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.
- 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.