Project ECHO
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Project ECHO is a new approach to building capacity where specialists share their knowledge and skills with a group of primary care providers (PCPs) through case-based learning and best-practices sharing via videoconferencing.  Project ECHO is particularly useful for rural, remote and underserviced areas where speciality services are limited.  ECHO serves as a community of practice where PCPs receive support and develop the skills they need to treat a particular condition.

ECHO sessions start with a short didactic by a subject-matter expert, followed by a de-identified patient case presented by a primary care provider.  Following a case discussion, the specialist hub prepare a summary with all the recommendations and community resources that are relevant to the case discussed. The summary is sent not only to the person who presented the case, but also to all participants in that session, so they can generalise the learning.

Note: ECHO sessions are an approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and approved by UBC CPD for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits per session.

Sessions are bi-weekly on Wednesdays, 3:30- 5:00 pm PST.

Why Join?

  • Present your de-identified patient case for treatment recommendations.
  • User-friendly.  Participate from any device, from anywhere.
  • Relevant MHSU Topics.  Our curriculum is based on a continuous needs assessment of provider needs.
  • System navigation.  Learn about resources in your communities!
  • CPD.  No cost education and receive MOC and Mainpro+, or certificate of attendance.    


MHSU ECHO (2020-2021) is funded in partnership between Interior Health and Canadian Red Cross.  Our priority mandate is for 2017 wildfire affected areas and registration priority will be given to those providers working in these communities.  



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