EDS ECHO Clinicians Program 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.

For full details, visit our dedicated EDS ECHO web page.

Applications for programs 8A and 8B are now open, and the programs will commence in September 2021. The schedule and topics covered are listed below.

 Program No. 8A
 New York, US
 Clinical Lead, Dr. Clair Francomano
 Thursdays at 5pm – 6.30pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
 Session 1 – Introduction, and making a diagnosis. Part 1 – hEDS and HSD Thursday, September 9
 Session 2 – EDS diagnosis. Part 2 – Rare types Thursday, September 16
 Session 3 – Head and neck musculoskeletal complications and pain Thursday, September 23
 Session 4 – Neurological complications Thursday, September 30
 Session 5 – Gastrointestinal concerns Thursday, October 7
 Session 6 – Inflammation and Mast Cell issues Thursday, October 21
 Session 7 – Orthostatic Intolerance and Autonomic Dysfunction Thursday, October 28
 Session 8 – Pain management Thursday, November 4
 Session 9 – Obstetrics and gynecology Thursday, November 11
 Session 10 – Orthopaedic medicine Thursday, November 18
 Program No. 8B
 London, UK
 Clinical Lead, Dr. Alan Hakim
 Thursdays at 12pm – 1.30pm BST (British Summer Time)
 Session 1 – Introduction and making a diagnosis. Part 1 – hEDS and HSD Thursday, September 9
 Session 2 – EDS diagnosis. Part 2 – Rare types Thursday, September 16
 Session 3 – Musculoskeletal complications and pain Thursday, September 23
 Session 4 – Neurological complications Thursday, September 30
 Session 5 – Psychiatry and Neurodiversity Thursday, October 7
 Session 6 – Gastrointestinal concerns Thursday, October 21
 Session 7 – Cardiovascular complications and autonomic dysfunction Thursday, October 28
 Session 8 – Urogynaecology, pelvic floor Thursday, November 11
 Session 9 – Orthopedic medicine Tuesday, November 18
 Session 10 – Open discussion/Participants’ choice Thursday, November 25

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. Once signed up, we ask that you attend a minimum of 3 out of the 10 sessions. You can catch up with the sessions you miss by watching our password protected recordings online. Each program will accept new participant submissions up to week 3 of the program, after which time you may be added to the list for the following program. 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.

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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 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. Alan Hakim, MD; Clair Francomano, MD; Lara Bloom, Prof; Paul Gardener; Owen Moore;