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Find frequently asked questions about free opioid education seminars that link addiction medicine experts and physicians with primary care providers in local communities.

What is the structure of a session?

Each session consists of:

  • Introductions and announcements
  • 15-20 minute brief lectures on a given topic (e.g., Introduction to Opioid Use Disorders)
  • 30-35 minutes of case-based learning, where attendees present cases to the learning community and receive recommendations from both the expert panel team and other healthcare professionals.
  • All teach, all learn.
How do I sign up for a session?
What is the cost and time commitment?
  • Sessions are free
  • Our weekly 1-hour sessions are held over the lunch hour whenever possible. Please try to attend regularly
  • We encourage active engagement in the learning community by sharing experience and presenting cases
  • The use of the Zoom audio and visual features enhance participation (people want to see people)
  • We send out brief, quarterly evaluation surveys (5-10 minutes each)
Is this only for physicians?
  • Any healthcare professional interested in engaging around a topic, sharing their experience, and learning from their peers can attend ECHO sessions.
  • We welcome physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, social workers, healthcare administrators, community health workers, pharmacists, and public health practitioners.
Will my case presentation be confidential?
  • Only non-identifiable information is shared
  • Our sessions are HIPAA-compliant
  • Cases are submitted through an online form
  • During the session, you will summarize the case and main question in 5 minutes or less
  • You will hear from your peers and an expert panel as various issues are explored and points addressed
  • To receive a link to the case form, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Physician Credit

Hennepin Healthcare is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Hennepin Healthcare designates these live activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™   Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals

Other healthcare providers who participate in this CME activity may submit their statement of attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. Participants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Beth Ryan, MS, MS

Hennepin Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO
Hennepin Viral Hepatitis ECHO
Project Coordinator
[email protected]

Deanna Bauer, MBA

Midwest Tribal ECHO

Project Coordinator

[email protected]


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