EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America Application

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.

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

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 RussekDr. Patricia Stott and Emily Rich.

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
Program: EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals, North America Clinical Lead: Dr. Leslie Russek & Dr. Patricia Stott
Date & Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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:


The program is currently full and applications have closed. Please check our ECHO home page and social media for announcements of  future program dates. Thank you.

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 for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships they have had within the last 24 months with an ineligible company.

None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

Alan Hakim, MD; Stacey Simmonds; Paul Gardener; Owen Moore; Lara Bloom, Prof; Jane Schubart, MD; Rebecca Bascom, MD; Shani Weber; Leslie Russek, MD; Patricia Stott, MD;

The following planners / presenters listed below have disclosed that they have a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company:

Nature of Relationship Name of Ineligible Company
Dr. Clair Francomano Consultant
Other Financials

Acer Therapeutics
Scientific Advisory Board, Kyani International

Dr. Patricia Stott Other Financials
Home CEU, MedBridge
Emily Rich Grants/Research Support Tuscon Medical Center Foundation


All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.