Established in 2011, the Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA) focuses on improvement of the worldwide delivery of emergency medical care. Global emergency medicine is one of the fastest-growing subspecialties of emergency medicine, as evidenced by the ever increasing number of emergency medicine faculty members, trainees, and medical students pursuing international opportunities.

  • To lead the advancement of academic emergency medicine by improving the global delivery of emergency care through research, education, and mentorship.
  • To enhance SAEM's role as the key international organization that augments, supports, and shares advances in global research, education, and mentorship in the field of emergency medicine.
Strategic Plan
  • Research: Knowledge Creation, Translation, and Dissemination
  • Mentorship: Professional Development
  • Education: Advocacy for Education and Research
  • Collaboration: Diversity, Community, and Service 
Areas of Focus
  • Research
  • Education
  • Health Systems
  • Professional Development

2021-2022 Simulation Executive Committee

President: Jennifer Newberry, MD, JD
President-Elect: Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH
Treasurer: Taylor Wilson Burkholder, MD, MPH
Secretary: Stephanie C. Garbern, MD, MPH
Immediate Past President: Kelli O'Laughlin, MD, MPH

Catalina González Marqués, MD, MPH
Erin E. Noste, MD 

Medical Student/Resident Representative: Elinor Marie Shetter Sveum, MD, MSPH
Development & Grants Officer: Ronak Patel, MD, MPH
IT Chair: William Weber, MD, MPH
Program Committee Liaison: Sindhya Rajeev, MD


Staff Liaison:
Holly Byrd-Duncan, MBA