26th Annual Scientific Assembly

Highlights for Residents

AAEM20 is the ideal conference for residents and students to attend. With specialized sessions and content tailored to you, there are valuable opportunities to take advantage of every day of the assembly.

The AAEM Resident and Student Association is an accessible, collaborative organization that fosters innovation, education and advocacy for residents and students in emergency medicine. Visit the AAEM/RSA website for more information about the great member benefits they offer.


Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20, 2020

Discounted registration rates on pre-conference courses for AAEM/RSA resident members!

NEW: The Health Policy in Emergency Medicine (HPEM) Symposium is coming to AAEM20 as a pre-conference course! Spend the day on April 19th deep diving into the advocacy topics most relevant to emergency medicine physicians and trainees right now. Hear from leaders in health policy, including Arizona’s own state house representative Dr. Amish Shah!

Learn about the full pre-conference courses available


Monday, April 20, 2020

AAEM/JEM Resident and Student Research Competition
Valley of the Sun E

This competition is designed to recognize outstanding research achievements by residents and students in emergency medicine. Come and see projects by your peers!


Opening Reception

Phoenix C

Enjoy light hors d'oeurves and drinks while networking with colleagues and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Open Mic Competition

Valley of the Sun D

Sponsored by the Young Physicians Section (YPS-AAEM)

AAEM will again feature the Open Mic Session, which is a unique opportunity for attendees who have always wanted to speak at a national meeting. Throughout the day, 16 speakers will present on a topic of their choosing. Ten of the time slots will be filled in advance. The remaining six time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by signing up onsite. Specific slots reserved for full voting members, YPS-AAEM members, and residents.


AAEM/RSA and WestJEM Population Health Research Competition

Paradise Valley

The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health is proud to sponsor the AAEM/RSA WestJEM Population Health Research Competition. This is designed to showcase resident and medical student research specifically in areas that affect the health of populations of patients in and around the ED. The top three abstracts will be highlighted on AAEM's social media pages and honored with plaques. Come and see projects by your peers!


RSA/YPS Social

Valley of the Sun C

AAEM/RSA (AAEM Resident & Student Association) and YPS (Young Physicians Section) are hosting a joint social for all students, residents, and young physicians.

Learn more about AAEM/RSA and YPS, get involved, and network! Join us for light appetizers and refreshments - see you there!


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

AAEM/RSA Track - Residency to the Real World: The Missing Curriculum

The AAEM20 AAEM/RSA Track – Residency to the Real World: The Missing Curriculum focuses on topics not typically covered in residency.

AAEM/RSA would like to thank Carey D. Chisholm, MD FAAEM and the late Kevin Rodgers, MD MAAEM FAAEM for creating the concept of the track. Dr. Rodgers' support and collaboration in the development of the track with RSA leadership was invaluable. The goal of the track is to prepare residents for their careers in emergency medicine by concentrating on topics such as interviewing, contract negotiation, health policy, ways to prevent burnout, and more.

NEW: Resident Breve Dulce Competition

AAEM/RSA is excited to bring resident members a new Breve Dulce competition! The theme of this competition is “Hindsight is 20/20.” Please submit an experience from your emergency medicine training, clinical or otherwise, where you learned an important lesson that is much clearer now than it was in the past.

Eight resident speakers will be selected to present at AAEM20 in Phoenix, AZ, between 4:20pm-5:40pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 during the AAEM/RSA Track. Winning submissions will be notified of their acceptance and speaking time by February 14, 2020. Competition judging will take place in real-time by a panel of peer and faculty judges, and the top 3 winners will receive a cash prize.


Tentative Schedule


Nuts & Bolts: Make a Great Impression! CV Essentials
Michael L. Epter, DO FAAEM


Job Interviewing Like a Pro


Strategies to Improve Team Cohesiveness
David J. Carlberg, MD FAAEM


Arriving at Your New Job
Jonathan S. Jones, MD FAAEM


Lunch - on your own

Join the Women in EM Networking Lunch - open to everyone! Learn more.


Patient Satisfaction in EM


Secrets of Successful Side Gigs and Job Crafting Towards Your Ideal Practice
Robert P. Lam, MD FAAEM


The 1440 Doctor: Tools for the Busy Doctor to Make the Most of Their Minutes
Jennifer Kanapicki Comer, MD FAAEM


Caring for Friends and Family
Joseph S. Bushra, MD FAAEM


Medicolegal Pitfalls
Matthew C. DeLaney, MD FAAEM


Resident Breve Dulce Competition