Rare Bone Disease TeleECHO Clinic Series

The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation and the Rare Bone Disease Alliance are excited to announce the Rare Bone Disease TeleECHO Clinic Series. The goal of this educational program, a partnership with Project ECHO™ (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), is to build capacity to safely and effectively diagnose and treat rare bone diseases and disorders.

The full schedule with links to register for specific session topics is also listed below. Participants can also sign up to receive program reminders and updates here.

This series uses Zoom video conferencing and will take place on the first Thursday of every month at 3pm EST. In each monthly session, faculty members or guest speakers present a brief didactic presentation, followed by participant-led case presentations and group discussion of the presented cases. The faculty encourages participants to present case studies related to rare bone diseases at each session. Recordings of each didactic presentation are posted after each session.

The interdisciplinary faculty in the Rare Bone Disease TeleECHO includes:

Michael Collins, MD National Institutes of Health, NIDCR
Michael Lewiecki, MD University of New Mexico
Frank Rauch, MD Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada
Eric Rush, MD University of Kansas Hospital
Jay Shapiro, MD Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Dolores Shoback, MD University of California San Francisco
Laura Tosi, MD Children’s National Health System
Michael Whyte, MD Shriners Hospitals for Children —St. Louis;

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation and Project ECHO®. Project ECHO® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Project ECHO® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Click here to view recordings of past ECHO sessions.


Thursday, July 7, 2022; 3:00pm EST

Nina Ma, MD Ed and Jeannette Kerr Family Endowed Chair in Endocrinology; Director, Bone and Mineral Metabolism Program, Children’s Hospital Colorado; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine


The program schedule below includes recordings of past didactic presentations and links to register for individual sessions of the Rare Bone Disease ECHO program. Please click on the session title to register to attend.  All sessions will be held at 3:00pm ET and will last 90 minutes.

Thursday, August 4, 2022; 3:00pm EST
Histomorphometry of Rare Bone Disorders
Frank Rauch, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Scientist, McGill University and Shriners Hospitals for Children

Thursday, September 1, 2022; 3:00pm EST
Renal Aspects of Rare Bone Disease
Isidro Salusky, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Director of the Pediatric Dialysis Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Thursday, October 6, 2022; 3:00pm EST
Prenatal Evaluation of Skeletal Dysplasias  
Valerie Cormier-Daire, PhD Professor, Head of the Genetic Clinic Unit and Head of the French Reference Center for Skeletal Dysplasia in Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, Myhre Syndrome Foundation


To receive reminders and updates on all upcoming Rare Bone Disease ECHO sessions, please complete the following form. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Stewart at Mstewart@oif.org.

August 6, 2020; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Melorheostosis: The Genes Behind the Dripping Candle Wax
Timothy Bhattachyrra, MD  Orthopaedic Surgery, NIAMS/NIH

September 3, 2020; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Evaluation of Patients with Hyperphosphatemia
Michael Collins, MD Senior Investigator, Skeletal Disorders and Mineral Homeostasis Section, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/NIH

October 1, 2020; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Mechanisms of Bone Loss in Complex Lymphatic Anomalies
Michael Kelly, MD, PhD Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University

November 5, 2020; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Dental Concerns in Patients with Rare Bone Disorders
Tim Wright, DDS, MS Bawden Distinguished Professor, Division of Pediatrics and Public Health, Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina

December 3, 2020; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy (GACI)
Carlos Ferreira, MD Chief, Skeletal Genomics Unit, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

January 7, 2021; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Skeletal Surveys – A Systematic Approach
Dorothy Bulas, MD Chief, Department of Radiology, Children’s National Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology, George Washington University School of Medicine

February 4, 2021; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Jansen’s Disease
Harald Jueppner, MD Chief, Pediatric Nephrology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

March 4, 2021; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Bone Pain in Children
Alison Boyce, MD Chief, Metabolic Bone Disorders Unit, NIDCR, NIH

April 1, 2021; 3:00pm EST 

RECORDING: Multiple Hereditary Exostoses
David S. Feldman, MD Co-Director, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

May 6, 2021; 3:00pm EST 

RECORDING: DXA Evaluation in the Child
Catherine Gordon, MD Adolescent Chief, Boston Children’s Hospital; Robert P. Masland, Jr. Chair of Adolescent Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

June 3, 2021; 3:00pm EST

RECORDING: Adult Hypophosphatasia
Kathryn Dahir, MD Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

July 1, 2021; 3:00pm EST 

RECORDING: Evaluation of the Child with Multiple Fractures
Eric. T. Rush, MD, FAAP, FACMG Clinical Geneticist, Children’s Mercy Kansas City; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine


Genetic Testing in the Diagnosis of Rare Bone Disease – Eric Rush MD, FAAP, FACMG
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Missouri – Kansas City


OI Dominant vs Recessive: Impact on Treatment – Reid Sutton MD
Medical Director of Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, Director of Medical Genetics Residency Program and ABMGG Diagnostic Laboratory Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine, and Director of Inborn Errors of Metabolism Service at Texas Children’s Hospital


Hypocalcemia – Dolores Shoback MD
Professor of Medicine and Director of the UCSF Training Program in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health


Fibrous Dysplasia – McCune Albright – Michael Collins MD
Senior Clinical Investigator, Skeletal Disorders, and Mineral Homeostasis Section at NIH NIDCR


Non-Accidental Trauma –
Peter Byers MD
Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Medical Genetics at University of Washington Medicine


XLH Disorders – Thomas Carpenter MD
Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology, Orthopaedics, and Rehabilitation, Clinical Professor of Nursing, Director of the Yale Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH), and Medical Director of the Hospital Research Unit at Yale School of Medicine


Diagnostic Approach to the Child with a Skeletal Dysplasia – Julie Hoover-Fong MD, PhD
Director of the Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias and Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine


Hypophosphatasia – Michael Whyte MD
Medical Director at the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine


Evaluation of the Child with Rickets
– Erik Imel MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine


Osteopetrosis –
Michael Econs MD
Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics and Division Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Indiana University School of Medicine


Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva – Edward Hsiao MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health 

July 2, 2020 

Management of Pregnancy & Delivery in the Patient with a Skeletal Disorder – Deborah Krakow, MD Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Professor of Human Genetics at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health