Special Series

Project ECHO

Check clinic calendar for dates • 12–1 p.m.

From time-to-time Project ECHO has the opportunity to bring something new and exciting to clinic participants, this comes in the form of what we call Special Series Clinics. If you are searching for a past document that is not posted here, please contact Project ECHO Nevada at projectecho@med.unr.edu.

Upcoming HIV Special Series

This 3-part series will provide primary care providers in rural Nevada an increased understanding of the initiatives taking place in Nevada toward Ending the HIV Epidemic. The first webinar will highlight the work being done around Ending the HIV Epidemic, including a description of the tools we have available and a call to action for all primary care providers to engage in HIV prevention, screening and treatment. Following presentations will include updates and clinical expertise around HIV prevention strategies and treatment in the clinical rural setting.

Please register using the Online Sign-in Form found below in order to receive the Zoom connection information.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.00 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Previous Special Series

June 2020

  • Guest speaker: Kirin Madden, M.D.

    If interested, please register here.

    Guest experts: Kirin Madden, MD, Southern Bands Health Center

    Session Learning Objectives:

    • Define Indian Health Services and the requirements of a patient-centered medical home
    • Develop ways to initiate routine HIV and Hep. C screening for all appropriate patients in practice
    • Discuss progress and lessons learned from screening implementation at patient-centered medical home

  • Session held in partnership with the Nevada AIDS Education and Training Center

    If interested, please register here.

    Guest expert: Dr. Jacqueline Huynh, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Reno

    Session Learning Objectives:

    • Define Criteria to determine patients who can benefit from PrEP for HIV prevention
    • Develop management strategy that describes initiation of PrEP for patients at risk of HIV infection
    • Determine other healthcare professions that should be involved in PrEP and define when a referral is appropriate

May 2020

  • Session held in partnership with the Nevada AIDS Education and Training Center

    If interested, please register here.

    Guest experts: Jennifer Bennett, PhD, MPH & Victoria Young, MPH, Nevada AETC

    Session Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss Nevada's HIV & STI's Rates and the HIV Care Continuum
    • Outline several HIV prevention strategies including the U=U concept
    • Explain Nevada's approach to Ending the HIV Epidemic

November 2019

  • Guest Speaker: Kevin Sevarino, MD, PhD, President-Elect, American Acad. Of Addiction Psychiatry, Assoc. Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
    • Topic: Medication Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)

    Join us as we partner with the Opioid Response Network to provide this presentation!

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Define the meaning of OEND and use as a key harm reduction approach
    2. Describe the three types of medication treatment of opioid use disorder (MOUD)
    3. Discuss how to choose which MOUD to recommend, and how to initiate that treatment.
    4. Review how to address clinical issues of non-compliance, diversion, and MOUD switching.

October 2019

    • Topic: CRE in Nevada 2019 Update

September 2019

August 2019

  • Guest speakers include: Dr. Eric Kraemer, Reno Diagnostic Center
    • Topic: Northern NV/Tahoe Consensus Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

May 2019

  • Topic: Improving Sexual Health for Nevada Teens

    Join NVPCA and CHCs as we share information about the evidence-based programs offered to adolescents and parents/caregivers. Let's identify ways to collaborate within our communities to address, and take action, for this important adolescent health issue.

    1. Identify screening and prevention tools that Nevada primary care providers and care team members can utilize to educate their patients and refer to these TPP programs.
    2. Understand the magnitude of the issue, exploring the data on pregnancy, birth, STI and HIV rates for adolescent females and males in NV.
    3. Process to access, and refer adolescents to, TPP prevention programs offered by NV CHCs and other community organization.

  • Topic: Skin Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Follow-up

September 2018

May 2018

  • Topic: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Awareness in Nevada

    CRE Technical Bulletin

    Join us as Kimisha Causey, MPH, from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health discusses the following areas:

    • Discuss CDC prevention education and isolation recommendations
    • Explain upcoming State reporting requirements
    • Discuss Nevada State Public Health Lab mechanism testing
    • Discuss DPBH assistance abilities

March 2018

  • • No Clinic
    Topic: This session has been cancelled - next occurence on Thursday, May 31st

December 2017

  • Guest presenter: Dr. Nevin Wilson
    Topic: Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID)

    More about the presenter: Dr. Nevin Wilson is board certified in Allergy & Immunology and he is currently serving as the first Chair of the UNLV School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Wilson's research has involved clinical management of asthma, the role of allergens in causing pediatric asthma and immune deficiency diseases. He has authored more one hundred publications, book chapters, and reviews. He is participating in developing the state of Nevada's first newborn screening program for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID). He treats both adults and children with allergic and immunologic disorders.

November 2017

  • • No Clinic
    Topic: TBD

September 2017

  • Guest speaker: Dana Pardee, Director of Epidemiology Projects at The Fenway Institute
    Topic: Cultural Competencies in Transgender Health Care

    Dana Pardee photo

    More about the speaker: Dana Pardee received his degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently the Director of Epidemiology Projects at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health in Boston, MA. In this role, he oversees the development, implementation, and operations of multiple transgender health studies, with particular focus on preventive sexual health screening, and development and implementation of HIV prevention interventions with transgender individuals. Dana is also acts as a consulting trainer for the National LGBT Health Education Center at Fenway Health, and assists with the conduct of LGBTQ cultural competency trainings throughout New England.

    Dana is an out-and-proud transgender man who has been working on behalf of the transgender community for many years, both in Boston and in his home state of Nevada, where he helped conduct the first ever needs assessment of the transgender community in Nevada. Dana is passionate about promoting transgender health education, awareness, access, and compassion within the healthcare industry and beyond.

    Health Affairs Blog Article: Let's Adapt Health Care Quality Measures To Meet The Needs Of Transgender People

  • Guest speaker: Judy Henderson, Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
    Topic: Teen Relationship Abuse: What Is It? How Can I Help?

    This presentation is designed to increase the healthcare providers' knowledge and understanding about teen relationship abuse. Participants will learn ways to enhance services and increase the safety of their teen patients by learning how to conduct an assessment, intervene, document, and provide appropriate resources and referrals to community-based domestic and sexual violence advocacy programs.


August 2017

  • Guest speaker: Paul Snyder, MA, LADC
    Topic: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Signs, Diagnosis, and Resources

June 2017

  • • No Clinic
    Topic: TBD

March 2017

  • • No Clinic
    Topic: TBD

January 2017

  • Presenter: Debbie Saslow, Ph.D. - Director, Cancer Control Intervention for HPV Vaccination and Women’s Cancers
    Topic: ACIP 2 Dose HPV Vaccine

    In observation of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, we will be having Dr. Debbie Saslow from the American Cancer Society joining us to discuss cancer control interventions and HPV vaccinations.

December 2016

  • • No Clinic
    Topic: TBD

November 2016

September 2016

  • Topic: HIV Screening Methods

August 2016

July 2016

  • Topic: Medical Marijuana in Nevada

June 2016

March 2016

  • Topic: Case Presentation Coaching

    This clinic will aim to help providers with methods of how to present patient cases during an ECHO Clinic. We will cover how to submit a case, the proper forms to use, as well as tips to help make presenting that case easier during a live ECHO clinic. We understand that there may be some trepidation when it comes to presenting cases, but we will be here to help you become more comfortable with this process.

January 2016

  • Topic: Skills Tune-up: Practical strategies for better use of patient care health information resources.

    This one hour online class is designed to improve a healthcare provider's access to high-quality medical information by exploring freely available health information resources online, including practice guidelines, clinical trials, drug information, ebooks, journals, and patient education materials. It will also discuss some simple yet effective techniques that will help to spend less time and get better results when searching the PubMed database for clinically relevant articles. It will focus in particular on the needs of rural healthcare teams that lack paid institutional access to online resources. The audience for this class includes physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals who are involved in patient care. Offers one hour CME/CE credit.

May 2015

  • Topic: Gerontology Resources (Clinic and Telemedicine) and Chronic Diseases in the Elderly

April 2015

  • Medical Marijuana in Nevada
    Topic: Marijuana Pharmacology for Physicians

February 2015

January 2015

November 2014