Would you like to treat more complex conditions in your primary care practice?

Discover how you can at NJAFP’s ECHO Sunday.

Submit Your Case for Thyroid Disorders

Submit Your Case for HCV

JAFP is excited to bring a sample of Robert Wood Johnson Partner’s new Project ECHO sessions to NJAFP’s ECHO Sunday to help you discover how you can to treat more patients with complex conditions in your practice. Project ECHO is a videoconference-based educational collaborative among multidisciplinary medical specialists and primary care providers who want to bring the ability to treat complex conditions to the forefront of primary care. You can join the ECHO Sunday session(s) in-person or connect with the group from your personal computer or device. CME credit is available.

SU3: COMPLEX ENDO ECHO – THYROID DISORDER FOCUS, 11 a.m.

Specialist Panel: Louis F. Amorosa, MD, endocrinologist; Jackie Plick, APN, certified diabetes educator; Steve Schneider, MD, endocrinologist; Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, pharmacist; and Laura Montenegro, MSW, licensed social worker.

Collaborate with your peers and a multidisciplinary panel of endocrinology specialists on complex thyroid cases for up-to-date, evidence-based information and actionable recommendations relevant to the primary care setting.  Take part in the national medical movement during this interactive session!  

Register here

SU4: SAFE ZONE: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH HCV, 12 p.m.

Specialist Panel: Vinod Rustgi, MD, MBA, Heptalogist and Gastrointerologist; Ann Hirschman, RN-C, FNP, MPH, Nurse Family Practitioner; and Laura Montenegro, MSW, licensed social worker.

Dr. Rustgi is a national leader in the field and heads the upcoming NJ-based HCV ECHO Hub. Co-infection of HIV and HCV is an ongoing public health issue with significant clinical implications. There is a lack of awareness on the part of physicians and patients on the need for HCV screening, and as a result, has implications for the spread of the infection. 

Collaborate with your peers and a multidisciplinary panel of specialists on HCV cases for up-to-date, evidence-based information and actionable recommendations relevant to the primary care setting.  Take part in the national medical movement during this interactive session!  

And stick around to get the scoop on the ECHO/NJAFP collaboration to form a HCV ECHO.

Register here

Here is how to participate:

  1. Register for the Conference
  2. Submit a case (optional)
    1. Submit a case for the Thyroid ECHO Session (Sunday, 11am-Noon)
    2. Submit a case for the Hepatitis C ECHO Session (Sunday, Noon-1pm)
  3. Attend the ECHO session (in-person or virtually)
    1. Two cases will be presented in the session
    2. A panel of multidisciplinary specialists will share up-to-date, evidence-based information related to the case and relevant for family physicians.
    3. The specialists will collaborate with the attendees to address the case presenter’s main treatment questions/concerns.
    4. The entire group will receive actionable recommendations for treatment next steps
  4. Apply your new knowledge to your practice
  5. Attend future ECHO sessions virtually on topics like HCV, Complex Endocrinology, Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Health, and Chronic Pain.

See you on ECHO Sunday!

Questions about ECHO Sunday Project ECHO sessions? Stop by the RWJ Partners Project ECHO booth at the conference or contact Sandi Selzer at sandi@njafp.org

Watch the video learn more about Project ECHO: