Project ECHO

The Palliative Care ECHO Project is a 5-year national initiative to cultivate communities of practice and establish continuous professional development among healthcare providers across Canada who care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. We’re dedicated to supporting a continuous learning journey for healthcare professionals to build local capacity to provide a palliative care approach to patients and their families.

Sessions are free to attend and open to anyone with an interest, although they are designed for physician audiences.

Upcoming Session:

To be announced soon.

Past Sessions:

An Approach to Assessing Existential Distress for Palliative Care (May 15)
Quality of Life Matters: Palliative Care Strategies for Individuals with Pulmonary Hypertension (Feb 21)
Death, Dying and Dignity in the Emergency Department (Dec 13)
Breathing Easy: Strategies for Integrating Palliative Care for COPD (Nov 7)
Recognizing dying in patients with DNR: Hosted by the CSPCP (Feb 8)

After attending a CSPCP Palliative Care ECHO Hub session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss current and emerging palliative care issues from a physician’s perspective.
  • Explore the role of physicians who care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, in implementing innovative approaches in response to stated issues.
  • Identify key resources for future reference and continued learning.

The CSPCP Palliative Care Echo Sessions is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CFPC members may claim 1 Mainpro+ Non-certified Group Learning credit.