Alaska Liver Disease ECHO | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Alaska Liver Disease ECHO

Learn together, Care together.

The Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program and consultants from Pharmacy, Diabetes and Behavioral Health have partnered with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board to create AK Liver Disease ECHO, a comprehensive program to assist Tribal Healthcare Providers to provide better care of Alaska Native/American Indian patients with liver disease.

Each session begins with a liver disease didactic presented by a subject matter expert followed by one or more case presentations by a provider(s) to the subject matter experts who can provide holistic, best practices input.

Continuing education credits are available.

What is it about?

This partnership aims to:

  • Increase Tribal health care providers’ knowledge about diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of liver disease.
  • Help providers gain confidence and competence in providing the best liver disease care.
  • Work towards reducing morbidity and mortality in Alaska Native/American Indian people living with all types of liver disease.

Who should attend?

Tribal primary care health providers, nurses, pharmacists, behavioral health care and community health care workers who want to learn best practices and gain competence and confidence in diagnosing and treating the wide range of liver diseases that affect Alaska Native/American Indian patients are welcome to attend.


The third Thursday of each month noon-1 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, via Zoom throughout 2022.

AK Liver Disease ECHO:

January 20NAFLD Series Part 1 – Does this patient need to be referred for further work up?Brian McMahon, MD
February 17NAFLD Series Part 2 – Exercise and Nutrition for NAFLDAnne Fleetwood, RD
March 17Diabetes Drugs that Help NAFLDChristy Pierce, NP
April 21Future Drugs for NAFLDYoussef Barbour, MD
May 19Hepatitis B and Other Vaccine UpdatesBrittney Keener, PharmD
June 16AIH in AN/AI Population in AlaskaJanet Johnston, PhD, MPH
July 21PBC/OverlapYoussef Barbour, MD
August 18Most Common Liver Toxic Drugs (and how to use LiverTox website)Brittney Keener, PharmD
September 15Trauma Informed Care and Liver DiseaseTBD
October 20Screening for Alcohol Use DisorderTBD
November 17Medication Assisted TreatmentTBD
December 15HCC Surveillance – Are We Doing Enough?Brian McMahon, MD


Register here for updates and to receive the Zoom link.


Please contact us about submitting a case presentation or for any questions.

Past Session Recordings:

~This project is supported by a grant from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and funding is provided from the HHS Secretary’s Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.