Project ECHO will link specialist teams at an academic “hub” with primary care clinicians in local communities – the “spokes” of the model. Together, you’ll participate in weekly teleECHO™ clinics that act like virtual grand rounds combined with mentoring and patient case presentations.

Our BMAT ECHO aims to improve access for patients suffering from OUD through a six-week series consisting of brief educational sessions followed by case presentations. 

Our initial topics will include:

  • Harm reduction
  • Introduction to OUD management
  • OUD during pregnancy
  • Common co-occurring diagnoses and their management
          -Infectious disease
          -Mental health 
  • How to manage an induction of buprenorphine in the outpatient setting 

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



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 specialist on buprenorphine medically assisted treatment
  • Followed by case presentations by a family medicine participant
  • Followed by interactive discussion between the specialist and family medicine  provider
  • CME or other educational credit is offered by the ETSU Office of CME

Didactic and discussion will focus on providing learning around medically assisted treatment, specifically addressing those providers who have or are interested in obtaining their waiver in order to prescribe buprenorphine. The goal is to increase the knowledge base and comfort level of family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners on treating opioid use disorder. 




Didactic & Topic

Case Presenter


SME Attending

December 16,2020


Ronald Cowan, MD

(OS)Michael Murphy, MD

Diagnosis and Assessment of Opioid Use

Sarah Bell MD

Keith McCowan

January 6, 2021 3:00-4:00pm Ronald Cowan, MD

Marthinus Zeeman, MD

Management of Opioid Intoxication 

Adam Naylor, Addiction Medicine *


Marthinus Zeeman, MD

January 20, 2021 3:00-4:00pm Ronald Cowan, MD


Management of Opioid Withdrawal


Marthinus Zeeman, MD

January 28, 2021 1:00-2:00pm Ronald Cowan, MD

Marthinus Zeeman, MD

Overview of Treatment of Opioid use Disorder

Scott Bell,MD Guest*

February 10, 2021 3:00-4:00pm Ronald Cowan, MD


Pharmacology Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder


Marthinus Zeeman, MD

February 18, 2021 1:00-2:00pm Ronald Cowan, MD

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Psychological Treatment of Opioid use Disorder

Sarah Bell, MD

February 24, 2021 3:00-4:00pm Ronald Cowan, MD


Medical and Psychiatric Conditions in Opioid use Disorder


Marthinus Zeeman, MD

March 3, 2021 3:00-4:00pm Ronald Cowan, MD


Pain and Opioid use Disorder


Marthinus Zeeman, MD




Case Presentation Request: 

Click here to download the UCH BMAT ECHO Case Presentation Form. After completing the form email to
Click here for information on receiving MOC part II credit for submitting a case.


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Case Submission Request: 

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