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MetaECHO 2017 brought together over 650 health policy experts, government officials, academic leaders, funders, and Project ECHO’s global replication partners – all committed to a collective goal of touching one billion lives by 2025. The four-day conference embraced the infinite possibilities of the global ECHO movement across healthcare and beyond.  Please join us for the next MetaECHO Conference in the Spring of 2019.


2017 Welcome and Opening Session


2017  ECHO Talks


2017 Panel Discussions

Mobilizing the ECHO Model in Cancer

  • Dr. Patricia Doykos (Moderator)–Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
  • Dr. Roopa Hariprasad- Scientist-D, Division of Clinical Oncology, National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR)
  • Dr. Brenda Kostelecky- Lead for Cancer Control Planning and Policy at the National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health
  • Dr. Kathleen Schmeler- Associate Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine and the Director of the colposcopy clinics at MD Anderson Cancer Center and their partner public institution, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital
  • Dr. Richard Wender- Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society

Parent, Patient, Provider: A Conversation on Type 1 Diabetes

  • Susan Dentzer (Moderator)- President & CEO, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
  • David Panzirer- Trustee, The Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Neeluu Finley- Physician Assistant, Roosevelt General Hospital
  • Kaycee May- Patient

The ECHO Model for Education: Reaching Learning Communities on a Global Scale

  • Sandy Root-Elledge (Moderator)- Executive Director, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming, College of Health Sciences
  • Brent Bacon- Chief Academic Officer, Wyoming Department of Education
  • Canyon Hardesty- Director of Community Education, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming, College of Health Sciences
  • Peggy Monteith- Director Student Support Services, Pack County School District #6, Cody, WY
  • Anuradha Rai- Ambience Public School, New Delhi, India

What Does Value-Based Care Mean for ECHO?

  • Susan Dentzer (Moderator)- President & CEO, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
  • Dr. Daniel Crowe- Senior Medical Director-Adults, Superior HealthPlan
  • Dr. Michael Hasselberg- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Robert Krebbs- Director of Payment Innovation, Anthem
  • Dr. John “Fred” Thomas- Executive Director, ECHO Colorado

Guidelines, Best Practices, and Pain Management: How ECHO Pain Clinics Influenced Providers in the US Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense

  • Dr. Joanna Katzman (Moderator)- Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Director UNM Hospital Pain Center
  • Captain Tony Satterfield- Program Management Officer Telehealth and Telementoring, Defense Health Agency
  • Dr. Joseph W. Frank-Physician, Veterans Administration Eastern Colorado Health Care Systems

At the Front Lines of Care: Growing Community Health Center Participation in ECHO

  • Craig Kennedy (Moderator)- Executive Director, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
  • Dr. David Johnson- Medical Director, First Nations Community Healthsource
  • Dr. Judith Steinberg- Chief Medical Officer, Health Resources & Services Administration
  • Dr. Mike Witte- Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, California Primary Care Association

Using ECHO to Scale Up the US Response to the Opioid Epidemic

  • Dr. Miriam Komaromy (Moderator)–Associate Director, ECHO Institute
  • Dr. Charity Holder- Physician, Cherokee Nation Health Center
  • Dr. Kim Johnson- Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Peter Selby- Chief of Primary Care, Director of Medical Education, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Growing Successful ECHOs

  • Dr. Karla Thornton (Moderator)–Associate Director, ECHO Institute
  • Dr. Terry Box- Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah
  • Dr. Daniel Johnson-Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Evan Klass-Statewide Initiatives Director, Project ECHO Nevada-University of Nevada
  • Dr. John Scott-Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Telehealth, University of Washington


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