Executive Summary: Education Research in Emergency Medicine—Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success


  • The authors thank our conference benefactors, Society for Academic Medicine (SAEM), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), and Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA), as well as the departments and institutions at the Chair's Circle and Patrons contribution levels who generously funded our activities for a successful conference effort.

  • The authors have no relevant financial information or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence and reprints: Joseph LaMantia, MD; e-mail: jlamanti@nshs.edu.


The 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) consensus conference “Education Research In Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success” convened a diverse group of stakeholders in medical education to target gaps in emergency medicine (EM) education research and identify priorities for future study. A total of 175 registrants collaborated in preparatory and conference-day activities to explore subtopics in educational interventions, learner assessment, faculty development, and research funding and infrastructure. The conference was punctuated by didactic sessions led by key international medical education experts and ended with consensus formation in many domains. This issue of AEM presents the exciting results of this process.