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Project ECHO


The Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) offers an exciting new "telementoring" program for providers of HIV/AIDS clinical care. Using the ECHO™ model, the HIV ECHO Sessions will provide you with a regular opportunity to discuss cases from your practice with experts in HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Each session will also feature a short didactic presentation on a topic of interest to you. The result? You’ll be more educated and more confident in dealing with a wide variety of clinical situations, and will become more connected to other clinicians who provide HIV/AIDS care.

How does it work? Through monthly teleconferences, ECHO links expert specialist teams at an academic "hub" with clinicians in local practice settings, known as “spokes” in the model. Together, they develop a learning community where the spokes receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Spokes are encouraged to send in real cases (de-identified) for discussion. Although the ECHO model makes use of video conferencing technology, it is different from telemedicine.

HIV ECHO will be held the 1st Wednesday of every month from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

For more information contact Robert Walsh at or 212-636-1315.


2017 Schedule
January 4th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: Testing, Treatment, and Prevention: The Clinician’s Role in Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State
February 1th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: The Role of the Primary Care Clinician in HIV Care
March 1th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: Intro to HIV Psychiatry
April 5th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: The Basics of ARV Drug Intervention
May 3th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: HIV and Aging
June 7th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: Smoking Cessation and HIV
August 2th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: Medical Marijuana and HIV
September 6th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
October 4th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders: Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Diagnosis
November 1th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: Strategies for engaging and retaining adolescents and young adults in HIV Care
December 6th, 2017 CEI HIV ECHO: Interactions Between ARVs and Recreational Drugs
January 3th, 2018 CEI HIV ECHO: HIV Opiate/Pain Management Strategies
February 7th, 2018 CEI HIV ECHO: HIV Drug Resistance Interpreting Assays
March 7th, 2018 CEI HIV ECHO: PrEP and Women
April 4th, 2018 CEI HIV ECHO: STD's
May 2th, 2018 CEI HIV ECHO: Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection
June 6th, 2018 CEI HIV ECHO: Acute HIV Infection