Annual Meeting FAQs

Registration

 

When does registration open?
Registration opens Dec. 1, 2023. Early bird registration is available through March 12, 2024. Regular registration is available until May 1, 2024. Late registration pricing begins May 2, 2024. Learn more about registration and pricing.
I have registered for the SAEM Annual Meeting but am now unable to attend. How do I obtain a refund?

Cancellation policy: 

  • On or before March 12, 2024 - $50 cancellation fee
  • On or after March 15, 2024 - $100 cancellation fee
  • After May 1, 2024 - No refunds  
Cancellations must be submitted to events@saem.org (Use the subject line: CANCEL). No telephone cancellations will be accepted. 
I am presenting at the SAEM Annual Meeting. Do I have to pay to attend?
Yes, all presenters must pay to attend the SAEM Annual Meeting. 
I am a resident and am only attending the Chief Resident Forum for one day. Do I have to pay for a one-day pass as well as for the forum?
Yes, as a resident attending the Chief Resident Forum, you must pay for a session registration to the Chief Resident Forum. Please note that your registration for the forum will admit you only to the forum and the Residency & Fellowship Fair and not to any other annual meeting events or activities.
I am a medical student and am only attending the Medical Student Symposium for one day. Do I have to pay for a one-day pass as well as for the symposium?
Yes, as a medical student attending the Medical Student Symposium, you must pay for a session registration for the Medical Student Symposium. Please note that your registration to the Medical Student Symposium will admit you only to the symposium and the Residency & Fellowship Fair and to any other annual meeting events or activities.
Can I attend just the Residency & Fellowship Fair?
No, you must register for the SAEM Annual Meeting or the Medical Student Symposium to attend this event.
I am a moderator for the AWAEM and ADIEM Luncheon. Do I have to pay an attendance fee for the event?
Yes, you are required to pay to attend this event.

 

Events & Meetings

 

How can I find out when a group is convening during the SAEM Annual Meeting?
When available, a complete list of SAEM committee, academy, task force, and affiliate meetings will be posted in the SAEM Annual Meeting Program Planner.
Who can attend SAEM academy and interest group meetings?
Members of SAEM academies and interest groups are urged to attend their academy and interest group meetings. General academy and interest group meetings are open to all annual meeting attendees, and they are welcome and encouraged to attend.
I am an SAEM committee/interest group/task force chair and need to change the meeting time for my group. Whom do I contact?
Contact your SAEM staff liaison for assistance.
I am a member of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) and wish to attend the AACEM Annual Reception and Dinner. How do I register?
Do I have to be a member of AWAEM or ADIEM to attend the AWAEM and ADIEM Luncheon?

No, anyone is welcome to attend the AWAEM and ADIEM Luncheon. Registration for this event opens December 1, 2023.

Can I register for the AWAEM and ADIEM Luncheon on site?

Yes, you can register for the luncheon on site, however, due to the popularity of this event, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Learn more about this event here: AWAEM and ADIEM Luncheon.

I am a moderator for the AWAEM and ADIEM Luncheon. Do I have to pay an attendance fee for the event?
Yes, you are required to pay to attend this event.
I need to contact the chair of my committee or task force before the SAEM Annual Meeting. How do I obtain the chair’s name and contact information?
Contact the SAEM Membership Department, membership@saem.org, for names and contact information of committee and task force chairs.

 

Housing

 

I called the host hotel and was told there are no more rooms available. Are there any other housing options for the SAEM Annual Meeting?
Yes. SAEM has room blocks at several hotels near the host hotel. Visit our housing page for more information.

 

Education & Faculty

 

How long will the SAEM24 Annual Meeting mobile app be available?
Each year, the annual meeting mobile app becomes available in the spring before the conference and remains accessible for one year.
I cannot attend the SAEM Annual Meeting and am sending a substitute to present for me. Whom do I notify about this substitution?
For changes and inquiries about didactics and abstracts, please contact Andrea Ray at education@saem.org. We recommend all changes be requested before April 1, 2024, to ensure they are reflected in our annual meeting materials.
I am presenting at the SAEM Annual Meeting. Do I have to pay to attend?
Yes, all presenters must pay to attend the SAEM Annual Meeting.

 

General

 

How can I join an SAEM academy and/or interest group?

As an SAEM member you have the option of joining any SAEM academy or interest group — as many as you would like — for free! Joining an academy or interest group is easy:

  1. Log into SAEM.org
  2. Click "My Participation" in the upper navigation bar
  3. Click "Update (+/-) Academies or Interest Groups"
How can I donate to the SAEM Foundation (SAEMF)?

You can donate to the SAEM Foundation by visiting www.saem.org/donate. You may also mail your donation check to SAEMF headquarters: 1111 East Touhy Ave, Suite 540, Des Plaines, IL 60018.

How long will the SAEM24 Annual Meeting mobile app be available?

Each year, the annual meeting mobile app becomes available in the spring before the conference and remains accessible for one year.

I require special assistance to attend the SAEM Annual Meeting. Whom do I contact to help with arrangements?

SAEM, our official annual meeting host hotel, and all other annual meeting venues comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance or accommodation onsite, please contact SAEM staff at meetings@saem.org or (847) 257-SAEM (7236). To allow us to best assist you, please make your request by March 12.

What is the COVID-19 policy for SAEM24?
All attendees are asked to complete personal health screenings each morning prior to joining the conference. Those feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms are asked to isolate and not attend conference activities.
I still have questions. Who should I contact?
Please contact our SAEM24 team at education@saem.org.
What is the SAEM Code of Professional Conduct?
  1. Members have a professional and ethical obligation to act in a manner that upholds the purposes, values, and objectives of SAEM.
  2. Members shall conduct themselves in a professional manner while attending or participating in SAEM-sponsored events and all communications with SAEM staff.
  3. While alcohol is served at many SAEM events, members shall not use any substance to an excess that negatively impacts the member's ability to act in a professional manner.
  4. Members shall be honest and fair and act respectfully and with integrity.
  5. Members shall not discriminate against members or SAEM staff regarding religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.

Conduct unbecoming of an SAEM Member should be reported to the CEO. The SAEM Executive Committee may refer the case to the SAEM Ethics Committee, which will investigate any reported breaches of professional conduct. We reserve the right to enforce the SAEM Code of Professional Conduct up to and including removal of SAEM Membership.