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 Women's Health: Improving Care and Reducing Disparities

This tele-education series highlights best practices and evidence for improving the care women receive, focusing on common yet often challenging topics. The program identifies evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies, reviews emerging topics in this field, and highlights resources for patient care. This program is inclusive, and gender-affirming. Each virtual learning session will consist of a 25-30 minute didactic followed by case presentation(s), with ample time for questions and answers. 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 other participants. Target audience: A cohort of individuals or primary care practice teams, including family medicine, internal medicine adult primary care, and ob-gyn.

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

December 7, 2022 - May 17, 2023

Women's Health: Improving Care and Reducing Disparities

This educational series starts on December 7th.

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

University of Vermont Project ECHO Women's Health: Improving Care and Reducing Disparities Program Overview

Session Date

TeleECHO Session

Session Topic

Session Materials

December 7, 2022

Session 1

Contraception: Beyond the Basics (Lauren MacAfee, MD)

December 21, 2022Session 2Management of Abnormal PAP Testing and Persistent HPV Infection (Ellie Wegner, MD)Slides
January 4, 2023Session 3

Endometriosis/Pelvic Pain (Misty Blanchette Porter, MD)

January 18, 2023Session 4Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Jennifer Dundee, MD)Slides
February 1, 2023Session 5Preconception/Early Pregnancy (Justin D'Angelis, MD)Slides
February 15, 2023Session 6Management of Adnexal Masses (Charles Ashley, MD)Slides
March 1, 2023Session 7Evaluation and Management of Complicated Vulvovaginal Disorders (Tracey Maurer, MD)Slides
April 5, 2023Session 8Sexual Function/Libido (Jane Conolly, MD)Slides
April 19, 2023Session 9Menopause/Amenorrhea (Julia Johnson, MD)Slides
May 3, 2023Session 10High Risk Breast Cancer Screening (Kara Landry, MD)Slides
May 17, 2023Session 11Gender-based Violence/Trauma-informed care (Abigail Garrett, Kiona Heath and Anne Dougherty, MD)Slides


Project ECHO Women's Health: Improving Care and Reducing Disparities

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