26th Annual Scientific Assembly


Join these wellness opportunities! We invite you to join us at AAEM20 for enriching education and also a motivational retreat where you leave feeling a renewed passion for emergency medicine.


"The Oasis” Wellness Room

Throughout AAEM20
Deer Valley

Open throughout AAEM20, your “Oasis in the Desert” Wellness Room offers a sanctuary from the conference bustle. Come on in for a water break, or to participate in affirmations, enjoy pieces from the NAM Traveling Art Show, and more!


AAEM20 Wellness Puzzle

Throughout AAEM20
Deer Valley

You’re a vital piece of the AAEM puzzle! Stop by the table outside "The Oasis" Wellness Room to add to your contribution to our AAEM20 puzzle.


AAEM20 Wellness Fun Run/Walk

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 5:30am - 7:30am
Meet in hotel lobby for shuttle to Hance Park

After a year off, the fun run is returning better than ever! The AAEM20 run will take place off-site at Hance Park, beginning by 6:30am. Shuttles to and from the park will be provided from the hotel lobby beginning tentatively at 6:00am. Registration for the fun run is included in your overall conference registration. Space is limited, so sign up in advance is suggested!

Participation fee: $35 (includes shuttle to/from park, t-shirt, and water/snack after the run)

Learn more and view the route.


Wellness Community Accelerator Meet-Up

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
Deer Valley

The AAEM Wellness Community Accelerator Meet-Up is a place for wellness champions and anyone interested in physician well-being to create community, provide support for each other and seek out best practices. We will explore "What works to create engagement around wellness at your institution" through round table discussions, crowd sourcing, and liberating structures.


Airway at AAEM - Be Bold. Be Heard.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Encanto B

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Early Risers Yoga

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 6:30am - 7:30am
Deer Valley

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Mindfulness Session

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 12:30pm-1:00pm
Deer Valley

Join members of the wellness committee in the wellness room for a mindfulness session. Set an intention to take this time for your wellbeing.


AAEM Wellness Coffee Crawl

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 7:00am-8:00am
Meet at &More in the hotel lobby

Re-energize by grabbing a few friends to take on the Wellness Coffee Crawl. We have mapped out a route for you to participate at your own pace. Walk, run, or jog to a few coffee destinations along the strip and get fortified for the day’s education.

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The ABC Algorithm: Why C Should ALWAYS Come First - At the Bedside and in Life | Michael L. Epter, DO FAAEM

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 8:00am-8:45am
Phoenix DE

As physicians we are held to a higher standard than the rest of the population - as we should be. However, we must all be reminded of the simple fact that we are people too - men and women subject to the same emotions, challenges, and adversities that all of us are. When you realize how quickly everything can fall apart it makes you never want to give up anything good. I invite you on a professional and deeply personal journey of lessons learned in an effort to inspire you to always be mindful of what is meaningful at the bedside and in life - why "C" should always come first. 


F3 Wellness Meals – Food, Friendship, and Fun

The purpose of these events are to promote community and friendship among colleagues during Scientific Assembly over a delicious meal. F3 meal events will consist of 6-12 people and are planned by the AAEM wellness committee. Individuals are responsible for their own meal expenses. Meal locations and formal registration will be available soon. Check back soon for more information!