Didactic Submissions

Event Description

Didactic Submissions are Now Closed

The submission window for SAEM22 didactics is closed. Deadline for submissions was October 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. CT. Didactics will be presented in person, May 11-13, during the SAEM22 annual meeting in New Orleans.

The SAEM22 Program Committee will place a premium on innovative and interactive didactic sessions that provide a robust educational experience. Didactic sessions in the areas of pediatric emergency medicine research, teaching, and practice, are highly recommended.

  • Deadline for submission of didactics is October 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. CT
  • Acceptance letters will be sent to submitters by December 10, 2021
  • Address questions to the SAEM Education Department, education@saem.org


  • All proposals should support the mission of SAEM: "To lead the advancement of emergency care through education and research, advocacy, and professional development in academic emergency medicine."
  • Audience engagement is key to an effective didactic; some didactics may have a more focused audience such as trainees, junior faculty, or senior faculty.
  • Define both the proposed structure and content of your submission.
  • Character count for both the "Description" (background, justification and topics to be discussed) and "Didactic Plan" (use and justification of time) fields is 500 words max for each field.
  • No tables or figures are allowed.


Focused session (20 minutes, generally 1 or 2 speakers) 

  • Appropriate for most didactic sessions
  • Format requires a precise, well-honed presentation

Expanded session (50 minutes, generally multiple speakers). Successful submissions for these sessions will require significant interactivity and breadth of content such as:

  • Panel discussion
  • Lecture or seminar style
  • Interactive workshop with small group facilitators

Examples of previously-accepted submissions
SAEM22 Didactics Best Practices 
SAEM22 Submissions Presenting FAQs

Didactics: Best Practices


Event Information

August 16 to October 1, 2021