Launching the Project ECHO Persistent Pain series

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) invites health practitioners to register for Project ECHO Persistent Pain, an online interactive education and information program, with the first series to be held on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 to 6.30pm, beginning 4 February 2020.

The innovative program involves a series of teleECHO sessions that explore management options for primary care professionals treating patients with ongoing pain, particularly patients with limited access to persistent pain services or who are unwilling to engage with pain specialist services. The program also aims to reduce opioid use and other inappropriate treatments for persistent pain.

A multidisciplinary team of pain specialists and experts from Barwon Health, Transport Accident Commission and WorkSafe will facilitate the sessions.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Clinical assessment of pain
  • Psychological interventions
  • Nocioplastic pain
  • Alternatives to pain medication
  • Medical cannabis
  • Functional pain
  • Chronic low back pain

Register your interest

To register your interest in joining Project ECHO Persistent Pain live video sessions,  please click here.

For further information on Project Echo, please read the Project ECHO Overview.