Project ECHO will link specialist teams at an academic “hub” with primary care doctors, nurses and other clinicians to learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in local communities – the “spokes” of the model. Together, you’ll participate in monthly teleECHO clinics that act like virtual grand rounds combined mentoring and patient case presentations.

Our ECHO aims to improve medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. This ECHO series consist of brief educational sessions followed by case presentations.

Our topics will include:

  • Opioid Addiction and Treatment
  • Population Health
  • Integrated Care

 

Here’s a short Project ECHO overview video created by the program’s developers.

 

 

Date 

Time 

Facilitator 

Didactic & Topic 

January 28, 2021

1:00-2:00pm

Ronald Cowan, MD

Stephen Loyd, MD 

Management of Opioid Withdrawal

February 24, 2021

1:00-2:00pm

Ronald Cowan, MD

Marthinus Zeeman, MD

Alternative Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

March 3, 2021

12:00-1:00pm

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Ronald Cowan, MD

Pain and Opioid use Disorder

April 7, 2021

12:30-1:30pm

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Tiffany Wright, Executive Director of Quality, Patient Engagement, and Community Outreach

Population Health Management: The Benefits of integrating Various Technology Platforms into Your Practice

May 12, 2021

12:30-1:30pm

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Harcourt, LCSW Behavioral Health Supervisor

SBIRT Introduction: Screening and Brief Intervention (S,BI)

June 17, 2021

12:30-1:30pm Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Harcourt, LCSW Behavioral Health Supervisor

SBIRT and Opportunities for Broad Spectrum Collaboration; Brief Treatment (BT, and Referral to Treatment (RT)

July 14, 2021

12:30-1:30pm Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Tiffany Wright, Executive Director of Quality, Patient Engagement, and Community Outreach

Population Health Management: The Benefits of integrating Various Technology Platforms into Your Practice

August 19, 2021

12:30-1:30pm Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Psychological Treatment of Opioid use Disorder

September 15, 2021

12:30-1:30pm Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Harcourt, LCSW Behavioral Health Supervisor

Peer Recovery Support: An evidence-based  practice for treatment of substance use disorder

October 14, 2021

11:30am-12:30pm Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Stephen Loyd, MD 

Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal

November 17, 2021

12:30pm-1:30pm Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Tiffany Wright, Executive Director of Quality, Patient Engagement, and Community Outreach

Population Health Management: The Benefits of integrating Various Technology Platforms into Your Practice

December 22, 2021

12:30pm-1:30pm Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Harcourt, LCSW Behavioral Health Supervisor

SBIRT and Opportunities for Broad Spectrum Collaboration; Brief Treatment (BT) and Referral to Treatment (RT)

 

The regular interactive hub-spoke video conferences (Using simple video-conferencing software that can be used on any desktop computer or mobile device) will consist of:

  • Short didactic presentations by the topic specialist
  • Followed by case presentations
  • Followed by interactive discussion between the specialist, providers and other participants
  • CME or other educational credits is offered by UTHSC office of CME

Didactic and discussion will focus on providing learning on specific topics. The goal is to increase the knowledge base and comfort level of physicians, nurse practitioners, etc.

 

Case Presentation Request: 

Click here to download the UCH ECHO Case Presentation Form. After completing the form email to uch.projectecho@uthsc.edu

 

New User Registration: 

Click HERE to register now. 

 

Case Submission Request: 

Click HERE if you would like to be a case presenter.

 

Hub Team Contacts

 

Ronald Cowan, MD

Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Co-Director, Center for Addiction Science, College of Medicine

UCH Project ECHO Facilitator

Rcowan3@uthsc.edu

 

 

Marthinus Zeeman, MD

Assistant Professor, Addiction Medicine

UCH Subject Matter Expert (SME)

mzeeman@uthsc.edu

 

 

Melissa Baines, BSHCA

UCH Project Manager and ECHO Coordinator

Melissa.baines@uthsc.edu

Uch.projectecho@uthsc.edu

 

 

Adir Rovner

Manager, Information Systems and Support

UCH Project ECHO IT Support

Adir.rovner@uthsc.edu

 

Jeanette Brown

Director of Project Management

UPL- Champion

Jeanette.brown@uthsc.edu