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SAEM Consensus Conference

Telehealth and Emergency Medicine: A Consensus Conference to Map the Intersection of Emergency Medicine and Telehealth*

Defining an Emergency Medicine Research Agenda


Virtual Conference to be held on September 22, 2020.

A special virtual meeting will be held on "Telehealth in EM during the COVID Crisis" on May 12, 2020 by the consensus conference planning committee. View the meeting details and answer a short survey about your use of Telehealth during the COVID crisis online.


*Telehealth will be defined for this conference as the use of communication technology to facilitate the delivery of healthcare. These modalities include:

  • Live video
  • Asynchronous communication
  • Store-and-forward data transfer
  • Secure messaging
  • Other data technologies

Registration is on hold until the virtual conference details are finalized. Check back soon for details on how to register.

SAEMCC20 Agenda (Subject to Change. Please check back often for updates.)


Note: Speakers and details may change. Check back frequently for more information.

Keynote Speakers

Challenging Myths about Telehealth in Emergency Medicine

Judd Hollander, MD
Professor in Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University;
Associate Dean, Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University


A New Paradigm of Healthcare Delivery: Digitally Engaged Patients

Aaron Martin
Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health

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Additional Speakers 


John EvankoJohn C. Evanko, MD MBA- Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Loss Prevention, MCIC Vermont LLC
24fc011Jason Goldwater, MA, MPA- Senior Principal, Atlas Research
Aditi U Joshi picAditi U. Joshi, MD- Medical Director, JeffConnect, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director, Fellowship in Telehealth Leadership, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, MACP- Chief of Cancer Services Jefferson Health-New Jersey

Nick Mohr, MD, MS- Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia-Critical Care Medicine, Epidemiology, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine Investigator, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

photo_ChristinaOlson-web-optimizedChristina Olson, MD- Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine & Telehealth Medical Director, Children’s Hospital of Colorado
IMG_7511.JPG_cropped 2Dimitri Papanagnou, MD, MPH- Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Associate Provost for Faculty Development: Health Professions Education & Scholarship,  Thomas Jefferson University
Parikh, P. DivyaP. Divya Parikh, MPH- Vice President, Research & Education, Medical Professional Liability Association

Kristin Ray, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

IMG_0965Karen Rheuban, MD- Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for CME and External Affairs & Director, Center for Telehealth University of Virginia
Shipman, ScottScott Shipman, MD, MPH- Director Clinical Innovations and Primary Care Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges
Sikka_HeadShot_2015Neal Sikka, MD- Section Chief Innovative Practice and Telemedicine, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates
summers-photoRichard L. Summers, MD- Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Billy S. Guyton Professor, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Chair Emeritus, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Ward,MarciaMarcia M. Ward, PhD- Director Rural Telehealth Research Center Director Center for Health Policy and Research College of Public Health University of Iowa


Our Goals

Recognize, investigate and translate the impact of telehealth on the field of emergency medicine.

Consolidate existing data on telehealth, develop actionable educational and research solutions for telehealth in EM. 
Highlight existing gaps in EM telehealth research, and create a roadmap for telehealth research in the ED.

Deliver a consensus document to guide future research in telehealth for EM.

Our Process

  • Work will take place in breakout groups 2019-2020 via asynchronous work in ongoing flipped classroom and small group discussions. 
  • Small group efforts will be anchored by periodic "Town Hall" meetings. ​
  • Small group working documents will be presented at national Conference and forged into consensus statement with input of national group


Breakout Groups


How Can You Get Involved?

  • Attend the conference
  • Join a breakout group

Breakout groups will start work in October 2019 and will investigate the current state of evidence for the breakout group topic. The groups will:

  • Create a list of gaps in knowledge and evidence
  • Present their findings at the Consensus Conference for discussion with attendees
  • Write a manuscript of their findings

Contact Us

Planning Committee


Emily Hayden, MD, MHPE
Massachusetts General Hospital
Conference Chair

Shruti Chandra, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
cu-doctors-19896Christopher Davis, MD
Denver Health Medical Center
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New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

Sponsored in part by

Massachusetts General Hospital
University of Colorado
New York Presbyterian
Weill Cornell Medicine