View from the Podium
Joseph Lex, MD MAAEM FAAEM
When we asked via Twitter and email for your input on the 2015 AAEM Scientific Assembly in Austin, Texas (scheduled for February 28–March 4), nearly 40 people responded and gave us more than 75 possible topics and speakers. Now it’s up to the Scientific Assembly Subcommittee to make the hard decisions: what tracks, what topics, what speakers?
Although I was in charge putting together the Scientific Assembly from 2001 through 2006, as AAEM surged to the forefront of education in emergency medicine, a lot has changed since then. New young educators from the third generation of emergency physicians have burst onto the education stage, demonstrating new ways of teaching and learning. The Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) movement has quickly assumed a major role in the day-to-day — and sometimes hour-to-hour — education of emergency practitioners. Shorter didactic session times have become the norm. Adult learning principles such as “Flipping the Classroom” are now common.