Consensus Conference 2021

From Bedside to Policy: Advancing Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health through Research, Collaboration, and Education

May 11, 2021
Atlanta, GA

Social context is increasingly considered to be a key driver of healthcare utilization, health outcomes, and overall healthcare costs. Although Emergency Medicine is a field that generally focuses on acute injury and illness, it also has a distinct social and statutory mandate to treat everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. As such, Emergency Departments (EDs) disproportionately care for vulnerable and underserved communities, and are uniquely situated to be at the forefront of screening and referral for social risk factors, otherwise known as social determinants of health (SDoH), such as unstable housing, food insecurity, and interpersonal violence. Social Emergency Medicine is a growing field that emphasizes the importance of SDoH in the evaluation and management of patients (and communities) in the ED. In order to propel the field of Social Emergency Medicine forward, and address ways in which Emergency Medicine can more effectively identify and intervene to address social needs, we propose a Consensus Conference, “From Bedside to Policy: Advancing Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health through Research, Collaboration, and Education.”

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, 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.

Conference Chairs:

Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, MS

Margaret Samuels-Kalow, MD

Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS

Sponsored In Part By:

 

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact consensus@saem.org.