27th Annual Scientific Assembly

19th Annual Open Mic Competition

Sponsored by the Young Physicians Section (YPS-AAEM)


Congratulations to the 2021 Winners!

  • Joshua J. Lynch, DO FAAEM FACEP
    New York MATTERS – A Novel Approach to OUD in the ED
  • Anne Whitehead, MD FAAEM
    The FAST Exam: You're Doing It Wrong


What is Open Mic?

Open Mic is a proud tradition within AAEM, where attendees have the unique opportunity they have always wanted to speak at a national meeting. This open-floor format allows 16 new voices to be heard and evaluated by education committee members and conference attendees.

Open Mic participants present a 25-minute lecture (20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions) on any topic. The top two speakers of Open Mic 2021 will be invited to give a formal presentation at the 2022 Scientific Assembly in Baltimore, MD.

Submissions for AAEM21 competitions are now closed.


How to Participate

A limited number of time slots will be filled in advance. Six 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, residents, and students. Membership in AAEM or AAEM/RSA is a prerequisite for participating.

*Note: Six candidates register onsite (two slots reserved for residents and two for young physicians), the remaining two slots are open to anyone. AAEM membership is a pre-requisite for participation.


Competition Schedule

Monday, June 21 | Illinois Central / New York Central

Visit the registration desk to sign up for open afternoon sessions onsite.


Welcome and Orientation | Cara Kanter, MD FAAEM


The SHARP Exam | Michael Halperin, MD MPH FAAEM


Cardiac Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | Jeffrey S. Cooper, MD FAAEM


The FAST Exam: You're Doing It Wrong | Justin Grisham, DO


A Simple Approach to Kids with Congenital Abnormalities | Anne Whitehead, MD FAAEM


Battle of the Blades: The Death of DL? | Richard J. Cunningham, MD


Why We're Studying Coronary Angiography After Arrest Wrong | Terren Trott, MD


Under the Sea: The EM Guide to Dominating Marine Envenomations and Trauma | Marshall Sheide, DO


Illegal in 10 States - Used in 50: What You Need to Know about Kratom | Vir Singh, MD MBS


New York MATTERS - a novel approach to OUD in the ED | Joshua J. Lynch, DO FAAEM FACEP

*This is not an educational track and there will be no CME for these sessions. AAEM membership is a pre-requisite for participation.


To Help You Prepare

  1. A PC laptop connected to a projector will be provided in the room. Please bring your PowerPointTM presentation on a flash drive to the conference room. If you prefer to use your own device (laptop), please bring your own connection cords/adapter. AAEM is not responsible for AV issues. An AV technician is not stationed in this room. You will be asked to load your own presentation and begin speaking.
  2. No internet is provided in the room. If you need to use a video, it is suggested that you download this item separately on your flash drive. Sound is projected from the laptop, no additional speakers or mixer are provided.
  3. Your presence is requested at the orientation of Open Mic on June 21, 2021 at 7:45am-8:00am. This session will prepare you for a successful presentation.
  4. A microphone is not provided. Due to the nature of this a competition, a microphone is not needed.
  5. It is recommended that you stay in this session until all speakers have presented. There is not a scheduled break between speakers and sessions may run faster than indicated. Colleagues are welcome and encouraged to listen; please invite them! Please note: CME is not available for Open Mic sessions.
  6. Please prepare a short biography (30-45 seconds) to introduce yourself and your topic. Suggested items to include are: your name, affiliation/degrees, location, training, passion for this topic, hobbies/interests in free time, and title of presentation.
  7. Participants in Open Mic are expected to register for the Scientific Assembly.

If you have questions regarding submissions, please call AAEM at (800) 884-2236 or email info@aaem.org.