About the Psoriasis/Psoriatic Disease Education Series

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Cardon Smith
Project Coordinator 
Phone: 801-581-6116

Please call or email for information regarding ECHO events

Patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis present with complex medical issues and therapeutic challenges. Getting them in to see a dermatologist or rheumatologist can be a difficult, especially if they live far from an academic medical center.

To address these challenges, we invite you to participate in the Intermountain region’s first Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis ECHO. Hosted by the University of Utah’s two leading psoriatic disease experts (Dr. Kristina Callis Duffin, dermatologist, and Dr. Jessica Walsh, rheumatologist), this Project ECHO series will serve as a way to improve upon your expertise and provide a collaborative forum for discussing management challenges. The series is structured as a virtual grand rounds via Zoom wherein the hosts will provide a short didactic session followed by case discussions sent in by the participants.


Please Register Here for Upcoming Events


Session Schedule
October 2nd  12 - 1pm MST
October 16th  12 - 1pm MST
November 20th  12 - 1pm MST
December 4th  12 - 1pm MST


Your Hosts

Kristina Callis Duffin, MD, MS, dermatologist and Co-Chair of University of Utah’s Department of Dermatology, and Jessica Walsh, MD , rheumatologist and Director of the Spondyloarthritis Clinic, have conducted the Intermountain region’s only combined psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis multispecialty clinic for a decade.


Who will benefit from this series? Any community provider looking to improve upon their expertise and patients’ care in the absence of an on-site psoriatic disease expert.


What is Project ECHO™? ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a program that connects community providers with specialists in regular real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions, designed around case-based learning and mentorship, help local workers gain the expertise required to provide needed services. 


Is there a cost to participate in the ECHO? With the support of a grant from the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Clinics Multicenter Advancement Network (PPACMAN) and accredited by the University of Utah Office of Continuing Medical Education, this Project ECHO series is free of charge and open to any level of health care professional.


Will I receive CME credit?: There are free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits available for physicians and APCs who participate. Following every session, you will receive an email with instructions on how to claim credit for the course and will have 24 hours to do so.


How can I submit my questions or cases for discussion? Submit your case using this online form by 12 p.m. MT at least one week ahead of each ECHO session.

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