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ECHO-Chicago at Pediatric & Youth Medicine Congress – September 2017; Cologne , Germany

On September 23rd, Dr. Daniel Johnson, Director of ECHO-Chicago, joined 2800 participants at the German Congress for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Cologne, Germany. Dr. Johnson provided an overview of the ECHO-Chicago project sharing information on the success and approach of ECHO-Chicago and its impact on delivery of healthcare in Chicago.

 

Pictured below is Dr. Daniel Johnson on September 23, 2017, in the Convention Hall in Cologne, Germany. Photos courtesy of © DGKJ/Wachenfeld.

Check out what’s happening at ECHO-Chicago and get the scoop on upcoming events.

View our This Month at ECHO October 2017 newsletter by clicking on the image below.

American Liver Foundation: “Ask the Experts”

American Liver Foundation invites patients and the general public to attend “Ask the Experts” on October 10, 2017 (details below). Topics for discussion include Hepatitis C, Fatty Liver Disease, and Liver Cancer, and there will be a healthy cooking demonstration. Open to the public at no cost! Pass along to your patients and anyone interested. Register today!

Join ECHO-Chicago at the IL Association Free & Charitable Clinics Conference in October- Executive Director, Tamara Hamlish Presenting

The IL Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (IAFCC) annual conference is taking place October 15th-16th in Oak Brook, IL. ECHO-Chicago will be presenting data on our exciting Resistant Hypertension IAFCC project. Click on the image below for more information and to register for the conference. We hope you will join us!

Check Out What’s Happening This Month at ECHO-Chicago- September

Click on the image below to view ECHO-Chicago’s September newsletter to learn what’s coming up for the month including new series.

ECHO-Chicago Welcomes their Newest Project Coordinator, Kanika Mittal

ECHO-Chicago welcomes Kanika Mittal as Project Coordinator. Kanika joined the ECHO-Chicago team on July 31st.  Prior to this position, she worked as a Data Manager at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and was involved in providing support with data management, data analysis and grants administration. Ms. Mittal earned her Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University with a focus in computational modelling, and her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Surat, India.

Join ECHO-Chicago for our Late Fall-Early Winter Series, Including Behavioral Health Integration- Register Today!

Join us for our upcoming fall series. Let your colleagues know. CME offered at no cost.

Recruitment is open for our exciting fall series. Contact us today!

HepCCATT Launches a New Media Campaign for Hepatitis C Testing- Join in the Movement

On Monday July 3rd, ECHO-Chicago’s HepCCATT project, the Hepatitis C Community Alliance to Test and Treat collaboration, launched a new media campaign with ads posted across the city of Chicago. Look for the below ads and Tweet us at @ECHOChicago or post on our Facebook (Hepccatt Info) if you see them! Help spread the word about the importance of Hepatitis C testing, particularly for baby boomers.

             

 

Join ECHO-Chicago at the Asthma Education Summit Next Month

Join us for the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative Asthma Education Summit June 8th! ECHO-Chicago facilitator, Dr. Anna Volerman, will be giving a presentation about working to improve asthma outcomes on the South Side of Chicago. ECHO-Chicago will have a booth set up. Stop by and say hi!

All are welcome! Click on the photo below for more details and to register. We hope to see you there!

 

Midwest Health Equity Conference

The University of Chicago Center for Asian Health Equity and the Asian Health Coalition have teamed up to sponsor the Midwest Health Equity Conference in Chicago. Please join ECHO-Chicago’s Hepatitis C Subject Matter Expert, Dr. Andrew Aronsohn, at the conference discussion and panel on Hepatitis. Click below for registration information.

 

American Liver Foundation kicks off Digestive Disease Week

Join HepCCATT partner ALF Great Lakes Division for a Debate and Panel Discussion

Looking to do your part in eliminating health disparities in childhood asthma? Read this article outlining effective solutions to this problem

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Volerman, ECHO-Chicago Complex Pediatric Asthma facilitator, who recently authored an article in Pediatrics discussing a comprehensive approach to asthma care as a solution for disparities in health outcomes. Although the rate of asthma in children has leveled out and may even have declined in recent years, there are still many disparities existing that affect outcomes. These disparities persist because of many factors including health care policies, health systems operations, and environmental factors. The good news is that there is a solution to addressing this significant issue.  Click on the image below to read the article and discover what you can do to address these disparities within your own community.

 

Check out Dr. Volerman’s interview in Science Life where she further discusses her article, the impact of this problem, and the solution in more detail by clicking on the image below.

Vitals… Chicago Family Health Center March 2017 Newsletter

Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) Vitals is a new e-newsletter for partners and supporters around important happenings across the five CFHC locations. Congratulations on 40 years! Click the image below to read the March 2017 newsletter.

Found out what you can do to improve access to HCV therapy for your Medicaid patients

ECHO-Chicago Hep C facilitator, Dr. Andrew Aronsohn’s article “Overcoming Injustice: A Roadmap to Improve Access to HCV Therapy for Our Medicaid Patients” has been accepted by Hepatology. This article discusses the issue of state restrictive prior authorizations for new Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs) for Medicaid patients and the need for access to these medications. The article provides insights into what you can do as a provider to be an advocate for your patients and how you can make a change.

Click on the image below to read the article.

Expanding ECHO to More Corners of the Country

In case you haven’t heard, the ECHO Act was unanimously passed in the senate in December 2016. Read the Q & A to learn more about the ECHO Act and the expansion of ECHO by clicking on the photo below.

Project ECHO in Forbes

Check out Project ECHO featured in Forbes magazine! Click on the photo below to go to the article.

Upcoming ECHO-Chicago series – Join us!

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ALF Academic Debates March 2017

HepCCATT Partner, ALF, is excited to announce their next Academic Debates hosted by the Medical Advisory Committee of the Great Lakes Division! This year’s program will be held on Thursday, March 22017 at Maggianos Chicago (516 N Clark Street) from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. This event is for the audience of healthcare professionals. Dinner and three CME credits will be provided. Six universities will come together to debate. See below for topics and registration information. We hope to see you there!alf_debates_invite_2017

ECHO-Chicago Monthly Newsletter – November edition now out!

Check your email for this month’s edition of “This Month at ECHO-Chicago” for the latest news, announcements and series updates from the team and our partners!

Not on our subscriber list? Join now by contacting Isa Rodriguez (irodriguez@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu) / 773-834-1311.