Vote for the 2021 EM Innovation of the Year!

Cast Your Vote for the 2021 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award!


Telemedicine 911

An innovation that would revolutionize the way 911 could be activated

Team Lead / Presenter: Alexander Chiu

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: Air Visits New Bridge Medical Center

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

ALiEM Connect - Nationwide EM Grand Rounds

A nationwide academic conference experience that connects residency programs across the US, bringing them all the best speakers in the country.

Team Lead / Presenter: Christian Rose

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: Stanford University / University of California, San Francisco


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

The Covid Intubation Arch

"An innovation that facilitates efficient intubation, or cricothyrotomy, without the rigidity or restrictions created by the intubation plexiglass box."

Team Lead / Presenter: Lisa Goldberg

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: Tucson Medical Center

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

Med Sim Studio

A software platform that allows a simulation operator to provide real-time simulation of a vital sign monitor, stimulus library (dozens of ECGs, ultrasounds, CT scans, XRs, etc.), time-stamped action log, and assessment tools.

Team Lead / Presenter: Adam Blumenberg

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: Columbia University Medical Center

Negative pressure procedural tent to protect healthcare workers and benefit patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

A portable negative pressure patient enclosure to facilitate delivery of care and better protect healthcare workers.

Team Lead / Presenter: Nathan Haas

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: University of Michigan

Web-based Adventure for Retrieval Practice (WARP) Format

A “Choose your Own Adventure”-style teaching format to help overcome barriers of discussion in virtual settings and encourage the “retrieval practice.”

Team Lead / Presenter: Jon Smart

Home Institution / Hospital Associated: University of California - Irvine (UCI)

The Virtual Resus 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

Cast Your Vote for the 2021 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award!