Upcoming Immersion TrainingsUniversity of New Mexico ECHO Institute (Albuquerque, NM)
- Cancer Collaborative Call
Monthly call to discuss program challenges and solutions, as well as joint grant and research opportunities for ECHO Cancer partners. Partners will have the opportunity to present their ECHO as a case to the network to learn best practices in the intricacies of operating an ECHO hub in the cancer space. Visiting presenters will be invited to speak on varying topics related to ECHO Cancer.
Upcoming Dates: (from 8:00am-9:00am MT)
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
For questions or to be added to the Cancer Collaborative Call list, email Lucca Cirolia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Develop Cancer Expertise By Using Project ECHO in the Following Areas:
Learn More About Project ECHO
- Attend Introduction: Join us for a 90 minute ECHO Introduction videoconference to learn more about the ECHO model (held monthly).
- Become an ECHO Partner: Learn how to Start an ECHO and attend ECHO Immersion (a free, three day on-site training at the ECHO Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.)
Read More About the Effectiveness of ECHO for Cancer
- Retention of Knowledge Levels of Health Care Providers in Cancer Screening Through Telementoring, Journal of Global Oncology, 2018
- Quality medical care in rural communities is out of reach for millions, The Hill, 2018
- Project ECHO: An Effective Means of Increasing Palliative Care Capacity, American Journal of Managed Care; Evidence Based Oncology, 2017
- Building Virtual Communities of Practice for Health, The Lancet, 2017
- Ensuring Equitable Cancer Care for All Patients, The ASCO Post, 2017
- Project ECHO: A Telementoring Program for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Low-resource Settings, Journal of Global Oncology ePub, 2016
- Review additional research on the ECHO model here.
- SAVE THE DATE for the next MetaECHO, March 13-26, 2019
- 2014 MetaECHO: Project ECHO: Cervical Cancer Prevention – Sound Waves from the Field
Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH, Vice President of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
MD Anderson Cancer Center Project ECHO Superhub
- 2017 MetaECHO: Project ECHO: Mobilizing the ECHO Model in Cancer
Moderator: Patti Doykos, PhD, Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Panelists: Roopa Hariprasad, MD, Scientist-D, Division of Clinical Oncology, National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR)
Brenda Kostelecky, PhD, Lead for Cancer Control Planning and Policy at the National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health
Kathleen Schmeler, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, Director of the colposcopy clinics at MD Anderson Cancer Center and LBJ Hospital
Richard Wender, MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society
Revolutionizing Cancer Care Delivery
Despite a dramatic increase in innovation, treatments and best practices to improve cancer care, cancer disparities are increasing. Over 90% of medical oncologists practice in urban areas, leaving rural communities without the capacity to screen, diagnose and treat patients with cancer, many of whom are diagnosed at later and less treatable stages. Nowhere is this problem more evident than in rural America. For all five leading causes of death in the United States — heart disease, stroke, cancer, unintentional injury and chronic lower respiratory disease — rural areas have higher mortality rates than cities and suburbs. The mortality gap in cancer is especially stark — people in nonmetropolitan counties are more likely to die from cancer than their urban and suburban counterparts even though they have lower rates of diagnosis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported. And that gap is widening. The ECHO model delivers specialty expertise to under-served areas by using case based learning to build local capacity, providing communities with the tools needed to deliver care comparable to that of academic specialists. The platform can amplify the work of your organization to share best practices and increase provider satisfaction, self-efficacy, and capacity to decrease cancer disparities globally.
Read Dr. Arora’s recent article: Quality medical care in rural communities is out of reach for millions