Thank you for your interest in the American Academy of Pediatrics Care Considerations for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) ECHO! This project is funded through a cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. 

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative hub and spoke program, designed to create knowledge networks by connecting health care providers with an expert team through a tele-mentoring program using brief lectures and case‐based presentations. These networks have been shown to increase capacity for health care providers to identify, treat, and manage patient care. Using basic, widely available teleconferencing technology, clinical management tools, and case‐based learning, health care providers develop knowledge and self‐efficacy on techniques for management of care and quality improvement. A one-hour ECHO session consists of a short lecture (approx. 10-15 minutes) followed by a case presentation (5 minutes) and discussion.  More information about ECHO may be found at

The AAP Care Considerations for DMD ECHO serves as a forum to support DMD clinics and pediatric health care providers who care for children with DMD with the goal of increasing their skills and knowledge of emerging therapies and updated care considerations for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. ECHO sessions will be conducted two times per month for 1 hour combining both a brief lecture presentation and de-identified, provider cases.

The first session will be held on November 3, 2021. The ECHO will run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT from November 3, 2021 - May 11, 2022. Adjustments to the schedule will be made to accommodate the holidays. 

All ECHO sessions occur virtually using Zoom video conference technology. Participants are expected to join using video as this makes for a more interactive and impactful session.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with first come, first served.

Contact AAP ECHO Initiatives Program Manager, Lisa Brock with any questions.

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