Weitzman ECHO Dermatology 2022-2023
The Weitzman ECHO Dermatology series will train primary care providers on how to incorporate dermatoscopes into practice, promote management strategies for common dermatological conditions, and improve the identification of skin cancers and infections. These skills will result in well-equipped providers implementing early intervention in dermatology. At each session, subject-matter expert Dr. Vinny Seiverling will provide valuable clinical pearls on dermatological methods and conditions and share case recommendations on participating providers' presented cases.
Weitzman ECHO Dermatology is a no-cost, 9-session program offered in collaboration with ConferMED. This Weitzman ECHO program will meet over Zoom Video Conferencing for 1-hour and will kick off our first session on October 25th, 2022. After the first session, the program will begin meeting on the second Tuesday of each month from 5-6 pm CT.
CME, CNE, CPE, and CEU credits will be provided for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses, among others, by Community Health Center, Inc., an accredited provider through Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Acknowledgment of Support
The Weitzman ECHO Dermatology is supported by and offered in collaboration with ConferMED.
This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:
- Medical Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs)
- Care team members
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:
- Use management strategies for common dermatological symptoms
- Incorporate dermoscopy training to your clinical practice
- Better identify and detect skin cancer and when to refer to a specialist
- Decipher which type of biopsy to use in different scenarios
- Utilize clinical and dermoscopic findings to guide management of skin conditions
- Differentiate skin infections from inflammatory conditions utilizing morphological clues
What is Project ECHO® and Weitzman ECHO? Project ECHO® was developed by Sanjeev Arora, MD, at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that helps improve clinicians' knowledge and skills to improve patient care. ECHOs are designed to be a longer term continuing education programs to create a virtual community for providers and care team members to connect and learn from leading experts and receive guidance from peers and experts. This ECHO learning community provides mentorship and peer support which make this model unique and provide long-lasting impact beyond typical e-learning styles. Weitzman ECHO clinics are specifically designed to meet the needs of safety net primary care providers and their communities like providers practicing in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).
How is each ECHO session structured? Each ECHO session consists of a didactic presentation by the ECHO's expert faculty and real patient case discussion presented by participating providers. During each ECHO session, participants learn skills and receive clinical pearls from the expert faculty didactic presentation and the case discussion and recommendations.
How much does it cost to participate? Enrollment is now open at no cost for the next curriculum year for the specified organizations below.
Who can participate? Primary care medical providers and care team members from Lone Star Family Health and Community Health Centers of South Central Texas (CHCSCT) are welcome to join and enroll.
When do sessions occur? This Project ECHO will occur once monthly for one hour. Our kickoff session will occur on October 25th, 2022, and the following sessions will occur every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5-6 PM CT.
What level of participation is expected? Dermatology ECHO consists of 9 sessions in total. ECHO participants are expected to:
- Attend at least 75% of sessions
- Submit at least one case for recommendations through ConferMED consult platform
- Share webcams, when available
- Engage in peer case discussions
How do I join the live sessions? Do I need any special equipment? Weitzman ECHO sessions are held virtually using the Weitzman Education Platform and Zoom Video Conferencing. Access is available on any computer with an internet connection. For instruction on how to how to join the live session, follow these Step-by-step instructions: Entering a Live Session.
How do I claim credit and download my CE/CME certificate? After the live session is completed, the session evaluation will be available right in the platform. Once you complete the session evaluation, you will be able to claim your credits and download your certificate.
How do I sign up? Register now by clicking on the "Register" tab at the top right of this page. To register, you must be from Lone Star Family Health or Community Health Centers of South Central Texas and use the code provided to you in the promotional program materials. After you complete the registration form, we will follow up with onboarding materials so you can join the program. If you have any questions regarding registration or the ECHO program, please contact Claire Newby, Education Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the first session, this ECHO meets the second Tuesday of every month from 5-6pm CT. Below are the dates of the remaining sessions:
- October 25th, 2022: Dermoscopy Basics: Benign Skin Growths
- November 8th, 2022: Dermoscopy Basics: Skin Cancer
- December 13th, 2022: Basal Cell Carcinoma: Building on TADA
- January 10th, 2023: Nevus vs. Melanoma
- February 14th, 2023: Demystifying Skin Biopsies
- March 14th, 2023: Psoriasis & Scaly Rashes
- April 11th, 2023: Common Skin Infections
- May 9th, 2023: Dermatopharmacology
- June 13th, 2023: Contexts and Comparators
Dr. Elizabeth “Vinny” Seiverling is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Tufts Dermatology, she was the Dermatology Division Director for Maine Medical Center and the medical director for Maine Medical Partner’s Skin Oncology clinic. She has a special interest in noninvasive tools for the detection of skin cancer such as dermoscopy, reflectance confocal microscopy and total body photography. Her research focuses on studying the impact of dermoscopy training in the primary care setting. She has created innovative care delivery models utilizing teledermatology and teledermoscopy to improve access to care in rural settings. She has developed multiple dermoscopy curricula and is on the American Academy of Dermatology Basic Dermatology Curriculum Work Group to add dermoscopy to standard medical student education. She is a member of the International Dermoscopedia Academy Work Group aimed at optimizing dermoscopy and skin cancer detection training for all types of learners. In 2022, Dr. Seiverling joined ConferMED and the Weitzman Institute to expand their dermatology educational offerings.
Weitzman Institute Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the Weitzman Institute to ensure that Continuing Education (CE) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the Weitzman Institute requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.
Faculty participating in a Weitzman Institute-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationship(s) with ineligible companies.
No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program.
In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
By completing this activity you provide the Weitzman Institute permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).
- 9.00 AAPA Category I CMEThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 9.00 ACE/ASWBThrough Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
- 9.00 ACPEThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
- 9.00 ADA CERPThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
- 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 9.00 ANCCThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
- 9.00 APAThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
- 9.00 CDRThrough Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
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