Project EchoNational Multiple Sclerosis SocietyUniversity of Washington Medical Center

 

About ECHO

Multiple Sclerosis Project ECHO (Extension for community health care options) is a collaborative effort between the University of Washington (UW) and the National MS Society (Society) to partner with physicians in underserved areas to increase the capacity in the treatment and management of multiple sclerosis.  The Multiple Sclerosis Project ECHO provides primary care clinicians and other specialists with access to:

  • UW specialists in neurology, rehabilitation medicine,  psychology and other specialists who care for MS patients  

  • Presentations on various topics such as the diagnosis, treatment, and management of MS

  • Intensive group case consultation on cases provided by participants

  • Go-to resources for providers and patients provided by the Society 

  • CME credits per hour of participation at no cost

 

The format is a weekly telemedicine conference in which rotating specialists will present a 15 minute didactic, followed by case studies in which participants present their patients for discussion and one-on-one support.  

 

Learning Objectives for Participants:     

  • Diagnose MS

  • Treat MS using current and emerging therapies

  • Recognize and treat MS relapses

  • Manage MS

  • Provide patients and families with information and resources about MS, including access to programs/support from the Society