American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Education Committee

Committee Focus

  • Develop and coordinate the Annual Scientific Assembly, including a work plan, timeline, budget and publicity. Provide continuous review of the annual meeting goals and objectives as they relate to the Academy's long range plan and mission and make recommendations to the board of directors. Publicize the annual meeting to other national organizations. Develop a database of didactic programming for the Scientific Assembly to be used to plan future meetings. Perform a "needs assessment" of the membership on a biannual basis to assist in developing future Scientific Assembly presentation agendas.
  • Develop and coordinate the oral and written board courses and use feedback to improve future courses. Assess the attendance and financial success of these courses and make recommendations to the BOD for future expansions or changes in cost structure.
  • Explore new venues to provide AAEM members with the best possible educational resources including access to on-line services, journals and meetings.
  • Explore collaborative efforts with other local, national and international EM organizations to provide educational resources and meetings to AAEM members; this would include defining guidelines for the endorsement of non-AAEM educational events by AAEM and guidelines for the use of the AAEM member mailing list.
  • Explore methods to assist AAEM members with the continuous certification process and explore ways to assist ABEM in its development and implementation of the continuous certification process.


  • ACCME Subcommittee (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)
  • Scientific Assembly Subcommittee
  • Oral Board Course Subcommittee
  • Written Board Comprehensive Review
  • Speaker Development Group
  • Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Identification and Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events in the Emergency Setting Project

Committee Membership - Who We Are

Education Committee
     Chair: Kevin Reed, MD FAAEM
     Board Liaison: Evie Marcolini, MD FAAEM

Scientific Assembly Sub-Committee
: Joelle Borhart, MD FAAEM and Evadne Marcolini, MD FAAEM
     Advisor: Christopher Doty, MD FAAEM
     Board Liaison: Evadne Marcolini, MD FAAEM

ACCME Sub-Committee
     Co-Chairs: Lillian Oshva, MD FAAEM and Tamara Kuittinen, MD FAAEM
    Board Liaison: Kevin Rodgers, MD FAAEM

Written Board Review Course
     Course Directors: Michael Silverman, MD FAAEM FACP and Michael Winters, MD FAAEM
     Board Liaison: Jonathan Jones, MD FAAEM

Oral Board Review Course
     Course Director: Mitchell Goldman, DO FAAEM FAAP
     Board Liaison: Jonathan Jones, MD FAAEM

Speaker Development Group
     Chair: Kevin Reed, MD FAAEM
     Board Liaison: Kevin Rodgers, MD FAAEM


  • Presenting the premier clinical conference in emergency medicine for over 20 years, the Annual AAEM Scientific Assembly
  • 2017 Scientific Assembly introduced Small Group Clinic mini lab sessions
  • 2014 Scientific Assembly introduced 6 minute 40 second pecha kucha sessions resulting in standing room only; PK sessions remained popular in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • 2016 Scientific Assembly launched weekly broadcasts of educational videos for online learning
  • Over 10 years of Written Board Review Course – materials updated annually and taught by high rated national faculty
  • 2017 introduction of Speaker Development Group – mentor/mentee speaker development program
  • Over 10 years of Oral Board Review Courses
  • 2016 Oral Board Review Course – eOral equipment introduced to simulate the new ABEM exam format
  • 2017 collaboration with Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Identification and Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events in the Emergency Setting Project

Current Projects

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