University of Missouri’s Show-Me ECHO program has created an ECHO that will educate and train health care professionals in multidisciplinary approaches to evidence-based HIV care and prevention. This HIV ECHO’s expert team will offer collaborative and interactive online learning sessions the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 12 to 1 p.m. Click here to download the ECHO flyer. Click below to register.


Goals and Objectives

  • Apply evidence-based recommendations for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
  • Implement the CDC recommended screening and treatment guidelines for the most common sexually transmitted infections in persons with HIV.
  • Identify and address barriers to improve therapy adherence, as well as retention and re-engagement in care.

Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion

This ECHO’s case-based learning sessions will address such topics as:

  • Fundamentals of HIV
  • Testing and treatment initiation
  • HIV prevention
  • Access and barriers to care
  • Reproductive health and pregnancy
  • HIV in special populations
  • Co-occurring conditions

What Does This ECHO Offer?

  • No cost continuing education for professionals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with specialist physicians and other experts
  • Patients get better care in their community
  • No cost to participating sites or individuals

Meet the Expert Team

Blair Thedinger, MD, Family and Internal Medicine, KC Care Clinic

Mark Sawkin, PharmD, Pharmacy, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Stacey Higgins, MA, LPC, Youth Mental Health Specialist, Washington University School of Medicine

Phyllis Ballard, RN, MSN, Pediatric Nurse, Washington University School of Medicine

Katie Scott, MSW, LMSW, Rural Linkage to Care Coordination, APO (AIDS Project of the Ozarks)

Dima Dandachi, MD, MPH, Infectious Disease, University of Missouri Health Care

LaTrischa Miles, BA, Treatment Adherence Expert, KC CARE Health Center



CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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