From Bedside to Policy: Advancing Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health through Research, Collaboration, and Education
May 11, 2021
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Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, MS
Margaret Samuels-Kalow, MD
Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS
Led by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the leading voice for Emergency Medicine research, and a diverse group of content experts, researchers, policymakers, and other key stakeholders, the goals of this conference are:
- To identify best practices, clarify knowledge gaps, and prioritize research questions.
- To bring together key stakeholders with varied backgrounds to develop networks so that we may more efficiently collaborate on research priorities.
- To disseminate findings of the consensus conference through peer-reviewed publications, national meetings, policy briefs, and other venues.
This conference will result in a Social Emergency Medicine research agenda that supports future interdisciplinary research at the intersection of social context and emergency care.
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Who should come?
This conference will be held Tuesday May 11, immediately before SAEM 2021, in Atlanta, GA. This conference is open to the public. Interested emergency clinicians, trainees, and SAEM members are highly encouraged to come. Community members (including patients), public health organizations, researchers, and community organizations with related missions are highly encouraged to attend.
Travel awards may be available for students, residents, fellows, junior faculty, and community organizations. Please check back at this website later in 2020.
At this point we are planning an in-person conference, but it is possible we will have a virtual conference. Sign up below for updates.
Agenda (subject to change)
|7:30 – 8:00 am||Registration and Networking Breakfast|
|8:00 – 8:20 am||Welcome and Introductions: Co-Chairs/Organizing Committee|
|8:30 – 9:30 am||Keynote 1: Social Emergency Medicine: Not Safe For Work?|
Renee Hsia, MD MSc
|9:30 – 10:00 am||Coffee Break|
|10:00 –11:45 am||Morning Breakout Sessions: Four parallel tracks (see Table 1)|
|12:00 – 1:00 pm||Lunch and Keynote 2: Policy, Public Health, and Medicine: Practical approaches to Improving Public Health|
Joneigh Khaldun, MD MPH
|1:00 – 2:00 pm||Afternoon breakout presentations – Session 1: two tracks (Table 2)|
|2:00 – 2:15 pm||Switch rooms/short break|
|2:15 – 3:15 pm||Afternoon Breakout Sessions – Session 2: two tracks (Table 2)|
|3:15 – 3:45 pm||Coffee Break + switch rooms|
|3:45 – 4:30 pm||Keynote 3: Many Paths to the Same Place, Integrating Emergency Medicine and Public Health|
Karin Rhodes, MD MS
|4:30 – 5:15 pm||Summary of breakout sessions|
|5:15 – 5:30 pm||Closing Remarks|
|5:30 – 6:30 pm||Networking Reception|
Morning Breakout Sessions
The morning breakout groups will each cover a domain within Social Emergency Medicine, with the goals of:
- Discussing the current state of the research (synthesized prior to the conference by the leaders),
- Assessing collaboratively the current research, best practices, and knowledge gaps, and
- Prioritizing, via consensus methods, the research goals for each domain.
Table 2. Morning Breakout Sessions and principle topics covered
|Group 1: ED screening and referral for social and access needs||Material needs (housing, food, legal)|
Psychosocial (exposure to violence)
Access to medical, dental, follow-up care
Defining best practices for ED-based screening and referral programs, funding, and evaluation
|Group 2: Training social emergency physicians||Research priorities to drive education and policy to incorporate social EM into existing education frameworks|
How to define and achieve competencies in social EM
|Group 3: Structural Competency||Understanding the gaps in ED care for persons of differing race (accounting for racism), gender and sexual identity, immigration, language and literacy|
Evaluation of programs aimed at improving the cultural competency of emergency care
Quality and cost implications
|Group 4: Race and Racism/Anti-Racism||Mechanisms of disparities|
The primary goal of the afternoon breakout presentations is to foster and enhance collaborations by encouraging attendees at all levels to share short pitches (such as research-in-progress or other projects) with others in attendance. Prior to the conference, all pre-registered attendees will be invited to present a short pitch or research-in-progress report of a project, regardless of the stage of the research/project. Presentations will be short, 3-5 minutes, either with no slides or brief slides, and will include at least one success and one lesson learned from their project.
Table 3: Afternoon Breakout Sessions and principle topics covered
|Identity and Health: People and Places||Race and Racism Gender and Sexual Identity Immigration Language and Literacy Neighborhoods and the Built Environment|
|Health Care System||Access to Care Frequent ED Use Substance Use|
|Material Needs||Education and Employment Financial Insecurity Food Insecurity Homelessness Housing Instability and Quality Transportation|
|Individual and Structural Violence||Violence Firearm Injury Incarceration Human Trafficking Legal Needs|
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