WHAT IS THE DSMIG PROJECT ECHO?
The DSMIG Project ECHO is a monthly virtual meeting for health care providers to learn and share information about the care of people with Down syndrome. It is based on the Project ECHO model developed at the University of New Mexico. All sessions take place from 5:00 - 6:15 PM ET.
Project ECHO was developed to support health care providers who care for individuals with Down syndrome. Many people with Down syndrome do not have access to a specialty clinic for people with Down syndrome. They receive care from health care providers who may not have much experience in caring for people with Down syndrome. This program provides an opportunity for these providers to seek input from expert providers with significant experience in caring for people with Down syndrome.
Health care providers who are seeking input on the care of a pediatric or adult person with Down syndrome will present a de-identified case study. All attendees in the session are invited to participate in a discussion of the case. A 15 minute didactic session will be provided after the case discussion.
Health care providers of individuals with Down syndrome are invited to attend. These may include physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, nurses, therapists, and others.
We encourage people with Down syndrome and their families to share information about Project ECHO with their health care providers; however, people with Down syndrome and their families are not invited to attend.
There is no cost to participate in program. Additionally, health care providers can earn continuing medical education credit for attending. CMEs will be available beginning with the May 2023 session.
Please contact EPerkins@raybourn.com if you are interested in participating in DSMIG’s Down Syndrome ECHO.
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