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:

December 13, 2023, 2 pm ET
Death, Dying and Dignity in the Emergency Department – Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) & Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)

Early 2024
Pulmonary Hypertension and Palliative Care – Hosted by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.

Past Sessions:

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.