EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America Application

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This is a free program for healthcare professionals worldwide, across all disciplines who want to improve their ability to care for people with EDS, HSD and associated symptoms and conditions.

Please complete the application form below to apply for a place on the EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals, North America Program.

The EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America program is a free program for Allied Health Professionals from all over the world. This program is suitable for Physical Therapists, Podiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, and Nutritionists.

Clinical experts run a program via the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Each session is 1hr 30 minutes in length, and is led by Dr. Leslie Russek and Dr. Patricia Stott.

Participants who are accepted into the program are asked to attend as much of the program as possible to get the most out of their place. All participants are encouraged to share their cases and questions in the sessions and are guided to further educational material and support. CME/CEU/CE credits or a certificate of attendance are available to healthcare professionals at no charge. Credits are awarded at 1 per 60 minutes of live session activity.

North America Program – Further Information About Which Modules to Choose:

All AHPs are welcome to register for all the Modules, but our Facilitator has provided the following guide that you may find helpful when registering for a selection of them:

  • Physiotherapists, Manual Therapists, and Pilates Instructors – All modules
  • Dieticians – Modules 1, 2 and 3
  • Nutritionists – Modules 1, 2 and 3
  • Occupational Therapists – Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Podiatrists – Modules 1 and 5
  • Psychologists – Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Speech and Language Therapists – Modules 1, 2, and 3

Please note: Applications are currently closed for the 2022 program. Please check our ECHO home page and social media for announcements of future program dates.

EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals, North America – Program Details:

Program: EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals, North AmericaClinical Lead: Dr. Leslie Russek & Dr. Patricia Stott
Date & Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Module 1: Introduction to HSD and EDS (3 sessions)
  • Diagnosis, Assessment and Management Principles
  • Pain Mechanisms and Non-Pharmacological Management
  • Fatigue Mechanisms and Non-Pharmacological Management
  • January 11, 2022
  • January 18, 2022
  • January 25, 2022
Module 2: Comorbidities in EDS and HSD – Across Lifespan (4 sessions)
  • Cardiac Dysautonomia: Assessment and Management +/- MCADS
  • Gastrointestinal Dysfunction: Assessment and Management +/- MCADS
  • Urogenital Dysfunction: Assessment and Management =/- MCADS
  • Cognitive Issues / Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, Panic, ASD & ADHD
  • March 8, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • March 22, 2022
  • March 29, 2022
Module 3: Head and Neck Injury and Dysfunction in EDS and HSD – Across Lifespan (3 sessions)
  • Neck & Headaches / Migraine
  • Upper Cervical Instability (CCI, AAI) / Chiari
  • TMJ Dysfunction, Facial Pain, Speech & Swallowing
  • June 7, 2022
  • June 14, 2022
  • June 21, 2022
Module 4: Upper Quadrant Injury and Dysfunction in EDS and HSD (4 sessions)
  • Occupational Challenges
  • Cervical, Thoracic Spine and Ribs
  • Shoulder Dysfunction and UE Nerve Disorders
  • Elbow Wrist and Hand/ Writing and Hand Function: Assessment and Management
  • July 12, 2022
  • July 19, 2022
  • July 26, 2022
  • August 2, 2022
Module 5: Lower Quadrant Injury and Dysfunction in EDS and HSD (3 sessions)
  • Lx, Tethered Cord: Assessment and Management
  • Hip and Pelvis: Assessment and Management
  • Knee, Ankle and Foot: Assessment and Management
  • October 4, 2022
  • October 11, 2022
  • October 18, 2022


PLEASE NOTE – Session dates and topics are subject to change.

The program content is currently only presented in English.

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.

This is a virtual program, you will be sent a link to join the sessions which are run via the zoom platform. Once signed up, we ask that you attend a minimum of 3 sessions per module. You can catch up with the sessions you miss by watching our password protected recordings online. 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.

For more information, visit our dedicated EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals web page.

Please complete and submit the following information to apply for a place on the program:

Please note: Applications are currently closed for the 2022 program. Please check our ECHO home page and social media for announcements of future program dates.

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.

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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 StatementProject 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. Leslie Russek, MD; Stacey Simmonds.