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.

 

adult Psychiatry II

This 12-session ECHO series will cover the diagnosis, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological treatment of personality disorders, psychosis, schizophrenia, adult ADHD/ADD, and insomnia in a primary care setting.

Sessions for this cohort will occur on Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. from September 12 through December 5, 2019. 


Hepatitis C: Treatment and Elimination

This 16 session ECHO series will help build or improve systems of care that effectively treat hepatitis C in the primary care setting. Topics covered will include diagnosis, screening, and treatment of hepatitis B and C; assessing fibrosis and cirrhosis; recognizing liver-related complications; and designing a team-based care approach to hepatitis C treatment.

Sessions for this cohort will occur every other Thursday, 12 - 1 p.m. from October 17, 2019, through June 11, 2020.


SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS In Ambulatory Care

This 12 session ECHO series will help clinicians and their teams identify and treat substance use disorders in a primary care setting. It will explore topics such as buprenorphine and induction basics, assessing and treating co-occurring mental illness and SUD, and treating non-opioid substance use disorders.

Sessions for this cohort will occur on Tuesday, 12 - 1 p.m. from September 10 through December 3, 2019. 

 

 

 

Geriatrics Behavioral Health in an Age-Friendly Health System

This 12-session ECHO series will build the capacity of primary care clinicians and their teams to diagnose and treat common outpatient geriatric patient care issues such as dementia, depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain management, and mobility

Sessions for this cohort will occur on on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., from September 10, 2019 through March 24, 2020.


Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry

This 6-session program will build the capacity of dentists and their teams to increase responsible opioid prescribing. Topics covered will include the role of dentistry and dental prescribing in the opioid epidemic, alternatives to opioids, dental pain management of patients on medication assisted treatment for substance use disorder and more.

Sessions for this cohort will occur on on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., from September 19 through December 5, 2019.


Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care

This 12-session ECHO will build provider knowledge and systems capacity to treat addiction in hospital settings. Topics explored will include medications for opioid use disorder, including buprenorphine and methadone, managing active drug use in hospital care, harm reduction and overdose prevention, and trauma informed care.

Sessions for this cohort will occur on Wednesday, 12-1 p.m. from September 18 through December 11, 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.

 

600+

Participating Clinicians in Oregon

More than 550 Oregon clinicians have attended at least one ECHO program session. 

 

300+

Unique Sites in Oregon

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

 
 

3981+

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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