Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences

The Emergency Care Innovation of the Year (IOY) Award provides an opportunity for multidisciplinary teams to be acknowledged for their outstanding contributions and also provides a potential platform for disseminating effective solutions to common issues facing the emergency care community. This year's topic is centered on Innovations in Injury Prevention.  

Whether you are working to prevent firearm injuries, pedestrian or transportation injuries, falls in the elderly, accidental overdoses, pediatric exposures or others, we want to hear about it!

One winning submission will be selected along with two runner-ups. Prizes include a $1000 award and the honor of presenting their innovation at the Urgent Matters Annual Meeting to be held on October 26th, 2019 at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly in Denver, Colorado with room and airfare included. The title of the 2019 Urgent Matters Annual Meeting is "Disruptive Innovations in Injury Prevention."

To be eligible for consideration, the innovation must include a measurable assessment of the effectiveness of the intervention to promote injury prevention. Innovations will be judged on both local effectiveness and the ability to scale nationally. Physicians, allied health providers, administrators and community activists are encouraged to apply. Submitted innovations should seek to address at least one of the following categories within the topic of injury prevention: safety and quality, flow and efficiency, care coordination, patient experience, or cost consciousness. For more information on the IOY and past winners, please visit https://smhs.gwu.edu/urgentmatters/toolkit/award

Urgent Matters IOY Application

Submissions open June 1st, 2019! All submissions are due by September 15th, 2019.