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 Patti.Smith-Urie@uvm.edu clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to Jennifer.Kelly@uvmhealth.org
January 20, 2023 - June 16, 2023
This educational series starts on January 20th. Please register by January 6th.
This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
University of Vermont Project ECHO Bone Health Program Overview
Osteoporosis in Men (Ugis Gruntmanis, MD)
|February 17||Session 2|
Dental perspective on Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (Justin Hurlburt, DMD)
|March 17||Session 3|
Parathyroid disorders/bone health (Samantha Steinmetz-Wood, MD)
|April 21||Session 4|
Update on Vitamin D (David Felske, MD)
|May 19||Session 5|
Stress fractures (Ayesha Arif, MD)
|June 16||Session 6|
Metabolic Bone changes after bariatric surgery (Donald Skor, MD)