University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO Adult Complex Mental Health

This program will highlight best practices and evidence-based care for treating patients with complex mental health issues and disorders. The program will identify strategies, best practices, and emerging topics in this field – and highlight resources for patient care. The intended audience is a cohort of individuals or practice teams throughout Vermont, including Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Adult Primary Care.

This program is offered at no cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health.

Participants can receive CME credits for each learning session attended. 

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to

January 19, 2022 - June 22, 2022

Adult Complex Mental Health


This educational series starts on January 19th.  Please register by January 5th.

This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment.  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. 

Registration Form

University of Vermont Project ECHO Adult Complex Mental Health Program Overview



Session Date


TeleECHO Session


Session Topic


Session Materials

January 19

TeleECHO Session 1

Attention Deficit Disorder – Diagnosis (Sara Pawlowski, MD)

February 2TeleECHO Session 2


Attention Deficit Disorder – Management (Sara Pawlowski, MD)

February 16TeleECHO Session 3


Resistant Depression (Evan Eyler, MD)

March 2TeleECHO Session 4


Management of Sleep Disruption (including menopause) and Impact on Mental Health (Jess Oehlke, MD)

March 16TeleECHO Session 5

Role of Electroconvulsive Therapy (Evan Eyler, MD)

March 30TeleECHO Session 6


Mental Health in Patients with Substance Use Disorders (Brady Heward, MD)

April 13TeleECHO Session 7


Eating Disorders (Kathy Mariani, MD)

April 27TeleECHO Session 8


Chronic Pain and Mood Disorders (Mark Pasanen, MD)

May 11TeleECHO Session 9


Mental Health in the Elderly (Jennifer Hall, DO)

May 25TeleECHO Session 10


Bipolar Disease – Diagnosis (Suzanne Kennedy, MD)

June 8TeleECHO Session 11


Bipolar Disease – Management (Suzanne Kennedy, MD)

June 22TeleECHO Session 12


Resistant Anxiety (Sara Pawlowski, MD)