The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is dedicated to the improvement of care of the acutely ill and injured patient by improving research and education. To achieve this mission, SAEM influences health policy through forums, publications, interorganizational collaboration, policy development, and consultation services for physicians, teachers, researchers, and students. SAEM represents excellence and leadership in academic emergency medicine, and its values include idealism and quality in all endeavors, nurturing and camaraderie and diversity among members, as well as creative and symbiotic interactions with other organizations.
SAEM provides administrative support to the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) and to the SAEM journals, Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) and Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training (AEM E&T). SAEM is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.
To lead the advancement of academic emergency medicine through education and research, advocacy and professional development.
To be the premier organization for developing academic leaders in education and research and for creating and disseminating content with the greatest impact on emergency care.
View the SAEM Strategic Plan.
The Bylaws of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine serve as a guide for the governance of the organization and its membership. Amendments to the Bylaws are considered by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, which gives its recommendation to the Board before formal consideration of any proposed changes by the membership.
SAEM was formed in 1989 from the amalgamation of the University Association for Emergency Medicine (UAEM) and the Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine (STEM). For over twenty years, STEM and UAEM helped promote and develop the specialty of emergency medicine, particularly by shaping education and investigation in this dynamic field.
AACEM Statement on Systemic Racism
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SAEM Statement on the Death of George Floyd
ACEP and SAEM Joint Statement on Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic
SAEM Position Statement Regarding PPE for Those Working in the Emergency Department
SAEM Position Statement on COVID-19
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SAEM signs onto AAEM’s Position Statement on Protections for Emergency Medicine Physicians during COVID-19
SAEM Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
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SAEM Statement on Commitment to Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
SAEM Statement on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Definition of Sex and Gender
SAEM Statement on Firearm Injury
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