EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals Masterclass Registration

EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals Masterclass North America

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

This is a virtual program for allied 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 Masterclass North America: Manual Interventions

The EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals Masterclass North America ‘Manual Interventions’ module is a virtual program designed to advance the manual skills and knowledge, regarding our HSD/EDS population, for our allied health professionals while creating healthy provider networking.

This module is suitable for any provider that provides hands-on work to those with HSD/EDS. We also encourage any health professionals interested in learning about these modalities to facilitate improved referrals to appropriate providers.

This program is facilitated by Patricia Stott and will be divided into four thematic sessions. In the program, Patty will introduce the structural and systemic differences to consider in a patient with symptomatic hypermobility when applying manual strategies. Eloise Stager will discuss craniosacral therapy, and Gail Wetzler will review visceral, vascular, and neural techniques. Kellie Barnes will present on fascial counterstrain.

Each session lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes and features expert presentations and interactive case-based discussions conducted virtually through the Zoom platform. You can view the program schedule and the overview for each session in the table below.

Who Can Participate?

Participants must have completed Module 1 of our EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals North America program, ‘Introduction to EDS and HSD’ or attended the EDS ECHO Clinicians program.

Program Aims and Objectives:

  • Improved understanding of the differences in connective tissue in those with HSD/EDS and how this can affect outcomes with manual strategies.
  • Development of new possible skill sets in manual therapy for this population and when these strategies may be more appropriate.
  • Understanding of the use of craniosacral therapy with those in the HSD/EDS population and variations in approach to consider for the best outcomes.
  • Learning the concepts behind visceral, vascular, and neural manipulation strategies and how these techniques can greatly impact our HSD/EDS population and possibly address individuals that may not have had success elsewhere in manual therapy techniques.
  • Gain insight to how fascial counterstrain can change the presentation of a number of conditions an individual with HSD/EDS may deal with in coexisting conditions.

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.

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.

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.

Program Fees

There is a nominal fee of $20 USD per participant for this program.

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:


Program: EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals Masterclass
Module: Manual Interventions
(Program Code: AHP9A-MC)

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

1Concepts and introduction to manual work with HSD/EDS

Presenter: Patricia Stott

Session Overview: In our first session we will review what the differences are in connective tissue in an individual with HSD/EDS and how this is important to guide our decisions with manual interventions. Understanding the coexisting conditions with HSD/EDS and how this may affect the outcomes of standard manual treatments is also important for our providers. This session will provide some solutions, strategies, and concepts for more efficient treatment methods, allowing for better outcomes and safer approaches.

October 1, 2024
2Craniosacral Therapy

Presenter: Eloise Stager

Session Overview: This session will discuss what differences we see in those with HSD/EDS that would change our approaches in craniosacral therapy. In understanding the change in tissue presentation and response, we can then form better strategies of approaches for these particular tissues to improve and not flare our patients. The common coexisting  presentations of HSD/EDS will be reviewed and strategies discussed.

October 8, 2024
3Visceral, Vascular, and Neural Interventions

Presenter: Gail Wetzler

Session Overview: In this session we will review what visceral, vascular, and neural manipulation is and why this can be so beneficial to our population. Often overlooked, these areas and systems of the bodies can be positively influenced through appropriate manual strategies. This can be very helpful for patients who have seemed to try it all without success. Working in other systems can give a manual therapist new avenues of safe and effective treatment interventions.

October 15, 2024
4Fascial Counterstrain

Presenter: Kellie Barnes

Session Overview: The last session will describe the general concepts of fascial counterstrain and why this can be very effective in those with HSD/EDS. Fascial counterstrain integrates all systems that work with the fascia including nerves, lymphatics, blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.  We will review some of the common coexisting conditions and how fascial counterstrain methods can be effective in managing these patients safely and with less risk of flare ups.

October 22, 2024

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

The program content is currently only presented in English. Automated closed captioning is available during the Zoom sessions.
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 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.
  • Registration for each program/module will close 24 hours prior to its first session or when full.
  • Please note – In order to register, you need to be logged in to your website account. Once you are logged in, you will have the ability to add tickets to your basket. Please click here to log in/register for your Ehlers-Danlos Society website account. Once you have logged in, please revisit this page to register.


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EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals Masterclass North America: Manual Interventions (Oct 1 - Oct 22, 2024. Program Code: AHP9A-MC)
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  • EDS ECHO Allied Health Professionals Masterclass North America: Manual Interventions
  • Oct 1 - Oct 22, 2024. Program Code: AHP9A-MC
USD $ 20.00

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; Leslie Russek, MD; Patricia Stott, MD;

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