Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) has initiated the Project ECHO COVID-19 sessions to help connect local health practitioners with relevant experts and improve the flow of information and knowledge to support wider efforts to better understand and combat the current pandemic.
Weekly teleECHO sessions are held on Thursday mornings from 7.30am – 8.30am and are delivered via live video conference. They are open to all primary care clinicians in the WVPHN catchment region.
About the COVID-19 teleECHO sessions
WVPHN has brought together an expert panel for each teleECHO session. Each week, the panel comprises clinicians from across western Victoria who are experts in the chosen topic of discussion.
The aim of the sessions are to:
raise awareness of regional planning relating to COVID-19 testing, assessment and treatment services
help primary care practitioners better understand referral pathways both now and into the future as new services emerge in response to regional planning at local, state and national levels.
Topics will reflect the changing issues and trends of the week and every session will include time for questions and answers based on questions and feedback submitted by participants prior to the session.
All sessions are free to access via free Zoom video-conferencing software. This software can be used on any computer or mobile device equipped with a web camera and microphone. You do not need a Zoom account to join a session
Firstly, register your interest by submitting the form below. You will then receive an introductory email with the Zoom session link.
If you haven’t used Zoom before, you may need to install software once you click the link. This is an easy process and most computer and device platforms will do this for you the first time you try to connect. You may be asked once or twice to allow your device to complete the installation.
We recommend you complete this before your first session as the process does take a few minutes to run. For further information, refer to the Zoom guide.
At a scheduled session time, click the link again and you will automatically join the session . You can also save and access the session information from within the Zoom application if you prefer.
Register below and we’ll send you an email with all the information you need to join a session.
In order to support the growth of the ECHO movement, Project ECHO® collects participation data for each teleECHO™ program. This data allows Project ECHO to measure, analyse, and report on the movement’s reach. It is used in reports, on maps and visualisations, for research, for communications and surveys, for data quality assurance activities, and for decision-making related to new initiatives.
Please note: Project ECHO COVID-19 is now approved for RACGP or ACRRM accreditation for GPs. ACRRM Activity: 1 contact hour as of 9 April 2020. RACGP CPD Activity: 2 points as of 30 April 2020. To claim CPD points for each ECHO session please provide your ACRRM/RACGP number below.