The WRMSD Alliance of Organizations is hosting a Virtual Solutions Hack-a-Thon Challenge:

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Who Can Participate:

Innovative students that are currently enrolled in a higher education setting.  We are hoping to welcome those focused in:

Physical Therapy
Instructional DesignHealth/Fitness
Sports & FitnessHealth Administration

Participants will be asked for no more than 10 hours of online participation.  Each team will be comprised of students from different fields of study.

The Challenge to Solve:

For many sonographers, physicians, and other medical professionals performing ultrasound scans, pain is a daily reality.  Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) limit their ability to live productive lives and care for their patients.
During this virtual Solution Hack-a-Thon Challenge, you and your team will be empowered to explore, discuss, debate and brainstorm on ways to eliminate WRMSD once and for all.

The Grand Prize to Earn:

Each member of the team with the winning solution will receive a $550 USD cash prize and will be invited to participate in the upcoming 2021 WRMSD Design Summit.

Registration and Timeline:

November 2, 2020Registration opens here.  Please sign-up before December 9th, 2020.  Register early as participation will be limited.
December 14, 2020 to February 15, 2021 – Teams work at their own pace to complete and submit their presentation.  Team collaboration calls start December 28, 2020
March 1, 2020 – Winners announced.

Winner Selection Criteria, Rules & Fine Print:

  • Participation is open to residents/students of the US and Canada.
  • Participants will commit to no more than 10 hours and will participate online.
  • Each team will submit one presentation on their solution. Solutions cannot eliminate the need for an actual sonographer.  Presentations should not exceed 5 to 7 minutes in length.
  • Judges will be comprised of representatives from members of the WRMSD GC Alliance and industry-related partners.  Presentations will be judged for innovation, sustainability, scalability.
  • Each selected participant will receive a $25 USD VISA gift card
  • Full copy of the Official Rules and Guidelines are available here.


The WRMSD Grand Challenge Alliance of Organizations includes:

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine,  
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Inteleos,  
  • American Society of Echocardiography,
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission,  
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology,  
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography,  
  • Society for Vascular Ultrasound,
  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 

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