A New Norm for Health Care:

The First Convening of the Global ECHO Community

The ECHO model was created to break down the walls between specialty care and primary care. It is an innovative teaching tool that demonopolizes medical knowledge and allows patients to get the care they need, right where they live.

On September 11-13, 2014, the first convening of the Global ECHO community was held in Albuquerque, NM. This meeting brought together all of Project ECHO’s replication partners in the U.S. and globally, as well as government officials, other policymakers, health policy experts, and funders and philanthropists interested in maximizing the impact of the ECHO model.

Demonopolizing Medical Knowledge: Panel Discussion with Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Dr. Paul Katz, and Dr. Darrell Kirch
Hospice Care ECHO: ECHOTalk by Dr. Max Watson
Reaching a Billion Lives by 2025: Opening Speech by Dr. Sanjeev Arora
Interviews with Conference Participants

Thursday, September 11

Opening Address

8:30 AM -8:50 AM
Sanjeev Arora, MD. Director and Founder, Project ECHO-UNMHSC

Opening Remarks

8:50-9:00 AM
Paul Roth, MD, MS, FACEP. Chancellor for Health Sciences; Dean, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

Opening Address

9:00 AM-9:15 AM
Susana Martinez. Governor, State of New Mexico

ECHO Talks—Sound Waves from the Field

9:15 AM-10:00 AM
Kent Unruh, PhD. Research Scientist, University of Washington School of Medicine
Kevin Galloway. Director (Retired), Army Comprehensive Pain Management Program, Office of the Army Surgeon General
Sandy Root-Elledge. Interim Director, University of Wyoming, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Max Watson, MD. Medical Director, Northern Ireland Hospice

Panel: Force Multiplying: An Up-Close Perspective on ECHO from the Primary Care Teams Making it Happen

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
David Stevens, MD FAAFM (Moderator). Research Professor, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University, Milken Institute of Public Health
Nii Tetteh Addy, DO. Taddy Family Clinic-Carlsbad, NM
Laura Bush, FNP-BC. First Choice Community Health-Los Lunas, NM
Vanessa Jacobsohn, MD. First Choice Community Halth-South Valley, NM
Chris Ruge, FNP-BC. El Centro Family Health-Las Vegas, NM

Plenary Panel: Policy Landscape Creating the Conditions for Growth

11:15 AM-12:30 AM
Kavita Patel MD, MS (Moderator). Fellow and Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery, Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, The Brookings Institute
Madhu Agarwal, MD, MPH. Deputy Undersecretary for Health for Policy and Services, Veterans Health Administration
Sue Birch, MBA, BSN, RN. Executive Director, Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
Stephen Cha, MD, MHS. Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Carolyn Ingram, MBA. Senior Vice President, Center for Healthcare Strategies
Frederick Isasi, JD, MPH. Director of the Health Division, National Governors Association

Keynote Address

12:40 PM-1:00 PM
Nirav Shah, MD, MPH. Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Clinical Operations, Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region

Updates from the ECHO Institute: New Developments in IT Tools and Resources and the Replication of ECHO Around the World

1:50 PM-2:30 PM
Erika Harding, MA. Director of Replication Initiatives, Project ECHO
Bruce Struminger, MD. Associate Medical Director, Project ECHO

Plenary Panel: The “Meta” ECHO – What’s the Role for Big Data?

2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Glen Murata, MD (Moderator). Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Basit Chaudhry, MD, PhD. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tuple Health
Lynn Etheredge. Director, Rapid Learning Project
Jonathan White, MD. Director, Health Information Technology Portfolio Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Jennifer Wilson, MBA. Product Manager, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation

Working Groups

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Keynote Addresses

7:30 PM-8:30PM
David Barash, MD. Executive Director, Global Health Portfolio, Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation
Nancy Barrand, MPA. Senior Adviser for Program Development, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Lydia Guterman, MPH. Program Officer – Type 1 Diabetes, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Friday, September 12

ECHO Talks: Sound Waves from the Field

8:30 AM- 9:15 AM
Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH. Vice President and Division Head, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mark Masselli. Founder and CEO, Community Health Center, Inc.
Melissa Mattison, MD, SFHM, FACP. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Panel: State Perspective: Building Policy Champions

9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Rachel Mutrux (Moderator). Director, Missouri TeleHealth Network
Sue Wilson Beffort, New Mexico State Senate
Wayne Cooper, MD. Retired, Missouri House of Representatives
Diane Franklin. Missouri House of Representatives
Nancy Rodriguez. New Mexico State Senate
Luciano “Lucky” Varela. New Mexico House of Representatives

Plenary Panel: Demonopolizing Medical Knowledge: Panel Discussion with Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Dr. Paul Katz, and Dr. Darrell Kirch

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
David Sklar, MD (Moderator). Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Sanjeev Arora MD, FACP, FACG. Founder and Director, Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Paul Katz, MD. Dean, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Darrell Kirch, MD. President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges

Keynote Addresses

12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Pope Moseley, MD. University of New Mexico Distinguished Professor, Chair, Internal Medicine

Retta Ward, MPH. Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico State Department of Health

Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH. Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

ECHO Talks: Sound Waves from the Field

1:10 PM- 2:00 PM
Daniel Johnson, MD. Associate Chair, Pediatric Clinical Services; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics; Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Community Health Science, Urban Health Initiative; Director, ECHO-Chicago, University of Chicago Medicine

Evan Klass, MD, FACP. Associate Dean for Statewide Initiatives, Project Director, Project ECHO-Nevada, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Ramesh Sachdeva, MD, PhD, MBA, JD. Associate Executive Director; Medical Director, Quality Initiatives; Director, Department of Subspecialty Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics

Panel: Blazing the Trail: How ECHO Adopters are Kick Starting and Expanding their Work

1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Erika Harding, MA (Moderator). Director of Replication Initiatives, Project ECHO
Daren Anderson, MD. Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Community Health Center, Inc.
Jeffrey Beal, MD, AAHIVS. Principal Investigator and Clinical Director, Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center
Cate McClain, MD, PT. Director, Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD. Scientist and Pain Specialist, Toronto Rehab – University Health Network; Co-Chair and Evaluation Committee Lead Project ECHO Ontario

Panel: Funder Perspectives: Case Studies on Behavioral Health and Complex Diabetes

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Nancy Barrand, MPA (Moderator). Senior Adviser for Program Development,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Carolyn E. Berry, PhD. Associate Research Professor,
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University; Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
New York University School of Medicine
Matt Bouchonville, MD. Medical Director, Endo ECHO; Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Jennifer Edwards. Director of U.S. Developing Health, GE Foundation
Lydia Guterman. Program Officer – Type 1 Diabetes, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Miriam Komaromy, MD. Medical Director, Integrated Addictions and Psychiatry TeleECHO Clinic;
CO-Director, Complex Care Clinic; Associate Director, Project ECHO

Working Groups

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Saturday, September 13

9:00 AM-12:00PM

ECHO Replication Processes
iECHO / iHealth /ECHO Health Deep Dive
ECHO Care (model, tools, curriculum)
CHW Curricula – Diabetes, Addictions, Complex Care
Building Blocks of Big Data