EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals UK Application

This is a free program for allied health professionals across all disciplines who want to improve their ability to care for people with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), and associated symptoms and conditions. We will use a regional and system approach to cover the assessment and management of EDS, HSD, and associated symptoms and conditions across the life span.
This program is suitable for Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Orthotists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, and Nutritionists.

For full details, visit our dedicated EDS ECHO web page.

Applications are now open for this program – complete the form below to apply.

Module & Session Dates

EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals


 Clinical Lead, Dr. Jane Simmonds
 Tuesdays at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm GMT
 Module 2: Comorbidities in EDS and HSD – Across Lifespan (4 sessions)
  • Cardiac dysautonomia: assessment and management
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction: assessment and management
  • Urogenital dysfunction: assessment and management
  • Mental health: anxiety, depression, panic, ASD, and ADHD
  • February 16, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 2, 2021
  • March 9, 2021
Module 3: Head and Neck Injury and Dysfunction in EDS and HSD – Across Lifespan (3 sessions)
  • Headache and migraine
  • Cervical cranial instability / Chiari
  • TMJ, dental, and facial pain
  • June 1, 2021
  • June 8, 2021
  • June 15, 2021
Module 5: Lower Quadrant Injury and Dysfunction in EDS and HSD (3 sessions)
  • Lx, hip, and pelvis: assessment and management
  • Knee: assessment and management
  • Angle and foot: assessment and management
  • October 19, 2021
  • October 26, 2021
  • November 2, 2021
Module 4: Upper Quadrant Injury and Dysfunction in EDS and HSD (4 sessions)
  • Thoracic spine and ribs
  • Cx and Pathoneurodynamics: assessment and management
  • Shoulder dysfunction: assessment and management
  • Elbow, Wrist, and hand/writing and hand function: assessment and management
  • June 28, 2022
  • July 5, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • July 19, 2022

The program content is currently only presented in English.

This is a virtual program, you will be sent a link to join the sessions which are run via the Zoom platform. You can catch up with the sessions you miss by watching our password protected recordings online which you will receive access to after attending your first live session. For all queries regarding EDS ECHO, please email our EDS ECHO Program Coordinator.

Each EDS ECHO session is worth 1.5 CME/CEU/CE credits, you will be sent a link to claim these after each session.

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The Ehlers-Danlos Society and Project ECHO®. Project ECHO® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Designation Statement
Project ECHO® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
Project ECHO®, in compliance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, requires anyone who is in a position to control the content of an activity discloses all relevant financial relationships they have had within the last 12 months with a commercial interest related to the content of the activity. The Planners and Presenters of this activity disclose that they have no financial relationships with any commercial interest. Jane Simmonds, MD; Alan Hakim, MD; Stacey Simmonds.