Levitt Center In The News
Social Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference, September 14-15, 2017
"Inventing Social Emergency Medicine"
The Levitt Center for Social Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct a consensus conference to establish the intellectual underpinnings and future direction of Social Emergency Medicine. The conference will be held at ACEP headquarters in Dallas, TX, on September 14 & 15.
The structure of the conference will include three half-days of invited paper presentations, invited commentaries and open discussion. Each half-day will feature two such cycles, for a total of six structured sessions. Proceedings of the conference will be aggregated into either a book or a journal supplement, as well as into a web-based resource for those interested in understanding this rapidly emerging field within clinical and academic emergency medicine.
Project Directors include: Sandra Schneider, MD, Harrison Jacob Alter, MD, MS, FACEP, Cynthia Ann Singh, MS.
Levitt Center Lynton Scholars
Thanks to the generosity of the family of Jamie and Michael Lynton, the Levitt Center is also pleased to announce that three EM-bound students and three current EM residents will attend the conference as Lynton Scholars. Lynton Scholars receive airfare and accommodations and will have the opportunity to not only attend but also be actively involved in the publications and supplements arising from the conference. We received an unanticipated - and extraordinary - number of applications for the six scholarships. The commitment among all the applicants to SEM was remarkable. Read about the six Lynton Scholars here!
The meeting was held at Stanford University, jointly hosted by Stanford, UCSF and Highland Hospital. The conference featured -- among a cavalcade of great talks and cutting edge science -- a panel on Social EM. The panel was moderated by Dr. Harrison Alter, Executive Director of the Levitt Center, and highlighted Dr. Suzanne Lippert of Stanford EM and Kaiser Oakland, Dr. Hemal Kanzaria and Dr. Siavash Sarlati, both of UCSF. The structure of the panel focused on the ecologic model, exploring examples of bedside, systems and population applications of Social EM. Not pictured is Dr. Jocelyn Freeman-Garrick, a Levitt Center board member, who presented on a panel addressing diversity in emergency medicine.
We hope to assume full privileges and responsibilities for the Fall 2017 ACEP meeting. There are many people to thank, particularly Suman Gupta, Lucinda Lai, Erik Anderson and the writing group, and everyone who forwarded emails and made announcements at conferences, and generally spread the word. We had 180 people on the list before the Board considered us! Look for more announcements as we divvy up responsibilities to fulfill our duties as a section and amplify our energy, creativity, and commitment to our patients and our communities. Questions? Contact us directly through this website.
Social Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference, Fall 2017
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the Emergency Medicine Foundation a grant to host a Consensus Conference in September, 2017, to confirm the intellectual underpinnings and future direction of Social Emergency Medicine. Project Directors include: Sandra Schneider, MD, Harrison Jacob Alter, MD, MS, FACEP, Cynthia Ann Singh, MS. Look for updates here soon!
SAEM 2017 Orlando Features a session on the best Social Emergency papers of 2016
A summary of papers and events is forthcoming.
Levitt Center Advisor Dr. Jahan Fahimi in the Huffington Post, February 2, 2017
California HealthCare Foundation awards grant for “Medication Assisted Treatment in the Emergency Department”
In January 2017, CHCF awarded to Andrew Herring, MD, and the Levitt Center a grant to increase access to medically assisted treatment of opioid addiction through initiating treatment in the emergency department. The project will pilot a treatment model, proven successful in a controlled academic environment, in an urban region, and share the results in CHCF and peer-reviewed publications.
Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, July 8, 2016 (Interview with Harrison Alter, MD)
Scheck, Anne, Emergency Medicine News, July 2010, Volume 32 - Issue 7 - p. 1, 15