The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation in the US recently announced the educational program OI TeleECHO Clinic Series. The goal is to build capacity to safely and effectively diagnose and treat osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The program is a partnership with Project ECHO™ (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes).

Headshot of dr. Frank Rauch
Dr. Frank Rauch from Shriners Hospital for Children.

This series uses Zoom videoconferencing, and will take place on second Wednesday of every month at 3pm EST (9pm CET). In each monthly session, faculty members or guest speakers will present a brief didactic presentation, followed by participant-led case presentations and group discussion of the presented cases. The faculty encourages participants to present case studies related to OI at each session. Recordings of each didactic presentation are posted after each session.

The interdisciplinary faculty of the OI ECHO includes:

  • Frank Rauch, MD (Chair)
    Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada
    Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University Montreal, Qc, Canada
  • Jeanne M. Franzone, MD
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children – Wilmington, DE
  • Sandesh C.S. Nagamani, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Internal
    Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

CME Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Project ECHO® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Project ECHO® designates this live activity 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.

A flyer with the full schedule can be found here. All the sessions have been added to the OIFE event calendar.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Stewart at Mstewart@oif.org