The Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) offers an exciting "telementoring" program for NYS clinicians providing HIV/AIDS, STIs and Drug User Health clinical care. Using the ECHO™ model, CEI ECHO sessions will provide you a regular opportunity to discuss cases from your practice with experts in HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health (SH) and Drug User Health (DUH) prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Each session will also feature a short didactic presentation on a topic of interest.
You will 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, SH and Drug User Health 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 (ZOOM), it is different from telemedicine.
How to Participate
All NYS clinicians are welcome to participate. Space is limited to promote a high level of interaction among participants. There is no cost to join.
Please let us know by clicking on one of our upcoming ECHO session below or contact:
Mark.Stratton@mountsinai.org for questions about the HIV ECHO
Melinda_Godfrey@urmc.rochester.edu for questions about the Sexual Health ECHO
Angelica.Ramirez@mountsinai.org for questions about the Drug User Health ECHO
We're excited to be working with you!