Weitzman ECHO Key Populations (July 29, 2022)

July 29, 2022

Program Information

Key Populations ECHO features a multidisciplinary team of experts who provide guidance to help address questions on HIV prevention, screening, and management, viral hepatitis screening and treatment, substance use disorder management, LGB and Transgender health including gender-affirming therapy, and STI screening and treatment among other topics.

Acknowledgement of Support

The Weitzman Institute thanks the Kentucky AETC (Aids Education & Training Center) for supporting the Weitzman ECHO Key Populations program.

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:

  • Primary care providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Nurses

Registration Information

Weitzman ECHO Key Populations is available for open enrollment to all individuals who are members of organizations within the Kentucky AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) network. Others can enroll on a rolling basis for a subscription fee based on the number of providers from your organization that would like access. If you are not a member of the Kentucky AETC please contact us here if you would like more information or to sign up for this ECHO. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Choose, monitor and switch HIV medication regimens including using and interpreting resistance testing
  • Assess and manage substance abuse co-morbidities in patients with HCV and HIV
  • Educate and counsel patients and staff on primary HIV prevention
  • Provide LGBT-focused care for their patients and individualized care to vulnerable patient populations
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through 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.
  • 1.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 1.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    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).
  • 1.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 1.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 1.00 Participation Hour(s)
Activity opens: 
01/07/2022
Activity expires: 
12/31/2022
Event starts: 
07/29/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/29/2022 - 2:00pm EDT
Cost:
$0.00

Schedule

This ECHO meets weekly on Fridays from 1-2pm ET. Below are the dates of all remaining sessions: 

  • May 6, 2022
  • May 13, 2022
  • May 20, 2022
  • May 27, 2022
  • June 3, 2022
  • June 10, 2022
  • June 17, 2022
  • June 24, 2022
  • July 1, 2022
  • July 8, 2022
  • July 15, 2022
  • July 22, 2022
  • August 5, 2022
  • August 12, 2022
  • August 19, 2022
  • August 26, 2022
  • September 2, 2022
  • September 9, 2022
  • September 16, 2022
  • September 23, 2022
  • October 7, 2022
  • October 14, 2022
  • October 21, 2022
  • October 28, 2022
  • November 4, 2022
  • November 11, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • December 2, 2022
  • December 9, 2022
  • December 16, 2022

Faculty

Kara Lewis, PhamD, is a clinical pharmacist Leader at CHC. Ms. Lewis has experienced working directly with patients in past roles including CVS Pharmacy and a Walgreens Pharmacy embedded within Community Health Center, Inc. Ms. Lewis provides significant support to providers on Project ECHO Key Populations including discussions on medication adherence and recognizing drug-drug interactions. Ms. Lewis has served on the Project ECHO Key Populations faculty since 2017.

Matthew Huddleston, MD, AAHIVS, has worked as a Family Medicine Physician with a focus on HIV, Hepatitis C, and substance use disorders at Community Health Center, Inc. since 2001. Dr. Huddleston received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Huddleston has served as co-lead faculty member on Project ECHO Key Populations since the program’s development in 2012. Dr. Huddleston also serves as a preceptor for Community Health Center, Inc. 's Nurse Practitioner Residency Program.

Marwan Haddad, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, is currently the Medical Director of the Center for Key Populations at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), the first center of its kind focused on engaging populations who traditionally experience barriers to comprehensive and respectful care. Dr. Haddad has over 15 years of experience as an HIV Specialist and 5 years of experience directing the Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Program at CHCI. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from McGill University. He completed his family medicine residency at University of Toronto and obtained his Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. He has served as the ECHO Faculty Lead for CHCI’s Project ECHO MAT sessions since their inception in February 2013. Dr. Haddad has also served as the ECHO Faculty Lead for CHCI’s Project ECHO Key Populations sessions since their inception in 2012, and was instrumental in the implementation of Project ECHO Key Populations at CHCI.

Mikveh Warshaw, RN, PMHNP, CARN-AP, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a specialty in advanced practice addiction medicine. Mikveh graduated from Yale School of Nursing with a focus in child psychiatry. She currently works at the Community Health Center, Inc. and is a faculty member for the Weitzman ECHO Key Populations program. Mikveh teaches classes to nurses, other health professionals, and lay people on; addiction medicine, trans related MH care, family therapy, strength based interviewing, health justice centered psychiatry, mental/emotional first aid, and harm reduction.

Brenda Beauchamp, PsyD, is an experienced bilingual and bi-cultural clinical psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Brenda is skilled in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Medicine, Group Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Couples and Family Therapy. Brenda is a strong healthcare services professional with a PsyD focused in Clinical Psychology from Ponce School of Medicine and a Certification in Primary Care Behavioral Medicine from UMASS. Brenda provides psychological services to all ages, Latino, underserved and HIV populations. Brenda is also a certified Couples and Family therapist.

Jeannie McIntosh, APRN, FNP-C, AAHIVS, is a family nurse practitioner and a fellow with the Center for Key Populations (CKP) at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) in Connecticut. Prior to joining the CKP team, she completed a year-long primary care residency at CHCI. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College and an M.S.N. from Yale University. Jeannie’s clinical interests include infectious disease, addiction medicine, transgender care and women’s health. She served as co-lead faculty member on Project ECHO Key Populations.

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.

Faculty Disclosures

No faculty disclosed a relevant financial relationship for this program. 

Accreditation Statement

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.   

Designation Statement

Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants, American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.

By completing this activity you provide the Weitzman Institute permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board(s).

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
    Through 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.
  • 1.00 ACE/ASWB
    Through Joint Accreditation Community Health, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
  • 1.00 ACPE
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    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).
  • 1.00 ANCC
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
  • 1.00 APA
    Through Joint Accreditation, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
  • 1.00 Participation Hour(s)

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Weitzman ECHO Key Populations is available for open enrollment to all individuals who are members of organizations within the Kentucky AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) network. Others can enroll on a rolling basis for a subscription fee based on the number of providers from your organization that would like access. If you are not a member of the Kentucky AETC please contact us here if you would like more information or to sign up for this ECHO. 

Required Hardware/Software

  • This online activity requires use of a device connected to the Internet, such as a computer tablet or mobile device. 
  • The ECHO will take place over Zoom, which must be accessed directly from within the activity.