ECHO MS increases the capacity of neurologists and other healthcare providers to diagnose and manage individuals with multiple sclerosis. This CME program follows Project ECHO’s evidence-based tele-mentoring model and establishes a peer-to-peer knowledge sharing network. Each ECHO MS session features a brief didactic and two case discussions. The goal of ECHO MS is to improve overall health outcomes for individuals with MS.
ECHO MS: Care Essentials (adult neurology)
ECHO MS: Care Essentials provides 12 CMEs and is a dynamic professional learning community for neurologists and other healthcare providers. The next cohort begins in September and ends in March. The 60 minute virtual sessions take place twice a month and meet during the lunch hour. A Hub Team of experts review relevant MS information and participants present cases for discussion. The result is a high-yield learning experience that promotes collaboration between academic MS centers and general neurology providers.
Hubs and Schedule:
- Eastern Hub – Duke University Medical Center MS Center
- 2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET | Sept. 26, 2023 – Mar. 26, 2024 (12 CME)
- Central Hub – The John L. Trotter MS Center at the Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine
- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CT | Sept. 27, 2023 – Mar. 27, 2024 (12 CME)
- Mountain Hub – Rocky Mountain MS Center at the University of Colorado
- 1st & 3rd Thursdays | 12:00 – 1:00 PM MT | Sept. 21, 2023 – Mar. 7, 2024 (12 CME)
- Pacific Hub – University of Washington Medicine MS Center
- 1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT | Sept. 19, 2023 – Mar. 19, 2024 (12 CME)
ECHO MS: Learning Network
ECHO MS: Learning Network is an ongoing, bi-monthly professional learning community for general neurologists and other MS healthcare providers. It is encouraged for individuals to complete ECHO MS: Care Essentials prior to entering the Learning Network. These 60 minute virtual sessions are 1 CME each. Multiple sclerosis experts present didactics and participants have the option to present cases for discussion. The result is a high-yield learning experience that promotes collaboration between academic MS centers and general neurology providers.
The Learning Network starts October 2023 (exact dates/times TBD). Email email@example.com
to join the interest list.
ECHO MS: International Pediatric
The ECHO MS: International Pediatric program is designed to foster international collaboration and increase expertise in pediatric MS and related demyelinating disease. During each ECHO session, the expert hub panel will lead participants in didactic and case-based discussions on a range of topics, including mood and cognition, safety and monitoring of disease modifying therapies, and wellness as a therapeutic strategy. Three 90-minute sessions will be held in 2023 in April, June, and September. Physicians treating multiple sclerosis and related demyelinating disease in the pediatric population are invited to join. Participants can earn up to 4.5 CME.
- Mental Health and Cognition: Monday, April 17, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
- Safety and Monitoring of Disease Modifying Therapies: June 26, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET
- Wellness as a Therapeutic Strategy: September 11, 2023
More Information and Registration
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:
- 84% say participating in ECHO MS has increased their ability to diagnose MS in a timely manner
- 98% say participating in ECHO MS has increased their knowledge of and about patient resources
- 100% of ECHO MS participants indicated at least one change they will make in their diagnosis and/or treatment of people with MS
- 100% of ECHO MS participants indicated they would recommend ECHO MS to their colleagues
Read our published report here
on how we used the Project ECHO model to rapidly share knowledge between MS providers during COVID-19.
The Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) movement engages healthcare professionals in 40 countries through over 900 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.
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: EMD Serono.
Continuing Medical Education Units are accredited by the Consortium of MS Centers.
Hope Nearhood, MPH, PMP
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Director, Clinical Training & Education