American Academy of Emergency Medicine


New Interest Group: Freestanding Emergency Departments

Meeting to be held at Scientific Assembly.

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We would like to create an AAEM Freestanding Emergency Center Interest Group that would benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of interested emergency physicians nationwide. Since the publication of AAEM’s Freestanding Emergency Department Position Statement in 2009 there has been a proliferation of freestanding emergency centers (FECs).

FECs face a variety of unique clinical, operational, and legal/ regulatory issues. If you would like to be a part of this interest group, please contact Joe Ybarra, MD (rjybarra5@gmail.com) or Setul Patel, MD MBA FAAEM (spatel@nec24.com). We would like to hold an initial meeting at the AAEM Scientific Assembly in Austin, TX, in February/March 2015. Watch the AAEM website for additional updates.