EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia

Welcome to the registration page for the EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia 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 Multidisciplinary Team Practice (MDTP) Australasia

The EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice (MDTP) Australasia program offers a unique educational experience and networking opportunity for healthcare professionals worldwide. It is designed for those currently involved in clinical work or planning to work with clients with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) or hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), with the aim of improving their ability to care for people with EDS, HSD and associated symptoms and conditions.

Through a comprehensive series of modules, the program will explore patient care in EDS and HSD across the breadth of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and allied healthcare practice.

The program aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to enhance the assessment and management of EDS and HSD, while also promoting collaboration and networking for clinical support.

  • 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 EDS ECHO ‘Certificate of Attendance’ can also be provided upon request.

  • Program Fees

    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 costs $25 USD per participant to attend.

Program Curriculum and Structure

The program is structured into five themed modules over two years. Each module is facilitated and supported by a team of core colleagues and specialists, ensuring a wide range of expertise to foster discussions and promote multidisciplinary networking.

The facilitators for this program are Dr. Fraser Burling and Anita Crawshaw from New Zealand and Nicole Frost, Pauline Slater and Jacqui Main from Australia.

Each module comprises five sessions, with each session featuring expert presentations and interactive case-based discussions conducted virtually through the Zoom platform, with each session lasting 1hr 30 minutes in length.

Participants are encouraged to attend all the modules but do have the flexibility to select those that most align with their interests and needs, although it is recommended that those new to EDS and HSD attend the ‘Introduction to EDS and HSD’ module.

Details about the program modules, topics, dates, and times are provided below.

Participants are encouraged to actively participate by sharing their cases and questions during the sessions, and they will be guided toward additional resources and support.

Program Aims and Objectives:

The program is suitable 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. In addition to gaining expertise in EDS and HSD diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and the latest evidence-based insights, participants will also be able to network and foster collaboration. These collaborative efforts are at the core of the program, underscoring the importance of working collectively with colleagues from various healthcare disciplines. The aims and objectives are:

  • Recognition and Diagnosis: enhancing confidence in recognizing the different types of EDS and HSD, how to diagnose them, and when and where to refer.
  • Assessment and Treatment: appreciating the assessment and treatment options for managing EDS and HSD and their comorbidities. The program will explore the evidence for association and causation in these comorbidities and understand how they impact assessment and treatment choices and adaptations. Participants will learn about various tools and methods, to assist in managing patients’ conditions, all aiming to improve patient outcomes.
  • Research Insight: gaining insight into the clinical and basic science questions that currently influence the field’s research objectives, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in EDS and HSD.
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration: valuing the multidisciplinary team in best practice management, encouraging participants to work collaboratively with colleagues from the many and varied healthcare disciplines involved in the care of people with EDS and HSD.

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 Australia and New Zealand 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 2024:

Session

Program: EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia
Module: Neuro-musculoskeletal Concerns – Peripheral
(Program Code: MDTP3C-NMP)

Clinical Lead: Anita Crawshaw
Date & Time: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Sydney (AEST) / 8:00pm – 9:30pm Auckland (NZ)

1 Hip Pathology and Management: Conservative & Surgical September 3, 2024
2 Knee Pathology and Management: Conservative & Surgical September 10, 2024
3 Ankle and Foot Pathology: Conservative & Surgical September 17, 2024
4 Shoulder and Elbow Pathology: Conservative & Surgical September 24, 2024
5 Wrist and Hand Pathology: Conservative & Surgical October 1, 2024
Session

Program: EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia
Module: Introduction to EDS and HSD
(Program Code: MDTP1C-INT)

Clinical Lead: Dr. Fraser Burling
Date & Time: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Sydney (AEST) / 8:00pm – 9:30pm Auckland (NZ)

1

EDS and HSD – a Focus on hEDS/HSD

April 2, 2024
2

Comorbidities and the Role of the MDT

April 9, 2024
3 Red Flags, Rarer Types of EDS, Clinical Genetics, and Counselling April 16, 2024
4 Assessment and Management of Pain –
General Principles of Causation and Therapeutic Approaches
April 23, 2024
5 Assessment/Management of Fatigue –
General Principles and Lifestyle Approaches / Sleep Disorders
April 30, 2024
Session

Program: EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia
Module: Physical and Mental Well-being
(Program Code: MDTP2C-PMW)

Clinical Lead: Pauline Slater
Date & Time: Date & Time: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Sydney (AEST) / 8:00pm – 9:30pm Auckland (NZ)

1 General Principles of Physical Therapy Management Jun 4, 2024
2 Mental Health Concerns – General Overview June 11, 2024
3 Neurodivergence, EDS, and HSD June 18, 2024
4 TMJ, Dental Concerns and Speech & Swallowing June 25, 2024
5 Collaborative Approaches Supporting the Patient’s Journey July 2, 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.

  • Click to View Program Schedule for 2025:


    Please note: Registration for the following 2025 modules will open in late 2024

    Session

    Program: EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia
    Module: Systemic Comorbidities
    (Program Code: MDTP4C-SC)

    Clinical Lead: Jacqui Main
    Date & Time: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Sydney (AEST) / 8:00pm – 9:30pm Auckland (NZ)

    1 Mast Cell Activation and Inflammation April / May 2025
    2 Autonomic Dysfunction: Medical and AHP Assessment and Management April / May 2025
    3 Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Nutrition – Session 1:
    GI Disorders and Medical Assessment and Management
    April / May 2025
    4 Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Nutrition – Session 2:
    Nutrition Assessment and Support
    April / May 2025
    5 Urological and Gynaecological Concerns April / May 2025
    Session

    Program: EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia
    Module: Neuro-musculoskeletal Concerns – Axial
    (Program Code: MDTP5C-NMA)

    Clinical Lead: Nicole Frost
    Date & Time: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Sydney (AEST) / 8:00pm – 9:30pm Auckland (NZ)

    1 Complications of the Lumbosacral Spine and Pelvic Bones September / October 2025
    2 Tethered Cord and Lower Limb Neuropathies September / October 2025
    3 Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Disorders September / October 2025
    4 Complications of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine September / October 2025
    5 Upper Cervical Instability (UCI) September / October 2025

Registration is Open

Choose from the options below to register for a place on the EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Europe 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.

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 Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia: Neuro-musculoskeletal Concerns – Peripheral (Sep 3 - Oct 1, 2024. Program Code: MDTP3C-NMP)
  • This fee covers your participation in the:
  • EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia: Neuro-musculoskeletal Concerns – Peripheral
  • Sep 3 - Oct 1, 2024. Program Code: MDTP3C-NMP
USD $ 25.00
EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia: Physical and Mental Well-being (Jun 4 - Jul 2, 2024. Program Code: MDTP2C-PMW)
  • This fee covers your participation in the:
  • EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia: Physical and Mental Well-being
  • Jun 4 - Jul 2, 2024. Program Code: MDTP2C-PMW
USD $ 25.00
0 available
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EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia: Introduction to EDS and HSD (Apr 2 - Apr 30, 2024. Program Code: MDTP1C-INT)
  • This fee covers your participation in the:
  • EDS ECHO Multidisciplinary Team Practice Australasia: Introduction to EDS and HSD
  • Apr 2 - Apr 30, 2024. Program Code: MDTP1C-INT
USD $ 25.00
0 available
Sold Out

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.

Project-ECHO_Commendation

AMA Designation Statement

An application has been submitted to Project ECHO® for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per session.

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, Assoc. Prof. MD; Stacey Simmonds; Paul Gardener; Kellen Roach; Lara Bloom, Prof; Fraser Burling, MD; Anita Crawshaw; Nicole Frost; Jacqui Main; PaulineSlater;

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