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Project ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative online "telemonitoring" program that links medical experts with other providers across the country. The goal is to foster interactive collaboration in case-based learning to develop advanced skills and best practices, which improves patient care access, quality, and efficiency.

The Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center is proud to host multiple ECHOs throughout the month to a variety of audiences. 

  • + How It Works

    Project ECHO uses videoconferencing technology to connect providers with content experts. Each "ECHO clinic" normally includes a brief, high-yield educational session, but most of the learning takes place during in-depth discussions of real-world cases submitted by ECHO participants. All participants contribute to the "all teach, all learn" discussion model, and clinical recommendations are shared. The videoconferencing software is provided at no cost, so all that's needed is internet access and a smartphone or computer with a webcam and microphone.


  • + Sickle Cell Sponsored ECHOs
    • Sickle Cell Disease Advanced Practice Providers Opportunities Resources and Training (SAPPORT)

    SAPPORT ECHO (in partnership with SiNERGe)

    • 1st Wednesdays 3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. CST

    • 3rd Thursdays 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. CST

    Who Should Participate in the SAPPORT ECHO?

    • Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners who would like to learn more about guideline-based sickle cell disease care, discuss cases and care models for people living with SCD.

    Education and Mentoring to BRing Access to CarE (EMBRACE)

    EMBRACE Sickle Cell Rounds

    • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 A.M.-8:30 A.M. CST

    Who Should Participate in the EMBRACE Sickle Cell ECHO?


    For more information or questions about our ECHO series, contact Sonja Smith sonjasmith@uabmc.edu