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  • ADIEM Sponsored Didactics

    May 12 to 14, 2021

  • National Grand Rounds

    May 12, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

    Senior Faculty Research Highlights In this session, senior investigators in emergency medicine will have 20 minutes to present on the topic of their choosing: anything from the reason they chose their line of investigation to career transitions, from lessons learned and pitfalls to a late-breaking result they would like to share. This will be followed by a breakout session with attendees and informal networking in the second hour. Question and Answer Forum with Breakout Session In this forum, senior investigators in emergency medicine will be available for informal conversations about research, research methods and career advice. The goal of this session is to allow attendees to interact with senior investigators.

  • FOAM Showcase

    May 12, 2021 5:00 PM to 5:50 PM

    Modeled after previous highly successful sessions, contestants will be asked to prepare a 5 to 6-minute virtual presentation giving an overview of their FOAMed (free open access medical education) innovations. Presentations will be prerecorded. Host, Dr. Ali Raja, will introduce the judges and provide a brief overview of how the session will proceed. Contestants will each be given a short introduction before their prerecorded presentation is played. After each presentation, the host will solicit live feedback from the judges. The final 10 minutes will include comments on the educational focus and innovation of the presentations. A live poll will be opened during which audience members will be able to vote on the best innovation. This live vote will constitute one-third of the score. Judges will also vote to determine one-third of the final score. Finally, all participants will have their prerecorded presentations tweeted from the SAEM Twitter account. The activity generated from each tweet will determine the online component of scoring. Twitter activity will constitute one-third of the final score. The winner will be announced through the SAEM Twitter account the week following the didactic.

  • Meet, Greet, and Tweet

    May 13, 2021 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

    Emergency medicine (EM) has taken a unique and leading role on Twitter in disseminating content and creating a community of practice. Over the past decade, several emergency providers have risen to national prominence as thought leaders in EM through their twitter presence (e.g. Drs. Megan Ranney, Ali Raja, Gita Pensa, Seth Trueger, and more), covering a broad area of EM including clinical content, policy, and humor. This session will put these all-stars on a panel to highlight how they have curated their online presence to make a name for themselves and how it has influenced their academic careers. After this initial large group session, attendees will break into small groups where aspiring social media academicians can get to know their online icons and ask questions.

  • Lion’s Den 2021

    May 13, 2021 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM

    A perennial issue for junior emergency medicine (EM) investigators is lack of guidance in, and experience with, development and funding of initial, small-scale study proposals. Many senior investigators believe that creating and getting funding for a research proposal is similar to the entrepreneurial process of developing/funding a business proposal. This didactic is designed to improve the ability of junior EM researchers to develop and “sell” a research proposal. Drawing on the innovative and humorous format of the popular Shark Tank television show, and adapted for our specialty, a panel of senior EM researchers will highlight critical elements of a junior research study/grant proposal and provide real-time feedback and guidance on potential proposals. The didactic will begin with a brief presentation of the five critical elements of a pilot research/grant proposal. The four basic structural components of a successful study proposal will then be introduced: 1) the concept (the unmet need), 2) the plan (how they are going to solve it), 3) the outcome (what the metric of success is), and 4) their credentials (why we should “invest” in them). Finally, junior researchers will be given the chance to present their study ideas to our Lion’s Den panel for critique. The most successful proposals will be offered a true “investment” in the form of distance mentorship by panel members.