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Project ECHO: Tele-mentoring Program for Treatment of OUD

Project ECHO:  Tele-mentoring Program for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™




Zachary Adams, PhD                                                 Leslie Hulvershorn, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology                Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine                       IU Health/Riley Hospital for Children

About the Speakers:

Zachary Adams, PhD, is an assistant professor and licensed health service provider in psychology in the Indiana University Department of Psychiatry. His clinical and research interests center on improving care and promoting healthy outcomes for young people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, with emphasis on youth and families impacted by trauma and adversity.

Dr. Hulvershorn is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, researcher, clinician and author of numerous publications in the fields of child and addiction psychiatry. She is board-certified in addiction medicine and directs the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Program at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children. She is also an associate professor of psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine and serves as medical director for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction.

Program Description:

Clinicians who care for patients in a rural setting face unique challenges related to opioid use disorder (OUD). Often, access to specialty care is minimal, patients have fewer resources than in urban environments, and significant cultural and demographic factors can impact all aspects of clinical care.

Reducing the burden of OUD is a critical individual and public health need. While behavioral and pharmacological therapies exist for OUD, treatment has been out of reach for many patients because too few health care professionals in rural communities are trained to treat OUD.

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) increases access to OUD care in rural communities by bringing together specialists and non-specialists through a web-based platform.

This webinar will highlight how health care providers can get involved in OUD TeleECHO clinics.


At the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to: 

  • Describe how the ECHO project can help health care professionals identify evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD).
  • Understand how the ECHO project can help define models of treatment for OUD and underlying mental health issues.
  • Articulate how the ECHO project can help identify resources for treating OUD and integrating patients into a community care model.

CME Information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Supported by an Educational Grant from: 

If you have questions, you may contact ISMA – Continuing Medical Education staff at 
(800) 257-4762 or by email at seminars@ismanet.org.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   December 20 @ 11:00 AM

12/20/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online registration not available.