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IUPUI ECHO Center invites you to join the Hepatitis C ECHO and the launch of the Cancer ECHO

IUPUI ECHO Center highlights two programs for healthcare professionals to join: Hepatitis C ECHO and Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO.

The IUPUI ECHO Center uses the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) model, a peer-to-peer, virtual learning collaborative to increase workforce capacity. Rather than moving patients, ECHO moves knowledge. By building interdisciplinary communities of practice and capitalizing on the use of case-based learning, ECHO helps more patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Participation in ECHO builds leaders who promote best-practices and look for solutions to address health disparities at the local level. Each session features a didactic presentation and a de-identified case presentation shared by a participating ECHO learner to gather recommendations on clinical care and resources to best serve their patients. Presenting a patient case during an ECHO may fulfill community education criteria and count towards your Community Based Bonus.

Two ECHO programs we would like to highlight: the Hepatitis C (HCV) ECHO and the Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO series.

Hepatitis C (HCV) ECHO

The Hepatitis C ECHO enters its sixth programming year and stands as the longest running ECHO program offered by the IUPUI ECHO Center. Sessions meet regularly on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT.

Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, peer recovery specialists, and case managers share best practices on how to collaboratively diagnosis, manage, treat patients with Hepatitis B & C, and to address social determinants of health. Each session contains a thirty-minute presentation on a timely topic and ends with real, de-identified patient case presentations.

Upcoming session topics include:

  • February 2: Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis
  • February 16: Hepatitis B & D Virology
  • March 2: Primary Care Approach to HCV Workup
  • March 16: Hepatitis C: A Protocol for Patient Education, Treatment, in the Primary Care Setting
  • April 6: Hepatitis Drug Interactions

Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO

The Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO returns for its fourth programming year on Tuesday, February 7. Sessions will meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT.

This ECHO focuses on providing equitable, up-to-date, evidence-based care to cancer patients. Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, and social workers gather to discuss best practices in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and more.

The first session will feature a panel of experts to discuss current cancer data. The panel includes:

  • Taylor Eisele, MPH| Cancer Epidemiologist | Indiana Department of Health: Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care, and Rural Health
  • Rachelle Anthony | Senior Manager, Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships | American Cancer Society
  • Mary Kelly, MS, RDN, CSO, CD | Pediatric Oncology Dietitian | Riley Hospital for Children
  • Brent Anderson, BA | Medical Practice Coach | Indiana Department of Health
  • Demarcus Sneed, MPH, CHES | Director | Indiana Cancer Consortium

Upcoming series topics include:

  • Psychosocial Health
  • Managing Cancer-Related Pain
  • Breast Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Lung Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • HPV-Related Cancers

To learn more or register for an ECHO scan the QR code or visit our website: https://fsph.iupui.edu/echo

If you have any questions, email our Assistant Director, Kaley Liang: [email protected]

Project ECHO is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world.

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