Event Description


Status: Closed
Deadline: January 4, 2022

SAEM Annual Meeting abstracts reflect the daily interaction of the emergency department with the most vulnerable persons in society and cover a relevant mix of topics that encompass a day in the emergency department. These abstracts represent the work of thousands of researchers and educators who have created new knowledge and thinking about emergency care that adds valuable confirmation of previous work, presents evidence that might change the practice of EM for the better, and elevates the outcomes and experiences of every patient who seeks emergency medical care. Collectively they reflect a global experience of emergency care that together tell the story of important challenges and the need for more knowledge. Each year accepted abstracts are published in a special supplement of Academic Emergency Medicine journal. From among the more than 1, 000 submissions, a select few will be chosen as the best of the best, to be presented during a special plenary session.


Abstracts present research data, including study background and methodology, research limitations and results, and the conclusions/significance of the study. Abstract session lengths vary depending on the presentation type: plenary (15 minutes), full oral (12 minutes), lightning oral (eight minutes), ePoster (seven minutes).

Abstract acceptance letters will be sent to submitters by Wednesday, February 3, 2022. Questions regarding innovations submissions may be addressed to the SAEM Education Department, education@saem.org


  • Character count is 2050 characters, not including spaces (about 300-325 words) and DOES NOT include the words, “Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion”
  • Please note that no tables or figures will be allowed in the 2021 abstract submission process
  • Please see the document Properly Formatted Abstracts for additional instructions


Abstract Grading Rubric
Properly Formatted Abstracts
SAEM22 Template Standard Format
SAEM22 Template Wide Format
SAEM22 Submissions Presenting FAQs


Pursuant to the requirement of a continuing medical education meeting, financial relationships or other relevant conflicts of interest for all authors must be disclosed. Read our standardized disclosure (coming soon) before submitting your presentation(s).

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Abstract Categories 

Abdominal/Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Obstetrics/Gynecology
Airway Orthopedics
Anesthesia/Analgesia Palliative
Cardiovascular - Basic Science Patient Safety and Quality
Cardiovascular - Clinical Research Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases
Clinical Decision Guidelines Pediatrics
Clinical Operations Professional Development
Critical Care/Resuscitation Psychiatry
Diagnostic Technologies/Radiology Pulmonary
Disaster Medicine Research Design/Methodology/Statistics
Disease/Injury Prevention SAEM Consensus Conference: Social EM & Population Health
Education Sex and Gender
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) Simulation
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Social Emergency Medicine
Ethics Social Media
Geriatrics Sports Medicine
Health Equity & Disparities Toxicology/Environmental
Health Policy and Health Services Research Trauma
Infectious Diseases Ultrasound
Information Technology Wellness
International Emergency Medicine Wilderness Medicine

Event Information

November 1, 2021 to January 4, 2022