About AGEM

Founded in 2009, the Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM) provides a forum for the collaborative exchange of ideas among emergency medicine researchers, educators, trainees, and clinicians. 

AGEM's Mission

  • to improve the quality of emergency care received by older patients by advancing research, education, and faculty development;
  • to serve as a unified voice for geriatric emergency medicine researchers, educators, trainees, and clinicians;
  • to provide a forum for individuals committed to geriatric emergency medicine to communicate, share ideas, and generate solutions to common problems;
  • to foster research that improves the care and quality of life of older patients;
  • to advance resident and continuing education and professional development in order to improve clinical outcomes as they pertain to issues of aging;
  • to foster relationships with other organizations to promote geriatric emergency medicine.

Purpose and Function of an SAEM Academy

An Academy provides a venue for SAEM members with a special interest or expertise to join together in order to:

  • Promote a forum for the exchange of information among members in line with SAEM’s mission to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine.
  • Provide the SAEM Board of Directors (BOD) with the ability to utilize the expertise of an identifiable group on specific issues.
  • Provide a forum for members to speak as a unified voice to the SAEM BOD as well as to other national organizations within their scope of special interest or expertise.
  • Provide a forum for members to network, collaborate on educational initiatives, develop policy, perform research, and provide faculty development pertaining to their area of special interest or expertise.

Each SAEM Academy has a unique and powerful voice within emergency medicine. SAEM members who wish to learn more or have a greater impact in one of these specialty areas are encouraged to join our Academies.



SAEM Academy Development Guidelines

Download a copy of the guidelines for the development of SAEM Academies.