Thursday, June 15, 2017

Project ECHO exhibited around Kansas this summer

The KU Center for Telemedicine will exhibit Project ECHO at several conferences this summer across Kansas. The conferences will cover family practices, nursing and poverty.

Project ECHO was at the Kansas Academy of Family Practice (KAFP) Annual Meeting, “Chart the Course,” held in Wichita, on June 8th and 9th. KAFP’s mission is to promote access to and excellence in health care for all Kansans through education and advocacy for family physicians and their patients. Project ECHO was pleased to welcome so many incredible family physicians from across Kansas.

Project ECHO will also be presented at the Kansas School Nurses Conference on July 17 and 19 in Wichita.  This conference of school nurses, public health nurses and physician office nurses is designed around this year’s theme “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child.”

Project ECHO will also participate as an exhibitor at the Kansas Conference on Poverty on July 19-21 in Topeka. This conference will address various aspects of returning to community, including addressing inequities, turning conflict from a negative force to a positive one and collaborative, community-wide solutions to problems affecting low-income Kansas.

Presentations:

KU Center for Telemedicine and KU Medical Center Area Health Education Centers will share early lessons learned from Kansas’ innovative primary care practices who participated in the first cohort of KU Medical Center’s Pain Management ECHO and practice improvement/QI approach. This is a collaborative project with KU Health System and KU Medical Center pain management experts (Kansas City & Wichita); the Academy of Integrative Pain Management; the Kansas Patients and Providers Engaged in Prevention Research (KPPEPR) network; and other community leaders.

June presentations include the Partners Improvement Management of Chronic Pain meeting and the North America Primary Care Research Group’s Conference. Interested primary care practices are encouraged to consider participating in the second Pain Management ECHO starting in late June. For more information, please contact ECHO project director Carla Deckert at (913) 588-2081 or cdeckert@kumc.edu.

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