American Academy of Emergency Medicine


Build Your Niche at AAEM: Palliative Care Interest Group

Palliative care is an opportunity for leadership within emergency medicine. ACEP prioritized Palliative Care in the 2013 Choosing Wisely Campaign.

As our patient population presents increasingly with symptoms of chronic rather than acute disease, Palliative care is increasing relevant to emergency medicine. Palliative care is a continuum of care, starting from diagnosis of incurable disease and present until the final stages of hospice and comfort care.

The ED serves as gatekeepers to this continuum. Identifying and getting the right patients plugged in early reaps benefits: reduced ED visits, admissions, and costs, while also increasing quality of life and even survival.

Palliative care is a win-win and it is the right thing to do for our patients.

At Scientific Assembly this year, spend one of hour of your time with us and learn more about how palliative care might fit into your practice. We join a broader conversation with our colleagues from ACEP, SAEM, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Our Interest Group panel session will be helpful for those looking to:

  • Understand the value of adding of palliative care to your emergency medicine practice
  • Network and share ideas around research and clinical opportunities in this start-up field
  • Explore career opportunities for emergency physicians in palliative care inside and outside of the ED

Keep an eye out in the official program for more details. We are excited to have you join us!

Mari Siegel, MD FAAEM
David Wang, MD

Questions? Contact info@aaem.org.