FAME TeleECHO Clinics


Project ECHO logoFundamentals of Addiction Medicine ECHO (FAME) in collaboration with Project ECHO - University of New Mexico

The first iteration of Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine ECHO (FAME) clinics has ended. To be alerted about future opportunities to participate, please complete the interest form on the bottom of the ASAM Fundamentals home page

The Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine ECHO (FAME) clinic series was offered in collaboration with Project ECHO - University of New Mexico. This unique opportunity was offered exclusively for participants of The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour CME Certificate Program. Participants were required to attend at least four (4) teleECHO clinics and present a case in at least one teleECHO clinic.

The Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine ECHO (FAME) clinic series is a 16-week teleECHO for primary care physicians and clinicians that addresses various topics in the field of addiction medicine.

The ECHO video conferencing model is used to connect participants with a panel of multi-disciplinary addiction experts. Clinics are 2 hours each. The first 30 minutes is devoted to a didactic presentation on a featured addiction related topic. See below for a complete list of topics. 

 Didactic Topics

  1. Opioid Use Disorder
  2. Opioid withdrawal & overdose prevention
  3. Office management of MAT
  4. Preventing and detecting diversion of buprenorphine and other controlled substances
  5. Alcohol use disorder
  6. Tobacco use disorder
  7. Alcohol withdrawal and medical complications
  8. Benzodiazepine use disorder
  9. Cannabinoids
  10. Medications to decrease risk of relapse to alcohol
  11. Drug use in pregnancy
  12. Treatment of SUDs in adolescents
  13. Motivational Interviewing, Part 1
  14. Motivational Interviewing, Part 2
  15. Relapse prevention
  16. Newer synthetics: Spice and Bath Salts
After the didactic portion, the remainder of clinic time is dedicated to case presentations. Cases presented do not necessarily relate to the didactic presentations for that day. By presenting challenging clinical cases to the specialists, primary care providers can participate in case-based learning and develop the skills and confidence to apply what they learn in their practices.  

What is Project ECHO?

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. To learn more visit http://echo.unm.edu/.

How Does the TeleECHO Model Work?

Project ECHO links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with primary care clinicians in local communities. Primary care clinicians, the spokes in our model, become part of a learning community, where they receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together, they manage patient cases so that patients get the care they need.



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Agency Support

ASAM thanks the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for their support of the development and intial implementation of the Project ECHO component of The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Recognition Program (Pilot).