Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to amplify the capacity to provide best-practice care for underserved people all over the world. It does this through the use of technology, to leverage scarce resources and share best practices.
The GCDI program launched three ECHO programs in June 2020: the Colorectal Cancer Management (CCM) ECHO, facilitated by Dr. Kingham at MSK and Dr. Alatise at OAUTHC; the ARGO Pathology ECHO, facilitated by Drs. Marcia Edelweiss and Peter Ntiamoah at MSK, with Pathology partners at OAUTHC and Lagos University Training Hospital (LUTH); and the Portuguese-speaking Pathology ECHO for participants in Mozambique, Angola and Cabo Verde, led by Dr. Edelweiss with collaborations from the Brazilian Society of Pathology, Portuguese specialists and Brazilian pathologists that are MSK alumni.
The participation and reach of these ECHO programs have been significant.
List of current ECHOs:
CCM ECHO Webinars
ARGO Pathology ECHO Webinars
PALOP-ECHO Portuguese Webinar
Breast ECHO, launched in 2021
Histology ECHO, launched in 2021
RADPath ECHO, launched in 2022
Pitfalls in the reporting of colonic polyps
Didactic Presenter: Laura Tang MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Robin Mendelsohn MD
Associate Attending and Co-director, Center for Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center
Clinical Director, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Gregory C. Knapp MD, MSc, FRCSC
Assistant Professor - Dalhousie University
Director - Global Surgery Office, Dalhousie University
Associate - African Research Group for Oncology
Associate - Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute
General Surgical Oncology