgroup

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Workgroup is responsible for advising, collaborating, and making recommendations to the AACEM Executive Committee and all AACEM Workgroups on issues and objectives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); i.e., 

  • Increasing the diversity of EM academic leaders
  • Enhancing the ability of Chairs to lead diverse, equitable and inclusive departments
  • Increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion within EM departments and AACEM
Leader Development Workgroup

The Leader Development Workgroup is responsible for the leadership development of current and future chairs. This includes:

  • Enhancing the content of programs to create and develop upcoming academic leaders.
  • Increasing the diversity of EM academic leaders
  • Enhancing the ability of Chairs to lead diverse and inclusive departments
  • Increasing the effectiveness of the Chair Development Program (CDP) to foster the success of future Chairs.
Member Advocacy Workgroup

The Member Advocacy Workgroup is responsible for assisting AACEM in being a leading and influential voice for academic emergency medicine. The workgroup will develop strategies on.

  • Enhancing AACEM’s role in unifying EM organizations
  • Increasing AACEM’s involvement in legislative, regulatory, and legal issues impacting academic EM
  • Increasing AACEM’s influence within academic institutions and healthcare systems
  • Advocating for increased support to departments for advancing research and scholarship
Research Workgroup 

The Research Workgroup mission is to 

  • Advise, provide recommendations, and serve as a resource to the AACEM Executive Committee on meeting the 2030 Emergency Medicine NIH-funding goals and other research/scholarship initiatives.
  • Advise, work, and collaborate on strategies to fulfil the 2030 Emergency Medicine NIH-funding goals.
  • Advise and collaborate with all AACEM Workgroups to meet their objectives in relation research/scholarship initiatives.
  • The Research Task Force will work in 2030 Emergency Medicine NIH-funding goals to inform strategic planning aimed at fulfilling the specialties’ research mission
  • Track progress towards targets and report to the AACEM Executive Committee and membership annually


Membership Committee

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

AACEM Committee and Workgroup Leadership

  • Boarding Workgroup- Chair: Open
  • Community Workgroup- Chair: Robert L. Levine, MD 
  • DEI Workgroup- Co-Chair Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH and Co-Chair Angela M. Mills, MD
  • Leader Development Workgroup- Chair: Jane H. Brice, MD, MPH 
  • Member Advocacy Workgroup- Chair: Open
  • Membership Committee- Chair: Richard E. Wolfe, MD 
  • Research Workgroup-  Chair: Robert Neumar, MD