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One of the most valuable benefits of membership in the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is the opportunity to participate on one or more of the Society's committees. Serving on an SAEM committee furthers your professional development by providing leadership experience, expanding your professional network, and strengthening your ties within the specialty. What's more, SAEM committee members are directly involved in identifying new opportunities, guiding projects, and offering their you will have a direct hand in helping us achieve our goals. 

The term of service for SAEM committees begins each year at the annual meeting in May and lasts for 12 months. To serve on an SAEM Committee, you must be a member in good standing and you must maintain your membership status during your committee term.  Please watch for the committee interest form to be posted early this fall to join next year's committees.

If you have questions or would like to join an SAEM committee, please email

SAEM Guide for Effective Committees and Task Forces

If you are new to an SAEM committee or task force, please review the SAEM Guide for Effective Committees and Task Forces to become familiar with SAEM rules and expectations.

Committee Objectives

The extensive and detailed work of each SAEM Committee towards the fulfillment of its specific goals and objectives gives direction to SAEM’s activities and plays a critical role in advancing the Society’s vision and mission and improving care of the acutely ill and injured patient. 

Committee Objectives are developed by SAEM Board liaisons and incoming committee chairs and are approved by the SAEM Board of Directors. The objectives are based on SAEM’s Five-Year Strategic Plan and the previous three years' objectives, as well as on suggestions from past committee chairs and members.  The SAEM Board strives to ensure that the objectives assigned to each committee are well-defined, achievable, and directly related to SAEM’s core mission.

View a  SAEM Committees and their descriptions.