Situated at an elevation of exactly one mile above sea level, Denver is known as the “Mile High City” for obvious reasons. In Denver’s rarified air, golf balls go ten percent farther, alcohol packs more punch, and the sun shines warmer. If you’re a beer lover, it’s hops heaven. If you like mountain activities (hiking, climbing, etc.) or just enjoy a view of the mountains, there are 200 named peaks aligned in a 140-mile panoramic view within eyesight of Denver. Are you more of a city dweller who likes to walk? This lively metropolis of nearly 3 million people is one of the most walkable cities in America. Within a one mile radius of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, our SAEM20 host hotel, there are more than a dozen museums, three major stadiums, four trendy shopping districts, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a mint that produces 10 billion coins a year, and enough dining and nightlife options to satisfy the most diverse and discerning palettes.
Denver is the perfect backdrop for scaling new heights in academic emergency medicine. It is the ideal location for SAEM’s Annual Meeting to continue its ascension as the country’s premier forum for the presentation of original education, research, and innovation in academic emergency medicine.
The SAEM20 Program Committee is proud to bring you another unparalleled SAEM Annual Meeting program. In addition to the largest presentation of pediatric didactics we’ve ever had, you can look forward to two keynote addresses by renowned speakers along with our usual agenda of cutting-edge education, state-of-the-art original research, and innovation in academic emergency medicine. The Annual Meeting also includes high-quality career development opportunities, energetic networking events, a few exciting surprises, and all the “extracurricular” fun and camaraderie you have come to expect from the SAEM Annual Meeting.
Just for Fun
RAMS Party Academic EM’s biggest bash of the year will be held this year at Temple Nightclub Denver. Temple has been described as “otherworldly,” “futuristic,” a “Tron- and Blade Runner-inspired world,” and “Burning Man meets Las Vegas”. You can expect a live DJ, open bar, killer sound system, fully immersive state-of-the-art lighting and visuals, and cohesive artistic experience that promises to “teleport you into a higher dimension of nightlife”.
EscapeWorks Denver At Denver’s premier escape room, your puzzle-solving team will enter one of five unique, theme-based rooms: Murder at the Speakeasy, Zombie Outbreak, Egyptian Tomb, Casino Heist, or War Games. Each room is designed to provide a completely immersive experience. You’ll feel the pulse-pounding thrill of trying to break into a casino vault or being transported back to the time of prohibition and the excitement of finding your way into a gangster’s speakeasy. Within each room are puzzles, clues, and codes that must be deciphered as you race with your friends against a ticking clock. One hour, one room, one way out… Can you escape?
Axe Throwing at DAGAR Introducing a thrilling new addition to the SAEM20 lineup of offsite events: Axe throwing! Specifically, axe throwing, beer, and art at Downtown Art Gallery and Axe Room (DAGAR for short). Expert DAGAR coaches will guide you through the basics of axe throwing. They will teach you how to throw, build your confidence through a practice period, and prepare you to go head-to-head tournament style with your colleagues and friends!
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Speed Mentoring for Medical Educators Similar to our popular speed mentoring event, this model for medical educators offers faculty an opportunity to engage in short discussions with mentors with significant expertise in medical education. Participants will have an opportunity to sample potential mentoring relationships and identify a medical education mentor whose experience and personality align well with their desired career trajectory and professional interests.
Meet, Greet, and Tweet Social media is playing an increasing role in how learners, educators, and researchers engage in the academic community. This fun, first-of-its-kind event involves some of EM’s biggest social media influencers, giant face cutouts (yes, like the kind you see at athletic events), a live Twitter feed, and refreshments. Participants will learn first-hand from some of EM’s top social media influencers what it takes to be an influencer themselves and best practices for promoting scholarship through social media.
Program Officer Event In another SAEM first, registered attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Program Officers from various federal agencies and institutes. Session participants will benefit from important insights from Program Officers, including “How might I improve my investigator score?” and “How do you recommend I approach and interact with my Program Officer?” Immediately following the event, there will be a reception with Program Officers which will include refreshments and networking opportunities for all Annual Meeting attendees.
Education Summit The Education Summit will feature Dr. Jonathan Sherbino, Professor, McMaster’s University, who will present “Efficiencies in Education: How to Hack Educational Training to get from 10,000 Hours to 100 Hours”. This will be followed by TED-style talks on gender/diversity, wellness, and mentorship in education as well as small group sessions on qualitative research, mixed methods, and the delphi and nominal group technique for medical education research. The Summit will conclude with a panel of medical education experts who will provide tips for educator success and guidance on ways to maximize your educational efforts.
Free Emergency Medicine X-Waiver Training The recently approved version of "X Waiver Training” was written by a team of emergency medicine physicians. This case-based learning workshop is designed for front line clinicians and trainees challenged with helping patients with substance use disorders. Participants will be credentialed to register for their DATA 2000 (X) waiver and be prepared to manage Opioid Use Disorder patients.
A Forum for Every Stage of Your Career
Medical Student Symposium This highly-interactive session is designed to provide an overview of emergency medicine (EM) and the application and match process for applicants of allopathic, osteopathic, international, and military backgrounds. This symposium will discuss the process of applying for an EM residency position as presented by thought leaders in the specialty, including specific discussions about clerkships, away rotations, personal statements, the match process, and interviews. The session includes a networking luncheon with EM Program Directors and Clerkship Directors. The SAEM20 Residency & Fellowship Fair (which showcases many of the EM programs in the country) immediately follows the symposium and is part of the registration fee for this session.
Chief Resident Forum The Chief Resident Forum is the preeminent opportunity for rising chief residents to gain the skills necessary to successfully lead their residency programs. The forum gathers chiefs from around the nation to discuss traits of effective leaders, facilitate networking with peers, and provide a crash course on keeping their residency program thriving. Engaging sessions presented by national leaders emphasize the practical aspects of being chief, including optimizing resident schedules, developing innovative curricula, recruiting the program's next generation, and balancing wellness with leadership.
Junior Faculty Development Forum Attendees at the Junior Faculty Development Forum will engage with senior leaders in emergency medicine to develop strategies for promotion, productivity, and academic advancement. The forum is intended for fellows and early-career faculty and is designed to develop and cultivate the next generation of academic leaders in research, education, and administration. The session will feature engaging presentations and discussions with emergency medicine leaders and an interactive panel of current and former department chairs.
SAEM Leadership Forum This forum is designed for aspiring leaders interested in improving their leadership skills. The session will provide exposure to core leadership topics with an emphasis on experiential learning and practical application. Presenters at the Forum are nationally recognized experts in emergency medicine with extensive leadership experience. The agenda includes segments on strategies for successful leadership, increasing visibility, managing conflict, and negotiation skills for academic success.
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SAEM20 MedWAR! Denver’s beautiful Chatfield State Park is the site of SAEM20 MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race), a unique event that combines wilderness medical challenges with adventure racing. The race is a tool for teaching and testing the knowledge, skills, and techniques of wilderness medicine, and for promoting teamwork and collegiality among competitors.
Simulation Academy SimWars This is the biggest and best SimWars in emergency medicine and it’s back for 2020! Watch residency teams take on highly complex patient cases in an intense, simulated environment designed to challenge every aspect of emergency patient care.
SonoGames® Hundreds of emergency medicine residents battle it out in this national ultrasound competition that demonstrates skill and knowledge of point-of-care ultrasound in an exciting and educational format. Who has mastered the skills to become this year’s SonoChamps?
Dodgeball It’s the most amazing indoor dodgeball court you’ve ever seen, complete with bleachers, hot dogs, cold suds, a giant RAMS mascot, and more than 200 fans cheering on more than a dozen competitive teams! Be sure to stop by and see who wins the title of SAEM20 Dodgeball Champs.
That’s just a taste of what you can anticipate at SAEM20 in Denver. The schedule is packed and waiting for you to customize it to your particular interests. In addition to a handy on-site printed program, SAEM20 is presented in digital format, with a synced online program planner and mobile app, so you can create your schedule at home and have it at your fingertips onsite. And don’t forget: all of our Advanced EM Workshop Day sessions and didactics will be recorded and made available free-of-charge after the Annual Meeting. So, if you miss attending a session in person, you can still catch it online when you get home.
On behalf of the SAEM Program Committee and myself, I hope you enjoy attending SAEM20 as much as we enjoyed creating the program for you.
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