Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) links specialist teams at an academic “hub” with primary care doctors, nurses and other clinicians to provide the best possible 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 with mentoring and patient case presentations. A 2022 Project ECHO presentation schedule is provided below. 

Our ECHO team’s goals are to improve medical education and exponentially increase workforce capacity, resulting in best-practice specialty care and a reduction in health disparities. This ECHO series consists of brief educational sessions followed by case presentations.

Our topics will include:

  • Opioid Addiction and Treatment
  • Population Health
  • Integrated Care

The regular interactive hub-spoke video conferences include:

  • Short didactic presentations by the topic specialist
  • Case presentations
  • Interactive discussion between the specialist, providers and other participants

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.  CME or other educational credits are offered by the UTHSC office of CME.  Links are provided below for registration, case presentation and case submission.

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




Presenter + Didactic Topic 

January 19, 2022

12:00 -1:00 pm

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Paul Hill, MD

Chronic Pain and Addiction Medicine

February 16, 2022

12:00 -1:00 pm

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Harcourt, LCSW, Behavioral Health Supervisor

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

March 16, 2022

12:00 -1:00 pm

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Presenter TBD

Population Health Management Topic

April 20, 2022

12:00 -1:00pm

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Harcourt, LCSW Behavioral Health Supervisor

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

May 18, 2022

12:00 -1:00 pm

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Presenter TBD

Management of Opioid Withdrawal

June 20, 2022


12:00 -1:00 pm

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)


Case Presentation or Case Submission Information 

For details on case presentation or case submission,  email

New User Registration: 

Click HERE to register now. 


Hub Team Contacts

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

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


Adir Rovner

Manager, Information Systems and Support

UCH Project ECHO IT Support


Janessa Johnson

Project Coordinator, Project Management