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Project ECHOECHO MS increases the capacity of neurologists and other healthcare providers to diagnose and manage individuals with multiple sclerosis. This CME program follows Project ECHO’s evidence-based tele-mentoring model and establishes a peer-to-peer knowledge sharing network. Each ECHO MS session features a brief didactic and two case discussions. The goal of ECHO MS is to improve overall health outcomes for individuals with MS.

ECHO MS: Learning Network

ECHO MS: Learning Network is an ongoing, bi-monthly professional learning community for general neurologists and other MS healthcare providers. It is encouraged for individuals to complete ECHO MS: Care Essentials prior to entering the Learning Network. These 60 minute virtual sessions are 1 CME each. Multiple sclerosis experts present didactics and participants have the option to present cases for discussion. The result is a high-yield learning experience that promotes collaboration between academic MS centers and general neurology providers.
The Learning Network started in October 2023. View the registration page for dates and topics.

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ECHO MS: International Pediatric

Program Overview

The ECHO MS: International Pediatric program is designed for neurologists and other healthcare providers caring for children with MS and related demyelinating diseases. The program follows the evidence-based Project ECHO guided-practice model for reducing health disparities and improving patient outcomes.

Please join us for three 90-minute ECHO sessions and earn up to 4.5 CME Credits focused on addressing best practices for diagnosis and disease management.

Hub Team


  • Brenda Banwell, MD, FRCPC, FAAN – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  
  • Cheryl Hemingway, MBChB, PhD – Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 

Hub Team Members 

  • Thais Armangue, MD, PhD – Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona Hospital, Spain 
  • Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD – University of California San Diego, USA 
  • Barbara Kornek, MD – Medical University of Vienna, Austria 
  • Lekha Pandit, MD, DM, PhD – Nitte University, India 


  • Session 1: Updates in Autoimmune Encephalitis
    •  April 29, 2024 at 10-11:30 a.m. ET
  • Session 2: Acute Visual Loss in Children: Optic Neuritis vs Optic Neuropathy
    •    October 14, 2024 at 10-11:30 a.m. ET
  • Session 3: New McDonald Criteria Implications to Children
    •     February 3, 2025 at 10-11:30 a.m.

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ECHO MS: Care Essentials (adult neurology)

ECHO MS: Care Essentials provides 12 CMEs and is a dynamic professional learning community for neurologists and other healthcare providers. The next cohort begins in September and ends in March. The 60 minute virtual sessions take place twice a month and meet during the lunch hour. A Hub Team of experts review relevant MS information and participants present cases for discussion. The result is a high-yield learning experience that promotes collaboration between academic MS centers and general neurology providers.

Registration is currently closed. Please check back for updates for future cohorts.

Impact of ECHO MS

  • 84% say participating in ECHO MS has increased their ability to diagnose MS in a timely manner
  • 98% say participating in ECHO MS has increased their knowledge of and about patient resources
  • 100% of ECHO MS participants indicated at least one change they will make in their diagnosis and/or treatment of people with MS
  • 100% of ECHO MS participants indicated they would recommend ECHO MS to their colleagues
Read our published report here on how we used the Project ECHO model to rapidly share knowledge between MS providers during COVID-19.

About Project ECHO®

The Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) movement engages healthcare professionals in 40 countries through over 900 programs worldwide. Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities.
Learn more about the format and flow of ECHO on the Project ECHO | The University of New Mexico website, or watch the animated introduction video below.

Continuing Medical Education Units are accredited by the Consortium of MS Centers.
Consortium of MS Centers

Contact Us

Maggie Brown, DPT
Manager, Program Administration, ECHO MS

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