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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.

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.

When

Noon to 1 p.m. Mountain time, second and fourth Mondays.

ECHO Idaho's full series schedule is available here.

Audience

The target audience is primary care providers (MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, etc.), but all clinicians are welcome.

Cost

Participation in ECHO Idaho is free.

Register

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.

Not a fan of emails? Sign up for day-of reminder texts for this session.

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.

Benefits

  • 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: Healthcare 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.

Series Testimonial from a Nurse Practitioner

Ian Troesoyer, NP, began attending ECHO Idaho in 2019 to familiarize himself with buprenorphine treatment. Since then, he’s participated in our other series, including Viral Hepatitis and Liver Care. Here, he explains how ECHO gave him the confidence to treat his first hepatitis C patient.

Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu