26th Annual Scientific Assembly

Highlights for Students

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.


Be a Student Ambassador!

Applications are closed. 

All currently enrolled osteopathic and allopathic medical students who are paid members of AAEM/RSA are eligible to apply. This is a great opportunity to network with residents and attendings at the meeting, plus you can include your participation as a student ambassador on your CV! Other benefits include waived registration, being paired with a faculty mentor during the conference, acknowledgement in the Scientific Assembly program, and a complimentary group dinner during Scientific Assembly.


Request for Volunteers: Be an Ultrasound Model, Earn Money!

Volunteers Needed:

Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:30pm-5:00pm
($50 stipend) 9 models required (lunch is not provided)

Monday, April 20, 2020 7:30am-12:15pm
($50 stipend) 12 models required

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:45pm-4:05pm
($25 stipend) 5 models required

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:30pm-5:40pm
($25 stipend) 5 models required

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:30pm-3:30pm
($25 stipend) 5 models required

AAEM is looking for a minimum of 12 individuals to assist with the ultrasound courses as models. Each model will receive a stipend after the session as a thank you and is required to complete a W-9 to receive payment. Models are welcome (and encouraged) to sign up for multiple sessions.

Learn more and apply today!


Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20, 2020

Discounted registration rates on pre-conference courses for AAEM/RSA student 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

2020 Medical Student Track

Free for students! The medical student track will provide you with invaluable advice on how to successfully apply to an emergency medicine residency. There will also be a residency program director panel. Pre-registration is required and open to medical students only, so take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about the specialty and meet other students and physicians practicing emergency medicine. We hope to see you there!


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

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.


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