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MetaECHO 2016 Conference

Changing the World Together, Fast.

April 6-9, 2016 Albuquerque, New Mexico


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MetaECHO 2016 brought together Project ECHO’s global replication partners, providers and health policy experts, government officials, academic leaders, and funders – all committed to a collective goal of touching one billion lives by 2025.

Please see videos of conference speeches below:

  • Keynotes
    • Sanjeev Arora, MD, Director of Project ECHO, Opening Speech and the 10 Guiding Principles of the MetaECHO Movement
    • Deborah Elam, President, GE Foundation, Chief Diversity Officer, GE,  discussed “Building a World that Works Better”
    • Don Berwick, MD, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Sanjeev Arora, MD discuss the future of global healthcare in a moderated conversation with Susan Dentzer, President and CEO of The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
    • June Sivilli, Chief, Treatment Branch, Office of Demand Reduction, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Keynote Speech outlining current work being done to address substance use disorders in the United States
  • Popular TED-Style “ECHO Talks”
  • Panel Discussions
    • Making Medical Care a True Team Sport
      • Thomas Bodenheimer, MD-Center for Excellence in Primary Care (Moderator); Chris Ruge, FNP-ECHO Care, El Centro Family Health; Bob DeFelice-CEO, First Choice Community Healthcare; Roger Chaufournier-CEO, CSI Solutions, LLC
    • Confronting the Epidemic of Addiction
      • Susan Dentzer-President and CEO of The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (Moderator); Senator Jeff Bingaman (NM-Ret); Prabhat Chand, MD-NIMHANS; Kana Enomoto-Acting Director, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration; Penny Mills-President, American Society of Addiction Medicine; Miriam Komaromy, MD-Associate Director, ECHO Institute
    • Spurring a New Era in Cancer Care
      • Robert Winn, MD-Director, University of Illinois Cancer Center (Moderator); Ellen Baker, MD-Project ECHO, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Chris Carey, RN-Su Clinica; Patricia Mae Doykos, PhD-Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation; Fernanda Nozar, MD-Universidad de la Republica
    • Update from the ECHO Institute: ECHO System
    • Superhubs and the Vision to Touch 1 Billion
      • Erika Harding, MA–Director of Replication, ECHO Institute (Moderator); Kumud Rai, MD-ECHO India Trust; Sandy Root-Elledge, MA-Executive Director, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, University of Wyoming Project ECHO; Ramesh Sachdeva, MD-The American Academy of Pediatrics Project ECHO; Max Watson, MD-ECHO Northern Ireland


See the full list here.


Click here to see the MetaECHO 2016 Conference Agenda