EMSOG Membership Committee is responsible for overseeing membership by evaluating and developing membership dues structure and benefits for being a member , making suggestions to the executives regarding the dues structure, attracting new members by promoting EMSOG membership to early career physicians through social media, and finding ways to increase membership retention. Since membership retention is important, the committee will contact non-renewal members personally to encourage continued support and also come up with other retention strategies. Furthermore they define guidelines which govern the use of the EMSOG membership list by other organizations as approved by the EMSOG executives.
The committee will also be responsible for:
a) Review requests for formation of new sections and provide recommendations to the executives
b) Review rules for section membership compliance and make recommendations for changes as needed.
c) Provide recommendations to increase the value of section membership and encourage EMSOG members to join a section.
d) Serve as a resource in the development of a group and residency portal to facilitate administrative efficiency for group enrollment of multiple members.
e) Develop a recommendation to the executives regarding confirmation of Bylaws-mandated membership requirements.
f) Develop recommendations to retain late career physicians transitioning into non-traditional emergency medicine practice settings.


a) Continue to utilize identified national and international organizations active in disaster medical preparedness and response to assure appropriate liaisons and channels of communication with EMSOG to seek opportunities to increase collaboration and development of in-time resources available to working ED doctors for when events happen.
b) Collaborate with the Disaster Medicine Section and the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee to explore incorporating an advanced level within the existing Mass Casualty Medical Operations Course or a separate course using the current course as a prerequisite. (Disaster and Emergency Medicine Preparedness Committee is the lead committee.)
c) Develop recommendations for improved system response in disasters and high threat situations through EMSOG interaction with related external organizations such as EUSEM, WACEM, AFEM, foreign governmental agencies and hospitals, as well as, other EMSOG committees and sections to develop recommendations for disasters and high threat situations.
d) Monitor the national disaster medicine environment for federal regulations, new guidelines, standards, and technologies that potentially significantly impact disaster medicine and provide recommendations to the executives as needed.
e) Explore ways to collaborate with other health and medical groups and government institutions, such as the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to collect disaster data and engage members to share data and reports about disaster events.
f) Serve as a resource and provide input to the Academic Affairs and Sub-Specialty development Committee to explore online and other EMS, disaster, and other related training for emergency physicians. (Academic Affairs and Sub-Specialty development Committee is the lead committee.)
g) Collaborate with Academic Affairs and Sub-Specialty development Committee to develop a policy for EMSOG on Disaster Medical Response, Handling of Hazardous Materials and Support for National Disaster Medical System and Other Response Teams
h) Creation of a high-threat incident database, standardized data-gathering tool, and support the creation of data gathering rapid response to enable rapid dissemination of lessons-learned
i) Help develop a public relations information campaign centered on mitigation, preparedness, response to and recovery from high-threat incidents. (Public Relations, events and Protocol is the lead committee)


The focus of the EMSOG Clinical Practice Committee is to write evidence-based clinical practice statements on current issues that impact emergency medicine physicians.


a) The Academic Affairs Committee provides leadership in the area of academic advocacy. They serve as the liaison to GHANA HEALTH SERVICE, GHANA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, GHANA MILITARY and other International EM organizations for joint interests and projects.
b) Academic Affairs works with academic departments of EM and in particular EM residency programs in order to establish a connection with AAEM at the early stages of resident training and to provide the resources necessary to develop an understanding of the goals of the Academy. The Education Committee develops and coordinates AAEM educational events and online resources.
c) Promoting the importance of research to it’s members and coming out with ways to attract the interest of members into research.
d) Conducting high-quality research through EMSOG Research Projects, Collaborative Projects, EMSOG working groups and should aim to create a network of research centres which will have a core workforce able to produce research projects that meet the expectations of international agencies.
e) With assistance from Disaster And Emergency Medicine Preparedness Committee explore online and other EMS, disaster, and other related training for emergency physicians. (Academic Affairs and Sub-Specialty development Committee is the lead committee.
f) Evaluate the impact of the growth of EM residency programs in the country and come out with complete manuscript publication, investigate avenues to address the issue, including legal implications
g) Identify and develop new opportunities for EMSOG to positively impact international emergency medicine education and make recommendations to the AAEM Board of Directors for implementation.
h) With the assistance of other committees, organise frequent training sessions that aims to complement clinical practice focusing on the recognition and management of serious, time-critical conditions that rarely present to the Emergency Department, practising procedures that are seldom performed in the emergency room, highlighting the results of new studies and the latest guidelines, discussing the links between symptoms, pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostic principles, ethics and logistics in order to develop the ability to solve new situations based on analogy and providing a forum to discuss complicated work-related situations and share strategies.


a) Review requests to EMSOG participation as a partner/affiliate in any international EM meeting and make a detailed recommendation to the executives for decision.
b) Assist with the development of international meeting/congress that EMSOG has an official affiliation with under the direction of the AAEM Board of Directors appointed Executive Chair.
c) Oversees all EMSOG social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and any other medium that could be used to get our message out to members, potential members and the globe in general.
d) Review recommended conference applications of any international meeting and make a recommendation to the EMSOG executives for approval or denial.
e) Identify and develop new opportunities for EMSOG to positively impact international emergency medicine education and make recommendations to the EMSOG executives for implementation.
f) Create an active communications network through the use of social and professional networks to facilitate the exchange of concepts and ideas for enlightened solutions to operational issues in our emergency departments across the country.


a) The wellbeing ensures wellness and career longevity for EMSOG members. The committee also strive for increased diversity throughout the practice of emergency medicine and to reduce inequality beginning at EMSOG and extending to all of our affiliate institutions and beyond.
b) Examine the current state of EM physician wellness and burnout. Publish and disseminate this information.
c) Continue to monitor EM physician wellness and burnout and create best practice models for physician practices that best promote wellness, resilience and minimize burnout.
d) Create educational content on wellness, resilience, and burnout. This content should contain self¬ directed activities, on¬line resources, and live presentations and discussions for AAEM Scientific Assembly.
e) Create wellness and resilience activities for members at EMSOG Scientific Assemblies.


a) Review rules for section membership compliance and make recommendations for changes as needed
b) Members of this committee are responsible for submitting original and/or amended bylaws provisions to the membership for discussion and approval.
c) This committee monitors the required committee bylaws amendment procedure to ensure compliance with the current bylaws and constitutional provisions.
d) Once the amended bylaws provision(s) has been approved by the local union membership, this committee monitors the process to ensure that the amendment is immediately included in the society constitution.


a) The committee monitors and advises the EMSOG on current legislative issues affecting emergency medicine including Due process, Joint venture issues in EM, Tort/ civil wrong reform, Out-of-network fees and balance billing, Emergency care as an essential health benefit and Prudent layperson standard
b) Review, update, and provide information to members on medical legal matters that impact the administrative and clinical practice of emergency medicine.
c) Participate in the review of clinical policies and provide information on potential medical-legal issues.
d) Provide input to the Health Policy section on clinical policies that need to be developed for clinical conditions that have high malpractice incidences.
e) Review EMSOG choosing wisely recommendations to determine any medical-legal issues and report findings to the Quality & Patient Safety Committee.
f) Develop a policy statement that defines EMTALA and appropriate uses of the law.
g) Review the medical legal resources, including litigation stress, on the ACEP website and develop new or additional resources. Collaborate with content experts from the WellBeing Committee regarding litigation stress. (Medicolegal is the lead committee.)
h) Complete development of a policy statement regarding professionalism in the use of social media.
i) monitors the emergency medicine legal arena to provide information to members regarding medical legal matters as it relates to the administrative and clinical practice of emergency medicine.


a) Overseeing all finances of the Society and responsible for the preparation of all financial accounts for auditing and dissemination to members.
b) Take lead in generating funds for the society for it’s activities.
c) Review the annual budget and make recommendations to the executives.
d) Consider budget modifications and make recommendations to the executives.
e) Review and monitor expenses of the Secretariat
f) Review the Compendium of Financial Policies and Operational Guidelines and provide recommendations to the necessary for any necessary revisions. Develop a policy for using Member Equity to fund projects and future strategic initiatives.
g) Conduct an annual review of contributions made by EMSOG to affiliated organizations.


a) Collaborate with other international organisations and local experts in disaster medicine to explore development of a Disaster Medicine Fellowship accredited certification for EMSOG.
b) Recognize Emergency Medicine worker who have resilient careers and inspirational emergency practices so as to promote and award them for their exceptionalism.
c) Recommend recipients for awards