University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO Bone Health

This 6-session series will discuss evidence-based care for bone health and the management of osteoporosis. The program will identify strategies, best practices, screening tools, resources, clinical pearls, and emerging topics in this field. Each tele-education session includes a brief didactic presentation followed by a case presentation and group discussion. Case presentations are generated from the participant cohort, allowing participants to bring forward their challenging situations to receive input and recommendations from faculty experts and from the group. The target audience for this Project ECHO series is primary care providers, nurses, rheumatologists, geriatricians, endocrinologists, gynecologists, and orthopedists throughout Vermont.

This program is offered at no cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health.

Participants can receive CME credits for each learning session attended. 

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to

January 20, 2023 - June 16, 2023

Bone Health


This educational series starts on January 20th.

This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment.  Registration period has closed.


University of Vermont Project ECHO Bone Health Program Overview



Session Date


TeleECHO Session


Session Topic


Session Materials

January 20

Session 1

Osteoporosis in Men (Ugis Gruntmanis, MD)

February 17Session 2

Dental perspective on Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (Justin Hurlburt, DMD)

March 17Session 3

Parathyroid disorders/bone health (Samantha Steinmetz-Wood, MD)

April 21Session 4

Update on Vitamin D (David Felske, MD)

May 19Session 5

Stress fractures (Ayesha Arif, MD)

June 16Session 6

Metabolic Bone changes after bariatric surgery (Donald Skor, MD)



Project ECHO Bone Health

2022-2023 Bone Helth Echo Flyer

Additional Resources