Pediatric ECHO US Application

This is a free program for healthcare professionals worldwide, across all disciplines who want to improve their ability to care for children and younger people with EDS, HSD and associated symptoms and conditions.

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

Please complete the application form below to apply for a place on Module 1 of EDS ECHO Pediatrics North America program which will commence in May 2021.

Module 1 is designed for those who feel they have a limited knowledge, or just want to refresh their knowledge of EDS and HSD before attending Module 2. Please note that applications for Module 2 of EDS ECHO Pediatrics North America program will open in June 2021. Those who have attended Module 1 and wish to attend Module 2 must complete the Module 2 application.

EDS ECHO Pediatrics, North America
Module 1
 Facilitators, Dr. Sarah Schwartz & Ms Connie O’Connor
 Tuesdays at 12pm – 1pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
 Session 1 – Hypermobility in the Pediatric population Tuesday, May 4
 Session 2 – Diagnosis of EDS: Clinical criteria and genetic testing Tuesday, May 11
 Session 3 – Physiotherapy approaches to the management of   hypermobility and EDS Tuesday, May 18
 Session 4 – Pain management in hypermobility and EDS Tuesday, May 25

Module 2 is designed for those with a background understanding of EDS and HSD who wish to develop their understanding and skills in managing complex, co-morbid concerns.

Please note that applications for Module 2 of EDS ECHO Paediatrics North America program will open in June 2021. Those who have attended Module 1 who wish to attend Module 2 must complete the Module 2 application.

EDS ECHO Pediatrics, North America
Module 2
Facilitators, Dr. Sarah Schwartz and Ms Connie O’Connor

Tuesdays at 12pm – 1pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)

 Session 1 – Psychological and social concerns in EDS Tuesday, October 5
 Session 2 – Cardiovascular symptoms and managements in EDS Tuesday, October 12
 Session 3 – GI issues in EDS Tuesday, October 19
 Session 4 – Neurological assessment and management strategies Tuesday, October 26
 Session 5 – Challenges in patient care and complex cases Tuesday, November 2

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. You can return to with the sessions in the future 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 1.0 CME/CEU/CE credit per 60 minutes of live session learning.

You will be sent a link to claim these after each session.

To apply for Module 1, complete the form below:

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In support of improving patient care, 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 health care team.

AMA Designation Statement
Project ECHO® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per 60 minutes. Clinicians 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; Sarah Schwartz, MD; Connie O’Connor, MD; Stacey Simmonds; Paul Gardener; Ramandeep Sran.