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. Register now! 

This series uses Zoom videoconferencing, and will take place on the first Thursday of every month at 3pm EST. In each monthly session, faculty members or guest speakers will 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. No cost AMA PRE Category 1 CME credits are available for participants.

Project ECHO is an innovative educational program developed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. This collaboration will assist in expanding access to specialty care by increasing capabilities of primary care providers, improve the health of the beneficiary population, decrease cost associated with rare bone disease care, and ensure a ready medical force.

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
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



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
06/04/20  Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva – Edward Hsiao MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health 
07/02/20  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

Information and access to the full schedule are available on the printable flyer.

To register online, complete the brief registration form.

View the Rare Bone Disease TeleECHO Program schedule for August 2020-July 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Stewart at Mstewart@oif.org.