Thursday, March 23, 2017// 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Lobo Living Room
The Power to Cure Multiplied – Project ECHO

Join Dr. Sanjeev Arora, a specialist at UNM Health Sciences Center, as he speaks about Project ECHO, a disruptive innovation that dramatically improves both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations. Learn how Project ECHO is changing the face of medical delivery around the world. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Project ECHO is a disruptive innovation that dramatically improves both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations. This low-cost, high-impact intervention is accomplished by linking expert inter-disciplinary specialist teams with primary care clinicians through teleECHO clinics, in which the experts co-manage patient cases and share their expertise via mentoring, guidance, feedback and didactic education. This enables primary care clinicians to develop the skills and knowledge to treat patients with common, complex diseases in their own communities which reduces travel costs, wait times, and avoidable complications. Technology is used to leverage scare healthcare resources, and the specialists at Academic Medical Centers are better able to attend the most complex, high-risk patients. The ECHO model is not “telemedicine” where the specialist assumes the care of the patient, but instead a guided practice model where the primary care clinician retains responsibility for managing the patient, operating with increasing independence as their skills and self-efficacy grow.

Schedule:
5:30 to 6 p.m. Check in
6 to 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lecture and Q & A

Contact:

For more information, contact The University of New Mexico Alumni Relations Office by phone at 505-277-5808 or by email at alumni@unm.edu.

Location and Parking:

Location: Domenici Center Auditorium, 1001 Stanford Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131, located in the east building, room 1220

Parking: "M" Lot adjacent to the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education [ UNM Parking Map ]

Map:

For questions or more information:

Alumni Relations Office
O: 505-277-5808
800-ALUM-UNM (258-6866)
E: alumni@unm.edu