Advanced EM Workshops


Don't delay! Early-bird registration for the Annual Meeting ends March 14, 2023.

  • Bringing the Outside In: Incorporating Wilderness Medicine Into Your Curriculum

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    This workshop teaches the fundamentals of resource-limited medicine and practical ways to implement wilderness medicine (WM) into your curriculum. Sharpen your skills in WM including decision-making based on history and physical exam with intuition (as opposed to technology), improvised medical care, and incorporating environmental factors on topics less commonly seen in the ED (e.g lightning, toxic plants, and altitude illness). Rotating small groups will teach hands-on skills and instructional techniques. Participants will then design activities to take back to their institutions. (Sponsored by Wilderness Medicine Interest Group)

  • Grant Writing Workshop

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    In response to the call by the National Institutes of Health to increase the quality and number of grants submitted by emergency medicine researchers, the SAEM Research Committee has made continuous improvements to the Grant Writing Workshop. This session is based on webinars/didactics paired with small group sessions. This allows participants to obtain feedback on and make improvements to their draft grant proposals. This interactive workshop is tailored to researchers at all levels of practice and training. By the end of this session, attendees will be prepared to translate their nascent ideas into mature, successful grants. (Sponsored by Research Committee)

  • World Health Organization Basic Emergency Care Training of Trainers

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    This course is co-sponsored by the SAEM Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA). In response to the need for emergency care education in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the WHO BEC TOT course was developed by the World Health Organization in conjunction with the International Committee for the Red Cross. Participants will learn how to teach this course to frontline healthcare providers in LMICs through case scenarios within small groups, lectures, skills stations that provide hands-on practice and interactive large group discussions. (Sponsored by GEMA)

  • Beyond Microaggressions: Upstander Training for Allyship

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    ER physicians see large patient volumes with variable acuity and interact with assorted personalities. We encounter macro and microaggressions at work, though there is little formal training at many institutions on bystander response and creating a culture that encourages source control. In this workshop, attendees will learn foundational knowledge on microaggressions, identify their own implicit biases and practice strategies for response. Attendees will be better equipped to serve as allies, to provide effective source control and to train residents on these concepts.

  • Medical Education Research Bootcamp

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Education scholarship is essential for promotion of faculty and for investigating and disseminating new educational practices. With very little faculty development devoted to medical education research, educators often fall behind on scholarship. The ability to identify well-designed study questions, situated within appropriate conceptual frameworks, is key. Outcomes should strike a balance between feasibility, meaning, and importance. This workshop will engage participants in all aspects of medical education research, from concept to publication.

  • Clerkship Directors Bootcamp

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    There are many skills required of EM clerkship directors (CDs), such as developing a curriculum that covers learning objectives, training residents and faculty to reliably assess students, and providing sound career advice. CDs are also beholden to many stakeholders, including the medical school, the department, and students as learners and advisees. Additionally, as part of their role, CDs are responsible for maintaining and documenting compliance with accreditation standards, especially during Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) visits. This workshop will address vital skills for running a successful clerkship and how to navigate common pitfalls. (Sponsored by CDEM)

  • Simulation Hacks: Building and Validating Do-it-yourself Models

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Virtually no department/residency has an unlimited simulation budget. Due to the high costs of commercial simulations, replacement tissue and supplies, simulators must improvise and develop DIY models for various clinical procedures. This is especially true for high-acuity low-occurrence procedures. This workshop specifically teaches how to build models and where to look for specific replacement hacks. It also discusses strategies for converting innovations into scholarship and research. (Sponsored by Simulation Academy)

  • Emergency Department Operations On-Ramp: A Crash Course

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Clinical operations is a rapidly developing field that impacts every facet of care within the emergency department. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the unique challenges faced by academic emergency departments. They will analyze recent developments in operations research and apply them to physician staffing, review and practice designing a quality assurance process, and chart the career trajectories available in operations. This workshop will be of primary interest to new medical directors, residents and fellows interested in leadership, and educators. (Sponsored by ED Administration and Clinical Operations Committee and Operations Interest Group)

  • Ultrasound-guided Nerve Block

    May 16, 2023 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Pain is one of the most common issues causing patients to present to the ED. In light of the opioid epidemic, a multi-modal approach to controlling pain is ideal with the use of non-opioid medications and ultrasound guided nerve blocks. In addition to controlling pain, these blocks can also help with a wide range of procedures, ranging from laceration repairs, abscess drainage to chest tube placement. Taught by a group of ultrasound leaders from across the country with specialized expertise in nerve blocks, this workshop will further advance emergency care through procedural education allowing providers to feel more confident performing ultrasound guided nerve blocks when treating acute and chronic pain or when performing procedures. Hands-on practice will be emphasized during this workshop. (Sponsored by AEUS)

  • SAEM23 Consensus Conference

    May 16, 2023 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Research is needed to understand how to best implement precision emergency medicine in an effective and equitable manner. In the 2023 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Consensus Conference, Precision Emergency Medicine: Setting a Research Agenda, we will convene experts and thought leaders from academia and the technology sector to examine the key catalysts of precision emergency medicine, identify implementation challenges, and develop an actionable 10-year research agenda with relevant patient-centered outcomes. Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1 R13 HS29275-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

  • Developing Effective Education for the Next Generation

    May 16, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Next generation is coming -- are educators ready? Each generation is shaped by its cultural experiences, leading to characteristic preferences for learning. This four-hour workshop will equip educators with teaching methods to engage the Gen Z learners who will increasingly comprise emergency medicine trainees. In small groups, educators will discover, discuss and apply strategies to manage common instructional challenges arising from Gen Z learning expectations, with an emphasis on simulation’s unique pedagogical strengths for this learner group. (Sponsored by SAEM Residents and Medical Students "RAMS" and Simulation Academy)

  • Figuring Out Fiberscope

    May 16, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    The SAEM Airway IG will host a diverse group of airway experts from across the country to lead this skill session that will provide both didactic instruction and hands-on training. Participants will perform multiple intubations, view slides of recordings from real patients and review awake intubations. A wide range of airway devices will be available during the workshop to ensure participants understand both the variety of devices and the universal techniques in order to safely and successfully manage a difficult airway. (Sponsored by Airway Interest Group)

  • Virtual Reality Training in Mass Casualty Response

    May 16, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Recent mass casualty events demonstrate that targeted hemorrhage control, swift extrication with minimal interventions, and immediate transport are priorities for care. During this workshop, participants will navigate a scene and triage patients within an interactive, immersive VR simulation designed with the Unity virtual reality software. Patients are modeled after a universal avatar and have a variety of life-threatening injuries (e.g. acute arterial bleed, penetrating injury, pneumothorax, amputations). Learners will be provided with a guided summary of their performance. (Sponsored by both the Disaster Medicine and Emergency Medical Services Interest Groups)

  • Be the Best Teacher: Medical Education Bootcamp

    May 16, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Excellence in clinical and didactic teaching is critical, yet many faculty have not had formal teaching training. This short, intensive, easily accessible course covering fundamental topics in EM clinical and didactic teaching may provide a solution to this dilemma. During this newly designed medical education boot camp, expert educators will utilize interactive and experiential educational techniques to work with faculty on the fundamentals of teaching through facilitated discussions, application and practice.

  • Become an Excellent Peer Reviewer

    May 16, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    In addition to providing an overview of peer review, this workshop teaches how to perform excellent peer reviews through an exercise to enhance basic critical appraisal skills. Participants will divide into small groups to review three medical research studies (one publishable, one that can be improved and one that is clearly not publishable). Each small group will select specific items that can be modified to improve each study and make them acceptable for publication. Following successful completion, participants will be paired with faculty mentors to improve their individual performance of peer reviews. (Sponsored by Research Committee and Evidence-Based Healthcare & Implementation Interest Group)

  • Not Your Mother’s Ethics Counsel: Teaching Medical Ethics

    May 16, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Discover an innovative, interactive, and interdisciplinary approach to teaching the ethical and legal complexities of emergency medicine (EM) in the post-COVID 19 era. Hear about best practices and lessons learned for developing and teaching a course that meets the needs of Gen Z learners from experts in the fields of EM, law, ethics, education, research, and the US military. Create an action plan with concrete strategies for building a medical ethics curriculum that covers the moral complexities of healthcare today -- including moral injury, resource scarcity and triage.