ECHO connects Health care providers with an inter-professional specialist team through weekly videoconferencing sessions. The sessions include didactic lectures and interactive discussion of de-identified patient cases. Health Care Providers who attend ECHO gain enhanced skills and confidence in managing complex chronic conditions safely and effectively.
- ECHO Liver – Mondays from 12:00-1:30pm
- ECHO Chronic Pain/Opioid Stewardship – Thursdays from 12:30-2:00pm
- ECHO Rheumatology – Fridays from 12:00-1:30pm
- Register online at www.uhn.echoontario.ca/register/
Note: Only registered participants will receive CPD credits.
You will need:
- A computer with a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection OR
- An iOS Android mobile device and phone connection for audio only
- We use zoom.us. You do not need to create a log in or download any software to start viewing.
For your first session, please log in about 15 minutes earlier to ensure that everything is working. Our IT tech would be available to assist you to connect.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions or require additional support. For example if you would like to do a test run prior to the session.
- The agenda
- A link to connect to the session. The link changes every week.
- Materials for the session (didactic presentation and case information).
The emails will be sent from Echo.Ontario@uhn.ca. Please ensure that this email is not blocked from your site.
- Announcements and roll-call.
- The purpose of this is to officially collect attendance names for CPD credits.
- Didactic lecture presentation
- Given by either a member of the inter-professional hub team or an expert guest speaker.
- A list of the weekly topics can be found under curriculum.
- 1-2 Patient cases presented by a participating health care provider.
- The case presenter summarizes the patient case.
- Participants are invited to ask the case presenter any clarifying questions.
- Case recommendations are provided by the specialist team and session participants.
- Mute your microphone at all times except when speaking.
- Keep your camera on and pointed at you or your team. Seeing each other helps to build the ECHO community.
- Do not share your screen.
- This is a safe learning environment. We encourage non-judgement of patients and other participants.
- Feel free to eat your lunch!
NOTICE: In case of disruptive behaviour or non-collegial language during the weekly sessions, the participant will be contacted offline by a member of the hub team and will be coached on appropriate behavior and language. Project ECHO® Ontario reserves the right to withdraw a participant at any time if the issue remains unresolved.
- Receive support and specialist feedback for your patient cases.
- Increased satisfaction with ECHO
- A copy of all the recommendations discussed will be sent to you via email after the session
- The purpose of patient cases is to collective learn and support each other.
We strongly recommended you attend as often as possible but we understand that you are busy.
– We do not submit your credits to any college board.
– You can only receive credits if you are registered ECHO Participant.
– ECHO Liver: This 1-Mainpro+credit-per hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 61.5 Mainpro+ credits. (e.g. for a 1.5 hour session , you will receive 1.5 MAINPRO+ credits).
– ECHO Rheumatology: This 1-Mainpro+credit-per hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 61.75 Mainpro+ credits. (e.g. for a 1.5 hour session , you will receive 1.5 MAINPRO+ credits).
-ECHO Chronic Pain/ Opioids: This 2-credit-per hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen’s University for up to 160 Mainpro+ credits.
- Via email (link sent after the session)
- Under “forms and surveys” on this website.
We encourage you to complete the survey as we use this information to continuously improve the session and help us meet your needs. For example, we create our future didactic sessions based on the feedback in the survey. This is also a requirement for accreditation of the program.
- All feedback is kept strictly confidential.