Emergency Medicine Innovators of the Year Award

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Emergency Medicine providers are natural innovators who constantly adapt to an unpredictable environment. With a constant flow of new processes, new technologies, and new hacks, a few innovations inevitably rise to the top. UrgentMatters is partnering with ACEP and CORD to identify and celebrate EM Innovators of the Year. Categories of innovation include improvements to quality of care, patient safety, Emergency Department (ED) flow, delivery of care, patient experience, and staff/trainee education in the ED.

  • Eight semifinalist teams will present virtually at CORD in April 2021.
  • Four Finalist teams will present before an expert panel at ACEP in October 2021.
  • Winning team will receive $1000 and will be awarded the title EM Innovator of the Year!

Applications was scored on innovation, significance, approach, generalizability, and presentation. All innovations must have been used in practice and not solely theoretical. This contest is designed for physician-led teams. If you are a new company innovating treatment in the ED, please contact Jodi Talia at jtalia@acep.org to apply for our company EM Innovators of the Year competition.

To apply: Submit a short written application (survey below) and a video description of your innovation. The video should be less than five minutes in length and engaging – think a TikTok-style or Pecha Kucha (PK) presentation!

Apply Now for the EM Innovator of the Year

Good Luck Innovators!

Questions? Email UrgentMatters at UrgentMatters@gwu.edu.