Welcome to the Oregon ECHO Network

Connect and Learn

ECHO is an interactive educational and community-building experience that allows healthcare professionals throughout the state of Oregon to create a case-based learning environment through the convenience of video connection.

Click for Oregon ECHO Network's current programs or scroll down to learn more.

 
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How Does ECHO Work?

Oregon clinicians use videoconferencing to connect with specialists for multi-week interactive learning sessions. Expert presenters share their knowledge and clinicians bring their tough cases to get feedback from their peers and specialists. Past ECHO programs have covered Psychiatric Medication Management, Child Psychiatry, Liver Care,  and Addiction Medicine.

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Our Programs

 

If you are part of the Oregon healthcare workforce, take advantage of Oregon ECHO Network’s slate of currently available programs below.

 

EFFECTIVE SYSTEMS FOR TREATING ADDICTION IN PRIMARY CARE

This 12-session ECHO series will help clinical teams build or improve systems of care that effectively treat addiction in a primary care setting. Topics will include team-based approaches, best practices for exchanging health information, community referral pathways, workflows, and more.

Sessions for this cohort will occur on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 12-1 p.m from January 10 through June 27, 2019 . 


SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN HOSPITAL CARE

This 10-session ECHO series will help clinicians and hospital staff build or improve systems of care that effectively treat addiction in a hospital setting. Topics may include understanding substance use disorder; pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder; how to manage challenging behaviors including active use in the hospital; acute pain management; and more.

Sessions for this cohort will occur on Wednesday, 12-1 p.m. from January 9 through March 13, 2019. 

 

 

 

Dementia 360

This 10-session ECHO series will help clinical teams build or improve systems of care to effectively diagnose and treat dementia in the primary care setting. Sessions will explore types of dementia, assessment, working with families, elder abuse, and more.

Sessions for this cohort will occur on Wednesday, 12-1 p.m. from January 16 through March 20, 2019. 

NOTE: This program is currently full. However, if you would like to participate in this program, please do register as we are creating a wait list for interested participants.


SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN AMBULATORY CARE

This 12-session ECHO, funded by the SAMHSA State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant program, will look at topics ranging from buprenorphine basics and induction basics to assessing and treating co-occurring mental illness and OUD.

Sessions for this cohort will occur on Tuesday, 12-1 p.m. from January 8 through March 26, 2019. 

 

In Oregon and Around the World

The Project ECHO tele-mentoring education model was originally developed at University of New Mexico to build the capacity of primary care clinicians to manage health conditions that they typically refer to specialty care. Today, this model is also used to educate clinical teams and other participants on topics ranging from practice transformation to improving clinical workflows to training community health workers. The ECHO system is operating in more than 26 countries, covering more than 70 complex conditions and problems.

 

400+

Participating Clinicians in Oregon

More than 300 Oregon clinicians have attended at least one ECHO program session. 

 

240+

Unique Sites in Oregon

Clinics around the state from Tillamook to Ontario, Portland to Pendleton have gained expertise from attending ECHO programs.

 
 

1350+

Hours of CME awarded

Participants have earned continuing medical education credits and stayed up-to-date on the latest evidence-based treatment methods

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October 2017

"Very practical.  Both didactic presentation and case presentation included real life messy details."

- Addiction Medicine Participant

 

April 2018

"Relevant to my practice. High-yield topic."

- Adult Psychiatry Participant

 
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