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:

Date Topic Speaker
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


Ready to learn and collaborate?

Register Here!

Have a case you’d like discussed?

Fill Out the Case Form!

Once you have filled out the Case Form, save it as a PDF, and email to

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Chronic Pain Gains FAQ

This event is supported by a hub team of chronic pain experts and a team of facilitators.


Why Participate?

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.

Additional Benefits:

  • 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

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.

This project was funded in part by the University Health Network and a Health Canada Substance Use and Addiction Program (SUAP) contribution.