27th Annual Scientific Assembly


Join Us In-Person or Virtually


NEW THIS YEAR: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee's African American Outreach Program!

AAEM's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has created the African American Outreach program to build a relationship with potential AAEM members that may not otherwise have a forum to share knowledge of cultural exploration exposure to the national conference. We invite AAEM members to bring Black non-member EM physicians to attend the conference as a guest with a waived registration fee. Note: This opportunity is available to members attending the conference in-person only. Limit of 5 guests per member. You will be prompted to include your guest(s) information during AAEM21 registration, and AAEM staff will contact your guest(s) based on eligibility with further instructions.

If you have already registered for AAEM21 and want to add Black physician guests for this program OR if you are a Black physician non-member who wants to attend as a guest, please complete the form below.


AAEM will be following the current protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, City of St. Louis, and Hilton Hotels to ensure the safety of conference attendees, exhibitors, faculty, and sponsors.

AAEM21 is FREE for members with refundable deposit
Join or renew with AAEM for 2021 to take advantage of this benefit!
Residents and students become a part of AAEM/RSA.


Registration Rates

Member Rates (NEW: In-Person and Virtual Options!*)

  • AAEM Members: FREE with a $200 refundable deposit
  • AAEM/RSA Members: FREE with a $100 refundable deposit

At the conclusion of AAEM21, members have the option to donate their refundable deposit to the Kevin G. Rodgers Fund of LEAD-EM, the AAEM PAC, the AAEM Foundation or have the full amount credited back to them.

Non-Member Rates (NEW: In-Person and Virtual Options!*)

  • Physician: $525
  • Resident: $160**
  • Medical Student (Student Free members): $140**
  • Allied Health Professionals: $300

* There is no penalty for switching from In-Person registration to Virtual registration or vice versa.

**Residents and students will automatically be registered as AAEM/RSA members for the 2021-2022 membership year (pending eligibility).


International Visitors - Passport and Visa Information

To visit the United States, you must have a valid passport. For many participants, letters of invitation help smooth the visa process. We wish to support international attendees in their efforts to secure the needed travel documentation. However, in order to receive a letter of invitation to AAEM21, AAEM must be assured that you intend to attend the meeting if your travel request is granted.

Individuals that require an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the meeting must:

  1. Register for the meeting above
  2. Request a Visa Letter of Invitation by email the below information to Erica Pollnow at epollnow@aaem.org
  • Full Name and Designation
  • Company/Institution
  • Email Address
  • Address
  • Address 2
  • City
  • Country
  • Passport Number

The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the American Academy of Emergency Medicine organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the meeting are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa. The decision to grant visas is at the sole discretion of the embassy/consulate. The meeting organizers cannot change the decision of the governmental agency should your application be denied. Due to the costs involved, we cannot send letters of invitation via express mail services.

Advance travel planning and early visa application are important. It is recommended that you apply early for your visa.



There is no penalty for switching from in-person registration to virtual registration or vice versa. Scientific Assembly content is available to members. Refund requests must be submitted in writing at least one month prior to the event. A $50 processing fee will be charged for in-person cancellations. A $25 processing fee will be charged for virtual cancellations. Refunds are processed after the conference. No refunds are granted if cancellation is received less than one month prior to the event. Special considerations will be given for health or family emergencies if requested in writing no later than 15 days after the last day of the conference.