The Final Four EM Innovations of the Year

Congratulations to the Final Four of the EM Innovators of the Year contest!  They will present their innovations at ACEP in October to determine the Grand Prize Winner! 

EMTalk: Empowering Difficult Conversation Skills

An innovative training program developed by emergency physicians for emergency providers that delivers a comprehensive approach to deliberate skills practice for communicating serious news, shared decision making for medical treatment goals, and conflict resolution.

Team Lead / Presenter: Rita Manfredi & Lillian Emlet

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: University of Pittsburgh / George Washington University

Frontline Suits

Medical-grade reusable coveralls for the pandemic and beyond.

Team Lead / Presenter: Alicia Lu

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: Mount Sinai & Elmhurst Emergency Medicine

The Virtual Results Room

An open-access educational tool that uses Google Slides and Zoom to offer online simulation.

Team Lead / Presenter: Sarah Foohey

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: Children's National Hospital


A clinical information hub that provides users with instant access to up-to-date COVID-19 information, clinical guidelines, announcements, and discharge navigation resources.

Team Lead / Presenter: Nicholas Stark

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: University of California San Francisco / San Francisco General Hospital