2022 AACEM/AAAEM Annual Retreat

March 20-23, 2022
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel 
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Status: Accepting Registrations

Join the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) and the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM) for the 13th Annual AACEM/AAAEM Retreat. In addition to impactful and cutting-edge programming, attendees will enjoy plenty of time to catch up with colleagues and relax in paradise. Questions? Contact AnnualRetreat@saem.org.


Chairs and administrators can register online or complete and email the 2022 AACEM/AAAEM Annual Retreat form. Administrators, please plan to arrive before Sunday, March 20, 1:00 pm ET, for the AAAEM Opening Session. 


    Pricing and Deadlines

     By December 6, 2021From December 7, 2021 through January 22, 2022After January 22, 2022 and Onsite
    AACEM Member$700$800$900
    AAAEM Member$700$800$900
    AACEM/AAAEM Nonmember$900$900$900
    CDP or CAEMA Participant$700$800$900

    CDP and CAEMA tuition includes CDP session two and CAEMA session one ONLY. Participants planning to attend the AACEM/AAAEM Annual Retreat in its entirety are required to register.

      Housing and Travel

      Host Hotel

      The legendary Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, 1055 Ashford Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the official host hotel for the AACEM/AAAEM Annual Retreat. Perched majestically above the Atlantic Ocean and featuring stunning views and opulent interiors, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is Puerto Rico’s premier oceanfront hotel. Meticulously restored to its original grandeur, the hotel is rich in old-world sophistication and style, but with all the amenities and five star comforts you’d expect in a 21st century luxury hotel. It’s the perfect jumping off point for experiencing the vibrant and festive Puerto Rico culture.  


      Reserve your room online. Standard room rate: $319


      Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is the largest airport in Puerto Rico and is a convenient six-minute drive to the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. 


      Car rentals

      If you’re looking to travel the Island on your own vehicle, at the airport you will find around 14 different car rental companies that can accommodate the specific need and purpose of your visit. This arrangement can be made before your visit or upon arrival. 

      Taxis and public buses

       can be found when exiting the airport through Terminal B and C. Its main station is in Terminal A on the Arrivals Level. The airport has taxi dispatchers that advise the passengers about the costs of their trips. The Metropolitan Bus Authority buses are located in Terminals A and D at the Departure Level. 



      Rideshares can pick you up at the designated area on the ground floor of Terminals A and B. 



      Saturday, March 19, 2022
      8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAACEM/AAAEM RegistrationPre-function Salon Azul
      9:30 AM - 3:45 PMCertificate in Academic Emergency Medicine Administration (CAEMA)Salon Azul
      6:30 PM - 8:30 PMCAEMA DinnerSantaella
      Sunday, March 20, 2022
      7:00 AM - 5:00 PMAACEM/AAAEM RegistrationPre-function Patio del Fauno
      7:30 AM - 5:00 PMAACEM Chair Development Program (CDP)Salon Luchetti
      8:00 AM - 11:30 AMCertificate in Academic Emergency Medicine Administration (CAEMA)Salon Azul
      AAAEM General Session
      1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      AAAEM Opening Session:
      -Welcome and Agenda
      -AAAEM Structure Overview/Transition 

      -Membership (Re)acquaintance 
      -Committee Time/Meet and Greet

      Patio del Fauno East
      5:30 PM - 6:30 PMAACEM First Timers Reception (by invitation only)Presidential Suite
      5:30 PM - 6:30 PMAAAEM First Timers Reception (by invitation only)Presidential Suite
      6:30 PM - 8:30 PMAACEM/AAAEM Welcome Cocktail ReceptionWest Veranda
      8:00 PM - 10:00 PMWomen Chairs in EM Dinner (by invitation only) 
      Monday, March 21, 2022
      7:00 AM - 5:00 PMAACEM/AAAEM RegistrationPre-function Patio del Fauno
      7:30 AM - 8:30 AMNetworking BreakfastWest Veranda
      9:30 - 11:30 AMRoundtable Analytics Drop-in Office Hours: Drop in and learn more about the analytics behind the Benchmark Survey. From exploring the data using the Roundtable Analytics Insights Portal to reviewing how others have leveraged Benchmark Survey data in managing their departments, our analytics experts are available to answer your questions.Salon Azul
      AACEM/AAAEM Joint Educational Sessions
      8:30 AM - 9:30 AMKeynote

      Ivan Joseph, PhD, a
      ward-winning performance coach and leadership and cultural transformation expert
      Patio del Fauno Main
      9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

      Workforce: Results, Points and Conclusion from All-EM Joint Workforce Task Force

      Speakers: Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc, Richard J. Hamilton, MD, Ian B.K. Martin, MD, MBA, Lewis S. Nelson, MD, Peter Sokolove, MD

      Patio del Fauno Main
      10:15 AM 11:00 AM

      Advocacy: Legislative IssuesHow Can EM Help

      Laura Wooster, MPH, Associate Executive Director, ACEP Public Affairs

      Patio del Fauno Main
      11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

      Can We Change the Numbers? Insights from a Study of Academic Emergency Medicine Department Chairs 

      Speaker: Cherri Hobgood, MD

      Patio del Fauno Main
      11:45 AM - 12:15 PMBenchmark Analytics: COVID-19Patio del Fauno Main
      12:15 - 2:00 PM

      Lunch Session: Post Covid-19: Best Practices for the Workplace New Normal 

      Speaker: Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS

      Patio del Fauno Main
      5:30 PM - 6:30 PMNetworking ReceptionWest Veranda
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PMAACEM Executive Committee DinnerCocina Abierta
      Tuesday, March 22, 2022
      7:00 AM - 5:00 PMAACEM/AAAEM RegistrationPre-function Patio del Fauno
      7:30 AM - 8:30 AMNetworking BreakfastWest Veranda
      8:30 AM - 8:45 AMGroup PhotoPre-function Patio del Fauno
      AACEM Educational Sessions: For Chairs
      9:00 AM - 9:45 AMAACEM Updates: Executive Committee and Committee ChairsPatio del Fauno Main
      9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

      Research: Implementation of Strategies to Achieve 2030 Strategic Goals

      Speaker: Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD

      Patio del Fauno Main
      10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

      EM Service Lines in Multihospital Systems with an Academic Medical Centers: Are they Useful/Successful?

      Speaker: David W. Wright, MD

      Patio del Fauno Main
      11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

      What's Next: Life after Chair: Career Paths Post-Chair

      Joseph Adrian Tyndall, MD, executive vice president for health affairs and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine

      Brent R. King, MD, chief medical officer and physician-in-chief at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

      James W. Hoekstra, MD, president, High Point Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health

      Patio del Fauno Main
      11:30 PM - 12:15 PMHot Topics Patio del Fauno Main
      AAAEM Educational Sessions: For Administrators
      9:00 AM - 9:45 AMDr. Granovsky PresentationPatio del Fauno East
      9:45 AM - 10:15 AMAAAEM SWAT SessionPatio del Fauno East
      10:15 AM - 11:00 AMColloquiumPatio del Fauno East
      11:00 AM - 11:45 PMFile ManagementPatio del Fauno East
      AACEM/AAAEM Joint Educational Sessions
      12:15 PM - 1:00 PMBenchmark Analytics: Annual Survey (Part 1)Patio del Fauno Main
      1:00 PM - 2:30 PMAACEM/AAAEM Awards LunchPatio del Fauno Main
      Wednesday, March 23, 2022
      7:00 AM - 11:30 AMAACEM/AAAEM RegistrationPre-function Patio del Fauno
      7:30 AM - 8:30 AMNetworking BreakfastWest Veranda
      AACEM/AAAEM Joint Educational Sessions
      8:30 AM - 9:00 AMBenchmark Analytics: Annual Survey (Part 2)Patio del Fauno Main
      9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

      Workforce: TBD 

      Moderator: Richard J. Hamilton, MD

      Patio del Fauno Main
      9:45 AM - 10:30 AMHealth System Expansion: "Flagship Hospital" or Enterprise Financial Drain? Is the Academic Medical/School Hospital of a Health System Really the "Flagship" Hospital of Your Multihospital Health System Enterprise?Patio del Fauno Main
      10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

      Boarding: Strategies and Tactics to Manage ED Overcrowding

      Speaker: Gabor D. Kelen, MD

      Patio del Fauno Main
      11:15 AM - 12:30 PMMedical Education: Transition of UME to GME—The Changing Landscape of Medical EducationPatio del Fauno Main
      12:30 PMMeeting Adjournment