Know Before You Go

What you need to know before SAEM23



We Can't Wait to See You in Phoenix!

We're excited to welcome you in Phoenix for what promises to be THE academic emergency medicine event of the year! If you’re planning on joining us, our “Know Before You Go” will give you everything you need to make the most of your annual meeting experience. 


Sheraton Phoenix Downtown: Your SAEM24 Host Hotel 

The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 North 3rd St, is the official host hotel for meetings, education, and several social events at SAEM24. The meeting space is located on floors 2-3 and is accessible via escalator with additional space on the fourth floor, which is accessible by elevator. 


Looking For Phoenix Recommendations?

Check out the May/June Issue of Pulse for suggestions on what to see, taste, and do in Phoenix during your downtime at Annual Meeting!


Getting Around Phoenix

  • Valley Metro Rail - it will cost ~$2 to get from the airport to the hotel, or you can buy a 1-day pass for $4. This public transportation option connects Phoenix to Tempe and Mesa, and includes stops at several nearby attractions.
  • Phoenix Transit Bus - get up-to-date citywide and regional route information.
  • Phoenix Dial-a-Ride - provides services for persons with disabilities, available every day from 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Uber, Lyft, or Waymo (driverless cars)


If You Pre-registered 

You should have 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 SAEM24 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 

We will have a fully staffed registration desk available for those who need to add sessions or register onsite. The SAEM24 registration area is located on the second floor, outside the exhibit hall/Valley DE foyer. 


Registration hours are:  


  • Monday, May 13, 3-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16, 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17, 7 a.m.–1:30 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 the Coronado Boardroom on Level Three. In adherence to CME guidelines, all presenter disclosures and bios were due April 8, and presentation slides were due April 28. Only presentations where no presenter has anything to disclose may make edits to slides onsite.


Speaker Ready Room hours are:

  • Monday, May 13, 3–6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 7 a.m.–5 p.m..
  • Wednesday, May 15, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m..
  • Thursday, May 16, 7 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17, 7 a.m.–1 pm.

SAEM Annual Meeting App

Navigate SAEM24 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 Valley DE foyer on the Second Level 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 meeting space 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 #321 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 #321 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 host hotel. Username: SAEM24. Password: AnnualMeeting

Family Room

Our private family room, located in Room 444 on the Fourth Level, 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 Family Room during these hours:

  • Tuesday-Thursday (May 14-16): 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.



    Social Media

    Follow us on SAEM Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, @SAEMOnline and @SAEM_RAMS (#SAEM24), 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. 


    SAEM24 Live on Facebook and YouTube

    Tune into SAEM's Facebook and YouTube channels, May 15-17, for SAEM24 programming, broadcast live from Phoenix, Arizona.

    May 15-16, 2023
    Awards, Keynotes, Plenaries, and Select Didactics: 9:00 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.

    May 17, 2023
    Select Didactics: 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.


    SAEM24 Online Education

    SAEM24 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. 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 SAEM24 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 SAEM24.

    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.

    Continuing Pharmacy Education

    The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.


    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 (SAEM). 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 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.