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 Lyme Disease and Tick-borne Illness
This program will highlight best practices and evidence-based care for treating patients with exposure to ticks, and associated illnesses, with a focus on Lyme disease. The program will identify strategies, screening tools, resources, and emerging
topics in this field. The intended audience is a cohort of individuals or practice teams, including family medicine, and internal medicine 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. A limited number of practice-level stipends are available
for participating practice teams. Please see the practice stipend application for details.
General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to Elizabeth.Cote@uvm.edu, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to Mark.Pasanen@uvm.edu
May 17, 2019 - October 25, 2019 Project ECHO Lyme Disease and Tick-borne Illness series
This educational series starts on May 17th. Please register by May 3rd.
This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
Practice-Level Stipend Application
University of Vermont Project ECHO Lyme Disease and Tick-borne Illness Overview
|Session Date||TeleECHO Session Topic|
Project ECHO Orientation
Anatomy of teleECHO Session
Case Presentation Templates
|6/21/2019||Early localized Lyme diagnosis, treatment, and interpreting tests||Session Slides|
|7/19/2019||Early disseminated and late Lyme diagnosis and treatment (cardiac, rheumatologic, neurologic)||Session Slides|
|8/16/2019||Chronic Lyme Disease||Session Slides|
|10/25/2019||Other tick-borne diseases (babesiosis, etc.)||Session Slides|