Sections

Sections of AAEM give members the opportunity to get more involved in AAEM in an area that they are especially interested in. Sections all have their own bylaws and members pay dues to be a part of the section. See below for more information regarding the different AAEM sections that you can join.

Opening Soon | Call for Section Council Nominations

AAEM Section elections are democratic – YOU nominate and elect your leaders! Sections are seeking nominations from Section members for the 2023-24 Council term. If you know someone who will be a great leader for the Section, nominate them when Section Leadership Nominations open!

Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged!

Nominations Open: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Nominations Close: Monday, February 23, 2023

Positions Available (one-year term):

The Chair-Elect is elected by the section membership for a one year term. The Chair-Elect is responsible for:

  • Running and attending Section Council and Membership meetings in the absence of the Chair
  • Assisting with managing the Section
  • Promoting the AAEM mission by increasing Section membership through recruiting new members
  • Developing valuable engaging member benefits for attendings.
  • Attend the bimonthly Section Leadership Committee meeting
  • Must be an AAEM member in good standing
  • Upon completion of the term, the Chair-Elect ascends to the role of Section Chair.

The Secretary/Finance Chair is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the finances and membership of the Section and attend Section Council and Membership meetings
  • Posting a short summary following Council meetings highlighting action, invitation and engagement items for members on MyAAEM and/or monthly newsletter
  • Engaging Section members through developing valuable member benefits and communicating with members via MyAAEM, email, social media and other resources
  • Must be an AAEM member in good standing.

The number of Councilors for each Section are defined by the bylaws. Councilors are responsible for:

  • Attending Section Council meetings (minimum 75% of meetings)
  • Serving as the workgroup lead for one or more activities/initiatives and/or events
  • Completing objectives by accepting task assignments and meeting deadlines
  • Participating in discussion and offer constructive criticism, as well as suggestions for future activities
  • Must be an AAEM member in good standing.

The number of Resident/Student Representatives for each Section are defined in the bylaws. Resident/Student Representatives are responsible for:

  • Attending Section Council & Membership meetings
  • Assisting with organizing webinars, networking and mentorship opportunities to recruit, engage, and sustain students and residents in the Section
  • Providing regular summaries and report-outs to the AAEM/RSA Board of Directors
  • Must be an AAEM/RSA member in good standing.
 

 

Critical Care Medicine Section

Critical care is an ever revolving field with major advances, and the goals for this section are to keep you up-to-date by writing guidelines or position statements, networking, developing a job database, and providing mentorship. The Critical Care Medicine Section (CCMS-AAEM) aims to engage your clinical interests.

Emergency Medical Services Section

The Emergency Medical Services Section of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (EMSS-AAEM) was founded to foster professional development in advocacy, service, and education regarding emergency medical services.

Emergency Ultrasound Section

We are excited to announce the new Emergency Ultrasound Section of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (EUS-AAEM)! Our section is founded to foster the professional development of its members and to educate them regarding point of care ultrasound.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Section

JEDI-AAEM promotes and increases diversity throughout the practice of emergency medicine (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ability) throughout our subspecialty at every level of leadership.

Women in Emergency Medicine Section

The Women in Emergency Medicine Section (WiEMS-AAEM) is constituted with a vision of equity for AAEM women in emergency medicine and a purpose to champion the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in emergency medicine through the pillars of advocacy, leadership, and education.

Young Physicians Section

AAEM Young Physicians Section (YPS-AAEM) membership is open to emergency medicine residency-trained Fellow-in-Training, Associate or Full Voting members of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine who are within the first five years of professional practice after residency or fellowship training.

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