1. When do Weitzman ECHO sessions occur?
- Project ECHO Pain is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 11:30AM to 1PM ET.
- Project ECHO Buprenorphine is offered at two times: on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:30PM to 2:30PM ET or on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:00PM to 4:30PM ET.
- Project ECHO Hepatitis C/HIV is held every Friday from 12:30PM to 2:00PM ET.
- Project ECHO Complex Care Management is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10:30AM to 12:30PM ET.
- Project ECHO Complex Integrated Pediatrics is held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET.
2. Do you offer alternative days and times for health centers that are unable to join the listed times?
Clinic times follow an established schedule, but we do offer flexibility for participation. To join a clinic, we ask that each health center has one designated participant join at least 75% of the live sessions. Other providers from that health center are welcome to watch all recorded sessions and drop-in as needed to present cases. We are always listening to the needs of health centers and providers, and may add additional clinics and times or change our clinic schedules based on your feedback.
3. Who should join Weitzman ECHO?
Weitzman ECHO clinics promote integrated, team-based care and most clinics have didactic topics relevant to both medical and behavioral health. Medical and behavioral health providers and other care team members such as nurses and MAs are highly encouraged to join Weitzman ECHO Pain, Buprenorphine, and Pediatric and Adolescent Behavioral Health. Weitzman ECHO Hepatitis C/HIV is designed for medical providers managing the care of patients with these conditions. Weitzman ECHO Complex Care Management provides support to nurses.
4. Am I able to join a clinic that is already in progress? Do you have specific start dates for your clinics?
Health centers are always welcome to join our clinics on a rolling basis. We do not consider our clinics to have specific “start” and “end” dates. Each didactic curriculum is repeated annually, so new participants have the opportunity to review every topic.
5. I am not sure if I have any patients to present in a clinic. Can I still join?
Weitzman ECHO is a case-based learning program and cases form the foundation of each session, so we do ask each participant to present at least two cases during the program. Through this learning model, however, you will still learn and benefit from other presented cases if you do not present. We ask that you keep an open mind and present a case if an appropriate one becomes available. We are happy to work with you to determine if you have a suitable case to present.
6. How do we attend sessions?
Weitzman ECHO sessions are held virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing. Access is available on any computer with an internet connection, phone (audio only), smartphone, and room conference systems such as Polycom. In the event that your organization’s internet may block Zoom software, we will work with your IT department on your behalf to have it allowed.
7. Do we need to buy any special equipment to join the videoconference?
No. Zoom sessions are accessible via any computer with an internet connection, phone, and smartphone. We encourage the use of a webcam to foster a strong community, but this is fully optional if you do not have one available.
Additional questions? Please contact Ariel Porto, Program Coordinator, at [email protected].