Project ECHO®: free interactive education for GPs and health professionals

Project Echo
  17 December 2018  Children's Health Queensland   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

A set of popular online interactive education courses from Children’s Health Queensland will offer GPs free continuing professional development opportunities in 2019.

The series is part of Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), which is a global movement that empowers professionals everywhere to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

The following series are now open for registrations:

ADHD Series*
Do you want to gain access to professional advice about your patients with ADHD – without the wait? Do you want to gain confidence in managing and supporting children with ADHD and prescribing medication?
Series 7: 30 January – 3 April
Time: Wednesdays, 8:00am – 9:00am (Brisbane time)

Kids Behavioural & Mental Health Series*
Would you like to find out about children with behavioural and mental health challenges? Join us to learn what to look out for, how to manage and when to refer on.
Series 2: 31 January – 4 April (sessions 1-10) and 2 May – 4 July (sessions 11-20)
Time: Thursdays, 8:00am – 9:00 am (Brisbane time)

Overweight and Obesity Series*
Find out about how to support children with overweight/obesity issues. Join the growing community of practice that offers specialist advice and guidance for these children and families.
Series 5: 7 February – 28 March
Time: Thursdays, 8:00am – 9:00 am (Brisbane time)

Supporting Refugee Kids Series*
Find out more about trauma informed practice for supporting refugee kids’ health.
Series 3: 4 February – 18 March
Time: Monday, 3:15pm – 4:30 pm (Brisbane time)

Paediatric Persistent Pain*
Do you want to gain access to professional advice for children and young people with persistent pain – without the wait?
Series 2: 12 February – 22 October (10 sessions, every 4 weeks)
Time: Thursdays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Brisbane time)

Supporting Teams Caring for Type 1 Diabetes*
Find out more about how to support children and young people with type 1 diabetes. Some of the topics covered include: intensive insulin management, including insulin pumps and psychosocial concerns for the child and adolescent.
Series 1: 13 February – 19 June (fortnightly)
Time: Wednesdays, 3:00–4:00pm (Brisbane time)

Contact to register:

Once you participate in an ECHO® series, you are eligible to access advice from our team on an ongoing basis, through future series. All series occur using Zoom software – the only requirements for participation are an internet connection and a device with webcam.

*For GPs, series attract 40 Category 1 points, accredited as an active learning module through the RACGP QI&CPD Program (2017-2019 Triennium) and 30 Category 1 points through ACRRM.

About Project ECHO®

In Australia and around the world, children and young people are not getting the care they need, when they need it, for complex but treatable conditions. Project ECHO® targets regions most in need by moving knowledge to the front line including primary care, community services and education.

Through an online virtual learning network, ECHO® builds on the capacity of local providers, using case-based learning:

  • Community providers learn from specialists
  • Community providers learn from each other
  • Specialists learn from community providers

Globally, ECHO® operates in more than 34 countries, with a goal of touching 1 billion lives by 2025. The Children’s Health Queensland ECHO® team – based at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane – has trained more than 300 multidisciplinary professionals to date.

About Project ECHO®

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Children’s Health Queensland. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.