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Look at All We Have Planned for RAMS at SAEM18!

SAEM residents and medical students are the future of academic emergency medicine, and the SAEM18 Program Committee has planned lots of educational content and networking events of particular interest and importance to budding academicians like yourself–to help guide and advise you along your career path in academic emergency medicine! This year the program committee has added several new features and improved on a few of your favorites, to enhance your experience and increase the value of your takeaway. Check it out…   

NEW to SAEM18!

SAEM Masters Secret SeriesRecognized leaders in academic emergency medicine will highlight important lessons learned throughout their careers; share techniques for career longevity and success; and discuss differences in life and career successes among different leaders and their styles. This interactive session will conclude with a Q&A period. (Wednesday, May 16)

SAEM Master Scholars. Three Master Scholars will moderate never-before-presented oral abstracts of the highest quality, in three distinct topic areas pertinent to emergency care. These Master Scholar Sessions will be followed by a state-of-the-art “Master Scholar Update” on current and future research opportunities in the topic areas. (Wednesday, May 16)

SAEM Professor Rounds.
 Specially selected e-poster presenters will provide synopses of their study findings while Dr. D.  Mark Courtney, i.e., “The Professors,” provides commentary and leads a lively post-presentation open discussion. This session will kick off the e-posters session and will include refreshments. (Wednesday, May 16)

Wednesday, May 16

Yoga (AWAEM Wellness Committee Sponsored). Keeping in line with the SAEM Statement on Wellness, SAEM is excited to offer wellness-related activities as part of SAEM18! Wellness yoga offers you a chance to start your Wednesday morning off right. Yoga at SAEM17 was a tremendous success, and we expect 2018 will be even better! Can't make Yoga? Read below for information on Wellness Meditation (Wednesday afternoon) or the Wellness Run (Thursday morning).

Plenary Session. Immediately following the keynote address, attend the plenary session presentations of the top six abstracts representing the most ground-breaking research in academic emergency medicine.

AWAEM/ADIEM Luncheon. The AWAEM/ADIEM Luncheon is an excellent opportunity to network with old friends and new, explore joint issues, and learn about the hottest topics in emergency departments. This event sells out each year, so register early.

SimWars. The Simulation Academy is proud to bring the biggest and best SimWars in emergency medicine to SAEM18! Watch residency teams take on intense, highly complex patients in a simulated emergency department environment designed to challenge every aspect of emergency patient care. We promise... You have never experienced anything quite like SimWars 2018.

Wellness Meditation. Wellness Meditation will be designed to take your mind off education and allow you to relax and recharge before taking on the rest of the annual meeting.

SAEM Jeopardy. Come learn more about the cutting-edge field of sex and gender medicine and cheer for your favorite teams as they compete against other prominent academicians to answer jeopardy-style questions on sex and gender. SAEM Jeopardy will be part of the meeting's Opening Reception. 

Thursday, May 17

SAEM Wellness Run. The third wellness-related event of the meeting makes it SAEM debut! The Wellness Run will take place Thursday morning at beautiful White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. The park is within walking distance to the host hotel, and will provide exercise, fresh air, and fun!

Speed Mentoring. Meet with faculty leaders in medical education, career development, and academic research in quick-fire mentoring sessions designed to answer your questions about academic emergency medicine and offer helpful career advice.

Lion’s Den 2018. Pitch your research idea to the Lion’s Den panel—a group of experienced emergency medicine researchers who, in the spirit of the popular television show “Shark Tank,” will critically discuss your project and consider investing in you and your research idea through mentorship opportunities.

Medical Student Symposium. Provides an overview of emergency medicine  and in-depth discussion of the process of applying for an EM residency position. There will be specific discussions about clerkships, away rotations, personal statements, the match process, and interviews. There will also be ample time for questions and discussions during a lunch with EM Program Directors and Clerkship Directors, along with a panel of resident representatives of EM organizations. The Residency and Fellowship Fair (which showcases many of the EM programs in the country) will immediately follow.

Resident Academic Leadership Forum (RALF). Engage with senior leaders to develop strategies for overcoming challenges and developing leadership, wellness, and time management skills. This session features didactic presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions, and networking sessions with resident and senior leaders in emergency medicine administration, education, and research. 

Chair Fair. Interested in a position in academic emergency medicine? The SAEM18 Chair Fair is a unique opportunity for you to visit with academic department chairs from across the country.

Education Summit (SAEMES). This exciting all-day event highlights best practices and cutting-edge innovation in education across emergency medicine.  Mixing didactics, innovations, and research abstracts throughout the day, this session is bound to provide insights and inspiration to every level of medical educator as they look to build and innovate the experience for their learners.

Residency & Fellowship Fair. Explore residency and fellowship programs from across the nation, meet with current residents and fellows, ask questions, seek application and interview advice...all in one place! Medical schools from every region will be at this high-energy, packed event to showcase their programs and help residents select the one that is the best fit.  

Dodgeball. Last year we transformed a basic ballroom into THE most amazing dodgeball court ever, complete with bleachers, hot dogs, and cold suds… And we’re doing it again for SAEM18! Be sure to stop by and watch residents take on the SAEM Board of Directors for the title of 2018 Dodgeball Champs. New this year… The winners receive their very own, private VIP area at the RAMS Party!

RAMS Party. We’ve RAMped up the revelry for SAEM’s annual party for residents and medical students! RAMS Party 2018 is at Revel Nightclub and Lounge–Indy’s newest posh hot spot, featuring two tiers, a huge dance floor, and giant video screens. Revelers can expect a high energy over-the-top Vegas nightclub experience with extended hours (until 2 AM!), an open bar, live DJ, and catering from Kilroy’s Bar ‘n’ Grill. There will be a special guest appearance from the SAEM RAMS mascot, and party goers will receive the red-carpet treatment, including fun photo ops to help you capture the memory of what promises to be an amazingly good time!  This event is FREE for residents and medical students.

Friday, May 18

SonoGames®. The Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (AEUS) is bringing in experts from across the nation to craft the ultimate emergency ultrasound competition for residents. This year residents’ knowledge and skills of point-of-care ultrasound will be tested like never before. We can’t say too much (it’s top secret!); you’ll just have to be there to find out! 

Throughout the Week, May 16-18

Clinical Images Exhibit. This popular exhibit displays the best original, high-quality clinical images relevant to the practice of emergency medicine, selected from more than more than 100 submitted images. Residents are invited to participate in the Visual Diagnosis portion of the contest. Winners receive a one-year membership in SAEM, subscriptions to Academic Emergency Medicine and AEM Education and Training (AEM E&T) journals, a free registration to attend SAEM19 and more!

Other Opportunities for RAMS @ SAEM18

SAEM18 Awards. SAEM residents and medical students have an opportunity to receive several awards which will be presented during the annual meeting, including:

RAMS Medical Student and Resident Innovative Educator Award 

Best Medical Student Research Award

Best Resident Research Award

Best Resident Education Award

RAMS Leadership Award

SonoGames Awards

SimWars Awards

Resident Visual Diagnosis Contest Winner (1st and 2nd places are recognized)

Best Resident Award

Medical Student Ambassador Program. Each year enthusiastic and responsible medical students from around the country to work directly with SAEM leadership to assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of SAEM’s annual meeting. This group of “medical student ambassadors” serves as the primary volunteer force at the annual meeting and receives several benefits for their contribution, including a waiver of their registration fee, and a personalized letter of thanks from the Program Committee Chair to their deans.