ECHO MS implements the evidence-based hub and spoke ECHO model™ to create a dynamic learning community between MS expert hub teams and community based MS healthcare providers. The National MS Society operates three hub teams in three time zones: Eastern, Central and Pacific. The hub teams facilitate 12 interactive video conference sessions over a six month cohort. In other words, ECHO MS is a consistent virtual MS grand rounds that provides you with a collaborative network of MS specialists without leaving your office. Each session features a brief didactic and thorough patient case presentations and discussions. MS healthcare providers earn 12 CME and gain knowledge, skills, and capacity for MS specialty care. As a result, patients are able to receive care locally and providers gain news skills in the diagnosis and management of MS. Enrollment is currently open for the next cohort beginning in September 2021. To learn more and to enroll please visit www.nationalmssociety.org/ECHOMS.
The Continuing Medical Education Program is an integral part of the organization’s overall mission which aims to improve learners’ competence and performance‐in‐practice and ultimately improve patient outcomes.