A physician, medical researcher, and healthcare executive with almost 30 years of experience, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva currently serves as associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. In April 2016, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva was invited to take part in a panel discussion at the international MetaECHO meeting in New Mexico.
Since it was founded in 2003, the ECHO model has worked to provide specialized medical information to any doctor who requires the knowledge. Project ECHO was originally established to address a lack of hepatitis C treatment locations in New Mexico, and today more than 3,000 doctors attend twice as many patients suffering from this disease and numerous others.
MetaECHO 2016 was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The second of its kind, the conference gathered Project ECHO’s participants from around the world to celebrate and help facilitate the organization’s goal of helping one billion people by 2025.
A number of speakers gave “ECHO Talks” on topics such as “How Chance Can Change the World,” and “Using ECHO to Speed Up Access for Autistic Children.” Five panel discussions took place, including “Superhubs and the Vision to Touch 1 Billion,” in which Dr. Sachdeva participated.
The event also provided attendees with informative sessions, workshops, dinners, and entertainment.