28th Annual Scientific Assembly

AAEM22 Competitions

The Scientific Assembly Competitions are intended to highlight the research, writing, and speaking skills of students, residents, young physicians, and attending physicians. 

Dates

Submissions open: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 1:00am CT
Submissions close: Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 11:59pm CT
Deadline for revisions or withdrawals: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:59pm CT

Submitters will be notified about the status of their entry by February, 2022.


Photo Competition

Monday, April 25, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Photo Competition features case reports and visual data that have educational value to the EM physician. Submissions must include chief complaint, history of present illness, pertinent physical exam, clinical questions and answers, case discussion, pearls, and at least one photograph of the patient, pathology specimens, Gram stains, EKGs, and radiographic studies or other visual data. Submissions are rated based on the clinical value of the case, the clarity of images, and usefulness of clinical questions. Highest-rated submissions will be invited to present a poster. Posters are judged onsite by volunteer judges. The winner receives a plaque and a letter of recognition to their institution.

Eligibility and Acceptance

Submission eligibility: Member and non-member students, residents, and attending physicians

Notification of acceptance: The presenting author of all abstracts submitted will be notified about the status of their entry in February 2022.

Presentation Selection

The top-rated submissions are invited to display their case as a poster at Scientific Assembly on Monday, April 25 or Tuesday, April 26. Posters will be judged onsite and the author of the winning poster will receive a plaque.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must include: 

  • Chief complaint, history of present illness, pertinent physical exam, clinical questions and answers, case discussion, and pearls (key take-aways)
  • At least one photograph of the patient, pathology specimens, Gram stains, EKGs, and radiographic studies or other visual data
  • Contact information for each author
  • Disclosures of relevant financial relationships for each author
Previous Presentations of Cases

Cases published as an article on or before November 1, 2021, may not be submitted. Cases that have been presented at the national meetings of other organizations may not be submitted. Cases that have been presented at international meetings may be submitted. You may submit this case to future conferences and publications. Cases currently under consideration for other conferences or publications may be submitted. 

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.

Case Publication

Cases presented at AAEM’s 28th Annual Scientific Assembly may be used on AAEM Online for continuing medical education purposes. All authors and contributors will be appropriately credited.


YPS Research Competition

Sponsored by YPS-AAEM

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:30pm

This YPS Research Competition is designed to recognize outstanding research achievements by young physicians in emergency medicine. Submissions must include objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Submissions are rated based on the quality of research, quality of writing, and relevance to emergency medicine.  The top four submissions are invited for oral presentation on Tuesday, April 26 from 10:15am – 12:00pm; the rest are invited to present posters for display. The top three oral presenters will receive a plaque; the first place winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium, while second and third place will receive $500 and $250 honoraria, respectively.

Eligibility and Acceptance

Submission eligibility: AAEM members who are YPS members or YPS eligible (within the first 5 years post-residency or fellowship). Join or renew your AAEM membership today!

Notification of acceptance:The presenting author of all abstracts submitted will be notified about the status of their entry in February 2022.

Presentation Selection

The top 4 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at AAEM22 on Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00am – 12:30pm. All other abstract submissions are invited to display their research as a poster. The presenter of the oral abstract judged to represent the most outstanding research achievement will receive a $1,000 honorarium, while second and third place will receive $500 and $250 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. 

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

Abstracts may be used on AAEM Online for continuing medical education purposes. All authors and contributors will be appropriately credited.


AAEM and JEM Resident and Student Research Competition

Sponsored by the Journal of Emergency Medicine

Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 3:00pm - 6:30pm

The AAEM and JEM Resident and Student Research Competition is designed to recognize outstanding research achievements by residents and students in emergency medicine. Submissions must include objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Submissions are rated based on the quality of research, quality of writing, and relevance to emergency medicine. The top six submissions are invited for oral presentation on Sunday, April 24 at 3:45pm – 5:15pm; the rest are invited to present posters for display. The top three oral presenters will receive a plaque; the first place winner will receive a $3,000 honorarium, while second and third place will receive $1,500 and $500 honoraria, respectively.

Eligibility and Acceptance 

Submission eligibility: Member and non-member students and residents.

Notification of acceptance: The presenting author of all abstracts submitted will be notified about the status of their entry in February 2022.

Presentation Selection

The top six abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at AAEM22 on Sunday, April 24 from 3pm – 6pm. All other abstract submissions are invited to display their research as a poster. The presenter of the oral abstract judged to represent the most outstanding research achievement will receive a $3,000 honorarium, while second and third place will receive $1,500 and $500 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/RSA & WestJEM Population Health 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 Journal of Emergency Medicine. 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.


AAEM/RSA and WestJEM Population Health Research Competition

Sponsored by AAEM/RSA and the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

Monday, April 25, 2022 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The AAEM/RSA and WestJEM Population Health Research 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. Submissions must include objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Submissions are rated based on the quality of research, quality of writing, and relevance to population health. The top six to eight submissions are invited for oral presentation on Monday, April 25 at 3:15pm – 5:15pm. The top three oral presenters receive a plaque; the first place winner will receive a $500 honorarium, while second and third place will receive $250 and $100 honoraria, respectively.

Eligibility and Acceptance 

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

Notification of acceptance: The presenting author of all abstracts submitted will be notified about the status of their entry 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

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.

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 Journal of Emergency Medicine. 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.


Open Mic Competition

Sponsored by YPS-AAEM

Monday, April 25, 2022 | 8:00am - 5:45pm

The Open Mic Competition is designed for new speakers to be heard and evaluated by a panel of judges and conference attendees. Ten of the time slots will be filled in advance. The remaining six time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by signing up onsite at the Registration Desk. Specific slots are reserved for full voting members, YPS members, and residents. Membership in AAEM or RSA is a prerequisite for participating. Medical students and those who presented at the 2021 Open Mic Session are not eligible to sign up.

The top-rated presenters (up to two) are invited to present a full-length concurrent talk (20 - 30 minutes) at the next Scientific Assembly and receive a plaque. If a resident is selected as a winner, the invitation to present at the next Scientific Assembly will be held until they have completed residency.

Preparing for Open Mic
  • A PC laptop connected to a projector will be provided in the room. Please bring your presentation on a flash drive to the conference room. If you prefer to use your own device, please bring your own connection cords/adapter. AAEM is not responsible for AV issues. An AV technician is not stationed in this room. You will be asked to load your own presentation and begin speaking.
  • No internet is provided in the room. Sound is projected from the laptop, no additional speakers or mixer are provided.
  • Your presentation should be 25 minutes (20 minutes presentation, 5 minutes Q&A)
  • Please plan to attend the orientation of Open Mic on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:45am at the Hilton Baltimore.
  • A lavaliere microphone is provided. Please plan your wardrobe to include a pocket or belt to hold the transmitter and a collared shirt or jacket to attach the mic.
  • It is recommended that you stay in this session until all speakers have presented. There is not a scheduled break between speakers and sessions may run faster than indicated. 
  • Please prepare a short biography (30-45 seconds) to introduce yourself and your topic. Suggested items to include are your name, affiliation/degrees, location, passion for this topic, hobbies/interests in free time.
  • Participants in Open Mic are expected to register for the Scientific Assembly.
Eligibility and Acceptance 

Submission eligibility: AAEM members and AAEM/RSA resident members.

Notification of acceptance: The presenting author of all abstracts submitted will be notified about the status of their entry in February 2022.

Presentation Selection

There are sixteen 25-minute speaking slots on the schedule. Ten slots will be selected from the online submission portal on a first-come, first-serve basis. Six speaking slots are reserved for onsite sign-up. The top-rated presenters (up to two) are invited to present a full-length concurrent talk (20 - 30 minutes) at the next Scientific Assembly and receive a plaque. If a resident is selected as a winner, the invitation to present at the next Scientific Assembly will be held until they have completed residency.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must include: 

  • Lecture description and learning objectives 
  • Disclosures of relevant financial relationships for the presenter

AAEM/RSA Resident Breve Dulce Competition 

Sponsored by AAEM/RSA

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 4:45pm - 6:00pm

This AAEM/RSA Resident Breve Dulce Competition is designed to highlight the presentation skills of AAEM/RSA members. The theme of this competition is “A Great Catch.” Please submit an experience from your emergency medicine training, clinical or otherwise, where you were faced with a difficult diagnosis, a challenging presentation or a near-miss that might change the way that way that others approach that topic. Breve Dulce talks are 7-minute presentations provided on 20 slides or less. Submissions are rated based on the interest of the case and the relevance to resident education. Five resident speakers will be selected to present a Breve Dulce talk on Tuesday, April 26 from 4:45pm - 6:00pm during the RSA Session: Residency to the Real World - The Missing Curriculum. Competition judging will take place in real-time by a panel of peer and faculty judges, and the top 3 winners will receive a cash prize.

Eligibility and Acceptance 

Submission eligibility: AAEM/RSA resident members.

Notification of acceptance: The presenting author of all abstracts submitted will be notified about the status of their entry in February 2022.

What are Breve Dulce Talks?

Breve Dulce talks are 7-minute presentations of an experience fitting into the theme provided told on 20 slides or less. 

Presentation Selection

Five resident speakers will be selected to present a Breve Dulce talk on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 4:45pm - 6:00pm during the RSA Session: Residency to the Real World - The Missing Curriculum. Competition judging will take place in real-time by a panel of peer and faculty judges, and the top 3 winners will receive a cash prize.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must include: 

  • Lecture description 
  • Previous speaking experience