24th Annual Scientific Assembly

April 7-11, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - San Diego, CA

AAEM18 Insider - April 5


AAEM18 Insider: Final Reminders

Thank you for joining us in San Diego!

AAEM is committed to providing high-quality, affordable continuing medical education and
we are glad you will be a part of our assembly. View all issues of AAEM18 Insider.


On-Site Details

Make the Registration Desk your first stop!

Check-in at the AAEM Registration Desk located on the Lobby Level of Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in the north tower. Pick up your registration bag, final program, and attendee name badge. AAEM staff will be on hand to answer any questions. Check-in early and beat the rush!

Registration Desk Hours

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 — 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday, April 8, 2018 — 7:00am-6:30pm
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 — 7:30am-5:45pm
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — 7:30am-5:45pm
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — 7:30am-12:00pm

AAEM18 educational sessions, exhibit hall, registration desk & member center are located on the Lobby Level and Level One of the Marriott. Wellness and Social Events will be held at specified locations on-site, see the AAEM18 mobile app for full details.

The 24th Annual Scientific Assembly kicks off with Opening Remarks at 12:45pm in Salon 3-4 on Sunday, April 8th.


Conference Notes

  • Wi-Fi will be available! In the meeting space, please use the AAEM Scientific Assembly network, password: AAEM2018.
  • Conference attire: Business casual. Please bring a light jacket or sweater as temperatures may adjust in meeting rooms. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are on your own; most venues are easily accessible by foot.

Selected Lectures will be Available on AAEM Online

Many lectures will be recorded and included on AAEM Online. All sessions being recorded are denoted by a (•REC) in the final program. Look for these lectures and featured Pecha Kucha talks to be posted online this summer. Members may watch, listen, download for FREE! AAEM15, AAEM16, and AAEM17 are currently available. Visit AAEM Online today!

AAEM Physician Group

The leadership of AAEM-PG will be onsite at AAEM18, ready to answer your questions, provide more information, and work one-on-one to take the next step. Feel free to stop by the booth near the AAEM Registration Desk and pick-up some materials. Also, one-on-one appointments are available if you're interested in becoming part of AAEM-PG. Please email or visit the AAEM-PG website for more information.

Remembering Dr. Kevin G. Rodgers

Presentation of Awards
Sunday, April 8, 2018 |  1:45pm
Salon 3-4

The Rodgers family will accept the David K. Wagner Award and Master of AAEM Awards in Dr. Rodgers' honor. AAEM will announce the formation of the The AAEM Institute for Leadership, Education & Advancement in the Development of Emergency Medicine, Inc. (LEAD-EM).

Celebration of Life
Monday, April 9, 2018 | 7:00pm-7:30pm
Grand Terrace

AAEM invites you to attend a Celebration of Life in honor of Dr. Kevin Rodgers. This memorial is an opportunity for the EM community to come together for a time of remembrance of our late president, friend, and mentor. During the Celebration of Life, friends and colleagues will share memories of Dr. Rodgers and all attendees are invited to add an entry to a memory book for the Rodgers family.

Debut of the New AAEM Logo

Please plan to attend the 2018 AAEM Business meeting beginning at 1:45pm on Salon 3-4 on Sunday, April 8th for the debut of the new AAEM logo!


Travel Information

AAEM18 Shuttle Discount

Transportation from Airport to Hotel - AAEM18 Shuttle Discount
Visit the AAEM18 travel page for instructions on how to receive this discount!


First-Time Attendee?

You're Invited! Join the First-Time Attendees Welcome
Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 11:30am-12:30pm
Grand Terrace

We invite first time attendees to join us for a welcome meet-up. We hope that you will find AAEM18 to be an engaging meeting and come away with both increased clinical knowledge and lasting connections. To enhance those connections, we invite you to meet fellow first-time attendees, AAEM leadership, and AAEM18 educational planners at an informal meet-up prior to the start of the conference.

This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the AAEM18 meeting, learn about all of the social and educational events, network with fellow first-timers, and ask any questions you may have. See you there!

Have questions? Browse our FAQs page. Also, stop by the registration desk at anytime throughout the meeting and AAEM staff will be able to assist you.


2018 AAEM Board of Directors Elections

AAEM’s democratic election process is just one of the many things that makes our organization unique among medical specialty societies. Please carefully review the platform statements of each of the candidates and review the election information on the website.

Open Positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • At-Large Directors (3)
  • Young Physicians Section (YPS) Director

View the 2018 Candidate Statements

Voting Deadline: April 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PT

Eligible members: Full-Voting, Emeritus and YPS Full-Voting Members may vote for the AAEM Board. YPS Associate Members and Fellows-in-Training Members may vote for the YPS Director position.To be eligible to vote in the 2018 election, your membership with AAEM must be up-to-date for 2018. To renew today please visit or call 800-884-2236.

Join the State of the Academy, Town Hall, and Candidates' Forum
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1:45pm-4:00pm
Salon 3-4

Hear a recap of what AAEM has accomplished over the past year at the State of the Academy, have a chance to ask questions of the board of directors at the Town Hall, and hear directly from the board of directors candidates at the Candidates' Forum.


Wellness Events

  • Wellness Room - Hours in the Mobile App

Mindfulness activities and space for reflection/meditation available in Salon 15. Learn more.

  • 5K Fun Run/Walk - Monday, April 9 at 6:30am-7:30am

Today is the last to register! Call the AAEM office at 800-884-2236 if you would like to add the Fun Run to your registration. See the route and learn more! 

  • Airway at AAEM - Storytelling Event - Monday, April 9 at 7:30pm-9:30pm

We all have stories to tell. They are sometimes funny or inappropriate or heartbreaking. Others affirm our decision to become doctors in the first place. Come to an evening which promises to showcase the great range of human experience — to enlighten minds, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome the challenges we all face each day. Learn more!

  • Early Risers Yoga - Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30am-7:30am

Join us for a relaxing start to your day of educational sessions. Join us for this free session. Learn more!

  • Tai Chi - Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30am-7:30am

Join us for a relaxing start to your day of educational sessions. Join us for this free session. Learn more!


Plan Your Visit to the Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Hours

6:30pm-7:30pm Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall



Create a list of your favorite exhibitors to visit
in the AAEM18 mobile app!


Your Chance to Win - Passport to Prizes

Look for your passport book in your name-badge onsite!

All conference attendees will receive a passport book in their registration materials onsite. Visit all participating exhibitors in the exhibit hall April 8-10, 2018 to fill your passport with verification stickers.

After you’ve collected all stickers, drop off your completed passport book at the AAEM registration desk. Passport books turned in prior to the daily drawing will be eligible for a series of prize drawings over the course of the assembly.

Participants are eligible for all drawings, until their book is drawn; only one prize per participant. Winners will be directed to the designated exhibit booth to collect their prize.

See the full list of PRIZES available in the drawing! 


Download the AAEM18 Mobile App

  • Dig into the AAEM18 program & detailed speaker profiles
  • Build your own personalized agenda
  • Connect with other attendees & exhibitors
  • Receive important updates and notifications
  • Download speaker handouts
  • Complete speaker evaluations
  • Browse exhibitors
  • And more! 

NEW: Select sessions will use audience response polling - this feature is only accessible through the mobile app. Be sure to download the app before AAEM18 so you can participate in these live polls.

Join In -  Play Catch the Code

Complete the challenges listed in the mobile app. Each challenge leads you to a code. Enter the codes to earn points and secure your spot on the leaderboard.

More information coming soon! Be on the look out for the icon below posted around AAEM18.



Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information

14 days following the conclusion of Scientific Assembly you will be sent an email with an online link to report your CME information. Following the completion of that form, you will be able to print your certificate. View instructions for DOs.

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy
All faculty, staff and event planning members participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by AAEM are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest to the content of their presentations. AAEM’s Education Committee and ACCME Subcommittee have established procedures to resolve conflict of interest.

  • 24th Annual Scientific Assembly - 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 2017 LLSA Review Course - 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Resuscitation for Emergency Physicians - 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Think You Can Interpret an EKG? - 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Ultrasound — Advanced - 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Ultrasound — Beginner - 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Tactical Combat Casualty Care for the Civilian Emergency Physician (Jointly Provided by USAAEM)

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the Uniformed Services Chapter Division of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (USAAEM).  The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with these policies, AAEM would like to make the following information known to all course participants. Click here for faculty disclosures.


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