An Evolution in Medical Education and Care Delivery
EDS ECHO is a series of programs for healthcare professionals across all disciplines who want to improve their ability to care for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) and associated symptoms and conditions. Enhancing care for people with all types of EDS and HSD through case-based discussions, sharing knowledge, and expert updates is at the heart of what we do.
EDS ECHO also runs programs for community leaders and educators, exploring ways participants can better teach and support those living with EDS or HSD.
Project ECHO addresses population health in a scalable way — moving knowledge instead of people via telementoring and collaborative care with the philosophy of we can ‘all teach, and all learn’.
The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert specialist teams. The ECHO model is not “telemedicine” where specialists assume the care of the patient; it is a guided model aimed at practice improvement, in which providers retain responsibility for patients, and gain increasing independence as skills, confidence, and self-efficacy. For more information about Project ECHO® visit echo.unm.edu
In April 2019, The Ehlers-Danlos Society started the EDS ECHO program with two hubs, one at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA, and the other at The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK. Over time, our programs and courses have grown to be worldwide, supporting healthcare professionals across multiple disciplines and community advocates and leaders in EDS and HSD.
Participants in our programs are able to share their cases and questions in the sessions and are guided to further educational materials and support. CME/CEU/CE/Nurses credits are available at no charge to participants on our professional programs.
After taking part in a program, participants are invited to join us at any future EDS ECHO sessions and continue to take advantage of and support our ever-growing network of knowledgeable clinicians and community leaders. We also help local and regional groups to start a program for the care of their patients, expanding the EDS ECHO network, bringing care closer to home.
EDS ECHO Programs & Courses
Since its inception, EDS ECHO has added several new programs to its portfolio. We continue to introduce new programs, courses, and virtual education meetings which we advertise on the Ehlers-Danlos Society Home Page, on social media, and to our registered healthcare professionals.
To view the full program schedule for 2022, please click here.
Please check back regularly to read news and updates from our EDS ECHO programs. We will announce when applications will open and close for our programs here, as well as other updates from our programs.
|EDS ECHO Clinicians North America (A)||Applications are currently closed. Please check our ECHO home page and social media for announcements of future program dates.|
|EDS ECHO Clinicians UK/Europe (B)||Applications for the EDS ECHO Clinicians UK/Europe (10B) program, commencing September 2022, are now open.|
|EDS ECHO Clinicians Australasia (C)||Applications are currently closed. Please check our ECHO home page and social media for announcements of future program dates.|
|EDS ECHO Clínico en Español (D)||
El programa EDS ECHO clínico en Español ha llegado a su máxima capacidad y las solicitudes se han cerrado. Las nuevas fechas para otro programa en la primavera de 2023 se anunciarán más adelante este año.
The EDS ECHO Clinicians in Spanish (1D) Program has now reached full capacity and applications have now closed. New dates for a spring 2023 program will be announced later this year.
|EDS ECHO Clinicians Drop-in Sessions||Applications stay open throughout the year. For more information and session dates for 2022 please click here.|
|EDS ECHO Fundamentals of the Integral Movement Method (IMM)||The second course starting in September 2022 is now full and applications are closed. Please check our ECHO home page and social media for announcements of future course dates.|
|EDS ECHO Advocacy||Applications for the next EDS ECHO Program (PP10) will open in Later this year. Click here for more information.|
|EDS ECHO Community Leaders & Educators||Applications for the EDS ECHO Community Leaders Educators program (CLE3), commencing October 2022, are now open.|
|EDS ECHO AHP North America||Applications are currently closed. Please check our ECHO home page and social media for announcements of future program dates.|
|EDS ECHO AHP Drop-in Sessions, North America||Applications stay open throughout the year. For more information and session dates for 2022 please click here.|
|EDS ECHO AHP Australia|
|EDS ECHO AHP UK & EUR|
|EDS ECHO Pediatrics North America|
|EDS ECHO Pediatrics Australia|
|EDS ECHO vEDS|