The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) has a number of opportunities for you to get involved by contributing to funds that assist in our advocacy and education efforts. Learn more about each opportunity below.

Please contact the AAEM office with any questions at or 800-884-2236.

AAEM Foundation

AAEM established its Foundation for the purposes of (1) studying and providing education relating to the access and availability of emergency medical care, and (2) defending the rights of patients to receive such care, and emergency physicians to provide such care. The latter purpose may include providing financial support for litigation to further these objectives. The Foundation will limit financial support to cases involving physician practice rights and cases involving a broad public interest.


AAEM PAC is the political action committee of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Through AAEM PAC, the Academy is able to support legislation and effect change on behalf of its members and with consideration to their unique concerns.

Founders Circle

AAEM believes the future of our specialty and society, are in the hands of our future emergency physicians. As a result, the Founders Circle was developed to encourage sponsorship in emergency medicine residents and residency programs. Founders Circle contributions are earmarked for sponsoring residency program group memberships, thereby introducing those residents to AAEM's mission and core values.


The AAEM Institute for Leadership, Education & Advancement in the Development of Emergency Medicine, Inc. (LEAD-EM) was established after the tragic and unexpected death of AAEM president, Dr. Kevin G. Rodgers. The Kevin G. Rodgers Fund and the institute will LEAD-EM just like Dr. Rodgers did.



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