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Call for Didactic Proposals for SAEM19

The Program Committee of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) invites academies, committees, task forces, interest groups, and individual members to submit proposals for didactic sessions for SAEM19.

Didactics will be selected to provide a robust educational experience during SAEM19. 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.” Some didactics may have a more focused audience such as trainees, junior faculty, or senior faculty.   

SAEM19 will place a premium on innovative and interactive didactic sessions. Accepted didactics will be roughly split between two didactic formats:

  • Focused session (20 minutes, generally 1 or 2 speakers)
  • Expanded session (50 minutes, generally multiple speakers)
  • Panel discussion
  • Lecture or seminar style
  • Interactive workshop with small group facilitators

Didactic proposals should fall into one of the following categories:

Career DevelopmentSessions should be targeted toward a specific professional level or the skillsets needed to advance within academic emergency medicine.
EducationSessions should focus on enhancing teaching skills, improving the quality of education, educational methodology, or educational innovations. 
ResearchSessions should focus on research methodology, improving the quality of research, or providing critical tools, resources, and discussions to researchers. 
AdministrationSessions should focus on aspects of emergency department administration, such as innovative approaches in areas such as patient care from a systems perspective, operations, quality improvement, finances, staffing, strategic planning, and risk management,
State of the ArtSessions should present cutting-edge research or clinical approaches with important implications for either further investigation or the practice of emergency medicine. Preference is given to sessions which go beyond literature review and delve into development, trails, and future research directions.  

Formatting Your Didactic Description

Want attendees to flock to your session? Clearly-articulated descriptions (with a dash of pizzazz), attractive session titles, and well written learner objectives (required), will to increase the odds that annual meeting participants will register to attend your didactic presentation. Take a moment before submitting your didactic to review SAEM's document on formatting requirements as well as tips on how to write appealing titles and descriptions.

Submission Dates

Didactic submissions will be accepted between August 15, 2018 – October 1, 2018. Submitters will be notified of decisions in December 2018. Please direct any questions to didactics@saem.org.