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Emergency Medicine of the Future Demonstrated at ACEP17
“innovatED” to Feature Virtual Reality, New Areas on Palliative, Geriatric and Behavioral Health, Along with Other State-of-the Art Technology
Oct 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — The latest advancements in emergency medicine are on full display in the nation’s capital.  Demonstrations by more than 30 companies of cutting-edge technologies and devices are being featured this week in Washington, D.C., during the ACEP17 Scientific Assembly, where more than 6,000 emergency medicine professionals are discussing the preeminent issues in emergency medicine and participating in educational courses.  2017 innovatED is presented by Allergan and Janssen Cardiovascular.

“Emergency medicine is always forward-thinking when it comes to developing better, more advanced, more efficient ways to serve and treat the millions of patients we see each year,” says ACEP President Paul Kivela, MD, FACEP. “innovatED is the place to see the latest and greatest technology coming soon to an emergency department near you.”

This year’s exhibit will showcase virtual reality and augmented reality demonstrations and show how it is being applied to clinical training.  Media are invited to participate in these demonstrations.  If you’re interested, please email Mike Baldyga at 

The 2017 innovatED will also feature an area focused on advancements in behavioral and psychiatric emergencies.  Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, this area will showcase safe ways to stabilize mentally ill patients and how emergency physicians can develop long-term treatment plans for psychiatric patients.

In addition to the demonstrations of technology, we will also feature the incubatED pitch event competition! Startup companies from around the country will be here for a chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of healthcare and technology professionals, much like ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. The Medical Device Pitch Event will take place on Monday, October 30th (12pm-12:30 pm).  The Digital Health Pitch Event will take place on Tuesday, October 31st (12-12:30 pm).  Both pitch events will be in the Innovation Spotlight Theater.

Reporters can obtain credentials and access to the Exhibit Hall by coming to the ACEP Media Relations Office at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at WWC 141, on the street level of the convention center, beginning Saturday, October 28th. innovatED is open throughout ACEP17, from 9:30am to 3:30 pm Sunday, October 29th through Tuesday, October 31st.     

2017 innovatED Presenting Supporters


Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), is a bold, global pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals, devices and biologic products for patients around the world. Allergan markets leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women’s health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. Allergan is an industry leader in Open Science, the Company’s R&D model, which defines our approach to developing game-changing ideas and innovation for better patient care. This approach has led to Allergan building one of the broadest development pipelines in the industry.

Janssen Cardiovascular

Our vision is to improve the lives of the millions of people with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and to work tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. Every year, 19 million people around the world die from cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. This tremendous global burden compels us to develop new therapies that will change the face of these diseases and, ultimately, eliminate them. We focus on finding and developing truly transformational therapies that target underlying disease pathways, important pathways, and novel mechanisms of action. We have a very successful track record demonstrated by the development and recent successful launches of our products for the treatment of patients suffering from thrombosis and type 2 diabetes. And we continue to seek and develop the next generation of transformational cardiovascular and metabolic therapies.

2017 innovatED Participants

Advanced Recovery Systems

We are an integrated behavioral healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.


Allscripts - Driving smarter care, delivered with greater precision, for healthier patient populations worldwide. Learn more about our Sunrise™ Emergency Care solution at innovatED.

Appriss Health

Appriss Health provides the nation’s most comprehensive platform for identification, prevention and management of substance use disorder.  We provide state agencies with the most advanced repository of controlled substance dispensing data, and deliver real-time clinical decision support, critical insights and interventions to physicians, pharmacists, and care team members through millions of patients encounters each year. Our solutions enable providers, pharmacists, and care team members to assess and manage clinical risk to positively impact patient safety.

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) is an innovative collaboration that brings together a growing number of hospitals, health systems, and organizations. The GEDC, supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, believes geriatric emergency care can be adopted everywhere, without the need for construction of a new facility and builds upon decades of research, clinical enhancement programs, and educational initiatives to improve the care of older adults.

Attune Medical

Attune Medical is an emerging medical device manufacturer. The EnsoETM is a disposable device designed to achieve precise core temperature modulation using the esophageal space.


Founded in 1912, The Beck Group is a collaborative team of designers and builders, offering planning, architecture, interior design, construction and sustainability consulting. We create teams across all departments and areas of expertise to work on a common goal. We believe a better process and outcome result from working together.

BioDigital, Inc.

BioDigital is the leading developer of state-of-the-art 3D medical visualization software. Our flagship product, the BioDigital Human, is the world's first 3D virtual body.

BioSensics, LLC

BioSensics is a globally recognized leader in wearable movement sensors for healthcare, providing medical-grade sensor systems for point-of-care gait, balance, fall risk, and frailty assessment.

Bio-Signal Group Corp.

Bio-Signal is a neurodiagnostic company providing functional brain assessment anywhere, at any time, for everyone. Our microEEG® solution combines an FDA approved, clinical platform technology capable of recording electroencephalograms (EEG) that is fast, portable, and easy-to-use.

Bravado Health

Bravado Health is a leading provider of patient care management and business solutions for secondary care services—including hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, and retail health clinics. Bravado Health licenses and operates point-of-care software and hardware in health systems throughout the United States. Over 2,500 care providers in more than 200 healthcare facilities around the US rely on Bravado Health solutions.

BreakAway Games

BreakAway is a pioneer of the Games for Health initiative and develops educational, training and assessment products for domestic and international clients.

Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Alliance;

In 2007, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb entered into a worldwide collaboration to develop and commercialize apixaban, an oral anticoagulant discovered by Bristol-Myers Squibb.  This global alliance combines Bristol-Myers Squibb’s long-standing strengths in cardiovascular drug development and commercialization with Pfizer’s global scale and expertise in this field.

Butterfly Network

Butterfly Network® develops handheld semiconductor-based ultrasound systems. Butterfly Network’s first product, the Butterfly iQ™ for iPhone, is the world’s first personal ultrasound system. The Butterfly iQ supports cardiac, abdominal and superficial imaging with a single wideband transducer connected to your iPhone. Butterfly Network’s Ultrasound-on-a-Chip™ technology modernizes ultrasound by delivering unparalleled diagnostic versatility at a price any clinician can afford. Your visual stethoscope has arrived. The Butterfly iQ is currently undergoing premarket review by the FDA.

Collective Medical Technologies

Collective Medical Technologies (CMT) is the leader in collaborative care management and is dedicated to eliminating avoidable risk and friction from care delivery by closing the provider communication gaps that undermine patient care. CMT uses real-time data, risk analytics, notifications, and shared care guidelines to prompt and guide provider decision making. The result is a network of thousands of physicians, nurses, care coordinators, and others who collaborate to collectively deliver better care to patients in every setting. CMT’s Edie (aka Pre-Manage ED) is endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians, which ACEP believes will confer a significant benefit to its members and their patients.

Edwards Lifesciences

For over 40 years, Edwards Lifesciences has been helping clinicians make proactive clinical decisions, including identification of patients in various phases of sepsis. Edwards provides a choice of hemodynamic monitoring solutions, including the noninvasive ClearSight system that offer dynamic and flow-based parameters (cBP, SV, SVV) to help you detect sepsis early and guide treatment evaluation.

EmOpti, Inc.

EmOpti’s unique Command Center Medicine approach improves patient flow across Acute Care settings through meta-level oversight, predictive analytics, resource management and telemedicine interventions.


Ferno is the global leader in pre-hospital emergency care.  We provide solutions in more than 150 countries and have partnered with EMS professionals to create a new vision for the delivery of emergency care. Visit or call 877-733-0911 to learn more and help us transform emergency care.

Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

The Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) is a revolutionary new instrument, developed by Cambridge Health Alliance with support from This mental health screener is currently being tested for feasibility in the ED through a directed grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation.  Join us for a demo of this free, open source software application that assesses individuals for co-occurring disorders and matches them with services based on treatment needs.

Gaumard Scientific

Gaumard provides simulation solutions for health care education, offering maternal, neonatal, emergency, nursing, respiratory, and life support simulators and Tetherless “Care in Motion” simulation technology.


Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. We are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

HKS, Inc.

For 78 years, HKS’ culture has revered both invention and customer focus. Our worldwide network of architectural and engineering professionals operates from 24 offices, working seamlessly as one firm. HKS is ranked one of the largest healthcare architects in the world. The firm’s healthcare architecture experience includes over 4,000 unique projects totaling 446 million square feet that has received 255 design awards.

Our design process maximizes our clients’ facility assets, raises patient/staff satisfaction and helps improve patient outcomes. Utilizing operationally-based solutions to optimize workflow and streamline staff, we gather evidence on what works best and apply what we learn, practicing lean project delivery.

Inscope Medical Solutions

Inscope Medical develops and manufactures single-use direct and video laryngoscopes with integrated, controllable suction that improve the efficacy, speed, and safety of intubation.


iSimulate provides highly advanced simulation platforms for far less than the cost of traditional systems. We use the best of iPad technology to deliver medical simulation products like no other.

KARL STORZ Endoscopy

KARL STORZ offers more airway management and cross-specialty solutions than any other company, keeping with our philosophy “One Company, All Solutions.” We offer C-MAC® video laryngoscopes, flexible intubation video endoscopes, digital rhino laryngoscopes, optical stylets, and a video otoscope. Our platform is an invaluable addition to any Emergency Department.

MedStar Health, SiTEL

The Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL) is the education technology group of MedStar Health, a 10-hospital not-for-profit healthcare company serving the Baltimore and Washington DC region. SiTEL’s mission is to transform educational approaches in healthcare by developing 21st century training technologies with innovative educational approaches that are easily accessible.

Melinta Therapeutics

Melinta Therapeutics is dedicated to saving lives threatened by bacterial infections through the development and commercialization of novel antibiotics to provide new therapeutic solutions. We have an active research platform based on Nobel Prize-winning science and a powerful, proprietary drug discovery platform.

PerSys Medical

PerSys Medical is an EM company serving EMS, LE, Military, and Hospitals.  Our featured product is our IO device NIO. Semi-automatic single-use, cost effective, 5-year shelf life, 98% success rate.

PhysioWave, Inc.

PhysioWave has developed a rapid, non-invasive cardiovascular risk screening tool with applications in emergency and general medicine. 


RainDrop is an award-winning creative agency that specializes in VR/AR/MR, interactive 3D, mobile development, simulation and traditional 3D animations.  We make awesome!

Steelcase® Health

At Steelcase Health, we study the places that support health and then deliver insights, applications and solutions designed to create moments that can lead to change. Moments that enhance the well-being, empathy and connection of clinicians, patients and families. We believe in the power of place.


Stryker’s Medical division develops innovative medical equipment focused on improving outcomes for patients and caregivers.  We are focused on safety, prevention, and ease of use—bringing caregivers confidence and delivering proven outcomes.

Teleflex Medical Incorporated

Teleflex believes in improving the health and quality of people’s lives. We drive innovation with a purpose, delivering medical technology pioneered by clinicians dedicated to solving unmet clinical needs. Our vascular access and airway management solutions provide the opportunity to impact lives when seconds count.

Virtual Education Systems

Virtual Education Systems provides engaging, real-life, web-based and Virtual Reality patient experiences with the aim to increase competency and assist healthcare and emergency providers in reaching their full potential.

VITAS Healthcare 

VITAS® Healthcare lengthens the continuum of care and helps families cope with serious illness by providing palliative and hospice consults and care, medical equipment, medications and supplies. VITAS manages care transitions—hospital to home, curative to palliative, chronic to end-stage—by helping patients remain home in comfort and dignity.

2017 incubatED Sponsors


angelMD believes that connecting medical startups with physicians, investors, and industry professionals will drive the future of healthcare. This powerful crowdfunding platform allows physicians to invest in what they know by creating a platform that facilitates better outcomes. The company focuses on a three-step approach of Discover, Impact, and Invest. Physicians can learn more about angel investing, while staying on top of the latest healthcare innovations. Then, they have the opportunity to advise startups in their area of expertise. Finally, they can invest in startups via syndicates.

Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA)

EM residents and medical students - Your life has never been busier, but you’re driven by the need to help others – it’s why you do what you do. We get it because we’ve been there too.  You can rely on us to help you every step of the way, so you can easily find the resources, mentors, and connections you need to succeed. Why do we do it?  Because caring about others is who we are, and that means we care about you too. We are EMRA.

MedStar Institute for Innovation, MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system in the Maryland-Washington, D.C. region, and includes 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, multiple ambulatory care and urgent care centers, MedStar Health Research Institute and MedStar Institute for Innovation. MedStar Health is also the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University.

TMC Innovation Institute

The TMC Innovation Institute is shaping the future of health care by uniting promising innovators with the best minds in academia, science and medicine. 

Zoic Capital

Zoic Capital invests in early stage medical devices with short regularity approvals.  We are active in helping entrepreneurs build their companies from prototype to acquisition.

2017 incubatED Participants

Adroit Surgical

Adroit Surgical LLC has developed and patented a new lifesaving method for securing the airway in emergency situations.  Intubation made simple with the Vie Scope™.


Clusio is an app for clinician procedure tracking and clinical competency management that allows systems and groups real-time documentation of APP’s and Physician’s procedural skill.

Dock Technologies, Inc.

Dock helps acute care teams quickly navigate time-critical cases by providing a visual reminder of time elapsed with patient-worn timebands to anchor perception of time.

EM Device Lab, Inc.

Our company's mission is to cultivate physician ingenuity into novel products that save healthcare dollars and improve patient and doctor experience with common procedures.


EvidenceCare is a clinical decision support platform designed by physicians to maximize time spent at the bedside by enhancing workflow and improving patient care.


FOAMbase is a CME platform that allows you to obtain CME from many of your favorite FOAMed sites.

Forest Devices

Forest Devices is the developer of AlphaStroke, a novel medical device designed to assist prehospital providers in the early detection of stroke while operating in the field. 

HealtheMedRecord, LLC

HealtheMedRecord is a HIPAA-secure cloud-based advance care planning platform designed by emergency physicians to ensure that patients' end-of-life wishes are honored during transitions in care. 

InnoVital Systems, Inc.

InnoVital Systems is developing assist devices for emergency procedures—e.g., cricothyrotomy, thoracostomy, and venous access—performed in challenging battlefield, pre-hospital and ER environments.

IntuiTap Medical, Inc.

IntuiTap eliminates the guesswork from spinal punctures by providing physicians with a real-time map of the underlying vertebrae coupled with needle guidance.

Kinnos, Inc.

Kinnos raises the standard of infection prevention by increasing visibility, coverage, and compliance of disinfectants to protect lives.

M.H. Moustafa Consulting, Inc.

WoundZipper®: The fast, easy and painless way to repair a wound.  US Patent 9,486,217

MedCognition, Inc.

MedCognition, Inc is a pre-revenue corporation established in August of 2016 with the mission of creating greater access to high fidelity medical simulation. Today, there exists a gap: Too many healthcare providers do not have access to high fidelity medical simulation due to the expense, lack of portability and poor realism present in today’s simulators. We address this gap by presenting an affordable, portable and realistic patient simulator: the PerSim™.

Multisensor Diagnostics, LLC

Multisensor Diagnostics’ MouthLab is a rapid medical assessment device that non-invasively measures more than 10 vital health parameters in less than a minute. 


SimJim is a collection of web-based applications designed to bring the simulation lab to the web browser. Online tools for medical education and simulation, with a focus on emergency care. The company has been self-funded and is pre-revenue. After 3 years in development, the SimJim interactive case simulator is ready to launch publicly. The product is an online, non-linear case simulator with authoring tools built-in. Cases are extensively customizable, shareable across authors, and can be designed for both novice and advanced learners.

ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.