Submissions: CLOSED

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Abstract Categories 

The Program Committee is accepting abstracts for review for presentation at the SAEM17 Annual Meeting.  Authors are invited to submit original emergency medicine research in the following categories:

Abdominal/Gastrointestinal/GenitourinaryInternational Emergency Medicine
AEM Consensus Conference- Simulation Neurology
Anesthesia/Analgesia Orthopedics
Cardiovascular - Basic Science Palliative
Cardiovascular - Clinical Research Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases
Clinical Decision Guidelines Pediatrics – General 
Clinical Operations Professional Development
Critical Care/Resuscitation Psychiatry
Diagnostic Technologies/Radiology Pulmonary
Disaster MedicineResearch Design/Methodology/Statistics 
Disease/Injury Prevention Sex and Gender 
Education Simulation
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)Social Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Social Media 
Ethics Toxicology/Environmental
Geriatrics Trauma
Health Policy and Health Services Research Ultrasound
Infectious DiseasesWilderness Medicine

We are pleased to announce that the abstract scoring criteria are publicly available. The full scoring system is available for download.

Only reports of original research may be submitted.  The data must not be published in a manuscript or e-publication prior to the first day of the Annual Meeting, except in abstract form when associated with a presentation at a non-emergency-medicine national conference, at CORD, or at a regional SAEM meeting.

Abstracts accepted for publication at the Annual Meeting will be published in the Academic Emergency Medicine online supplement.  SAEM strongly encourages authors to submit the full manuscripts that follow successful abstracts to AEM.  AEM will notify authors of a decision regarding publication within 60 days of receipt of a manuscript. 

­­­­­­Call for Abstract Reviewers

Submissions: CLOSED

Abstract reviewers have the opportunity to sample a broad swath of current research in emergency medicine, and to have a major impact on our field by helping to decide what research gets presented at our Annual Meeting.

You are qualified to review abstracts if you are a fluent English speaker and meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have first-authored two or more peer-reviewed original research articles, or
  • You have an MPH, PhD, or equivalent non-clinical health care degree.

Residents are welcome to volunteer if they meet the above criteria.

If you are qualified and willing to serve your community in this crucial task, simply notify us by emailing education@saem.org by November 1, 2016.  In your email, please use the subject line “Abstract Reviewer” and be sure to provide your full name, your institution, and your mailing address.

You will review up to 75 total abstracts in your role as an abstract reviewer for SAEM.  The abstracts will be scored according to the SAEM abstract scoring system.  When scoring abstracts, it will be  very important to follow the scoring criteria literally and score each domain independently. Please don’t let your feelings about one domain (such as importance) influence your scoring of any other domain (such as validity).

Abstracts will be available for review by December 14, 2016. You will have to complete your work scoring the abstracts by 5:00 pm CST on January 4, 2017. All scores will be submitted using our new online system.