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AAEM will again feature the Open Mic Session, which is a unique opportunity for attendees who have always wanted to speak at a national meeting. Monday, February 11, 2013, will feature an “Open Microphone” session in a 40-50 seat room at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. From 7:30am to 5:30pm, Assembly attendees will have an opportunity to present a 20-minute lecture (15 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions) on any topic of their choosing, allowing 16 “new voices” to be heard and evaluated by AAEM Education Committee members and conference attendees. The top speaker(s) will be invited to give a formal presentation at the 2014 Scientific Assembly in New York, NY.
Half of the time slots will be filled in advance by email. The remaining time slots will be filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis by signing up onsite. Those who presented at the 2012 Open Mic Session are not eligible to sign up.
Speakers can choose any topic they wish; however, AAEM reserves the right to end a session if the content is not appropriate. Handouts, which are optional, must be provided by the speaker. An LCD projector and screen will be available for computer-based presentations. Evaluation forms will be available for anyone who wishes to comment on what they’ve seen and heard.
Timing will be VERY strict. Eight slots will be reserved for emergency medicine residents and Young Physicians Section members — four scheduled in advance and four scheduled onsite.
The other eight slots are open for medical professionals who have been looking for an entry onto the speaking circuit. This is not an educational track, and there will be no CME for these sessions. Speakers certainly should not list the Open Mic Session on their CVs as “invited guest lecturer.”
To sign up for an Open Mic time, please contact Marcia Blackman via email or at 800-884-2236.