Pediatric Growth & Endocrinology ECHO®

Providing free CME and convenient virtual learning to enhance your skills and knowledge!

What is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative project that uses a virtual model of health care delivery and education, by linking expert specialist at a “hub” with primary care providers in local communities “spokes.” Together, they participate in twice a month ECHO® clinics, which are virtual education sessions, combined with mentoring and patient case presentations. This is an educational approach that differs from telemedicine; as ECHO® clinics focus on tele-mentoring & education rather than direct clinical care.

How does ECHO work?

This project is designed to expand the capacity of primary care physicians to provide evidence-based, pediatric growth & endocrinology care in Georgia. Our lead faculty is Farah Khatoon, DO, MPH, a pediatric endocrinologist at Navicent Health–The Children’s Hospital in Macon, GA. This program offers a complimentary 1 hr. approved live CME  of didactic education per clinic (A maximum 6 Credits per learning session), and case-based learning in an effort to train & support community physicians with state-of-the-art virtual technology. Each 4 month learning session will feature 6 didactic clinics offered twice a month.

Why should practices consider ECHO?

Although children and youth represent one of the fastest growing populations affected by growth & endocrine problems, many communities have little or no access to pediatric endocrinologist. Using secure videoconferencing technology, the twice a month ECHO® clinic links specialist with community providers in a collaborative educational approach. The twice a month clinics include brief updates on pediatric growth & endocrinology topics as well as presentation of de-identified cases and recommendations.

Benefits to Practices

  • Complimentary CME  (Max 6 Credit Hours)
  • Convenient Virtual Learning
  • Access to Pediatric Endocrinologist

When will this be offered?

Dates Clinic Didactic Topic
April 20, 2017 1 ECHO Overview- Growth Surveillance/Evaluation
May 4, 2017 2 Short Stature & GH Deficiency
May 18, 2017 3 Turners & Noonan Syndromes
June 1, 2017 4 Down & Prader- Willi Syndromes
June 15, 2017 5 Assessing Pubertal Development
July 6, 2017 6 Communicating with Families & the Care Team

Spring Session:
All sessions are on Thursdays
3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time
2:00 – 3:00 pm Central Time
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mountain Time
12:00 – 1:00 pm Pacific Time

 

 

What Equipment do I need to participate in ECHO?

You will be able to participate and connect to the ECHO® clinic by phone (audio only) or by smartphone, tablet, or PC (video) by using Zoom™ Video Conferencing. If you choose to connect using Video conferencing, you will need a webcam. If you are in need of a webcam please let us know (the GA– AAP may be able to offer loaner webcams).

For more information, please contact

Kylia Crane, RDN, LD, Email: kcrane@gaaap.org, Phone: 404-881-5093

The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to offer continuing medical education to physicians.  The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

This Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program is brought to you by the American Academy of Pediatrics-supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

Content originally developed by the University ofNew Mexico ProjectECHO,adapted on 4/30/2015 by the Georgia Chapter– American Academy of Pediatrics.