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.

 

 

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

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

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

July 14, 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) 

August 19, 2021

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

Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD

Psychological Treatment of Opioid use Disorder

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

Case Presentation Request: 

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

 

New User Registration: 

Click HERE to register now. 

 

Case Submission Request: 

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