American Academy of Emergency Medicine

EM Pain and Procedural Sedation Interest Group

Interest Group Focus


This interest group of dedicated and passionate EM physicians will have a mission of providing safe, effective and efficient analgesia and procedural sedation in the ED that are patient-centered, evidence-based and commercial-biased free. This mission will be accomplished by dissemination and sharing of knowledge, by creation of pain management guidelines, by promoting advanced concepts in pain management and sedation, and by multi-specialty collaborations.



Interest Group Membership - Who We Are

Interest Group Co-Chairs: Sergey Motov, MD FAAEM and Reuben Strayer, MD FRCP FAAEM
Board Liaison: Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM



New interest group - more information coming soon!

Current Projects


  1. Creation of an ED pain and procedural sedation curriculum.
  2. Implementation of evidence-based guidelines for responsible opioid use in the ED that accounts for their benefits and harms. 
  3. Fostering multi-specialty collaboration to promote a targeted, multimodal analgesia approach for patients who present for emergency care with acute and chronic pain.
  4. Pursuing non-opioid analgesics modalities in the ED.

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