Project ECHO Persistent Pain

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. Project ECHO - Persistent Pain logo

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.

Important information for anyone who joins ECHO meetings via the Zoom app

Zoom has released a new update to its software, Zoom 5.0 for both Windows and Mac.

Please download Zoom 5.0 as soon as possible, as previous versions will no longer work after 30 May.

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
  • Sleep
  • 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

Registering and joining a session

Please note: Project ECHO Persistent Pain Series 2 is fully subscribed.  Places may become available as the series progresses. Therefore, please complete the registration form and we will notify you if a place opens.

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.

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More information

Contact our Project ECHO team

Last modified: 11 August, 2020

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