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COVID-19 Virtual Forum Organized by Medical Education Program Hits Maximum Attendees

March 24, 2020

A virtual forum on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic organized on Tuesday by the University of Idaho’s medical education program Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) reached the 500 maximum number of visitors within the first five minutes of the session. The number was expanded from 200 to 500 due to the extreme interest from health care providers throughout the state.

Project ECHO is part of the WWAMI Medical Education Program that includes Washington, Wyoming, Alaska Montana and Idaho. U of I President Scott Green was among those who tuned in to the forum, and Idaho Gov. Brad Little spoke.

Panelists during the forum were Carolyn Bridges, MD, a member of the Governor’s Coronavirus Working Group, and Megan Dunay, MD-MPH, a geriatrician at the Boise VA Medical Center. There was also a question-and-answer period.

Plans are in the works for more COVID-19 virtual forums.

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