American Academy of Emergency Medicine


Register Now for the 18th Annual Scientific Assembly!

AAEM invites you to attend our Scientific Assembly, the premier event in emergency medicine education. This 18th annual gathering will occur Wednesday, February 8 – Friday, February 10, 2012, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA. As always, there is no registration fee for AAEM members (refundable deposit required).

AAEM presents the top educators in emergency medicine covering cutting edge topics. Throughout the Assembly, you will hear top-level presentations from the best of the best and many more familiar names, as well as many up-and-coming educators. The general Assembly will begin with a talk entitled “Everyday Leadership: Secrets of Great Minds through the Ages" from one of the premier speakers in emergency medicine, Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM, who will discuss those qualities and characteristics of truly extraordinary leaders and the importance that effective leadership skills play in optimizing success in all walks of life. Other highlights include:

Ask the Experts
Attendees will be able to witness the thought process of how content experts including Peter DeBlieux, MD FAAEM, Corey Slovis, MD FAAEM, and Stuart Swadron, MD FAAEM, approach and solve cases in critical care, cardiology and neurology, respectively.

Unconference It
Participants will download an audio (mp3) file PRIOR to the conference about the new antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs prasugrel, dabigatran, ticagrelor, rivaroxaban and apixaban. During the session, Joseph Lex, Jr., MD FAAEM, will lead a Q&A generated by the talk.

Plenary Sessions
Featuring talks by Richard Shih, MD FAAEM, Swaminatha Mahadevan, MD FAAEM, Peter DeBlieux, MD FAAEM, David Talan, MD FAAEM, Ghazala Sharieff, MD FAAEM FAAP, Mel Herbert, MD FAAEM, and Stuart Swadron, MD FAAEM.

View the full listing of pre-conference courses offered at Scientific Assembly on Monday, February 6 - Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Registration in each of the pre-conference courses is limited. Be sure to register early! View the complete preliminary program for the Scientific Assembly, February 8 - 10, 2012.

Sign Up for an Open Mic Session
Sponsored by The Young Physicians Section (YPS)
The Open Mic Session, a unique opportunity for attendees, will be offered again this year. Assembly attendees have an opportunity to present a 25-minute lecture on any topic on Thursday, February 9, from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Timing will be VERY strict. Eight slots will be reserved for emergency medicine residents and Young Physicians Section members – four scheduled in advance and four scheduled onsite. The other eight slots are open for medical professionals who have been looking for a means to break into the speaking circuit. Slots on the hour will be filled in advance, and the slots on the half-hour will be filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis by signing up onsite, allowing 16 “new voices” to be heard and evaluated. The top two speakers will be invited to give a formal presentation at the 2013 Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas, NV.

Remember, this is not an educational track. There will be no quality control, no assigned topics, no pre-screening. There will be no CME for these sessions, and the speakers certainly shouldn’t use this on their CVs as “invited guest lecturer.”

For more information, contact Marcia Blackman at 800-884-2236.

Streamline Your Registration Process
If you have not already done so, set up your AAEM member account.