Know Before You Go

SAEM22 Know Before You Go


We Can't Wait to Welcome You to SAEM22

SAEM is looking forward to welcoming 3,000+ attendees to our first in-person annual meeting since 2019! If you’re planning on joining us for what’s shaping up to be a record-breaking event, this “Know Before You Go” will give you everything you need to make the most of your annual meeting experience. 


See You in New Orleans 

New Orleans is a feast for the senses. A vibrant city filled with rhythm and soul and memorable flavors. A true melting pot of people and cultures. A city unlike any other in the world, where everyone is welcome. It’s a perfect place for an SAEM “homecoming” and we can't wait to see you there!


The Sheraton New Orleans: Your SAEM22 Host Hotel 

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, is the official host hotel for meetings, education, and several social events at SAEM22. The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel meeting space is located on floors 1-5 and is accessible via escalator, with additional space on the eighth floor, which is accessible by elevator. 


Getting Around New Orleans   

The SAEM22 Host Hotel’s central location and close proximity to the French Quarter, downtown, and the Arts/Warehouse District, means you may be able to walk to all of your destinations. But if you’re looking for alternative ways to explore the city and access NOLA’s diverse neighborhoods, there are a lot of options for transportation.

For information on things to do, places to eat and drink, and French Quarter attractions and nightlife, be sure to check out the May-June issue of SAEM Pulse, publishing the first week of May 2022!



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 SAEM22 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 SAEM22 registration area is located on the Grand Ballroom Foyer: fifth floor.


Registration hours are: 
  • Monday, May 9, 3–6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 12, 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13, 7 a.m.–2:30 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 need to upload presentations onsite must bring their presentations saved on a USB/flash drive to the Speaker Ready Room (Gallier AB: fourth floor) the night before your presentation. Onsite aids will be available to upload your presentation from your flash drive. There will not be an opportunity to preview or edit your presentation onsite, so please be sure your presentation is in its final form.

Speaker ready room hours are:
  • Monday, May 9, 3–6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 12, 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13, 7 a.m.–2 pm.

Mobile Tools

SAEM Annual Meeting App

Navigate SAEM22 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.


Visit the App Desk located at the Napoleon Ballroom Foyer: third floor for assistance in downloading or navigating the SAEM Annual Meeting App. 


Additional Information

COVID-19 Policy

SAEM continues to monitor and follow the latest CDC guidelines for the SAEM Annual Meeting. To that end we welcome, but do not require, wearing face masks while at SAEM22 sessions, meetings, and events. We also ask that attendees complete a personal health screening each morning prior to joining the conference. If you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms, please isolate and do not attend.


Social Media

Follow us on SAEM Facebook and Twitter, @SAEMOnline and @SAEM_RAMS (#SAEM22), 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. 


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 Sheraton New Orleans host hotel during SAEM22.


Username: MarriottBonvoy_Conference
Password: SAEM2022


SAEM22 Online Education

SAEM22 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. 


Family Room

Our private family room, located on Rampart: fifth floor, 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 SAEM22 Family Room during these hours:
  • Tuesday, May 10, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 12, 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13, 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Especially for Residents and Medical Students!

Residents and medical students, when you see a RAMS head icon next to an abstract, didactic, workshop, event or activity, that’s your sign that it is something you will find extra value in attending. For more tips to help prepare you for the upcoming SAEM Annual Meeting in New Orleans, check out this awesome video courtesy of SAEM RAMS. Mariame Fofana, MD, RAMS Board Member-at-Large, highlights suggestions to help you get the most from #SAEM22 in New Orleans.


Need Assistance?

App Help Desk

Visit the App Desk located at the Napoleon Ballroom Foyer: third floor for assistance in downloading or navigating the SAEM Annual Meeting app. 


Medical Student Ambassadors

SAEM's Medical Student Ambassadors will be stationed throughout the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel to help. 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 #212 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 #212 in the exhibit hall during exhibit hours and introduce yourself, have a professional headshot taken, grab a tee shirt and some SAEM swag, and enter 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.