Over 54 million U.S. adults suffer from arthritis, which is the leading
cause of disability and accounts for one out of ten clinic visits

This ECHO series creates a virtual space where primary care providers and specialists can collaborate to increase access to care for patients with rheumatologic disease and promote awareness of the impact of rheumatologic disease on the health and wellness of patients in the primary medical home. The series will focus on early disease identification, efficient and effective evaluations, improved transitions of care for patients in need, and broaden the range of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions appropriate for the primary medical home. We will build connections between healthcare providers to maximize patient evaluation and to facilitate consultations and co-management.

The growing rheumatologist work force shortage is affecting patient access to rheumatologic care across the country. The asymmetric distribution of rheumatologists and current health economic trends mean that this shortage is going to be felt greatest in rural regions and safety net medical homes. We hope to build an ECHO-driven virtual medical neighborhood that can be part of the solution.

Sessions include a brief didactic presentation by an expert and discussion of participant-submitted cases. Participants are highly encouraged to submit de-identified patient cases for group discussion and expert consultation.

Register by topic using the separate registration links below.

Rheumatology in Primary Care

Audience:
Primary care providers (MD, DO, NP, PA) and registered nurses (RN) in Colorado

Schedule: 
Ongoing weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT

UPCOMING TOPICS

Inflammatory Myopathies
Feb. 14: Inflammatory Myopathies Overview
Feb. 28: Inflammatory Myopathies Manifestations

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Pediatrics
March 14: JIA and Arthritis in Pediatric Populations
March 21: Special Considerations for Pediatric Populations Part 1
April 4: Special Considerations for Pediatric Populations Part 2

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Vasculitis
April 11: Typical Presentations of Rare Diseases
April 18: Vasculitis: GCA
April 25: Vasculitis: ANCA Associated Disease

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Systemic Sclerosis Diseases and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
May 9: Systemic Sclerosing Diseases and MCTD
May 16: Infectious Mimickers of Rheumatologic Diseases: Connective Tissue Diseases
May 23: Soft Tissue Rheumatism and Regional Musculoskeletal Syndromes
May 30: Sjogren's Syndrome

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CME: 
Our application is pending approval. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the series (1.0 credit per session).

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