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 2023-2024 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.

Chair Support and Resources Workgroup 

The Chair Support and Resources Workgroup is responsible for unifying Academic Emergency Medicine Chairs by developing and promoting best practices for engagement and resource sharing among the AACEM membership. The workgroup will: 

  • Determine the needs and priorities of the AACEM membership
  • Develop strategies for member resource and data sharing
  • Evaluate efficient online methods to objectively answer member questions (i.e. embedded survey tool in the AACEM listserv)
  • Enhance engagement for all members (e.g. new, associate, and emeritus)
  • Enhance role in unifying EM organizations

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.
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.