The Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) movement engages healthcare professionals in 40 countries through over 800 programs worldwide. Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities.
The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams (hubs) who use video conferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, general neurologists, advanced practice providers, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.
ECHO MS increases the capacity of neurologists to diagnose and manage patients with multiple sclerosis. The program establishes an innovative peer-to-peer professional knowledge sharing network through a six month 12 CME cohort. Participants join an interactive video conference facilitated by one of three hub sites.
The ECHO MS hubs are based at the following locations:
- Eastern Hub – Duke University Medical Center MS Center
- View the Eastern Hub Participant Welcome Guide here
- Central Hub – The John L. Trotter MS Center at the Washington University St.Louis School of Medicine
- View the Central Hub Participant Welcome Guide here
- Pacific Hub – University of Washington Medicine MS Center
- View the Pacific Hub Participant Welcome Guide here
The next ECHO MS cohort will begin in September 2021.
View ECHO MS curriculum topics >
View the ECHO MS Pre-Cohort Survey Results >
The Society invites you to join Project ECHO’s global movement and the ECHO MS initiative.
Healthcare Professionals interested in ECHO MS may click here:
Read our published report here on how we used the Project ECHO model to rapidly share knowledge between MS providers during COVID-19.
Learn more about the format and flow of ECHO on the Project ECHO | The University of New Mexico website, or watch the animated introduction video below.
Thank you to the National MS Society’s Project ECHO MS corporate supporters: Biogen, EMD Serono, and Genentech.
Continuing Medical Education Units are accredited by the Consortium of MS Centers.
Darren Ball, M.Ed.
Senior Manager, Professional Workforce Development
Phone: 800-344-4867 ext. 57043