Chronic Pain Gains in Alberta: An ECHO® Series
The Alberta College of Family Physician’s (ACFP) Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) and the Calgary Pain Program are collaborating on an exciting new project, “Chronic Pain Gains in Alberta: An ECHO® Series”. ECHO® is an interactive online medical education program that features real cases submitted by YOU. Read about ECHO® experiences from CMN members Dr. Lana Fehr and Dr. Lori Montgomery.
Time: 4:30-5:45 pm (MT).
Didactic Presentations and Speakers:
|September 7, 2022||Fibromyalgia: Top Tips & Facts||Dr. Ted Findlay, MD|
|September 21, 2022||Cannabinoids and Pain||Dr. Jessica Kirkwood, MD & Danielle Perry, RN|
|October 5, 2022||Screening for Psychosocial Issues||Dr. Sasha Mallya, PhD, RPsych|
|October 19, 2022||Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – What it is and isn’t||Dr. Kelly Shinkaruk, MD|
|November 2, 2022||Pain Assessment for Busy Community Practice||Dr. Lori Montgomery, MD|
|November 16, 2022||Ketamine and Pain||
Dr. Kelly Shinkaruk, MD
This event is supported by a hub team of chronic pain experts and a team of facilitators.
Using an “all teach, all learn” model, participants work through a real submitted case with coaching, guidance, and feedback from an interdisciplinary team of experts and their fellow peers. This allows the program to deliver a more hands-on and collaborative approach to learning and treatment than the average webinar, e-learning course, or telemedicine care. ECHO® has been used internationally to expand capacity in a large variety of areas. A recent ECHO® session facilitated in New York to expand capacity in treatment of Opioid Use Disorder resulted in more authorized prescribers of buprenorphine and more patients successfully prescribed treatment. Additionally, after 180 days, nearly 81% of patients were continuing their treatment.
- It’s flexible – You can attend as many or as few sessions as you like, whatever works best!
- It’s free – This series is completely free of charge to registrants.
- It’s accessible – This series is provided virtually via Zoom so that anyone, anywhere can attend.
Who Can Participate?
This series is open to all Alberta-based primary care health care providers with an interest in learning more about chronic pain. Feel free to share this page and the ECHO® event poster with your colleagues and peers. If you have any cases that you would like to submit for a future session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning activity has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 15 Mainpro+ certified credits.