S 901 N. Washington Ave.
A Newsletter of the Society for Lansing, MI 48906-5137
E Academic Emergency Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org
M January/February 2007 Volume XVIIII, Number 1 www.saem.org
PRESIDENTIAL REPORT Start Planning your Trip to the
Fostering Emergency Annual Meeting- May 2007
Deb Houry, MD, MPH,
Medicine Research: Emory University
The SAEM Response SAEM Program Committee Chair
to the IOM Report. It’s not too early to start thinking about the 2007 Annual
Meeting. The Program Committee has been busy putting
The recent and much together a great meeting for you in Chicago and we hope that
anticipated release of the Institute you are planning to attend. One of our changes for this upcom-
of Medicine Report on Emergency ing meeting will be that we will start at 1pm on the first day
Care has provided academic (Wednesday, May 16th). The SAEM Board of Directors and the
emergency medicine with an Council of Residency Directors are scheduled to meet the morn-
James Hoekstra, MD opportunity to voice our concerns ing of May 16th and we hope that other large committees and
about emergency and acute care affiliate meetings will use this time to meet so that conflicts are
research in the U.S. I am happy to report that SAEM has minimized with Annual Meeting sessions.
taken this opportunity seriously, and is advocating for our
membership on a national level. Social Event:
In anticipation of the release of the IOM Report 18 Last year we provided short coffee breaks each morning to
months ago, SAEM organized the IOM Task Force. Carey allow our attendees to recharge and mingle. We plan to contin-
Chisholm chairs the Task Force and did an outstanding job ue these very popular breaks again this year and we will have a
of recruiting the leaders of academic emergency medicine longer coffee break prior to the plenary session on the first day
to the Task Force to review and respond to the IOM Report. to give members a chance to socialize.
When the report was released in Washington in June, 2006, Plans are also underway for a blues band at our Friday night
Carey, Kate Heilpren and I were present to represent SAEM Chicago themed reception. We will be offering group tickets on
and provide feedback directly to the IOM. Shortly our meeting registration form to a blues club and a comedy club
thereafter, Carey organized within the IOM Task Force, a for Thursday night for those who want a night on the town. We
number of rapid-response working groups to write specific are busy planning a “Fun Run” for this year’s meeting, given the
responses to the IOM Report recommendations on clinical hotels’ location near Navy Pier, which will provide a great venue
research, basic science research, EMS, pediatric for this event. We’re in the process of putting together informa-
emergency medicine, rural ED staffing issues, geriatrics, tion on restaurants and things to do in the city and this will be
and academic medical centers. posted on the website by February. More details will be forth-
These ‘responses to the IOM Report’ were approved by coming on all these events.
the Board and have become the cornerstone of SAEM’s
public positions on the recommendations of the IOM Paper Presentations:
Report. After the IOM was unveiled, SAEM and ACEP met The abstract deadline is January 8th and we anticipate
to discuss the report recommendations, and have agreed to another great year of abstract submissions. In order to get
align our respective advocacy efforts with our respective acceptance/ rejection letters out and finalize presentation times
missions. As such, SAEM is taking the lead on issues within a month of our abstract deadline, it is not possible to pro-
involving our mission of education and research in vide individual, constructive feedback to individuals. After
emergency medicine. Our position papers from the IOM reviewing all abstract submissions, we anticipate to send out
Task Force are aligned with our mission as well. They have decision letters by mid-February.
been shared publicly with the IOM, the AAMC, and the We will again allow investigators who have not finished data
DHHS as part of our advocacy on behalf of academic collection for studies, particularly clinical trials, to present their
emergency physicians and SAEM members. To date I can results at our meeting instead of waiting another year to present
say that our efforts have been successful, and that your at SAEM through our “Late breaker” sessions. Researchers
voices are being heard on a national level. submitting late breaker abstracts must complete data collection
The IOM has followed its initial report release with four and analysis and submit a final abstract by April 15th. Last year,
‘Dissemination Workshops’ which are for the most part many abstracts were submitted to “late breaker” categories that
intended to publicize the IOM Report recommendations, probably should not have. Any abstract such as a chart review
but also offer a chance for organizations to respond to the or survey will be rejected if submitted to the late breaker cate-
report itself. At the first three workshops, SAEM was gory.
officially represented by Jerris Hedges, Carey Chisholm,
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“to improve patient care by advancing research and education in emergency medicine”
S Call for Proposals
A 2008 AEM Consensus Conference
Deadline: April 2, 2007
The editors of Academic Emergency Medicine are accepting proposals for the 2008 AEM Consensus
M Conference, which will be held on May 28, 2008, the day before the SAEM Annual Meeting, in
Proposals must advance a topic relevant to emergency medicine that is conducive to the development of a research
agenda and be spearheaded by thought leaders from within the specialty of emergency medicine. The goals of the
AEM consensus conferences are to heighten awareness related to the topic, discuss the current state of knowledge
about the topic, identify knowledge gaps, propose needed research, and issue a call to action to allow future progress.
Previous topics have included errors in emergency medicine, the unraveling safety net, quality/best practices in emer-
gency care, information technology in emergency medicine, disparities in emergency care, emergency research without
informed consent, the science of surge, and knowledge translation.
Developed proposals will be reviewed on a competitive basis by the AEM Editorial Board. The topic chosen for the
2008 AEM Consensus Conference will be announced at the SAEM Business Meeting during the 2007 Annual Meeting
in Chicago. Proceedings of the meeting and original contributions related to the topic will be published exclusively by
AEM in its Special Topic Issue in November 2008.
Submitters are strongly advised to review the Special Topic issues of previous AEM Consensus Conferences (see
November issues of AEM) to guide the development of their proposals. Proposals must include the following:
1. Introduction of the topic.
• brief statement of relevance.
• justification for this topic choice.
2. Proposed conference chairs and sponsoring groups (i.e., SAEM interest groups, committees).
3. Proposed conference agenda and proposed presenters
• plenary lectures
• breakout topics and questions for discussion
4. Anticipated audience
• stakeholder groups/organizations
• federal regulators
• national researchers and educators
5. Anticipated budget.
6. Potential funding sources and strategies for securing conference funding.
Proposals must be submitted electronically to the AEM office at email@example.com no later than April 2, 2007 at 5:00 PM
Call for Submissions Innovations in Emergency Medicine
Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2007
The Program Committee is accepting Innovations in Emergency Medicine Education (IEME) Exhibits for consideration of
presentation at the 2007 SAEM Annual Meeting, May 16-19, 2007 in Chicago, IL. Submitters are invited to complete an
application describing an innovative new educational methodology that they have designed, or an innovative educational
application of an existing product. The exhibit should not be used to display a commercial product that is already available
and being used in its intended application. Exhibits will be selected based on their utility, originality, and applicability to the
teaching setting. Commercial support of Innovations is permitted but must be disclosed. IEME exhibits will be published in
a summer 2007 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, as well as in the Annual Meeting on-site program. However, if sub-
mitters have conducted a research project on or using the innovation, the project may be written-up as a scientific abstract
and submitted for scientific review in the appropriate subject category by the January 10 deadline.
The deadline for submission of the IEME Exhibit application is Friday, February 2, 2007 at 5:00 pm EST. Only online
submissions using the form on the SAEM website at www.saem.org will be accepted. For further information or questions,
contact SAEM at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-485-5484.
Call for Nominations for SAEM Elected Positions
Deadline: February 7, 2007
Nominations are sought for the SAEM elections that will be held in the spring of 2007. The Nominating Committee will
select a slate of nominees based on the following criteria: previous service to SAEM, leadership potential, interpersonal
skills, and the ability to advance the broad interests of the membership and academic emergency medicine. Interested
members are encouraged to review the appropriate SAEM orientation guidelines (Board, Committee/Task Force or
President-elect) to consider the responsibilities and expectations of an SAEM elected position. Orientation guidelines are
available at: www.saem.org for the following positions, or from the SAEM office.
The Nominating Committee wishes to consider as many candidates as possible and whenever possible will select more
than one nominee for each position. Nominations may be submitted by the candidate or any SAEM member. Nominations
must be submitted electronically to email@example.com and must be submitted in the nomination format below:
President-elect: The President-elect serves one year as President-elect, one year as President, and one year as Past
President. Candidates are usually members of the Board of Directors.
Secretay/Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer will be elected for a three-year term on the Board. Candidates are often sit-
ting members of the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors: Two members will be elected to three-year terms as At Large Members of the Board. Candidates
should possess a track record of excellent service and leadership on SAEM committees and task forces.
Resident Board Member: The Resident Board Member will be elected to a one-year term. Candidates must be a resi-
dent during the entire term on the Board (May 2007-May 2008) and should demonstrate evidence of strong interest and
commitment to academic emergency medicine. Nominations should include a letter of support from the candidate’s res-
Nominating Committee: One member will be elected to a two-year term. The Nominating Committee develops the slate
of nominees for the elected positions. Candidates should have considerable experience and leadership on SAEM com-
mittees and task forces.
Constitution & Bylaws Committee: One member will be elected to a three-year term, the final year as the chairman of
the committee. The Committee reviews the Constitution and Bylaws and makes recommendations to the Board for
amendments to be considered by the membership. Candidates should have considerable experience and leadership on
SAEM committees and task forces.
1. Full Name
2. Current Academic Position/s:
• Academic Appointment/s
• Other major administrative position/s, such as chair, director, dean, etc.
3. Non-SAEM career accomplishments, such as awards, grants, leadership positions, etc. (100 word limit).
4. SAEM Service Outline:
5. Personal Statement regarding what the candidate wants to do for SAEM if elected (300 word limit).
• What have been your proudest accomplishments for SAEM to date?
• What are your goals for advancing the Society?
• What is your vision for the future of the Society?
• Which needs of the membership do you wish to address?
• Personal comment to the membership (optional).
SAEM Members Selected for Prestigious ACGME Award
Mark Baker, Newsletter Managing Editor
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
(ACGME) at its recent Annual Awards Committee Meeting In preparation for this article, I contacted these four out-
held in September, made their 2007 award recipient selec- standing individuals and asked that they share their thoughts
tions, and SAEM members, Carey Chisholm, MD, and Javier and experience on having been selected for this prestigious
Gonzalez del Rey, MD were both selected as two of the win- award; each was happy to share their feelings:
ners of their prestigious Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach”
Award. Dr. Chisholm currently serves as the Program Director “Five things crossed my mind when I received notification
of Emergency Medicine at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, that I’d been selected for the Courage to Teach Award: 1.
and is a past SAEM President, and Dr. Gonzalez del Rey Disbelief; 2. Appreciation of my mentors, most of whom are
serves as the Associate Director of Emergency Medicine and teachers from high school and college (glaringly, none in my
Director of Pediatric Residency Programs at Cincinnati medical school), Scouts, and throughout EM…locally and
Children’s Hospital Medical Center. nationally. They continue to inspire and counsel me; 3. My
Dr’s. Chisholm and Gonzalez del Rey, along with other colleagues; I have been blessed by having terrific people to
selected outstanding program directors from various special- work for, and with. Without their encouragement, cama-
ties, will be honored by the ACGME at a special dinner and raderie, expertise and support, my career would not have
awards ceremony on February 12, 2007 at the Westin Hotel in unfurled in the fashion it has. Being able to work with such an
Rosemont, Illinois wherein each will be presented a personal- awesome group of people has been amazing; 4. My family.
ized plaque and check for $1000.00. Additionally, as is tradi- They have lived my life as a program director, from social
tional, recipients will also be invited to attend the annual events to the odd hours of work. Their sacrifices and under-
Physician Formation Retreat held May 16-18 at the Fetzer standing have been underappreciated in retrospect, and as
Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan; while there, attendees will such, make me even more grateful; 5. The residents. I’ve had
be taught a focus of connecting the heart, intellect and spirit. the opportunity to work as a program director since 1985.
Recognizing that program directors face numerous chal- Having the privilege of participating in a process through
lenges in administering residency programs, ACGME in 2001, which a very inexperienced EMR1 develops and departs as an
established the Parker J. Palmer: Courage to Teach Award to accomplished EM physician several years later is the most
recognize outstanding program directors who have uncovered rewarding career I could imagine. Participating, even in a
innovative ways of teaching residents and providing quality small fashion, in so many successful careers is humbling.”
healthcare. The awards namesake, Parker J. Palmer holds a -Carey Chisholm, MD, Class of 2007.
PhD from UC Berkeley; he is the Senior Associate of the “Wow!” was the first expression… then…speechless (a
American Association for Higher Education as well as a Senior physiologic stage very difficult for me to achieve-as those of
Advisor to the Fetzer Institute. He is a highly respected writer you who know me will agree!)…Overwhelmed…Happy to the
and traveling teacher who works independently on issues in “max”…Energized…and even a little guilty for receiving an
education, community, spiritually, and social change. He is award for something that I enjoy doing every day! Those were
the author of several books including widely read titles such my initial reactions after hearing of this honor from the
as: The Active Life, The Company of Strangers, To Know as ACGME. However, to be nominated by those who make my
We are Known and The Courage to Teach. “work,” if it can be described in that manner, so enjoyable, was
To be eligible for consideration of the award, the nominee
must meet a strict seven-point criteria: 1. must direct a fully (continued on page 13)
accredited residency program; 2. have a minimum of five
years experience as program director; 3. display evidence of
dedication and effectiveness in teaching residents; 4. display Society for Academic
personal behaviors that are value-based and highly principled; Emergency Medicine
5. be an exemplary role model; 6. lead a program with bench-
mark features from which the field can learn; and 7. demon- Annual Meeting
strate participation in a national program directors’ associa- May 15-19, 2007
tion if one exists for that specialty.
Since its inception, a total of 61 outstanding program
directors have been selected for the award. With their selec- Sheraton Chicago
tion to the 2007 group, Dr’s. Chisholm and Gonzalez del Rey Hotel and Towers
join two other current and former Society members who have City Front Center
been recipients of the award, having also been recognized as
outstanding program directors they are: Frances Counselman, 301 East North Water Street
MD and Keith Wrenn, MD. Dr. Counselman is currently the
Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and EM Phone 312-464-1000
Residency Program Director at Eastern Virginia Medical
School in Norfolk, Virginia. Be sure to mention SAEM for
Dr. Counselman won the award in 2005. Dr. Wrenn was reservations
among the first group of program directors chosen for the
award in its inaugural year, 2001. Dr. Wrenn is a Professor of
Emergency Medicine, Director of the EM Residency Program, www.Sheratonchicago.com
and Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt
Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program of the
American Heart Association
Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
SAEM Liaison to ECC
The Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) committee of Most importantly for SAEM, planning now begins for the
the American Heart Association (AHA) meets in person twice development of the 2010 Guidelines. Development of the
per year. ECC develops the AHA Guidelines for treatment of next Guidelines involves a regimented evidence review to
acute cardiovascular emergencies and translates those answer specific clinical questions (e.g. “Does using vaso-
Guidelines into the education products for the AHA: ACLS, pressin instead of epinephrine improve survival after cardiac
PALS, etc. As part of this process, other specialty organiza- arrest?”). The first source for these clinical questions will be
tions are invited to send liaisons to the ECC meetings. For the gaps in knowledge identified during the review of the liter-
emergency medicine, we are significant stakeholders as prac- ature during the development of the 2005 Guidelines. A man-
titioners and teachers of resuscitation. Therefore, it is impor- uscript reviewing these gaps in knowledge is in preparation by
tant that we attend and monitor the ECC activities. the ECC committee. In addition, it is recognized that there are
At this time, the 2005 Guidelines have been published other gaps in knowledge in areas of research that were not
(Circulation 2005; 112; Supplement), and the new materials even considered during the last cycle of review. Therefore,
for many of the courses began shipping in summer 2006. At the ECC subcommittees will now review and update the list of
the ECC, it was noted that there has been brisk demand for clinical questions that provide the basis for evidence review.
the new educational products. Part of this increased demand The importance of framing the appropriate clinical questions
is probably due to the fact that with respect to ACLS the new cannot be understated. It is certain that the AHA Guidelines
Guidelines differ a lot from prior recommendations. There is will make not be able to comment on issues for which no
much greater emphasis on the quality of CPR (e.g. 30 com- question was asked.
pressions: 2 ventilations is recommended) and decreased Probably one of the most difficult parts of the AHA mission
emphasis on drug therapy (most drugs are “to be consid- is to determine whether any of the product developments or
ered”). educational products actually improve patient care. There are
Recommendations about the teaching of ACLS will impact a variety of efforts to collect data about resuscitation and its
many training centers. For example, the concept of “team- success. The AHA sponsors the National Registry of CPR
training,” essentially learning how to be a good resuscitation (NRCPR). For this registry, hospitals report data about resus-
team-member or leader, is a central part of the new curricu- citation events that occur within the hospital (inpatient cardiac
lum. In order to continue to act as instructors, previous arrest) to the AHA. It appears that survival in this meaningful-
instructors need to complete some basic training in this con- ly large sample of inpatient cardiac arrest is about 20%.
cept. In addition, to encourage proper teaching of individual There are fewer data available about out-of-hospital cardiac
students, the new courses recommend lower teacher to stu- arrest, but prior data estimate 6% survival nationally. It
dent ratios (1:6 to 1:8). For many hospitals and training cen- remains a goal of the ECC to develop mechanisms to obtain
ters, meeting these requirements requires at least revision of more representative prospective data in order to assess the
scheduling if not additional staff or more classes. Feedback effectiveness of their efforts.
from regional faculty on the impact of the recommended Finally, the issue of conflicts of interest is a constant
changes in teaching is encouraged. source of concern for the AHA, because its guidelines can
The AHA notes that there has not been a large demand for dictate training, drug selection and device use in multiple
the ACLS-Experienced Provider (ACLS-EP) course. This countries. Explicit steps to acknowledge and recognize real
course is designed for persons who routinely participate in and perceived conflicts have been developed. There was
resuscitation or care of the critically ill. Accordingly, this active discussion about how to refine this process even fur-
course may be more appropriate for many emergency per- ther. However, it is a fact of the current academic climate that
sonnel. Compared to ACLS, ACLS-EP emphasizes pre-arrest persons most expert on particular topics are most likely to
situations in which full-blown cardiac arrest might be prevent- serve as consultants or to receive research funding from com-
ed. Emergency medicine faculty might want to review the panies producing related products. It is likely that the AHA
content of this course again. will strike some balance that allows the Guidelines develop-
The pediatric section of the ECC, who develops PALS, is ment process to use the expertise of individuals for scientific
also developing a self-directed learning module for pediatric review without allowing persons with direct conflicts to devise
procedural sedation. This activity is within the mission for the specific Guidelines.
ECC, because respiratory compromise during sedation can In summary, the ECC remains active and its individual
be a major cause of pediatric cardiopulmonary collapse. members are quite devoted to improving resuscitation care.
Providing education about how to avoid misadventure during Emergency medicine is well represented within the Guidelines
sedation may reduce the burden of cardiopulmonary collapse. development process. Academic emergency medicine
The module is not intended to provide training in sedation, should pay close attention to the process, given that our
which involves a broader procedural and knowledge base, but teaching will be heavily influenced by the final product. In
rather to point out features of sedation that are important for addition, the practice of resuscitation always will be associat-
patient safety. At present it is unclear whether there is a need ed with emergency medicine, and we should take ownership
for similar modules about adult sedation. of the most influential set of Guidelines in this area.
SAEM Western Regional Research Forum and Medical Student Forum
Meeting Announcement and Call for Abstracts
March 16-17, 2007
Oregon Health & Science University
SAEM is pleased to announce the annual meeting of the Western Regional Research Forum. When submitting an
abstract for the national SAEM meeting, simply check the box indicating your interest in the Western Regional Research
Forum and your abstract will be considered for both meetings. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday,
January 16, 2007 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time and will be strictly enforced. Only electronic submissions via the
SAEM online abstract submission form will be accepted. The abstract submission form and instructions are available at:
This meeting is an excellent opportunity for medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty to present their
research. Abstracts from senior faculty are also welcome, of course. All accepted abstracts will be presented as oral pre-
sentations. In addition to presentation of original research, the meeting will include a keynote address, “One Emergency
Physician’s View of Health Care Reform,” by Oregon’s former Governor, John Kitzhaber, MD. There will be panel discus-
sions and lectures on topics of interest to Emergency Medicine educators and researchers, including Patient Simulation
as a Tool for Teaching and Research; Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Research; and Creating Fellowships in an Emergency
Medicine Program. Academic Emergency physicians will debate. “All EM Residents should be required to do research
projects in order to graduate,” and “All EM Faculty members should be required to conduct research in order to be pro-
moted.” There will be optional, hands-on workshops on advanced ultrasound techniques and on use of a patient simu-
lator laboratory. There will also be a half-day Medical Student Forum with discussions of how to select a residency pro-
gram and how to make one’s application as successful as possible, as well as a chance for students to talk informally with
residency directors from throughout the Western United States. The venue in Portland will allow attendees to enjoy a
beautiful and dynamic city of manageable size.
Depending on interest, optional activities may include a guided tour of Portland’s underground tunnels (once used to
kidnap, or “Shanghai” able-bodied men and force them to work as sailors), participation in Portland’s “Shamrock Run”
Sunday, March 18th and other St. Patrick’s Day festivities Saturday evening, rides on OHSU’s new aerial tram, and/or trips
to Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, or nearby wineries on Sunday.
Please direct preliminary questions to Robert A. Lowe, MD, MPH at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Student Volunteers Sought
The SAEM Program Committee is looking for energetic medical students to work at the 2007 SAEM Annual Meeting in Chicago
on May 16-19. Students will work closely with program committee members to help facilitate didactic sessions. Each student will
be responsible for coordinating evaluations and other administrative responsibilities. Working at the SAEM Annual Meeting provides
students with a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with the current research and educational activities taking place in the
field of emergency medicine. In return for working at the Annual Meeting all student volunteers will have their registration fee waived.
Interested medical students should submit their name and contact information to the SAEM office at Jennifer@saem.org. Please
write “Medical Student Volunteer for Annual Meeting” in the subject line of the email.
Resident Member of the SAEM Board of Directors
Deadline: February 7, 2007
The resident Board member is elected to a one-year term and is a full voting member of the SAEM Board of Directors.
Candidates must be a resident during the entire one-year term on the Board (May 2007-May 2008) and must be a member of
SAEM. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of strong interest and commitment to academic emergency medicine.
Nominations should include a letter of support from the candidates’ residency director, as well as completing the “mini-bio” that
is described on page 3 of this Newsletter. Nominations must be sent electronically to email@example.com . Candidates are encour-
aged to review the Board of Directors orientation guidelines on the SAEM website at www.saem.org or from the SAEM office.
The election will be held via mail ballot in the spring of 2007 and the results will be announced during the Annual
Meeting Business Meeting in Chicago.
The resident member of the Board will attend three SAEM Board Meetings: in the fall, in the winter, and in the spring
at the 2008 SAEM Annual Meeting. The resident board member will also participate in monthly Board conference calls.
Knowledge Translation Consensus Conference Takes Shape
Eddy Lang, MD.,
SMBD Jewish General Hospital
Peter Wyer, MD.,
New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Barney Eskin, MD, PhD.,
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Planning for the Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference on knowledge translation (KT) is moving into high
gear, with plans to develop a high-impact and far-reaching research and implementation agenda for closing the gap between
research and practice. Participants in twelve specific topics, housed within six broader themes, are engaging in active online
discussion forums that will forge the recommendations and pivotal research questions that will serve as a guide map for further
directions and initiatives. Please contact a theme leader if you are interested in joining one or more of these forums.
Global question Leader and e-mail contact
Theme I: Evidence Implementation
Ia. Guideline How can emergency medicine optimize Gary Gaddis
implementation and evidence implementation and uptake through the firstname.lastname@example.org
clinical pathways use of CPG implantation strategies and critical
Ib. Evidence syntheses What are the most effective pre-appraised and Brian Rowe
and other promising KT synthesized evidence formats available in email@example.com
methods. emergency medicine and what supplemental
techniques (e.g., academic detailing, audit and
feedback, reminders) will enhance this KT?
Theme II: The EM Practitioner and KT
IIa. CME/CPD and self What self improvement strategies and Barbara Kilian
improvement continuing professional development initiatives firstname.lastname@example.org
are most conducive to the incorporation of
evidence based interventions into the individual
emergency physician’s practice?
IIb. Cognitive, social, and How can cognitive, social, and behavioral issues Jamie Brehaut
behavioral inform the study of knowledge translation in email@example.com
Theme III: The Emergency Department and Clinical Teaching Unit
IIIa. Undergraduate, How can medical education strategies at the Dan Mayer
Postgraduate, and undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Medical medical education levels promote evidence
Education implementation in graduating and future
IIIb. Informatics and KT What are the characteristics of an ED-based Michael Bullard
informatics and decision support system that can email@example.com
most effectively facilitate knowledge translation?
Theme IV: Macro view: Issues and perspectives at the broader level
IVa. Health Policy and KT What are the characteristics of health policy Charlene Irvin
programs (local, regional, and national) that firstname.lastname@example.org
promote the incorporation of research evidence
into the clinical practice of emergency medicine?
IVb. Medicolegal and What are the medicolegal dimensions (barriers Gregory Larkin
ethical considerations in and facilitators) as well as the ethical email@example.com
KT considerations of both the current gaps between
research and practice and of the knowledge
translation initiatives that may facilitate their closure?
(continued on next page)
Theme V: Contextually specific challenges to KT
Va. International EM What are the most promising avenues to pursue Kris Arnold
in closing gaps between knowledge and practice firstname.lastname@example.org
in emergency care systems at various stages of
development around the globe?
Vb. Emergency Medical What are the most promising avenues to pursue David Cone
Services in approximating the gap between knowledge email@example.com
and practice in the delivery of emergency
medical care in the pre-hospital setting?
Vc. Public Health What are the unique contextual elements that Steven Bernstein
need to be addressed in order to bring proven firstname.lastname@example.org
preventative and other public health initiatives
into the ED setting?
Theme VI: The science of evidence implementation / dissemination of innovation
VIa. Research principles What research directions and methodologies Scott Compton
and methodology of KT should be employed to identify the most email@example.com
research effective strategies for approximating the
research to practice gap in emergency medicine?
VIb. Capacity What approaches should be emphasized in order Peter Dayan
development and research to develop capacity and multi-center firstname.lastname@example.org
networks consortiums that will promote knowledge
translation research in emergency medicine?
As of this writing, the following stakeholder organizations have issued endorsements and have agreed to be considered
among the consensus conference supporting agencies:
• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
• Alberta Research Centre for Child Health Evidence
• American Academy of Emergency Medicine
• American College of Emergency Physicians
• Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Research Consortium
• Canadian Institutes for Health Research
• Cochrane Prehospital and Emergency Health Field
• Emergency Medicine Residents Association
• Emergency Multidisciplinary Research Unit
• Evidence Based Emergency Medicine Interest Group, New York Academy of Medicine
• Knowledge Translation Program at the University of Toronto
• National Association of EMS Physicians
• Ottawa Health Research Institute
• Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network
• Pediatric Emergency Research Canada
• Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Call for Nominations
SAEM Special Recognition Award
Deadline: February 15, 2007
Nominations are being sought for the SAEM Special Recognition Award. This award was designed to enable the
Society to recognize individuals who have made, or are making a substantial contribution to the Society, organized
medicine, or global health. Nominees may be a physician or a non-physician, but must be a current or previous
member of the Society. Types of activities to be considered are: humanitarian, international, political, or
governmental service. The nominee’s activities in these areas should be in line with and reflective of the SAEM
mission, which is: “To improve patient care by advancing research and education in emergency medicine.”
The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2007. Nominations must be submitted electronically to:
email@example.com with a subject line: Special Recognition Award and will be reviewed by the Awards Committee.
The Awards Committee will consider nominations each year, but the award may not necessarily be awarded
New SAEM/EMF/AHA Grant
Jeffrey A. Kline, MD.
Carolinas Medical Center
Robert W. Neumar, MD.
University of Pennsylvania
SAEM is pleased to announce a collaborative grant between the American Heart Association, Emergency Medical
Foundation, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. This grant will be known by the title, EMF/SAEM/AHA Fellow-
to-Faculty Transition Award.” The objective of the award is to provide funding for trainees with outstanding potential for careers
as physician-scientists and cardiovascular/stroke research during the crucial period of career development, completion of
research training through the early years of the first faculty-to-staff position. The award provides a maximum of five years of
support that includes one to three years of research fellowship training and the first years of faculty appointment.
Candidates must be emergency medicine physicians who hold an MD, MD/PhD, DO, or equivalent degree at the time of
application submission. Applicants must have completed the clinical portion of an emergency medicine training program with-
in the United States. The research project must be conducted at an academic medical center; persons working for or with for-
profit corporations are not eligible to participate.
The grant provides a maximum $65,000 per year during the fellowship training phase, and up to $132,000 per year, during
the faculty phase. The peer review for the application will occur through the National American Heart Association Peer Review
Process. A comprehensive grant description along with the application is available at the American Heart Assoc. website:
First applications will be accepted on January 1, 2007. The first grant could potentially be awarded in June of 2007. We
believe that this collaborative initiative is an important step in expanding the research training infrastructure within the special-
ty of emergency medicine, and furthermore, is consistent with the recommendations of the recently published IOM report, “The
Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health Care System.”
Academic Emergency Medicine
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is searching
for an energetic, innovative, and experienced individual to fill the
position of Journal Manager for the Society's journal, Academic Emergency Medicine.
About SAEM: SAEM is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of care of the
acutely ill and injured patient by advancing research and education in emergency medicine.
About Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM): AEM publishes information relevant to the
practice, educational advancement, and investigation of emergency medicine. The mission of
the journal is to promote the advancement of emergency medicine research, education, and
About the position: The Journal Manager will be located at the editorial office in Lansing,
Michigan, and will oversee and ensure the timeliness and quality of all peer review, editorial,
and production processes. A list of duties will be available for review by qualified candidates.
About the Successful Candidate: The Journal Manager must be able to oversee and guide
the entire editorial and publication process. The successful candidate will work well under
deadlines and will have demonstrated success with at least 3 years of experience in a
comparable position. Prior editorial experience with a society publication is an advantage.
Three references will be required and salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and job experience. Interested candidates should contact
Barbara Mulder, Interim Executive Director, at 517-485-5484 or by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org. SAEM is an EOE.
S Call for Nominations:
A Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award
E Deadline: February 15, 2007
Nominations are sought for the Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award and the Leadership Award. These awards will
be presented during the SAEM Annual Business Meeting in Chicago during the 2007 Annual Meeting. Nominations for
honorary membership for those who have made exceptional contributions to emergency medicine are also sought. The
Awards Committee whishes to consider as many exceptional candidates as possible; the awards and applicable crite-
ria are described below:
Academic Excellence Award
The Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to
emergency medicine through research, education, and scholarly accomplishments. Candidates will be evaluated on
their accomplishments in Emergency Medicine including:
• Development of New Techniques of Instruction, or Instructional Materials
• Scholarly works
• Recognition or Awards by Students, Residents, or Peers
• Research and Scholarly Accomplishments
2. Research and Scholarly Accomplishments
• Original Research in Peer-Reviewed Journals
• Other Research Publications (e.g., review articles, book chapters, editorials)
• Research Support generated through Grants and Contracts
• Peer-Reviewed Research Presentations
• Honors and Awards
Previous recipients of this award are: Tom Aufderheide, MD, William Barsan, MD, Charles Brown, MD, Steven Dronen,
MD, Richard Edlich, MD, PhD, Lewis Goldfrank, MD, Glenn Hamilton, MD, Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, Judd Hollander, MD,
Gabor Kelen, MD, Arthur Kellerman, MD, MPH, Roger J. Lewis, MD, PhD, John Marx, MD, James Niemann, MD,
Emanuel Rivers, MD, James Roberts, MD, Ernest Ruiz, MD, Arthur Sanders, MD, Corey Slovis, MD, Ian Steill, MD, and
Blaine White, MD.
The Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in Academic
Emergency Medicine. Candidates will be evaluated on their leadership contributions including:
1. Emergency Medicine Organizations and Publications
2. Emergency Medicine Academic Productivity
3. Growth of Academic Emergency Medicine
Previous recipients of this award are: William G. Barsan, MD, Louis Binder, MD, E. John Gallagher, MD, Lewis
Goldfrank, MD, Glenn Hamilton, MD, Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, Robert Knopp, MD, Ronald Krome, MD, Richard Levy,
MD, Louis Ling, MD, James Niemann, MD, Peter Rosen, MD, Arthur Sanders, MD, David Sklar, MD, William Spivey, MD,
Judith Tintinalli, MD, Joseph Waeckerle, MD, and David Wagner, MD.
Nominations may be submitted by the candidate or any SAEM member. Nominations should include a copy of the
candidate’s CV and a completed application that includes the following:
Nominee’s Name (first name, middle initial, last name, and earned degrees)
Primary Employment Position and Institution (include mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail)
Education (institutions, degrees, years, and major disciplines. DO NOT include honorary degrees)
Principal Honors and Awards Received
Major Leadership Positions within SAEM
Major Non-SAEM National Leadership Positions, Societies and Boards
Person Nominating Award Candidate (include mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail)
Statement on how this individual had a positive impact on Academic Emergency Medicine and met the criteria for
this award (limited to 2 pages)
Note: All Nominations must be sent electronically to the Society at: email@example.com with the Subject Line: Hal Jayne
Call for AEM Reviewers
Deadline: March 22, 2007
SAEM members are invited to submit nominations to serve as peer reviewers for Academic Emergency Medicine. As
an indicator of familiarity with the peer-review process, the medical literature, and the research process in general, peer-
reviewers are expected to have published at least two peer-reviewed papers in the medical literature as first or second
author. Some of these papers should be original research work. Other scholarly work or experience will be considered
as evidence of expertise (i.e., informatics experience demonstrated by network/database/desktop development).
AEM peer-reviewers are invited to review specific manuscripts based on their area(s) of expertise. Once a reviewer has
accepted an invitation to review a manuscript, the reviewer is expected to complete the review within 14 days of receipt
of the manuscript.
To provide feedback to reviewers, reviewers receive the consensus review from each manuscript that they review. In
addition, each review is evaluated by the decision editor in the areas of timeliness, assessment of manuscript strengths
and weaknesses, constructive suggestions, summarizing major issues and concerns, and overall quality of the review.
Scores are compiled in the AEM database. Each year the Editor-in-Chief designates Outstanding Reviewers for public
acknowledgement of excellent contributions to the peer-review process. Reviewers who consistently fail to respond to
requests to review, who are unavailable to perform reviews, or who submit late or incomplete reviews may be dropped
from the peer review database at any time, at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment as an AEM peer reviewer must send a letter of interest
including areas of expertise as defined on the reviewer topic survey and a current CV. The reviewer topic survey can be
found at: www.saem.org/inform/resurvey.html. Most appointments as peer reviewer are for three years. All applications
must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22, 2007
SAEM Leadership Award
Deadline: February 15, 2006
The Leadership Award will be presented during the SAEM Annual Business Meeting in Chicago. Nominations for honorary
membership for those who have made exceptional contributions to emergency medicine are also sought. The Nominating
Committee wishes to consider as many exceptional candidates as possible. Nominations may be submitted by the candi-
date or any SAEM member. Nominations should include a copy of the candidate's CV and a cover letter describing his/her
qualifications. The Leadership Award is presented to a member of SAEM who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in
academic emergency medicine. Candidates will be evaluated on their leadership contributions including:
1. Emergency medicine organizations and publications.
2. Emergency medicine academic productivity.
3. Growth of academic emergency medicine.
Nominations should include the following information:
• Nominee's Name (first name, middle initial, last name, earned degrees)
• Date of Birth (month, day, year)
• Primary Employment Position and Institution (include mailing address, phone and Fax numbers and email
• Education (institutions degrees years, and major disciplines. Do not include honorary degrees)
• Principal Honors and Awards Received
• Major Leadership Positions Within SAEM
• Major Non-SAEM National Leadership Positions, Societies and Boards
• Person Nominating Award Candidate (include mailing address, phone and fax numbers and email address)
• Statement on how this individual had a positive impact on academic emergency medicine and met the criteria for
this award (limited to 2 pages)
All nominations must be submitted electronically to email@example.com. If electronic signature is not available please sub-
mit nomination (cover letter) electronically but also follow-up with one hard copy to the SAEM office.
SAEM members are encouraged to submit Academic Announcements on promotions, research funding,
and other items of interest to the membership. Submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by
February 1 to be included in the Mar/Apr. issue
Carl Stevens, M.D., MPH, has been promoted to Clinical Professor of Medicine and appointed Director of
Medical Student Curriculum Development at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, while continu-
ing to serve as an emergency medicine faculty member at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Henry E. Wang, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of
Pittsburgh, received a $309,000 R21 award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for his pro-
posal “Effect of Paramedic Airway Experience on Patient Outcomes.” Dr. Wang’s study, which involves col-
laboration with Lawrence J. Cook, MStat, Intermountain Injury Control Research Center, University of Utah,
proposes the use of probabilistic linkage to join pre-hospital airway management with in-hospital outcomes
data. Donald M. Yealy, MD and Judith R. Lave, PhD are co-investigators on this effort.
Saadia Akhtar, MD, has been selected to be the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program
at Beth Israel Medical Center, the Manhattan Campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. She
has previously served as the Assistant and Associate Residency Director at Beth Israel Medical Center.
New Addition to the AEM Journal:
Dynamic Emergency Medicine
After field testing during the last few months, the editors of Academic
Emergency Medicine are pleased to announce a new section of our journal, Dynamic
Emergency Medicine. This section will present video articles that are relevant to the
research, practice, and teaching of emergency medicine. We anticipate these will
include imaging helped in management or diagnosis; interviews of emergency
medicine leaders of concepts; history, or practice, or any other material best presented
in video form. Videos of lectures or other didactic presentations will not be considered.
Each submission must be accompanied by a brief written description of the
video contents. High-quality still images will be published in the paper journal and will
link to the video in the electric journal. Videos should not exceed four minutes in
length and will undergo peer review.
Information on preferred formats is listed below; in all cases, the highest
possible quality is required.
Preferred format: MPEG -1 or -2 (.mpg extension)
Also acceptable: Apple Quick Time (.mov), and Microsoft Audio/Video
interfaced format (.avi)
If you wish to submit a video, or have questions regarding the submission
process, please contact the AEM Editor In Chief, at: email@example.com
A Consensus Conference Plenaries
Sponsored by Academic Emergency Medicine 8 - 8:15am Welcome, Opening Remarks • Michelle Biros
The Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 8:15 - 9am Overview of the Research Practice Gap and Defining Knowledge Translation in the Emergency Medicine
Context • Eddy Lang
9 - 9:30am Consensus Process Principles • Barnet Eskin
9:30 - 10am Theme leader presentations
Concurrent Breakout Presentations I
10:30 - Guideline Implementation Research (Strategies for improving guideline-directed care in the ED setting
and how to study their efficacy) • Brian Gibler
Knowledge Translation Decision Support Technology (Cutting edge innovations in technology-assisted evidence implementa-
tion: lessons from software development and informatics technology applications) • Brian Holroyd
in Emergency Medicine: Research Methodology in KT (Unique study design and methodological considerations in planning and
conducting KT research) • Donald Yealy
Establishing a Research Threoretical Underpinnings of KT (Conceptual frameworks for understanding the knowledge to action
Agenda and Guide Map for continuum) • Ian Graham
Evidence Uptake Lunchtime Keynote Address
11:30 - 1pm Opportunities and challenges in closing the research to practice gap: the AHRQ vision for advancing the
May 15th, 2007 study of evidence uptake in emergency medicine • Carolyn Clancy
Chicago Sheraton Concurrent Breakout Presentations II
Chicago, Illinois 1 - 2:00pm Developing Evidence Summaries for Emergency Medicine (Review of ongoing and potentially novel
initiatives to appraise and synthesize existing evidence into clinician-friendly and usable content designed
USA for bedside application) • Peter Wyer
Implementing Decision Rules in an Emergency Department (Obstacles and facilitators to clinical
decision rule uptake in an Emergency Department: studying causes and measuring impact of
Conference Co-chairs implementation strategies) • Ian Stiell
Barnet Eskin, Peter Wyer, Eddy Lang Funding Opportunities in Knowledge Translation (Review of the AHRQ’s “Translating Research into
Practice” initiatives, competing funding agencies and strategies for success) • Jean Slutsky
Organizational Support A Model Program in Knowledge Translation Research (Review of CIHR’s multi-faceted and multi-
Emergency Department centered program in Knowledge Translation Research in Pediatric Emergency Medicine) • Terry Klassen
SMBD - Jewish General Hospital Consensus-building Workshops
A McGill University Teaching Hospital 2:15 - 4:15pm Consensus process for establishing KT research agenda and key recommendations: Six facilitated groups
of participants drawn from the discussion groups involved in the specific preparatory phase will join in
this breakout session. Moderated by the designated chairs and aided by the two scribes these six groups
will use brainstorming as well as validated consensus techniques to finalize a prepared, comprehensive
and prioritized list of KT research opportunities and recommendations for their KT domain.
4:30 - 5:30pm Feedback reporting from workshop groups and large group consensus building exercise
ACGME Award…(continued from page 4)
the icing on the cake. We medical educators hope that we company with a better class of people than my mother ever
can make a difference in young physicians’ lives, and yet more thought I would. The Parker J. Palmer Award is special to me
often, it is our trainees who are the ones that make the differ- because it is about one of my passions and not so guilty pleas-
ence-in ours! Their smiles, their memories, their tears, and ures, Teaching. It also bears the name of someone whose
their achievements remain with us and continue to challenge words and ideas I respect very much. And it made my Mom
us to do our best in helping them become the best physicians happy.”
that they can be. We obtain satisfaction knowing that through -Keith Wrenn, MD, Class of 2001.
them, we will impact the care of their patients and…their
future as teachers.” If you would like to learn more about the Parker J. Palmer
-Javier Gonzalez del-Rey, MD, Class of 2007. Award, or would like to nominate an EM Resident Program
Director who you feel meets the eligibility criteria, contact
“I have always thought that serving as a Program Director Marsha A. Miller, Associate Executive Director/ACGME at:
of an Emergency Medicine Residency to be the best job in our firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at: 312-755-5041. Materials
specialty. I have the opportunity to work with incredibly bright, may be downloaded from the ACGME website
hardworking, motivated young men and women on a daily (http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/palmerAward/pa_
basis, who possess a sincere desire to learn. It’s both a priv- instructions.asp) and saved as a Word document and than
ilege and a huge responsibility. Receiving the ACGME Parker mailed with support letters and curriculum vitae to:
J. Palmer Award has not only been a tremendous honor, but a
significant motivator to live up to the ideals of the award and Marsha Miller
be a better Program Director.” Associate Executive Director
-Francis Counselman, MD, Class of 2005. ACGME
515 N. State Street
“I am indebted to the people who nominated me and it is Chicago, IL. 60610
clear from current and former recipients, that I am keeping
SAEM Midwest Regional Meeting Highlights Report
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Akron General Medical Center hosted the 16th Annual SAEM Midwest
Regional Meeting in Akron, Ohio, on September 25th, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Quaker Square. In attendance were
over 90 staff physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, paramedics and social service personnel. The meeting
had representation from 17 institutions across the Midwest. There were 44 abstracts submitted for review, 26 oral and
18 poster presentations were displayed.
The meeting began the evening before with a catered reception at the newly renovated Komodo Kingdom at the Akron
Zoo. The Komodo Dragon was very active as guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvers and desserts including a “Flaming
The 16th Annual SAEM Midwest Regional Meeting’s Keynote Speaker was Peter DeBlieux, MD. Unfortunately, weath-
er and airlines were not cooperative and left Dr. Deblieux in Atlanta. Despite valiant efforts on his part, Dr. Deblieux was
unable to make it for his presentation. His presentation, “Charity Hospital’s Response to Katrina-Through Hell and High
Water” was scheduled to take place over lunch. Oral abstracts were presented in a morning and afternoon session and
were very well received. Poster presentations were digitally displayed and were covered before and during lunch.
A special breakout session for medical students was also available. A panel of residency directors from several pro-
grams in attendance provided a forum for questions and discussion. Dr. Harp Bedi delivered a special presentation on
Advances in Emergency Imaging. His lecture was filled with clinical detail and complimentary imaging studies that pro-
vided attendees with insight into state of the art imaging and application to emergency care. Oral presentations and
posters were scored with congratulations to the following award winners:
• Best Poster Presentation-
William Patterson, St. John Hospital and Medical Center,
“ED Non-Physician Personnel Response During Influenza Pandemic-Will They Come to Work?”
and Carissa Lucas, Akron General Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University,
“Helicopter Transport of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: Evaluation of In-Flight Management and Association
Between Inter-Hospital Transport and Mortality”
• Best Oral Presentation-
James Olson, PhD, Wright State University,
“Cell Swelling-Induced Neuronal Injury Mediated by Oxidative Stress”
• Best Basic Science Presentation-
Colin Greineder, MD, University of Michigan,
“Measurement of Lymphocyte Apoptosis in ED Patients”
• Best Student Presentation-
Sarah Ostrowski, Kent State University,
“Differential Neuroendocrine Hormone Response in Childhood Survivors of
Severe Trauma and Their Biological Mothers”
The conference organizers would like to thank all those who attended and encourage participation next year. The 17th
Annual SAEM Midwest Regional Meeting will be held on September 20, 2007 and will be hosted by Drs. Kuhn and
Compton at Wayne State University in Michigan.
Newsletter Submissions Welcomed
SAEM invites submissions to the Newsletter pertaining to Academic Emergency Medicine in the following areas:
1. Clinical Practice.
2. Education of EM residents, Off-Service Residents, Medical Students and Fellows.
3. Faculty Development.
4. Politics and Economics as they pertain to the academic environment.
5. General Announcements and Notices.
6. Other pertinent topics.
Materials should be submitted by e-mail to Mark Baker at: email@example.com.
Subject Line should state: Newsletter Submission.
Be sure to include the names, professional designations, institutional affiliations of authors and a means of contact.
All submissions are subject to review and editing.
Deadline for the March/April issue is February 1, 2007.
Start Planning your Trip…(continued from page 1)
Didactic Sessions and Workshops: tic session in the popular debate format on industry spon-
SAEM meeting attendees again will not have to pre-regis- sored research. Finally, we will continue to offer the faculty
ter for lunch lectures and can opt to buy lunch from the hotel development and grant writing workshops, and we have
cart or from a neighboring restaurant. We will also provide a added an abstract writing workshop targeted to medical stu-
list of quick lunch spots within walking distance of the hotel. dents, residents, and junior faculty. The preliminary didactic
The Institute of Medicine report on The Future of grid is now posted on the SAEM website.
Emergency Care in the United States Health System was
released after the May 2006 meeting. As a result, we were not Medical Students and Chief Residents Forums:
able to have an IOM lecture at last year’s meeting. This year This year’s Chief Residents Forum will be held on
we will have a panel discussion with members of the IOM Thursday, May 17th and the Medical Student Symposium on
committee to discuss how this report may impact emergency Saturday, May 19th. Descriptions of these workshops are
medicine. now posted on the SAEM website.
We have expanded our didactic offerings this year so that
our attendees will have new and relevant sessions to choose Other upcoming deadlines:
from. We have a pediatric state of the art session on bronchi- The deadline for IEME Exhibit Submissions is February 2nd
olitis and a panel discussion on simulation. We have also and the photo submission deadline is February 15th. These
increased the number of clinically relevant, state of the art deadlines are coming up, so plan accordingly.
sessions. Some of the topics will include: toxicology, infor-
matics, cardiac care, and sepsis. We have also added new As always, please feel free to contact me with questions
methodology and statistics lectures, including one on adap- and suggestions for the Annual Meeting. Email is the easiest
tive clinical trials and how to do a chart review. Dr. Schriger way to reach me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to see-
will be leading a tour through the posters to discuss how to ing all of you in Chicago!
present data in tables and graphs. Also, we will have a didac-
President’s Message…(continued from page 1)
and Ted Delbridge respectively. The final ‘capstone’ meeting of autonomous departments of emergency medicine.
will be attended by Judd Hollander, Roger Lewis, and myself. 8.2: The secretary of the Department of Health and Human
The content and results of the first two meetings have been Services (DHHS) should conduct a study to examine the gaps
reported to the membership via Newsletter articles, and more and opportunities in emergency and trauma care research and
communications will follow on the final two meetings. SAEM’s recommend a strategy for the optimal organization and
views have certainly been heard, and the membership has funding of the research effort.
been well represented at all these meetings. 8.3: States should ease their restrictions on Informed
The capstone workshop in December should be a very Consent to match current federal law.
important meeting for academic emergency medicine 8.4: Congress should modify federal Wide Assurance
because it is centered on the research recommendations of Program (FWA) regulations to allow the acquisition of limited,
the IOM report. SAEM and the ACEP Research Committee linked, patient outcome data without the existence of an FWA.
preceded this meeting by sending a letter to the Department The December 11 meeting will center on recommendation
of Health and Human Services requesting an audience with 8.2, and SAEM will be advocating for increased representation
the Secretary in conjunction with the workshop, to discuss the of the EM in the NIH grant approval process, establishment
research recommendations of the IOM report. Judd of emergency medicine training grants, increased funding of
Hollander, Bob Neumar, and I also met with the AAMC acute care clinical research as part of the NIH roadmap
leadership to educate them regarding the research initiative, and inclusion of emergency medicine as a priority in
recommendations of the IOM report and solicit AAMC’s the CTSA translational research initiatives. The recent request
advocacy on our behalf. They have agreed to be our for information on the NIH roadmap initiative, which was
advocate at the DHHS and the NIH, and they gave us some publicized to our members via an all-member e-mail, is a
very helpful direction for our advocacy efforts. In response to perfect example of our advocacy efforts at work on a national
many phone calls and continual nagging from many level. SAEM and a variety of our members responded to the
directions, the DHHS has agreed to meet with us at the RFI, and you can be assured that our voices are being heard.
December 11 meeting to discuss the IOM recommendations With regard to IOM recommendation 8.3, the FDA held a
on research. As a matter of fact, the DHHS has representation recent hearing on the topic of informed consent, patient
as part of the workshop program. In addition, CMS, NIH, and privacy, and acute care clinical trials. Michelle Biros and Jill
AHRQ will be there to hear our views. The program is almost Baren were sent as representatives of SAEM to provide our
entirely related to research issues, and should provide an feedback to the FDA. Their testimony and suggestions were
outstanding opportunity for us to share our views. A formal well received, and a formal review of the FDA consent process
report to the membership will follow. The research in acute care clinical trials is planned. AACM has also rallied
recommendations of the IOM are as follows: to SAEM’s views in this issue, and has agreed publicly with
8.1: Academic medical centers should support emergency the review plan put forth by Michelle and Jill. There is more to
and trauma care research by providing research time and come on this issue, but we are making great progress, and
adequate facilities for promising emergency care and trauma SAEM is leading the advocacy efforts in this arena as well.
investigations, and by strongly considering the establishment
Call for Photographs
Deadline: February 15, 2007
Original photographs of patients, pathology specimens, gram stains, EKG’s, and radiographic studies or other visual data
are invited for presentation at the 2007 Annual Meting in Chicago, IL. Submissions should depict findings that are pathog-
nomonic for a particular diagnosis relevant to the practice of emergency medicine or findings of unusual interest that have
educational value. Accepted submissions will be mounted by SAEM and presented in the “Clinical Pearls” sessions and/or
the “Visual Diagnosis” medical student/resident contest.
No more than three different photos should be submitted for any one case. Submit one glossy photo (5x7, 8x10, 11x14,
or 16x20) and a digital copy in JPEG or TIFF format on a disk or by e-mail attachment (resolution of at least 640 x 48).
Radiographs and EKGs should also be submitted in hard copy and digital format. Do not send X-rays. The back of each
photo should contain the contributor’s name, address, hospital or program, and an arrow indicating the top. Submissions
should be shipped in an envelope with cardboard, but should not be mounted. Submitted photos must be accompanied
by a brief case history written as an “unknown” in the following format:
1. Chief Complaint, 2. History of Present Illness. 3. Pertinent Physical Exam (other than what is depicted in the photo), 4.
Pertinent Laboratory Data, 5. One or two questions asking the viewer to identify the diagnosis or pertinent finding, 6.
Answer(s) and brief discussion of the case, including an explanation of the findings in the photo, and 7. One to three bul-
leted take home points or “pearls.”
The case history must be submitted on the template that is posted on the SAEM web site at www.saem.org and must be
submitted electronically to email@example.com. Additionally, please be sure to mail a hard copy, glossy print of your submit-
ted photo to SAEM, 901 N. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906. Photos must have contributors name and phone num-
ber on the back. The case history is limited to no more than 250 words. If accepted for display SAEM reserves the right
to edit the submitted case history. Submissions will be selected based on their educational merit, relevance to emergency
medicine, quality of the photograph, the case history and appropriateness for public display. Contributors will be acknowl-
edged and photos will be returned after the Annual Meeting. Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), the official SAEM jour-
nal, may invite a limited number of displayed photos to be submitted to AEM for consideration of publication. SAEM will
retain the rights to use submitted photographs in future educational projects, with full credit given for the contribution.
Photographs must not appear in a refereed journal prior to the Annual Meeting. Patients should be appropriately masked.
Submitters must attest that written consent and release of responsibility have been obtained for all photos EXCEPT for iso-
lated diagnostic studies such as EKGs, radiographs, gram stains, etc. Photos will be returned upon request. If photos are
not requested to be returned, they will be destroyed one year after submission.
Call for Abstracts
Southeastern SAEM Regional Research Meeting
March 23-24, 2007
Hilton Wilmington Riverside, Wilmington, NC
The Program Committee is now accepting abstracts for review for oral and poster presentation at the Southeastern
Regional Meeting. Authors are invited to submit original research in all aspects of Emergency Medicine for consideration.
The deadline for Abstract Submission is Monday, January 8th at 5:00 pm EST. Only electronic submissions via the SAEM
online abstract submission form will be accepted. This form and instructions can be found at www.saem.org. Abstracts
already accepted at 2006 ACEP meeting are eligible for consideration. Acceptance notifications will be sent in early
The meeting will begin at 12:00pm on March 23rd and will consist of plenary sessions in addition to oral and poster pre-
sentations. The program includes individual educational tracks specifically for medical students, resident physicians, and
general audiences. There will also be a medical student roundtable in which the students will be able to interact with pro-
gram directors and residents from the programs in the southeastern region. The full program for the meeting and registra-
tion information will be posted on the SAEM website in late September.
Information on the host hotel can be found at www.wilmingtonriverside.hilton.com. For reservations, please contact the
hotel directly at 910-763-5900. Be sure to indicate that you are part of the SAEM meeting to obtain the special room rate.
Questions concerning the meeting can be directed to either of the Program Chairs: Kori Brewer, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Tim Reeder, MD (email@example.com).
Call for Abstracts
11th Annual New England Regional
April 18, 2007
The New England Regional Program Committee is now accepting abstracts for review for oral and poster presentations.
The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, January 8, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Only elec-
tronic submissions via the SAEM online abstract submission form at www.saem.org will be accepted. Acceptance notifi-
cation will be sent mid-February 2007. Abstracts can be simultaneously submitted to the SAEM annual meeting and the
New England Regional Meeting. Questions concerning the meeting can be directed to the Program Chairperson, Dr.
Jonathan Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Advisors
The SAEM Virtual Advisor Program has been a tremendous success. Hundreds of medical students have been served.
Most of them attended schools without an affiliated EM residency program. Their “virtual” advisors served as their only
link to the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Some students hoped to learn more about a specific geographic region,
while others were anxious to contact an advisor whose special interest matched their own.
As the program increases in popularity, more advisors are needed. New students are applying daily. Please consider
mentoring a future colleague by becoming a virtual advisor today. We currently have a special need for osteopathic
emergency physicians to serve as advisors. It is a brief time commitment; most communication takes place via e-mail
at your convenience. Informative resources and articles that address topics of interest to your virtual advisees are avail-
able on the SAEM medical student website. You can complete the short application on-line at: www.saem.org/advisor/
index.htm. Please encourage your colleagues to join you today as a virtual advisor.
Call for Abstracts
New York State SAEM Regional Meeting
March 28, 2007
New York Academy of Medicine
New York, NY
The program committee is now accepting abstract submissions for oral presentations for the 7th Annual New York
State SAEM Regional Meeting. The meeting will be held on March 28, 2007 and all accepted work will be presented
orally. The deadline for abstract submission is January 10, 2007. Only electronic abstract submissions using the
SAEM online abstract submission form at www.saem.org will be accepted. Acceptance notification will be sent in early
The meeting’s didactic presentations will focus on the importance of advanced training in emergency medicine research
and the use of BAYSEAN Theory in research and clinical medicine. There will be specific programming for medical stu-
dents interested in Emergency Medicine. For more information, please contact Adam J. Singer, MD at
CME credits will be offered through the Continuing Medical Education Office of the Stony Brook University.
Registration Fees: Early Registration (Before March 15, 2006) Attendings and Faculty $50; Residents, Fellows, Nurses
and Paramedics $25.00; Medical Students must register but there is no registration fee. Conference registration forms
may be obtained from The Department of Emergency Medicine, HSC-L4-080, 8350 SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-8350.
ORANGE, CALIFORNIA: University of California, Irvine, Department of COLUMBUS, OHIO: The Ohio State University: Assistant/Associate or Full
Emergency Medicine has an opening for a HS Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor. Established residency training program. Level 1 trauma center. Nationally
Professor beginning July 1, 2007. MD and Emergency Medicine Board Certiﬁcation recognized research program. Clinical opportunities at OSU Medical Center and
are required. Pediatric Emergency Medicine board certiﬁcation or eligibility most afﬁliated hospitals. Send curriculum vitae to: Douglas A. Rund, MD, Professor
highly sought. Research fellowship training strongly preferred. UCI Department and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University,
of Emergency Medicine is Level I Trauma Center in Orange County. Rank and 146 Means Hall, 1654 Upham Drive, Columbus, OH 43210; or E-mail; Pfeil.3@
salary are commensurate with experience. Inquiries conﬁdential. Send CV to osu.edu; or call 614-293-8176. Afﬁrmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mark Langdorf, MD, MHPE, FACEP, FAAEM, RDMS, UCI Medical Center, Route Search Committee: Michael R. Dick, M.D., Sorabh Khandelwal, M.D., Daniel R.
128. 101 City Drive, Orange, CA 92868. UCI is an equal opportunity employer Martin, M.D., Richard N. Nelson, M.D., Howard A. Werman, M.D.
committed to excellence through diversity.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: University of Pittsburgh: Emergency medicine
TAMPA, FLORIDA: Director of Emergency Ultrasound – 818 bed tertiary care faculty positions are available at all levels. Candidates must be residency
facility, teaching institution, Level I trauma with 50 bed emergency department, trained and board certiﬁed/prepared in emergency medicine. We offer career
ED volume of 67,000. Emergency Medicine Residency, 80 hours of attending opportunities as a clinician-investigator or clinician-teacher, with current faculty
physician coverage plus extenders. Separate fast track and pediatric emergency having wide recognition in research, teaching and clinical care. The ED serves
department. Clinical Teaching, Lecturing, Training and Certiﬁcation of staff, and 50,000 patients per year, is a Level I trauma center, with Department-based
developing an ultrasound fellowship next year. Qualiﬁed candidates must be toxicology and hyperbaric medicine programs. For information contact: Donald
board certiﬁed in emergency medicine and completed a fellowship in emergency M. Yealy, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
ultrasound. Excellent compensation package with an attractive hourly rate, School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The
stipend for director duties, CME allowance and paid professional liability University of Pittsburgh is an Afﬁrmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
insurance. Contact David Gordon 800-424-3672, ex 2915 or David_Gordon@
Teamhealth.com. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: The Department of Emergency Medicine offers
fellowships in Toxicology, Emergency Medical Services, Research, and Education.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown Structured coursework along with intensive interaction with the nationally-known
University Hospital in Washington, D.C, are seeking board-certiﬁed or residency- faculty is provided. We offer research and teaching opportunities with faculty,
trained emergency physicians to join our Department of Emergency Medicine. medical students, residents and other health care providers. The University of
We want to provide our patients with cutting-edge medical care and be a center Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and will welcome candidates from
for innovation and excellence in emergency medicine. We are seeking physicians diverse backgrounds. Each applicant should have a MD/DO or equivalent degree
who, in addition to practicing the highest quality care, share our desire to be part and be board certiﬁed/prepared in emergency medicine. Please contact Donald
of a world-class department. Contact Bill Frohna, MD, FACEP, Chief, Department M. Yealy, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine, 230
of Emergency Medicine, Union Memorial Hospital, at 410-554-2107 (phone), McKee Place, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 to receive information.
410-554-2110 (fax), or write to him at Bill.Frohna@MedStar.net.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Franklin Square Hospital Center and Union Memorial
Hospital in Baltimore, Md., are seeking board-certiﬁed or residency-trained
emergency physicians to join our Department of Emergency Medicine. We
want to provide our patients with cutting-edge medical care and be a center for
innovation and excellence in emergency medicine. We are seeking physicians
who, in addition to practicing the highest quality care, share our desire to be part
of a world-class department. Contact Bill Frohna, MD, FACEP, Chief, Department
of Emergency Medicine, Union Memorial Hospital, at 410-554-2107 (phone),
410-554-2110 (fax), or write to him at Bill.Frohna@MedStar.net.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK: ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE – The Department MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Re-
of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University seeks additional
BC/BE Emergency Medicine trained faculty physicians. This is an exciting
serve University is seeking additional faculty for
opportunity to join one of the highest quality learning environments in academic our Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
settings. Part of the Region’s only Level I Trauma Center, this state-of-the-art
Emergency Department sees 52,000 patient visits annually. In addition to having The successful candidates will join a group of 30
Central New York’s only accredited, hospital-based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy full-time faculty involved in teaching, research, and
Unit, University Hospital boasts a certiﬁed Poison Control Center, a Center for
Emergency Preparedness, a Paramedic Training Program, and a Flight Program. EMS. MetroHealth Medical Center sees approxi-
Position offers faculty appointment in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate mately 90,000 ED patients per year with an active
Medical University, competitive compensation and excellent beneﬁts package. helicopter, trauma, ultrasound and pre-hospital
An AA/EEO/ADA employer, committed to excellence through diversity. Contact
Mike Tucker at 800-678-7858, x63447; fax 314-726-0026; e-mail mtucker@ care program. In June 2004 we moved into our
cejkasearch.com. ID#27184EA. For more opportunities, career tips, and current new 55,000 square foot ED with a 14 bed observa-
salary information, visit www.cejkasearch.com. tion unit.
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA: Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Director. We are currently recruiting for a residency program director for our In addition, MetroHealth Medical Center has an af-
PGY1-3 ACGME accredited residency training program. Duke is a designated ﬁliation with The Cleveland Clinic Foundation pro-
Level I Trauma Center with over 60,000 visits annually and takes 8 residents
per year. Duke University offers a variety of opportunities for clinical practice,
viding additional teaching and research opportuni-
teaching, and research. This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive and ties. MetroHealth offers a superb academic salary
innovative EM faculty group in an outstanding healthcare system. Candidates along with an extensive beneﬁt package and faculty
must be EM residency trained, board certiﬁed, and have experience in emergency
medicine residency program leadership. We offer a competitive salary and
appointment at Case Western Reserve University.
excellent beneﬁts package. Faculty rank is commensurate with credentials.
Please contact: Kathleen J. Clem, M.D., FACEP Chief, Division of Emergency Contact Charles L. Emerman, MD, Department of
Medicine Duke University Medical Center Box 3096, Durham, NC 27710 Email: Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center,
email@example.com. Phone (919) 684-5537. 2500 MetroHealth Dr., Cleveland, Ohio 44109; 216-
778-3577 or e-mail to cemerman@metrohealth.
org. MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western
Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity/Afﬁr-
mative Action Employer. Women and minority ap-
plicants are encouraged to apply.
Boston Harvard Afﬁliated Teaching Hospital
The Department of Emergency Medicine of the
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center has positions available
for faculty committed to academic Emergency
Medicine. Board certiﬁcation or preparation in Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Emergency Medicine with four years of training or
We are currently recruiting for a residency program director for our
experience are prerequisites. The base hospital PGY1-3 ACGME accredited residency training program. Duke is a
is Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a designated Level I Trauma Center with over 60,000 visits annually
Level I trauma center, with an ED that sees over and takes 8 residents per year. Duke University offers a variety of
50,000 patients a year. Our community practice, opportunities for clinical practice, teaching, and research. This is
Deaconess Glover Hospital, sees over 10,000 an excellent opportunity to join a progressive and innovative EM
patients a year. We provide needed direction faculty group in an outstanding healthcare system. Candidates
for three 911 systems. Academic opportunities must be EM residency trained, board certiﬁed, and have experience
include access to lab space, international in emergency medicine residency program leadership. We offer a
programs, and teaching at Harvard Medical School. competitive salary and excellent beneﬁts package. Faculty rank is
commensurate with credentials.
Salaries are highly competitive for the community
and are incentive based. We are currently Please contact:
seeking faculty with interests in Academics, Kathleen J. Clem, M.D., FACEP
EMS, Ultrasound, Sepsis, Medical Education and Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine
Neurologic Emergencies. Duke University Medical Center
Box 3096, Durham, NC 27710
Please send your curriculum vitae to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard E. Wolfe, M.D.
Chief of Emergency Medicine Phone (919) 684-5537
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue Duke University Health System is an
Boston, MA 02215 Equal Opportunity Employer
and encourages applications from
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is an Equal
women and minorities.
Opportunity/Afﬁrmative Action Employer
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women s
Hospital is currently seeking two full time academic emergency physicians
to join the faculty. We are specifically seeking a faculty member with
sub-specialty training and expertise in emergency ultrasound to lead an
established and growing emergency ultrasound program. Both positions
include excellent academic support including access to grant writing and
statistical analysis, academic appointment at Harvard Medical School,
unparalleled research opportunities, competitive salary, and an outstanding
comprehensive benefit package.
Brigham and Women s Hospital is a major Harvard affiliated teaching
hospital, level I trauma center, and the base hospital for the four year
ACGME accredited Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Program. The Department of Emergency Medicine cares for over 54,000
ED patients per year, and the 43 bed ED includes a 10 bed ED Observation
Unit, a 5 bed rapid assessment cardio/neuro unit and an advanced
informatics system. The department is also home to STRATUS, a
comprehensive medical simulation training center. The department has a
robust International Emergency Medicine Program and offers international
The successful candidates must have successfully completed a four year
residency training program in emergency medicine or a three year program
followed by a fellowship, and be board prepared or certified in emergency
medicine. Interest and proven ability in Emergency Medicine research and
teaching are essential.
Please send inquiries and CV to Ron M. Walls, MD, FACEP, Chairman
Department of Emergency Medicine Brigham and Women s Hospital 75
For additional information and
Francis Street, Neville House Boston, Massachusetts 02115. E-mail
conﬁdential consideration, please contact:
email@example.com Jim Nicholas, Recruiter
Phone: (800) 828-0898 • Fax: (330) 493-8677
BWH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.epmg.com
Emergency Medicine Quality Improvement Fellowship
The Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah and Intermountain Henry Ford Health System and Medical Group
Healthcare in Salt Lake City is offering the nation’s ﬁrst fellowship in Quality is seeking a, nationally recognized ABEM board
Improvement, beginning July 1, 2007. This two year fellowship will prepare the certiﬁed leader to direct and continue to develop
emergency physician for a career in emergency medicine quality improvement.
The fellow will earn an ATP certiﬁcate from Intermountain Healthcare’s Institute its system-wide Emergency Medicine program,
for Health Care Delivery Research and graduate with experience designing and spanning two hospitals and three free-standing
implementing quality improvement projects. There will also be an opportunity to emergency facilities. This position will be
be involved in Emergency Department Quality Improvement at a national level responsible for integrating various components of
through involvement with organizations such as the Institute for Healthcare
Improvement, the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance, ACEP’s the system, which boasts 200,000 annual visits at
Quality Improvement Section and the Urgent Matters Project of the Robert Wood community, urban, and Level I Trauma sites.
Johnson Foundation. This fellowship, which is expected to grow and become
multidisciplinary, will train the fellow to become competent to direct a quality Qualiﬁed candidates must have a minimum
improvement program for a medical center or health system. In addition, the
graduating fellow is expected to become a leader at the national level and help of 5 years strategic planning experience,
set the agenda in this ﬁeld for the decades to come. Participants will be given a demonstrated ability to collaborate and foster
junior faculty position in the Division of Emergency Medicine; however, clinical consensus. Extensive teaching experience and
responsibilities will be limited. Some areas for Quality Improvement research a strong history of peer-reviewed clinical and
projects include Emergency Department operations, forecasting, demand/
capacity management, information technology applications, benchmarking and scientiﬁc research work is also required. This
patient satisfaction. Compensation for this program is very competitive and position reports to the Chief Medical Ofﬁcer and
includes all educational fees and expenses. In addition, there will be a generous is responsible for professional development of
travel allowance to allow the fellow to participate in the site visits and national over 70 employed emergency physicians.
meetings mentioned above.
Applications must be completed by February 1, 2007. To obtain an application or
for more information, please contact: Beneﬁts include fully paid malpractice insurance and
Shari Welch, MD, FACEP a highly competitive salary. Send cv to: Dr. Susan
Emergency Medicine Quality Improvement Fellowship Director Schooley, c/o Medical Staff Affairs, 1 Ford Place, 2E,
University of Utah School of Medicine Detroit, MI 48202 Email: akorine1@ hfhs.org Fax: (313)
30 North 1900 East, Room 1C26, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 874-4677. AA/EEO
(801) 581-2417, Fax: (801) 585-6699
YOUR PLACE IS AT
WWW.MMC.ORG Senior-level faculty position in the Department of EM,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Cooper University
Hospital, a tertiary care, Level-I Trauma Center and the
Research Director Regional Children’s Center. The department is a full
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center is seek- academic department with Divisions of Clinical Research
ing a qualified Director of Emergency Medicine Research to join an
accomplished academic faculty at a full-service tertiary care medical cen- and Pediatrics, and provides patient care for over 48,000
ter. The successful candidate will be expected to chart the course of patients a year. The department is comprised of 20 EM and
departmental research activities. Specific activities will include short- and pediatric faculty, a fully accredited 3-year residency (in its 11th
long-term strategic planning, increasing national visibility and mentoring year), and fellowships in pediatric EM and shock research.
residents and junior faculty. Past experience will include a solid publica-
tion track record, knowledge of statistics, research design and IRB Applicants must be board certiﬁed in EM, have credentials
processes. Clinical time will be scaled to allow for the pursuit of these for an appointment at the Associate Professor level or above,
activities. The Research Director will work closely with an accomplished and have experience initiating clinical research, preparing
nurse research coordinator.
federal grants, mentoring junior faculty and residents, and
Emergency Medicine Physician enjoy clinical work in an unusually collaborative environment.
Current departmental research interests include substance
We are seeking an EM trained, BC/BE physician to join our nationally
accomplished academic faculty. MMC is a tertiary care medical center abuse, hypertension, cardiology, ultrasound, resident and
with an established EM residency. Career opportunities dedicated to student education and pediatric topics. Job description
excellent clinical care, education and research are available. is ﬂexible, dependent on applicants interests and area of
The department supports a fully accredited three-year residency training expertise. The department will be expanding and an EMR
program and provides emergency care to 55,000 patients annually. Maine instituted over the next 24 months. Signiﬁcant protected
Medical Center serves as the trauma center for southern Maine and hous-
es the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. The current faculty is cohesive, time will be provided for academic, committee, mentoring,
experienced, and committed to academic and clinical excellence. community and teaching activities. The Chair enjoys an
The greater Portland community, located on the southern Maine coast,
excellent relationship with Cooper University Hospital,
offers an attractive place to live and practice academic the medical school and all clinical departments, and is
Emergency Medicine. starting a second ﬁve-year term. Compensation and
To apply online, visit www.mmc.org beneﬁts are highly competitive. Submit your CV to: Michael
EOE. Participating member of the Diversity Hiring Coalition of Maine.
Chansky, MD., Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine,
RWJMS/Camden, One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ. 08103,
The MaineHealth Family or via e-mail to: email@example.com.
For more information, go to http://www.cooperhealth.org/em.
Cooper Health System is an EO/AAE.
CENTRAL TEXAS: Emergency Medicine
Scott & White Health System
The Department of Emergency Medicine of Scott & White and The Texas A&M University
System Health Science Center College of Medicine are currently seeking outstanding
physicians BC/BE in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. A state-of-the-art Emergency Department
is currently under construction, as part of a new Center for Advanced Medicine and will include
an 8 bed pediatric emergency department. The anticipated opening for the new facility is
January 2007. As the only Level I Trauma department in Central Texas, the department
evaluates and treats 58,000+ patients annually with a pediatric volume greater than 12,000
patients. The department presently consists of 14 full-time faculty physicians, committed to
quality care delivery enhanced by resident and student education. This includes a fully
accredited Emergency Medicine Residency Program with 26 residents with an expansion to 30
residents over the next two years. The department will play a critical role in the vision of the
institution to grow both its clinical services and academics. Academic appointment and rank is
commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Scott & White is the largest multi-specialty practice in Texas, with more than 530 physicians and
research scientists who care for patients at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple and
within the 15 regional clinic system networked throughout Central Texas. Over $250 million in
expansions are currently underway, including two new hospitals and three regional clinics. Led
by physicians with a commitment to patient care, education and research, Scott & White is listed
among the "Top 100 Hospitals" in America and serves as the clinical educational site for The
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine. Additionally, the
180,000-member Scott & White Health Plan is the #1 health plan in Texas.
Scott & White offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package, which begins with
four weeks vacation, three weeks CME and a generous retirement plan. For additional
information, please call or send your CV to: C. Keith Stone, MD, Professor and Chairman,
Department of Emergency Medicine; c/o Jason Culp, Physician Recruiter, Scott & White
Clinic, 2401 S. 31st, Temple, TX 76508. (800) 725-3627 firstname.lastname@example.org Scott & White
is an equal opportunity employer. A formal application must be completed to be considered for
this position. For more information on Scott & White, please visit our web site at: www.sw.org
CENTRAL TEXAS: Medical Director Central Texas Poison Center
Full Time Emergency Medicine Opportunities Scott & White Health System
The Department of Emergency Medicine of Scott & White and The Texas A&M University
In Alabama System Health Science Center College of Medicine are currently seeking an outstanding
physician, dual BC/BE in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, to serve as Medical Director
Join TeamHealth and contribute to the ongoing of the Central Texas Poison Center. The Poison Center is an AAPCC certified center serving the
success of one of the nation’s leading health over 2 million people of Central TX, and is one of six centers that comprise the Texas Poison Center
care organizations! Network. As the only Level I Trauma department in Central Texas, the department of emergency
medicine evaluates and treats 58,000+ patients annually. The department presently consists of 14
TeamHealth currently has Full Time Directorship full-time faculty physicians, committed to quality care delivery enhanced by resident and student
as well as Full Time Emergency Medicine education. This includes a fully accredited Emergency Medicine Residency Program with 26
residents with an expansion to 30 residents over the next two years. A state-of-the-art Emergency
Physician opportunities in Ft. Payne, Talladega, Department is currently under construction, as part of a new Center for Advanced Medicine with an
Jacksonville, Clanton, Troy, Enterprise, anticipated opening in January 2007. The department will play a critical role in the vision of the
institution to grow both its clinical services and academics. Academic appointment and rank is
Eufaula, and Cullman Alabama. commensurate with experience and qualifications. Research opportunities are available for
TeamHealth was founded in 1979 to provide interested candidates.
Emergency department administrative and Scott & White is the largest multi-specialty practice in Texas, with more than 530 physicians and
research scientists who care for patients at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple and within
stafﬁng services, TeamHealth is the nation’s the 15 regional clinic system networked throughout Central Texas. Over $250 million in expansions
largest provider of hospital-based clinical are currently underway, including two new hospitals and three regional clinics. Led by physicians
with a commitment to patient care, education and research, Scott & White is listed among the "Top
outsourcing. 100 Hospitals" in America and serves as the clinical educational site for The Texas A&M University
TeamHealth physicians enjoy very competitive System Health Science Center College of Medicine. Additionally, the 180,000-member Scott & White
Health Plan is the #1 health plan in Texas.
salaries, paid PLI with tail coverage, and free Scott & White offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package, which begins with
CME. four weeks vacation, three weeks CME and a generous retirement plan. For additional information,
please call or send your CV to: C. Keith Stone, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of
Emergency Medicine; c/o Jason Culp, Physician Recruiter, Scott & White Clinic, 2401 S. 31st,
Interested candidates please contact Karene Temple, TX 76508. (800) 725-3627 email@example.com Scott & White is an equal opportunity
Wassef at 1-800-424-3672 ext 2910 or e-mail at employer. A formal application must be completed to be considered for this position. For more
information on Scott & White, please visit our web site at: www.sw.org
Medical Toxicologist Faculty position, University of California
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
The Division of Emergency Medicine at the UCSF
at El Paso seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position in the
Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Toxicology. One Medical Center seeks a candidate at the assistant
half of the position’s duties will be dedicated to Medical Toxicology professor level who has embarked on a career in funded
Fellowship development. The successful candidate will have excellent emergency medicine research. The School of Medicine
clinical, teaching and administrative skills, a demonstrated interest has ranked in the top 5 for NIH funding for decades.The
in research, experience in resident and medical student training successful candidate will have an existing track record
in toxicology. The Department has a fully accredited Emergency of research and publication that will lead to funding
Medicine Residency Program. Candidates must be residency within the ﬁrst few years of appointment. Quality of the
trained, Board Certiﬁed in Emergency Medicine, and Subspecialty intellectual experience and resources are unmatched,
Board Certiﬁed/Eligible in Medical Toxicology. Eligibility for medical as is the geographic and cultural environment. The
licensure in Texas is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability
Emergency Department has extremely high acuity and
complexity, a completely renovated physical plant, and
A letter of application, CV and three letters of reference should be an established real-time web based patient clinical
attached or mailed to: Administrator, Department of Emergency research enrollment program. Competitive pay, beneﬁts,
Medicine, Texas Tech University HSC, 4801 Alberta Avenue, Suite bonus, and academic support, residency scheduled to
B3200, El Paso, TX 79905. (firstname.lastname@example.org) start in 2008, academic department status scheduled.
All qualiﬁed applicants are encouraged to apply,
Interested candidates apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu. including minorities and women. Please contact Dr.
The position is open until ﬁlled. Application review will begin Michael Callaham, (email@example.com), c/o Sarika
immediately. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is an Parekh, administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Equal Opportunity/Afﬁrmative Action Employer.
Section of Emergency Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Chairperson, Department of
Emergency Medicine The Section of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School
of Medicine is currently seeking qualiﬁed candidates to join its
The University of Missouri~Kansas City School of Medicine and
Truman Medical Centers are seeking a full-time academic chairperson
faculty at both the Assistant and Associate Professor levels.
for the Department of Emergency Medicine. The department oversees Candidates must be Emergency Medicine trained, board eligible
an accredited emergency training program consisting of 30 residents that or board certiﬁed. Positions are available for both new graduates
spans three School of Medicine afﬁliated teaching institutions: Truman
and faculty with experience to join either the education or research
Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center; Saint Luke s Hospital, awarded
divisions. Senior faculty should have a record of excellence in
the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2003 and Children s
teaching, demonstrated leadership skills, strong interpersonal
Mercy Hospital, ranked in the upper 10 Best Children s Hospitals in the
country. UMKC-SOM is fully LCME and ACGME accredited. Truman
skills, and a strong commitment to medical education and clinical
Medical Centers, the primary clinical site for the program has a newly- excellence. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education,
renovated state-of-the-art emergency department with 37 beds plus a training and experience.
Fast Track Unit which sees 58,000 patients per year. Kansas City offers
Yale New Haven Hospital is a urban level I trauma center with
an attractive lifestyle, low cost-of-living, affordable housing, renowned
approximately 70,000 visits per year.
suburbs with top-ranked schools, and numerous outdoor activities.
Applicants must be eligible for an academic rank at either the associate To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter via fax at
professor or professor level, board certiﬁed in emergency medicine, and (203) 785-4580, email: email@example.com, or mail at Yale
be eligible for MO licensure. This is an excellent opportunity to advance University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Section
the department and to build an aggressive research capability. Competitive of Emergency Medicine, 464 Congress Ave, P.O. Box 208062,
salary and comprehensive beneﬁt package offered.
New Haven, CT 06519-1315.
Respond with a letter or e-mail of interest and a current CV to J. Stephen
Grifﬁth, MD, Chairman Emergency Medicine Search Committee, Yale University is an afﬁrmative action, equal opportunity
Professor and Chairperson Department of Community and Family employer and women and members of minority groups are
Medicine, Truman Medical Centers-Lakewood, 7900 Lee s Summit Road, encouraged to apply.
Kansas City, Missouri, 64139, or steve.grifﬁth@tmcmed.org. AA/EOE
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and
the Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas Seeking
Emergency Medicine Faculty with Special Interest
in Resuscitation Research
Emergency Medicine (EM) at UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital is pleased
to announce a further expansion of its robust faculty. With increasing incomes and
funding from several large NIH, HRSA, DOD and industry grants, we are actively
recruiting additional fulltime faculty at all academic ranks. We are particularly inter- Clinical Educator Emergency Physician
ested in candidates with a special interest in resuscitation research (basic or clinical
The Department of Emergency Medicine, The Medical College
science) who are interested in pursuing research fellowship training with a focus on
cardiac arrest and/or traumatic injury. We offer signiﬁcant protected time from clini- of Wisconsin, is seeking full-time Emergency Medicine faculty
cal duties as well as an NIH K-12 Grant supported Clinical Scholars program leading in the Clinical-Educator pathway. The Department of Emergency
to an M.S. degree. We also are recruiting faculty with research fellowship training or Medicine at MCW has outstanding clinical, education, research
advanced experience in research who will assist in further development of innova- and out of hospital programs and services that are nationally and
tive programs in resuscitation medicine and other areas of scientiﬁc investigation. internationally recognized. This opportunity includes clinical
Candidates should have demonstrated research interest in the form of publications practice in a high-acuity ED that supports a level 1 Trauma Center
and/or grants and should be board certiﬁed/prepared in EM. and Stroke Center with diverse and dynamic faculty committed to
UT Southwestern is a world-class academic medical institution. Our highly excellence in clinical practice, education, research and out of hos-
competitive EM residency accepts 16 new residents/year. A quarter of the 40 full
pital care. The Department has an outstanding residency training
and part-time EM faculty have NIH/HRSA funding and 3 are supported in the Clinical
Scholars program. Among many other rapidly-evolving programs, UT Southwestern program and is active in educational programs with paramedics,
EM oversees 17 fellows and 2 federally-designated centers: 1) an NIH Center for nurses, and medical students. The successful candidate will be
Resuscitation Research (funded to conduct a number of major clinical trials over the an individual with demonstrated interest in academic emergen-
next 5 years); and 2) a CDC Exemplar Center for Public Health Emergency Prepared- cy medicine as proven by performance in residency, fellowship
ness. We offer excellent salary and beneﬁts packages commensurate with experi- training, or previous faculty positions. An interest in Emergency
ence & academic rank. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to: medicine ultrasound or simulation is preferred, not required. Send
curriculum vitae to:
Ahamed Idris, MD, Professor & Director, Dallas Center for Resuscitation Research, Stephen Hargarten, M.D, MPH Professor and Chairman,
UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-8579. Department of Emergency Medicine
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The Medical College of Wisconsin
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Fellowship in Trauma Biomechanics
The University of Virginia Department of Yale University School of Medicine, Section of
Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Emergency Medicine
the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Fellowship Programs: Ultrasound
Engineering, is pleased to offer a one year fellowship in Trauma
Biomechanics. The Trauma Biomechanics Fellowship links the The Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery,
clinical care of the injured patient with the body of basic science Yale University School of Medicine offers a fellowship
research attempting to prevent injury to vehicle occupants, program in Ultrasound in New Haven, Connecticut.
pedestrians and law enforcement. During this one-year fellowship,
fellow will gain clinical experience in the emergency department The fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound is a one-year
while gaining laboratory experience at the University of Virginia program that will prepare graduates to lead an academic and/
or community emergency ultrasound program. Experience
Center for Applied Biomechanics.
will be sufﬁcient to fulﬁll the recommendations of all major
Ongoing research areas include pedestrian injury, thoracic societies for the interpretation of emergency ultrasound as well
injury mechanisms, pediatric abdominal injury modeling, wave as RDMS/RDCS/RVT certiﬁcation, and will include exposure
propagation, motorcycle occupant biomechanics and blast to aspects of program development and quality assurance. The
biomechanics. program consists of structured time in the emergency department
The successful applicant will have completed emergency performing bedside examinations, examination QA and review,
medicine residency training, will be ABEM board-certiﬁed/prepared research into new applications, and education both in the
prior to July 2007 and will have an educational background in academic and community arenas. Clinical experiences outside of
mechanical or civil engineering or a related discipline. the emergency department in echocardiography and gynecologic
applications are available. For further information, contact the
Please submit a letter of interest and CV to: fellowship director, Chris Moore, MD, RDMS, RDCS, at 203-
William A. Woods, MD, Co-Director 785-4363 or email@example.com
Trauma Biomechanics Fellowship
Fellowship offers an appointment as a Clinical Instructor
University of Virginia Health System to the faculty of the Section of Emergency Medicine at Yale
PO Box 800699; Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699 University School of Medicine.
Phone: 434-982-8485 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital are afﬁrmative
“The University of Virginia is an equal action, equal opportunity employers and women and members of
opportunity/afﬁrmative action employer.” minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Society for Academic
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The SAEM newsletter is published bimonthly by the Society for Academic
Emergency Medicine. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAEM.
Call for Papers: Knowledge Translation
Deadline: March 1, 2007
The 2007 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference on “Knowledge Translation in Emergency Medicine” will be held
on May 15, immediately preceding the SAEM Annual Meeting in Chicago. Original papers, if accepted, will be published together
with the conference proceedings in the November 2007 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.
Knowledge Translation (KT) describes any activity or process that facilitates the transfer of high-quality evidence from research
into effective changes in health policy, practice or products. KT attempts to conceptually combine elements of research, education,
quality improvement and electronic systems development to create a seamless linkage between interventions that improve patient
care and their routine implementation in daily clinical practice. KT research may pertain to any and all aspects of this endeavor.
Examples of research topics that would qualify under this category include:
• Investigations of attitudes towards the use of decision rules or practice guidelines.
• Studies of effectiveness of decision support systems in increasing utilization of target interventions.
• Studies of the effectiveness of educational/CPD (Continuing Professional Development) interventions in changing practition-
• Papers in the health care policy arena that describe and measure the impact of approaches for closing the research to prac-
• Research that examines the effect of evidence uptake interventions on patient outcomes.
• Papers that discuss and contribute to the methodology of KT related investigations, as well as its conceptual framework.The
conference will be designed and conducted to reach consensus on:
• A research agenda in Knowledge Translation based on an exploration of the most important gaps that currently exist between
research and practice in Emergency Medicine.
• Recommendations that will advance the KT agenda
Original contributions describing relevant research or concepts in this topic will be considered for publication in the November
2007 special topics issue of AEM if received by Wednesday, March 1, 2007. All submissions will undergo peer review and publica-
tion cannot be guaranteed. For queries, please contact Dr. Eddy S. Lang, MD, Consensus Conference Coordinator;
email@example.com, 514-340-8222 x. 5568, or Richard Sinert, MD, AEM Editor for the special issue; Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org,
or consult the SAEM Newsletter and the AEM and SAEM websites.