EDS ECHO Clinicians North America (A) Application

EDS ECHO Clinicians North America

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 Clinicians, North America (10A) Program.

EDS ECHO Clinicians, North America (10A) – Program Details:

The EDS ECHO Clinicians program 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.

The programs consist 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. Clair Francomano.

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.


Session EDS ECHO Clinicians North America (10A)
Clinical Lead:
Dr. Clair Francomano

Date & Time:
Thursdays at 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Eastern Time (US & Canada)

1 ‘Introduction, and Making a Diagnosis. Part 1 – hEDS and HSD’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Clair Francomano
September 8, 2022
2 ‘EDS Diagnosis. Part 2 – Rare Types’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Peter Byers
September 22, 2022
3 ‘Head and Neck Musculoskeletal Complications and Pain’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Leslie Russek
October 6, 2022
4 ‘Neurological Complications’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Fraser Henderson
October 13, 2022
5 ‘Gastrointestinal Concerns’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Katja Kovacic
October 20, 2022
6 ‘Inflammation and Mast Cell Issues’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Anne Maitland
November 3, 2022
7 ‘Obstetrics and Gynecology’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Natalie Blagowidow
November 10, 2022
8 ‘Pain Management’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Helen Cohen
November 17, 2022
9 ‘Orthostatic Intolerance and Autonomic Dysfunction’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Peter Rowe
November 10, 2022
10 ‘Orthopeadic Medicine’
Guest Presenter: Dr. Cathy Raggio
November 10, 2022

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. 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. 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 Clinicians web page.

Please complete and submit the following information to apply for a place on the program:

The EDS ECHO Clinicians North America (10A) Program has now reached full capacity and applications have now 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;

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

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for [this/these individual(s)] have been mitigated.