EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America Registration

Welcome to the registration page for the EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America Program

This is a virtual 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.

About EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America

The EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America program is a virtual 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. 

The program is divided into thematic modules delivered across the year. Participants can choose which modules they wish to attend – although participants are encouraged to attend the module, ‘Introduction to EDS and HSD if they are new to EDS and HSD. 

Each module is composed of 3 to 4 sessions, each session consisting of expert presentations and case-based interactive sessions delivered virtually via the Zoom platform. Each session is 1hr 30 minutes in length and is led by Dr. Leslie Russek and Dr. Patricia Stott from the USA.

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

What is Case-Based Learning?

The ECHO model uses case-based learning. Participants can either ask specific questions or they can present de-identified cases from their own practice where there is a concern about any aspect of the diagnosis or management of EDS and HSD or their complications. The session group, with expert specialist support discuss the cases and provide guidance. All are encouraged to participate if they feel able.

Can I Earn CME Credits?

CME/CEU/CE credits are available to healthcare professionals. Credits are awarded at 1 per 60 minutes of live session activity.

An Ehlers-Danlos Society ‘Certificate of Attendance’ can also be provided upon request.

What if I Can’t Attend a Session?

In order to obtain the most benefit from the program, participants are encouraged to attend as many live sessions as possible. You will be able to catch up on the sessions you miss by watching the password protected session content which will be made available to participants through the Ehlers-Danlos Society’s resources page after each session. However, please note that CME Credits can only be claimed for attendance at live sessions.

Program Fees

Participants can choose which module they wish to attend – although participants are encouraged to attend the module,  ‘Introduction to EDS and HSD if they are new to EDS and HSD.

Each module costs $20 USD per participant to attend.

How to Register?

The program structure, dates and times, and ticket options are shown below. On completing the ticket option, you will be taken to the registration form.

This is a virtual course using the Zoom platform. It is run from the USA, and is open for registration to healthcare professionals worldwide.
(Please visit https://www.worldtimebuddy.com, or your preferred time zone converter to confirm the correct start time in your location)

If you have questions about the registration process please contact us at echo@ehlers-danlos.com

Program Schedule for 2023:

Program: EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America

Module: Introduction to EDS and HSD

(Program Code: AHP1A-INT)

Clinical Lead: Dr. Leslie Russek

Date & Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

  • Session 1: Diagnosis, Assessment and Management Principles
  • Session 2: Pain Mechanisms and Non Pharmacological Management (with occupational challenges)
  • Session 3: Fatigue Mechanisms and Non Pharmacological Management (with occupational challenges)
  • Session 4: Cognitive issues / Mental health: anxiety, depression, panic, ASD and ADHD (with occupational challenges)
  • January 17, 2023
  • January 24, 2023
  • January 31, 2023
  • February 7, 2023

Program: EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America

Module: Comorbidities in EDS and HSD

(Program Code: AHP2A-CHE)

Clinical Lead: Dr. Leslie Russek

Date & Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

  • Session 1: Mast Cell Activation
  • Session 2: Cardiac Dysautonomia: Assessment and Management +/- MCAD
  • Session 3: Gastrointestinal Dysfunction: Assessment and Management +/- MCAD
  • Session 4: Urogenital Dysfunction: Assessment and management =/- MCAD
  • March 7, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • March 28, 2023

Program: EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America

Module: Spine and Neurological Issues

(Program Code: AHP3A-SNI)

Clinical Lead: Dr. Leslie Russek

Date & Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

  • Session 1: Spine Overview, Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint
  • Session 2: Neurological Manifestations in HSD/EDS
  • Session 3: Upper Cervical Instability (CCI, AAI) / Chiari
  • Session 4: Headaches, TMJ Dysfunction, Facial Pain, Speech & Swallowing
  • August 8, 2023
  • August 15, 2023
  • August 22, 2023
  • August 29, 2023

 

Program: EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America

Module: Lumber Spine, Upper and Lower Extremities

(Program Code: AHP4A-LUQ)

Clinical Lead: Dr. Leslie Russek

Date & Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

  • Session 1: Hip and Pelvis
  • Session 2: Lower Extremity: Knee, Ankle & Foot
  • Session 3: Shoulder, Thoracic Spine and Ribs
  • Session 4: Elbow Wrist and Hand/ Writing and Hand Function
  • September 26, 2023
  • October 3, 2023
  • October 10, 2023
  • October 17, 2023

 

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

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.

For all queries regarding EDS ECHO, please email our EDS ECHO Program Coordinator.

Registration is Now Open!

Choose from the options below to register for a place on the EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America Program:

After making your ticket(s) selection, click ‘Get Tickets’. You will then be asked to complete a registration form for each ticket you have purchased.

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America: Introduction to EDS and HSD
This fee covers your participation in the:
    • • EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals Australia: Introduction to EDS and HSD (Jan - Feb 2023)
(Program Code: AHP1A-INT)
$ 20.00
47 available
EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America: Comorbidities in HSD and EDS
This fee covers your participation in the:
    • • EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America: Comorbidities in HSD and EDS (Mar 2023)
(Program Code: AHP2A-CHE)
$ 20.00
42 available
EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America: Spine and Neurological Issues
This fee covers your participation in the:
    • • EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America: Spine and Neurological Issues (Aug 2023)
(Program Code: AHP3A-SNI)
$ 20.00
43 available
EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America: Lumber Spine, Upper and Lower Extremities
This fee covers your participation in the:
    • • EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America: Lumber Spine, Upper and Lower Extremities (Sep - Oct 2023)
(Program Code: AHP4A-LUQ)
$ 20.00
46 available

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.

EDS ECHO

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.