The UNM Alumni Association in partnership with the UNM Health Sciences Center is inviting Lobo alumni and community members to “Lobo Living Room: The Power to Cure Multiplied—Project ECHO” presented by Dr. Sanjeev Arora at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 at the Domenici Center Auditorium.

Arora, a specialist at UNM Health Sciences Center, will speak about Project ECHO, an innovation that dramatically improves access to specialty medical care for rural and underserved populations.

This low-cost, high-impact intervention is accomplished by linking specialist teams with primary care clinicians through teleECHO clinics, in which the experts co-manage patients and share expertise via mentoring, guidance, feedback and education.

This enables primary care clinicians to develop the skills and knowledge to treat patients with common, complex diseases in their own communities while reducing travel costs, wait times and complications.

Technology is used to leverage scarce healthcare resources. The ECHO model is not “telemedicine,” where the specialist assumes the care of the patient, but instead a guided practice where the primary care clinician cares for the patient with increasing independence. 

The presentation will be held in room 1220 at the UNM Domenici Center Auditorium— located at 1001 Stanford Dr. NE. Parking is free and readily available in the "M" Lot adjacent to the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education.

Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception starting at 6 p.m. Arora’s presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

The Lobo Living Room presentation is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Alumni website or call 505-277-5808.