About EDS ECHO
EDS ECHO a program for healthcare professionals across all disciplines who want to improve their ability to care for people with EDS, HSD and associated symptoms and conditions.
Project ECHO addresses population health in a scalable way — moving knowledge instead of patients via telementoring and collaborative care.
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 grow.
An Evolution in Medical Education and Care Delivery
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 aim is to open hubs all over the world.
One of our greatest assets is the International Consortium, a group of independent expert clinicians, scientists, and patients from across many specialties. Our medical professional members run the EDS ECHO program: a rolling program that covers the main aspects of EDS and HSD.
Participants 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 professionals programs.
After taking part in the program, participants are invited to join us at any future EDS ECHO sessions. We will also help groups to start a program for the care of their patients, expanding the EDS ECHO network, and bringing care closer to home.
EDS ECHO Programs
Since its inception, EDS ECHO has added several new programs to its portfolio. We continue to introduce new programs and virtual education meetings which we advertise on the Society’s Home Page, on Social Media, and our registered healthcare professionals.
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 A (North America)||Applications are now open for program 9A, commencing in January 2022.|
|EDS ECHO Clinicians B (Europe)||Applications are now open for program 9B, commencing in January 2022.|
|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 Community Leaders & Educators||Applications are now open for the new program, commencing in January 2022.|
|EDS ECHO Advocacy||A small number of spaces have become available for the EDS ECHO Advocacy program (PP9) commencing on October 20th, 2021. If you would like to apply for a place on the program, please click here.|
|EDS ECHO AHP North America||Applications are now open for the next program of modules, commencing in January 2022.|
|EDS ECHO AHP Australia||The program is full for 2021. For more information on the 2022 program please click here.|
|EDS ECHO UK & EUR||Applications are currently open. Module 5 will commence in October this year.|
|EDS ECHO Pediatrics North America||The program is full for 2021. Applications for next years program will open in June 2022. For more information please click here.|
|EDS ECHO Pediatrics Australia||Applications for next years program will open in January 2022. For more information please click here.|
|EDS ECHO vEDS||Program currently under revision with new format and applications opening soon.|