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Project ECHO - Emergency Medicine and Toxicology

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Project ECHO began in 2003 at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Project ECHO offers a low cost, scable solution that allows healthcare workers in underserved areas to collaborate and learn from teams of specialists to provide best-practice care for their patients.  The ECHO model uses videoconference technology to connect providers in underserved communities ("spokes") with teams of specialists and experts at regional, national and global centers ("hubs") for long-term tele-mentoring, collaboration, and case-based learning on urgent social topics and conditions.  Project ECHO aims to reach one billion lives by 2025.

SUNY Upstate Project ECHO

SUNY Upstate Project ECHO was started in January, 2018.


SUNY Upstate Toxicology ECHO

SUNY Upstate Toxicology ECHO was launched in April, 2019.  The Upstate NY Poison Center serves 54 counties north of Weschester county in New York State. The goal is to provide guidance on a variety of toxicology related topics.  Toxicology ECHO meets the 1st Tuesday of every month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. 

For more information, please contact Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm. D., DABAT, FAACT


SUNY Upstate Emergency Medicine ECHO

SUNY Upstate EM ECHO began in April 2021 and meets regularly on the second Tuesday of every month.


To register for a seminar or to see other ECHO events:  Upstate ECHO Schedule and Events.


We are looking for topics, cases and presentors.  Please complete the EM ECHO Case Presentation form and submit it to us.  We look forward to hearing from you.


For more information, please contact Trina Skeele, RN, BSN or Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm. D., DABAT, FAACT



Evidence and Impacts of Project ECHO

Arora, S., Mate, K. S., Jones, J. L., Sevin, C. B., Clewett, E ... & Davis, H. T. Enhancing collaborative learning for quality improvement: evidence from the Improving Clinical Flow project, a Breakthrough Series Collaborative with Project ECHO. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2020. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1553725020301033.


Cottler, L.B., Green, A.I., Pincus, H.A., McIntosh, S., Humensky, J.L., Brady, K. Building capacity for collaborative research on opioid and other substance use disorders through the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program. J Clin Transl Sci. 2019 Nov 25;4(2):81-89. doi: 10.1017/cts.2019.441. PMID: 32313696; PMCID: PMC7159806. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32313696/


Holmes, C. M., Keyser-Marcus, L., Dave, B., & Mishra, V. Project ECHO and opioid education: a systematic review. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry. 2020; 1-14. Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40501-020-00199-8.


Eaton, L. (2019). Hierarchy disruptors: bringing specialist knowledge from hospital to community care. BMJ. 365, l4376. Available at: https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/365/bmj.l4376.full.pdf.


Arora S., Kalishman S.G., Thornton K.A., et al. Project ECHO: A telementoring network model for continuing professional development. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 2017; 37(4):239-44. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29189491