UT Health San Antonio is now an ECHO Superhub!

Superhub status means that we are able to provide training and technical assistance to organizations aiming to start and grow their own ECHO programs to improve community health. To celebrate, we hosted a weeklong virtual event to celebrate this all-teach, all-learn model of telementorship and share stories of its impact. View session details and recordings below.

Launch Week Agenda

View all session recordings here.

Monday, October 18

12:00 – 12:30 pm: MD Anderson Cancer Center ECHO Superhub

Speakers:

  • Ellen Baker, MD, MPH, Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center Project ECHO Superhub
  • Melissa Lopez Varon, MS, Project Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center Project ECHO Superhub

Tuesday, October 19

10:00 – 10:30 am: Show-ME ECHO Superhub

Speaker:

  • Karen Edison, MD, Senior Medical Director of the Missouri Telehealth Network, Show-Me ECHO and the Center for Health Policy at University of Missouri

5:30 – 7:00 pm: Keynote Event: UT  System Mini-lectures and Panel Discussion

Speakers:

  • Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD, Associate Professor/Research, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio, Program Director, Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC), Program Director, Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), Program Director, South Central AIDS Education Training Center (AETC)
  • David Lakey, MD, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System and Senior Advisor to the President, Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler
  • Mari Robinson, JD, Director, UT System Virtual Health Network, Director, Medical Technology, Resources, & Education Center (MTREC)David Lakey, MD, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System and Senior Advisor to the President, Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

9:30 – 10:30 am: Community Impact Stories & Discussion

Speakers:

  • Mery Cortes-Bergoderi, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Internal Medicine at Gateway Community Health Inc. in Laredo, Texas
  • Alex Young, PsyD, Licensed Health Psychologist
  • Diego Huerta, Project Coordinator, Valley AIDS Council
  • Maria Gutierrez, BS, Program Coordinator, UT Health San Antonio South Central AIDS Education and Training Center 
  • Rosetti Hoffman, BSH/ LVN, Pharmacy Student

Friday, October 22, 2021

1:00 – 2:30 pm: ECHO Impact stories & closing remarks

Speakers:

  • Margaret Adjei PharmD, Pharmacist, ASP Cares
  • Rosalie Aguilar PhD, UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • Raudel Bobadilla MPH, CHW-I, Program Manager, UT Health San Antonio South Central AIDS Education and Training Center
  • Martha Castilla CHW, CHW-I, Senior Health Educator, South Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • DeWayne Davidson PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor, UT Health San Antonio
  • Eduardo Gandara, DrPH, MPH, Senior Research Coordinator, South Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • Paula Stigler Granados, PhD, Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
  • Richard Hamner LMSW, RSPS, LCDC-l, Clinical Research Project Manager, TxMOUD
  • Ludivina Hernandez CHW-I, Community Health Worker, South Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • Annette Zavala Idar, BBM, Business Administrator, South Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • Van King, MD, Professor, UT Health San Antonio, TxMOUD
  • Jennifer Papac, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, UT Health San Antonio, TxMOUD
  • Pamela Recto PhD, RN, Assistant Director, South Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • Barbara Taylor MD, MS, Associate Professor, UT Health San Antonio
  • Magda de la Torre RDH, MPH, UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • Shawn Wright BS, RSPS, PS, Recovery Support Services Program Director & Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Abilene Recovery Council
  • Joe Zapata Jr., MSS, Manager of Academic Programs, South Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC)