Complex Endocrinology

Discover how specialist and primary care collaboration in complex endocrinology can benefit you and your patients.

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Improve Access to Complex Care Treatment

Patients with complex medical conditions in New Jersey sometimes wait up to six months to see a specialist.

 

Improve Patient Outcomes

Investing time to learn how to provide specialty treatment to your patients in your primary care office, where they are most comfortable, can improve patient outcomes.

Grow Your Primary Care Practice Capacity

Research shows that providers who attend Project ECHO sessions increase their ability to treat patients and offer community resources and referrals to patients and caregivers. When multiple providers in one practice attend the same or different ECHOs, capacity to treat patients expands exponentially.

How to Participate

Access your ECHO clinics from anywhere, using your computer or mobile device.

  • Register for your Project ECHO of choice
  • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per 60-minute session attended
  • No-charge consultation with a multidisciplinary team of specialists on active cases
  • No homework
  • IT support available

Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Effectively diagnose complex endocrinology disease states according to evidence-based guidelines
  • Formulate and implement acceptable treatment modalities for complex endocrinology disease states according to evidence-based guidelines
  • Identify and integrate comorbid conditions in complex endocrinology disease state treatment plans according to evidence-based guidelines
  • Identify and conduct appropriate community resource referrals for patients with complex endocrinology disease states and their caregivers

Complex Endocrinology ECHO Session Leaders


Louis Amorosa, MD, Endocrinologist
Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, Pharmacist
Beth Shaltis, MSN, ACNP-BC, Capital Health
Laura Montenegro, MSW, LCSW, Atlantic Health

Complex Endocrinology ECHO Curriculum

Thursdays 7:30-8:30 am

Wk Date Topic Didactic Topic
1 9/19/19 Diabetes Distinguishing Between T1DM & T2DM in the Newly Diagnosed Patient
2 10/3/19 Diabetes Standard Oral Agents in the Treatment of T2DM
3 10/17/19 Social/Emotional Community Resources for Patients in New Jersey
4 11/7/19 Thyroid Classification & Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism
5 11/21/19 Thyroid Classification & Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism
6 12/5/19 Diabetes Management of Diabetes in a Patient Receiving Steroids
7 12/19/19 Social/Emotional Social Determinants
8 1/2/20 Misc Exercise & Diet (e.g. Keto, Low Carb Diets) Prescriptions for Diabetes
9 1/16/20 Diabetes Open Topic
10 2/6/20 Misc Treatment of Obesity with Drugs
11 2/20/20 Social/Emotional Insurance and Legal Issues in Diabetes
12 3/5/20 Diabetes Open Topic
13 3/19/20 Pituitary Gut Microbiome & Metabolic Health
14 4/2/20 Diabetes Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Diabetes & Referral Criteria
15 4/16/20 Social/Emotional Working with Depression
16 5/7/20 Diabetes Open Topic
17 5/21/20 Diabetes Diabetes & Pulmonary - Sleep Apnea
18 6/4/20 Diabetes Carb Counting and Insulin Ratios
19 6/18/20 Social/Emotional Quality of Life Screening

Complex Endocrinology ECHO Financial Disclosure Declarations

The following session leaders have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Stephen Schneider, MD, Mary Bridgeman, PharmD and Louis Amorosa, MD.

Rutgers RWJMS Project ECHO Planning Committee

Eric Jahn, MD, jahneg@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Brittany Sullivan, MSPH, brittany.sullivan2@rutgers.edu
Kathy Dodsworth-Rugani, PhD, kathy.dodsworth@rutgers.edu
Lisa Leary, MS, ll671@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Rachel Born, PhD, rachel.born@rutgers.edu

Planning Committee Financial Disclosure Declarations

The following planning committee member has relevant financial relationships to disclose: The spouse of Eric Jahn, MD, owns stock in Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.

The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Kathy Dodsworth-Rugani, PhD, Brittany Sullivan, MSPH, Rachel Born, PhD, Lisa Leary, MS

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences 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.

Credit Designation
CME

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each session is designated for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

CPE

This application-based activity qualifies for 19 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Each session qualifies for a maximum of one (1) contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. Pharmacists should claim only those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

CNE

This activity is awarded 19 contact hours. (60 minute CH) Each session is awarded a maximum of one (1) contact hour. Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

Social Work

This program is approved for social work continuing education hours by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in accordance with New Jersey administrative code 13:44G-6.4 and recognized by The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is approved for 19 general social work continuing education hours.

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