Project ECHO

Project ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative online “telementoring” program that links medical experts with other providers across Alabama. The goal is to foster interactive collaboration in case-based learning to develop advanced skills and best practices, which improves patient care access, quality, and efficiency.

How It Works

Project ECHO uses videoconferencing technology to connect providers with content experts. Each “ECHO clinic” normally includes a brief, high-yield educational session, but most of the learning takes place during in-depth discussions of real-world cases submitted by ECHO participants. All participants contribute to the “all teach, all learn” discussion model, and clinical recommendations are shared. The videoconferencing software is provided at no cost, so all that’s needed is Internet access and a smartphone or computer with a webcam and microphone.

Want to know more about Project Echo? Watch the video below to see an example of how Project Echo works.

Project Echo from UAB Health System on Vimeo.

ECHO Schedule

Click on the green box below to register for any of the following sessions. After registering, you will receive a Zoom link for the session. Please direct any questions to Dr. Eric Wallace at elwallace@uabmc.edu.

Other Substance Use Disorders & Comprehensive Addiction Care

Stimulant Use Disorders
Date: June 1, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time
Provider: Dr. Leah Leisch, MD

HIV PrEP for PWID
Date: July 13, 2021
Time:12:00 PM Central Time
Provider: Dr. Ellen Eaton, MD

Alcohol Use Disorder Pharmacotherapy
Date: August 24, 2021
Time:12:00 PM Central Time
Provider: Dr. Leah Leisch, MD

Pain

Tapering Opioids in Patients with Chronic Pain
Date: June 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time
Presenter: Dr. Mark Bailey, MD

Neuropathy & Neuropathic Pain
Date: August 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time
Presenter: Dr. Mark Bailey, MD

Fibromyalgia
Date: October 19, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time
Presenter: Dr. Mark Bailey, MD

OUD Essentials

The other MOUDs: Methadone & Naltrexone
Date: July 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time
Presenter: Dr. Davis Bradford, MD

Special Populations

Treatment of HCV infection for people who use drugs
Date: September 21, 2021
Time:12:00 PM Central Time
Provider: Dr. Ellen Eaton, MD

Caring for patients with addiction & criminal justice involvement
Date: October 5, 2021
Time:12:00 PM Central Time
Provider: Dr. Davis Bradford, MD

Mental Health in Addiction & Chronic Pain

Suicide in Opioid Use Disorder
Date: June 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time
Presenter: Dr. Li Li, MD

Anxiety in Addiction
Date: November 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time
Presenter: Dr. Li Li, MD

 

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