Palliative Care Interest Group

Who We Are

Mission: To develop palliative care competence relevant to emergency physicians across all levels of experience.


  1. Educate emergency physicians on how to identify, manage, and refer palliative care eligible patients in the emergency department.
  2. Build peer network for collaboration, mentorship, and research to advance palliative care in the emergency department.
  3. Create professional development and leadership opportunities at both national and regional levels to build capacity in palliative care core competencies across all emergency department practice settings.
  4. Share knowledge and best practices around alternative ED palliative care delivery systems and as well as personal career trajectories.
  5. Advise AAEM advisory board on upcoming key palliative care challenges and opportunities within emergency medicine.




Chair: Jessica Fleischer-Black, MD FAAEM

Board Liaison: Evie Marcolini, MD FAAEM


Our Projects

COVID-19 Palliative Care Conversation Resources


Meeting Handouts


Common Sense Articles


Journal of Emergency Medicine Articles



Social Media PolicyWebsite Disclaimer