International Committee

Who We Are 

The International Committee is a liaison to international EM societies and organizations on common issues affecting the AAEM membership and the specialty of EM. They analyze and develop opportunities for exchange of information, education and ideas with international EM societies and organizations.


Christine T. Knettel, MD FAAEM


Johnathon K. Lowe, DO FAAEM
Vice Chair

Jonathan S. Jones, MD FAAEM
Board Liaison

Katy Konkel
Staff Liaison

Rebecca Sommer
Staff Liaison – Spanish Education Series and MEMC Scientific Program Subcommittee

Missy Zagroba
Staff Liaison – MEMC Executive Committee

Our Projects

Spanish Education Series

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) recognizes the need to provide emergency medicine education in Spanish. The AAEM International Committee is pleased to present an educational series of interactive virtual courses for Spanish-speaking physicians. The series features live presentations from expert physicians covering current and important clinical topics in emergency medicine.

The target audience for the series are residents and doctors. Medical students are welcome to attend.

The audience for this program are physicians outside of the United States. For that reason, continuing medical education (CME) credit will not be offered.

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AAEM Scientific Assembly International Scholarship

The International Scholarship program allows AAEM to invite and offer full or partial funding to selected international emergency physicians and emergency medicine residents/registrars.

Applications for the AAEM24 Scientific Assembly Scholarship are now closed. Applications for the AAEM25 scholarship program will open in fall 2024.

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Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress (MEMC)

The Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress is a biennial congress covering the hottest topics in emergency medicine, international health, critical care and more.

Save the date for MEMC25!

XIIth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress (MEMC25)
10-13 September 2025
Majorca-Palma, Spain

Past Congress

MEMC Executive Committee Staff Liaison: Missy Zagroba
MEMC Scientific Program Subcommittee Staff Liaison: Rebecca Sommer

How to Join

If you are interested in joining our committee, apply today!

Apply to Join a Committee

Appointments are confirmed on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October).