|The Project ECHO Persistent Pain program is now available to assist primary care clinicians in western Victoria to better manage and support patients with persistent pain.|
The program involves a series of teleECHO sessions for primary care clinicians in regions where there is limited access to specialist pain clinicians or pain services. It will also build capacity of clinicians to provide greater coordinated support where patients live.
About teleECHO sessions
teleECHO sessions offer a blend of didactic and case-based learning and are delivered via live video conference.
WVPHN facilitates an expert panel of pain specialists from Barwon Health, Transport Accident Commission and WorkSafe Victoria for each session. A specific pain topic and case study discussion are held during the sessions which are broadcast to registered participants throughout western Victoria.
The Project ECHO Persistent Pain topics have been developed based on feedback from primary care clinicians across the WVPHN region. Topics for series two include:
- Pain Education
- Chronic Low Back Pain
- Graded Exposure
- Pelvic Pain
- Medical Cannabis
Sessions are multi-disciplinary meaning any health practitioner with an interest in persistent pain management is welcome to attend and actively contribute.
Participants can also submit de-identified patient cases using our standard case-presentation template for the hub team to consider for presentation at a session. Case discussion and recommendations are made during the session. Contact us to discuss presenting a case and for a copy of the case presentation template
Joining a 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.
If you haven’t used Zoom before, or for further information on how to install Zoom, refer to the Zoom guide. This is an easy process but we recommend you complete this before your first session as it does take a few minutes to read.
Contact our Project ECHO team
Project ECHO Persistent Pain Series 2 sessions
Wednesdays 5.30 to 6.30pm
- 22 July
- 5 August
- 19 August
- 2 September
- 16 September
- 14 October
- 28 October
- 11 November
- 25 November
- 2 December