The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (the “Society”) shall be governed by the Board of Directors. The primary purpose of the Board of Directors is to secure and promote the financial, legal and ethical well-being of the organization so that it may fulfill its mission. This includes managing the property, activities and affairs of the Society.
I have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that the Society does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. I believe in the purpose and the mission of the organization, and I will act responsibly and prudently as its steward. As a board member I am fully committed and dedicated to the mission and have pledged to carry out this mission.
*Per Article III, Section 3, subsection d, of the Bylaws: Absences can be approved or excused only by the Board. Two unexcused absences from scheduled Board meetings, annual business meeting, or special meetings of the Board during any term as a member of the Board shall constitute a de facto resignation. Such resignation shall be effective two weeks after the Board gives notice to the Board member of such de facto resignation.

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* By clicking yes to the following, I acknowledge that my duties and responsibilities include:

Attending all face-to-face board meetings; including but not limited to the SAEM Annual Meeting (May 11-15, 2021 and May 16-19, 2023), ACEP Annual Meeting (October 1-4, 2022), and Board Retreat (January 14-16, 2023)*
Attending the Society’s monthly board meetings via video conference (3rd Tuesday of each month).*
Acting in the best interests of the Society, and excusing myself from discussions and votes where I have a conflict of interest.
I further understand that my duties and responsibilities include the following:
  • Know and effectively articulate the Society’s mission, purpose, goals, policies, and programs.
  • Attend all Society events as recommended by the Society’s Executive Committee.
  • Be an active participant to the Society’s committees, academies, and interest groups to which I am appointed as Board Liaison.
  • Actively participate in assessing the Society’s performance and setting its strategic goals and objectives.
  • Actively participate in helping to develop resources for the Society.
  • Participate in establishing and enforcing organizational policies.
  • Strive to keep abreast of trends, issues, and current developments that may affect the Society.
  • Stay informed about what is going on in the Society, asking questions and requesting information as needed. I will participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies and other board matters.
  • Actively voice my opinions and concerns, and open-mindedly consider everyone else’s opinions and concerns, in all board decision making. I will trust that we all share a constant passion for this Society’s mission.
  • Exercise my authority as a board member only when acting in a meeting with the full board or when appointed by the board.
  • Represent the Society in a positive and supportive manner at all times.
  • Work collaboratively with staff and other board members as partners toward achievement of our goals.
  • Strictly maintain the confidentiality of all privileged or sensitive information provided to me to safeguard the Society’s reputation and integrity, as well as the privacy rights of individuals and donors connected with the Society and the Board.
If I do not fulfill these commitments to the organization, I will expect the Board President to discuss my responsibilities with me.

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* In turn, the organization will be responsible to me by providing:
  • Proper orientation
  • Ample notice of all meetings
  • Minutes of all board meetings
  • Regular financial reports and analyses and analyses and updates on significant organizational and personnel activities
  • Relevant information to conduct my job as a board member
  • To the extent allowed by law, indemnification from liability for a board member’s reasonable and necessary actions
  • Reimbursement for reasonable expenses in conducting and attending to Society’s board business
  • D&O insurance liability coverage
  • Respect for my time
  • Use of my talents effectively
I certify by typing my name below that I understand the foregoing expectations that accompany my board service and will do my best to live up to them as a member of the SAEM Board of Directors.

I understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature.

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