GE/EMF POC Challenge

THE GE/EMF POINT OF CARE CHALLENGE (GE/EMF POC Challenge) has concluded, and a grand prize winner has been selected. Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Broder of Duke University for his proposal '3D Augmented Ultrasound for Identification of Abdominal/Pelvic Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock.'

How To Win The 2017 GE/EMF POC Challenge

The 2017 GE/EMF POC Challenge is a $500,000 USD (in cash and equipment value) global competition to develop breakthrough applications of ultrasound at the point of care (POCUS), in the care of patients in Shock and/or Trauma, or to improve the use of ventilator technology.

We are looking for proposals which:

Use or apply Ultrasound and/or respiratory ventilators

Provide a clinically relevant solution to address shock or ventilatory support

Prove an advanced degree of scientific rigor

Win a social media-supported peer voting contest

Challenge Timeline

Here are key dates of the 2017 GE/EMF POC Challenge.
Click each item to learn more about the corresponding milestone.

June 25

Challenge Launched

August 31

Submissions Deadline

September 30

Finalists Announced

October 26

ACEP Show Presentations

November 8

Challenge Winner Announced

Selection Process

Once your proposal is received, it will go through the following process:


Each application will be reviewed and judged on a set of criteria developed by emergency and critical care physicians actively involved in basic science and clinical research.

Finalists Selected

Four finalists will be selected by the ACEP Scientific Research Committee to receive $50,000 USD in funding plus GE’s POCUS or Ventilator equipment.

Winner Selected

ACEP community members will vote on the most innovative research proposal. The finalist with the most votes will receive an additional $150,000 USD in research funding.


We are here to guide you every step of the way through this process.
Should you have additional queries, please contact Ashutosh Dhar [ashutosh(dot)dhar(at)ge(dot)com] and/or Cynthia Singh [csingh(at)acep(dot)org].

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