Know Before You Go

What you need to know before SAEM23



We Can't Wait to See You in Austin!

With more than 3,500 attendees registered (and counting!) SAEM23 is shaping up to be our largest annual meeting ever! If you’re planning on joining us for this record-breaking event, our “Know Before You Go” will give you everything you need to make the most of your annual meeting experience. 


JW Marriott Austin: Your SAEM23 Host Hotel 

The JW Marriott Austin,110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX, is the official host hotel for meetings, education, and several social events at SAEM23. The JW Marriott Austin meeting space is located on floors 2-4 and is accessible via escalator with additional space on the fifth floor, which is accessible by elevator. 


Getting Around Austin 

Transportation To and From the Airport

Capital Metro #20 — runs every 15 minutes between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week. (Need to buy a transit pass? Download the Capital Metro App)
Ridehailing — follow the Ride App Pick Up signs outside of the arrivals area
SuperShuttle —skip the line and schedule a shared ride, non-stop trip, or black car option in advance

Transportation Options Around Town

Transit — use the Capital Metro Trip Planner tool to find the best route to your end destination
Scooters — rent your favorite option through the vendor’s app: Bird, Lime, Link, Wheels  
Bikeshare — check out MetroBike, with over 75 stations and electric bikes  
Rideshare — Austin has plenty of app-based car share and ride hailing options

Learn more about what to see, taste, and do while in Austin in the May/June issue of SAEM Pulse!



If You Pre-registered 

You received a barcoded email confirmation. Please save this to your mobile device or print it out to scan at our convenient, self-serve, pre-registration kiosks, located near the SAEM23 registration desk. Forgot your confirmation? No problem! Just touch "User Lookup" on the screen and search for your name. Hit print and your badge and any applicable tickets will print out. Badge holders and lanyards will be available at the kiosks. 


If You Are Registering Onsite 

As always, we will have a fully staffed registration desk available for those who need to add sessions or register onsite. The SAEM23 registration area is located on the fourth floor, outside the exhibit hall/JW Grand Ballroom foyer. 


Registration hours are:  


  • Monday, May 15, 3-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 18, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19, 7 a.m.–12 p.m.


Please note that annual meeting participants (members, nonmembers, partners, children, guests) must register and wear badges for admission to sessions, the exhibit hall, and most events. 


Speaker Ready Room

Presenters who wish to review their presentation slides may do so in the Speaker Ready Room located in Room 306: Level Three. Due to SAEM undergoing a CME audit this year, all presenter disclosures, bios, changes, and presentations slides were due April 1.


Speaker Ready Room hours are:

  • Monday, May 15, 3–6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m..
  • Wednesday, May 17, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m..
  • Thursday, May 18, 7 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19, 7 a.m.–12:00 pm.

SAEM Annual Meeting App

Navigate SAEM23 like a pro by downloading the SAEM Annual Meeting app! Simply download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, then sign in with your SAEM username and password to launch the app. Browse through the full list of Advanced EM Workshops, educational sessions, meetings, events, and more. Review abstracts, learning objectives, and speakers for educational sessions. Find links to travel information and local dining and activities. Scope out the exhibit hall with the online floor plan and create your must-see list of exhibitors. As you browse, customize your schedule to create your individualized program before you arrive. 


Download the SAEM Annual Meeting app from the App Store or Google Play.

Need Assistance?

App Help Desk and Member Services

Visit the App Desk and Member Services located at the Lone Star Ballroom foyer: Third Floor for assistance in downloading or navigating the SAEM Annual Meeting app and for help and information regarding your SAEM membership.

Medical Student Ambassadors

SAEM’s Medical Student Ambassadors will be stationed throughout the JW Marriott Austin Host Hotel to assist and answer questions. They will be wearing blue, SAEM-branded jackets, so they’ll be easy to spot. Additionally, SAEM staff will be at the registration desk during registration hours and at SAEM Booth #120 during exhibit hours to lend a hand.

New to SAEM or the Annual Meeting?

Will this be your first time attending the SAEM Annual Meeting or are you a new member of SAEM? Please stop by SAEM Booth #120 in the exhibit hall during exhibit hours and introduce yourself, have a professional headshot taken, grab a tee shirt and some SAEM swag, sign up for a drawing to win some fun prizes. Our friendly staff are excited to meet you and tell you about SAEM’s programs and services and how to get the most from the annual meeting.


Additional Information


Wireless Internet Access

As a service to annual meeting registrants, SAEM will provide free wireless Internet access. Wi-Fi will be available in the meeting space of the JW Marriott Austin host hotel during SAEM23. Username: JWMarriott_ Conference. Password: SAEM23

Family Room

Our private family room, located in Room 309: Level 3, will be equipped with everything to meet baby and parent needs: refrigerator, wipes, sanitizer, burp cloths, changing table, comfy chairs, water, and snacks. Visit the SAEM23 Family Room during these hours:

  • Monday, May 15, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 18, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19, 7 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


COVID-19 Policy
  • Vaccine: During the registration process, all attendees self-attested to having either received the COVID-19 vaccine or agreed to mask during the conference.
  • Testing: All attendees are encouraged to test prior to travel to SAEM23.
  • Screening: All attendees are kindly asked to do a personal health screen each morning prior to attending the conference. If you have any infectious symptoms, we ask that you do not attend.
  • Masks: Mask wearing is welcomed, but not required. If you need a mask, please go to the registration desk JW Grand Ballroom Foyer: Level Four or the member services desk Lone Star Ballroom Foyer: Level Three for a complimentary mask.


SAEM reserves the right to enforce additional COVID-19 protocols based on CDC recommendations and/or local mandates.


Social Media

Follow us on SAEM Facebook and Twitter, @SAEMOnline and @SAEM_RAMS (#SAEM23), during the annual meeting for up-to-date meeting announcements...and be sure to share your insights with other meeting attendees. Look here for social media best practices and suggestions on what to share. 


SAEM23 On Demand!


SAEM23 Live on Facebook and YouTube

Tune into SAEM's Facebook and YouTube channels, May 17-19, for 18 hours of SAEM23 programming, broadcast live from Austin, Texas.

May 17-18, 2023
Awards, Keynotes, Plenaries: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m CT
Select Didactics: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT

May 19, 2023
Select Didactics: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT


SAEM23 Online Education

SAEM23 educational content will be open access and available online at SOAR (SAEM Online Academic Resources) beginning August 1. Experience convenient online and mobile viewing of Advanced EM Workshops, didactics, and forums — more than 120 hours of original educational content from SAEM22. Downloadable PDFs and MP3 files provide convenient, on-the-go viewing. Watch presenters' slides while listening to fully synchronized audio. Just log in with your SAEM username and password to enjoy the content. 


Especially for Residents & Medical Students!

At SAEM23 residents and medical students can engage with expert faculty, experience excellence in innovation and research, and participate in tailored learning activities developed exclusively for emergency medicine residents and medical students. It's a place to learn new things, reconnect with old friends, and network with the close-knit emergency medicine community.

To help you build your personalized meeting agenda, check out Opportunities for Residents & Medical Students at SAEM23.

In addition, Hamza Ijaz, MD, president of RAMS, and Wendy Sun, MD, resident member on the SAEM Board of Directors, have created a "can't miss" list of their favorite annual meeting activities, plus the events and educational sessions they are most looking forward to attending at SAEM23. 

Pro tip: When you see a Rams head icon next to an abstract, didactic, workshop, event or activity in the mobile app or program planner, that’s your sign that it is something you will find extra value in attending as a resident and/or medical student.  

Continuing Medical Education

The CME program offered by SAEM is targeted (but not limited to) emergency health care professionals such as medical students, allied health care providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants), emergency medicine technicians, nurses, residents, fellows, researchers, faculty, and physicians.

Overall Program Objectives

• To enhance participant knowledge of cutting-edge research being conducted in emergency medicine
• To provide physicians with the tools to address gaps in their knowledge competence, and experience

Joint Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.