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 2021.

AK Liver Disease ECHO:

February 18Physiology of the LiverYoussef Barbour, MD
March 18Evaluating Abnormal Liver Function TestsBrian McMahon, MD
April 15Non-Invasive Markers for Liver FibrosisBrian McMahon, MD
May 20Management of AscitesYoussef Barbour, MD
June 17Motivational InterviewingLucia Grauman-Neander, PhD
July 15Portal Hypertension and VaricesYoussef Barbour, MD
August 19Drug-induced Liver InjuryBrittney Keener, PharmD
September 16HCC SurveillanceBrian McMahon, MD
October 21Treatment of Acute Alcohol HepatitisBrian McMahon, MD
November 18Nutrition and the LiverAnne Fleetwood, RD
December 16All About Portal Vein ThrombosisYoussef Barbour, 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.