New Year, New SAEM

A Message from the President

The new year is traditionally a time for focusing on renewal, growth, and new beginnings. Thanks to your commitment to our specialty and your continued support of the society, this New Year begins with the launch of several new programs and initiatives that represent exciting milestones in the history of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine:

A freshly branded, easier to navigate SAEM website

Including optimized mobile platforms, single sign on, access to the latest journal articles from the home page, and content that is reorganized so it’s easier to find! Visit,, and to see the new looks. 

Introducing AEM Education and Training (AEM E&T)

After months of planning and preparation, SAEM’s newest publication—Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training (AEM E&T) publishes its first issue in January 2017. AEM E&T is dedicated to the publication of papers focused on the advancement of education and training in emergency medicine.

All SAEM Publications Are Now All Digital

Starting with the January 2017 issues, ALL SAEM publications (Academic Emergency Medicine, AEM Education and Training, and SAEM Pulse) will be online-only. This change makes content more readily accessible and feature-rich, with reference linking, article sharing, embedded videos, expandable images, and more!

New and Improved Academy Websites

Each SAEM academy now has a newly-branded, easier-to-navigate site to house online education, provide information, explain the benefits of membership, and market academy products, services, and events. View each academy website: AAAEM, ADIEM, AEUS, AGEM, AWAEM, CDEM, GEMA, SIM

Upgraded, Highly-Searchable Directories

SAEM’s Clerkship, Fellowship, and Residency directories have been transformed into powerful, highly searchable online databases with improved functionality and completely updated data.

Free Interest Groups

SAEM members can now enjoy free, unlimited access any of its 25 interest groups. Now you can explore as many subspecialties as you wish, at no extra cost.

Military Membership

SAEM supports our men and women in uniform! Military membership is now available to any faculty member who works for the military full time. Please contact SAEM to have your membership category updated.

A State-of-the-Art Training and Collaboration Space

SAEM’s new meeting and classroom spaces can accommodate up to 20 for education and training events. Each conference room is equipped with large flat screen monitors, Apple TV, and built-in work stations. A well-equipped dining area has extra-sized white boards for lunchtime brainstorming and our comfortable living room is a place to congregate and collaborate. For our out-of-town guests, the new space is conveniently located close to both O’Hare International Airport and several reasonably-priced hotel options. If you are interested in scheduling an event or meeting, please contact

EM Job Link

If you are an employer or a job seeker, you’ll want to check out our renamed and refreshed EM Job Link—the niche job source for the academic emergency medicine community. You’ll find a clean, mobile-responsive user interface; better employer functionality; a streamlined pricing structure, and new marketing initiatives to give you job ad maximum exposure.

A New Look for Community Sites

SAEM’s online community sites have been refreshed and redesigned to align with SAEM’s visual identify and to ensure brand continuity and consistency.

Abstract Submissions Made Easier

Our new event management software, CadmiumCD, streamlines the abstract submission and review process for SAEM17.

Research Resources Are Now Online

Everything a junior investigator needs to help with study design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination.

Announcing the Medical Education Portfolio Builder

Online help with building an education portfolio to keep track of your teaching activities.

Academic Emergency Medicine Gets an Upgraded Look

What started with a new cover in 2016 has emerged into a complete makeover of AEM journal in 2017, with new page layouts, full color throughout, updated typography, and an overall more contemporary aesthetic that aligns with the SAEM brand.

SAEM Newsletter Gets a New Name

SAEM Newsletter is now SAEM Pulse, to more adequately support the size, format, editorial positioning, purpose, and content of the publication.

… And an Editorial Advisory Task Force

The new SAEM Pulse Editorial Advisory Task Force will help guide the direction of the SAEM Pulse and provide insights, knowledge of topics, and suggestions of possible authors, articles, and interview subjects that are of relevance and importance to readers.

The “I am SAEM” Campaign Kicks Off

The “I am SAEM” campaign showcases the uniqueness, diversity and depth of SAEM members with a series of print ads, web content, social media posts, and video clips highlighting distinctive and noteworthy facets of SAEM members and how these activities help them relieve stress, and balance work and life.

Down the Road in 2017…

SAEM members can look forward to webinars and a searchable, online library featuring lots of new content to further career development and academic success of both educators and researchers in our field. Stay tuned!

It’s a New Year and New SAEM and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! To take advantage of all of these new features, please make sure your member profile is up-to-date. On behalf of everyone at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine we thank you for your ongoing commitment to SAEM and wish you and yours a Happy New Year and the very best for 2017!

With gratitude and optimism,


Andra Blomkalns, MD

SAEM President