28th Annual Scientific Assembly

AAEM/RSA & Western Journal of Emergency Medicine Population Health Research Competition 

Sponsored by the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health

This competition is designed to showcase medical student and resident research, specifically in areas that affect the health of populations of patients in and around the ED. Appropriate submissions should focus on ED operations, technology solutions, education, throughput, crowding, access to care, injury prevention, public policy and advocacy, disaster management, patient safety, endemic infections, and other systems of medicine. Successful submissions will include methodologies such as randomized trials, observational cohort studies, before-and-after intervention studies, cross-sectional studies and longitudinal studies. Case reports and reviews will not be considered.

Submission eligibility: AAEM/RSA resident and student members  Join or renew your AAEM/RSA membership today!

Submission deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021

Withdrawal and revision deadline: Withdrawals and revisions must be received in writing to info@aaem.org by Wednesday, November 3, 2021. No changes can be submitted after that date.

Notification of acceptance: The presenting author of all abstracts submitted will receive notification of acceptance or rejection in February 2022.


Presentation Selection

The top six abstracts submitted by students and residents will be selected for oral presentation at AAEM22 on Monday, April 25 at 3pm – 6pm. The presenter of the oral abstract judged to represent the most outstanding research achievement will receive a $500 honorarium, while second and third place will receive $250 and $100 honoraria, respectively.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must include: 

  • Objectives, methods, results, and conclusions
  • Contact information for each author
  • Disclosures of relevant financial relationships for each author

Previous Presentations of Abstracts

Abstracts published as an article on or before November 1, 2021, may not be submitted. Abstracts that have been presented at the national meetings of other organizations may not be submitted. Abstracts that have been presented at international meetings may be submitted. You may submit this abstract to future conferences and publications. Abstracts currently under consideration for other conferences or publications may be submitted. You cannot submit the same abstract for this and the AAEM/JEM Resident and Student Research Competition.

Informed Consent

Any studies involving human subjects must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (Clinical Research 1966; 14:103) and must meet all the requirements governing informed consent of the country in which the research was performed.

Abstract Publication

Oral abstracts presented at AAEM’s 28th Annual Scientific Assembly may be published in a future issue of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health. Ownership of abstracts not accepted reverts to the authors. Abstracts may be used on AAEM Online for continuing medical education purposes. All authors and contributors will be appropriately credited.