Viral Hepatitis and Liver Care
Viral hepatitis – which causes inflammation of the liver that leads to severe disease and liver cancer – can be cured with well-tolerated treatments. But access to treatment is limited and screening rates remain low.
- Worldwide, hepatitis B or C claims a life every 30 seconds, even though it’s a preventable and curable disease.
- In Idaho, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are the tenth leading cause of death, which translates to nearly 16 deaths per 100,000, or 322 deaths recorded in 2020.
Participating in this series can help build providers’ confidence in managing liver care and strengthen a statewide network of peers to help identify approaches and resources for advancing patient care.
Hour-long, virtual sessions are convenient, engaging and immediately applicable to your practice. This series features a specialist panel of interdisciplinary subject matter experts in family medicine, behavioral science, hepatology and gastroenterology, pharmacology and behavioral health, so complex patients can be reviewed through an interdisciplinary lens and whole patient treatment can be addressed.
Noon to 1 p.m. Mountain time, second and fourth Mondays.
ECHO Idaho's full series schedule is available here.
The target audience is primary care providers (MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, etc.), but all clinicians are welcome.
Participation in ECHO Idaho is free.
Please register here for the ongoing sessions.
Once you register, you’ll receive convenient, day-of Zoom access direct to your inbox – join us as your schedule allows.
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Quality Improvement Cohort
ECHO Idaho is hosting a quality improvement cohort as a part of its Viral Hepatitis and Liver Care series focused on increasing screening rates among patients with chronic hepatitis C.
MOC Part IV (MDs/DOs) and AAPA Category 1 PI-CME (PAs) will be offered upon completion of additional activities that supplement each of the one-hour sessions. For more information about this opportunity, view the Quality Improvement protocol.
- No-Cost Accredited Continuing Education: ECHO Idaho offers free accredited continuing education credits (CE). CE credit is available for participating in live sessions only, not for watching recorded sessions (unless otherwise indicated).
MOC Part IV (MDs/DOs) and AAPA Category 1 PI-CME (PAs) will be offered upon completion of additional activities that supplement each of the one-hour sessions. Click here to learn more about participation requirements and register today!
To learn about a session's CE offerings, claim CE and provide feedback, please log in to Eeds. To learn more about the University of Idaho, WWAMI’s continuing education accreditation and offerings, visit our CE webpage.
- Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
- Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
- Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
- Improved Quality of Care: Health care professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program.