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Series date: 
07/01/2015 - 12:00pm CDT to 06/30/2018 - 12:00pm CDT


Series Overview

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a statewide educational, teleECHO initiative that connects clinical experts with primary care providers and medication assisted treatment prescribers across Wisconsin in an effort to reduce opioid-related complications. Via a regularly scheduled videoconference, a multidisciplinary panel of specialists provide education and lead a collaborative discussion on submitted patient cases.

This effort is sponsored by UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services.

Funding for this project was made possible by grant 1H79T1080247-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official polices of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Wisconsin Opioid Project ECHO Website:

Target Audience

Primary care providers and medication assisted treatment prescribers across Wisconsin.

Elements of Competence

In addition to knowledge, this activity has been designed to change learner competence and performance.

Practice Gaps

Opioid-related complications are at crisis levels with no signs of abatement. Rural patients and providers experience particular management challenges due to a lack of resources and expert knowledge.

Series location: 
UW DFMCH-Alumni Hall
United States
RSS Format: 
Case Conference
Live Stream Available: 
Global Objectives: 

As a result of this educational regularly scheduled series, it is expected that participants will:

  • Understand the potential risks and benefits of chronic opioid prescribing
  • Review appropriate opioid prescribing and monitoring practices
  • Discuss evidence-based practices related to opioid withdrawal management
  • Develop skills in the management and care coordination for patients with opioid use disorders
  • Review opioid overdose prevention and intervention strategies
  • Discuss the management of OUD in pregnancy
  • Understand the effectiveness and logistics of office-based opioid treatment with buprenorphine and treatment services
  • Understand the role of medication assisted therapies, such as methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine in the management of OUD
  • Discuss the management of OUD in pregnancy
Interprofessional RSS: 
Intended Audience: 
Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
Social Worker
Other Health Professional
Other not specified
Family Medicine and Community Health
Credits Available: 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
ANCC Contact Hours
University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours


Session Datesort descending
WI Opioid Project ECHO Mock Session #2 03/23/2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm CDT
Wisconsin Opioid Project ECHO - Mock #3 04/27/2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT
Wisconsin Opioid Project ECHO: Live Session 1 05/18/2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT
Wisconsin Opioid Project ECHO Live Session 2 06/15/2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT