ACEP/EMF Corporate Council
Each year EMF partners with the ACEP to invite companies to participate in the Corporate Council. Businesses who join with an annual donation or sponsorship are invited to a summertime meeting with educational and networking opportunities. Attendees hear from EMF-funded researchers about their work and the value of supporting EMF. Grantee Dr. Arjun Venkatesh spoke at the 2016 Corporate Council Meeting.
In 2017, GE and EMF launched the Point of Care Research Challenge. This first-of-its-kind partnership was presented during the Corporate Council Meeeting. GE donated to EMF and awarded $350K to research that encouraged innovation in shock treatment using ultrasound and ventilator technology. Four awards of $50K were given with each awardee promoting their research concept via social media and at ACEP17 to win an additional grand prize of $150K.
EMF has an annual golf outing prior to the Corporate Council meeting.
"As a partner, EMF has been exemplary in its commitment to protect the scientific rigors necessary to conduct high quality research. They have provided creative ideas, taken multiple proactive initiatives and have been an absolute pleasure to work with.”
- Ashutosh Dhar, Sr. Director, Global Marketing, GE Point of Care Ultrasound
“We opted to work with GE Healthcare on identifying and supporting research on the intersection of shock and ultrasound because they are innovators capable of helping emergency physicians make significant strides in this area.”
- Hans House, MD FACEP, Past EMF Chair