Emergency Medicine Organizations and Associations

February 15
This list provides links to healthcare societies, organizations, academies, and professional organizations in the field of emergency medicine. To submit your organization or group for inclusion, email editor@epmonthly.com.

Emergency Physician Associations

  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) - www.acep.org
    The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the oldest and largest national medical specialty organization representing physicians who practice emergency medicine. ACEP is the leading continuing education source for emergency physicians and the primary information resource on developments in the specialty.

  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) - www.aaem.org
    AAEM is the specialty society of board certified emergency medicine physicians, a democratic organization with over 6,500 members. Fellows of AAEM are certified by either the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM). AAEM supports fair and equitable practice environments necessary to allow the specialist in Emergency Medicine to deliver the highest quality of patient care.

  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) - www.saem.org
    The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is dedicated to the improvement of care of the acutely ill and injured patient by improving research and education. SAEM influences health policy through forums, publications, inter-organizational collaboration, policy development, and consultation services for physicians, teachers, researchers, and students.

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) - www.abem.org
    The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. ABEM certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards. ABEM certification is sought and earned by emergency physicians on a voluntary basis; ABEM is not a membership association.

  • Association of Emergency Physicians (AEP) - www.aep.org
    The Association of Emergency Physicians (AEP) represents All Emergency Physicians from across the United States and internationally who are interested in continually improving the quality of emergency care for their patients, with a special emphasis on rural and underserved communities.

  • Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA) - www.emra.org
    The Emergency Medicine Residents Association is the voice of emergency medicine physicians-in-training and the future of our specialty. EMRA is the largest and oldest independent resident organization in the world. EMRA was founded in 1974 and today has a membership of more than 10,000 residents, medical students, and alumni.

Emergency Nursing and Physician Assistant Associations

  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) - www.ena.org
    The mission of the Emergency Nurses Association is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.

  • Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) - www.sempa.org
    The Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) is the exclusive professional organization representing physician assistants in emergency medicine. SEMPA works to continually support the professional, clinical and personal development of emergency medicine physician assistants. The organization also works to educate the public about the role, importance and value of physician assistants in the emergency department.

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) - www.aapa.org
    Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than 86,500 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and within the uniformed services.

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