Project ECHO®

Foot Anomalies Series
Persistent Pain Series
Project ECHO Type 1 Diabetes series

What is Project ECHO®?

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

Connecting health and education professionals across Queensland – moving knowledge, not people.

The ECHO model™ uses innovative  interactive on-line multidisciplinary education & case presentations to improve knowledge and capability.

Each session consists of a short didactic presentation by a specialist followed by a case presentation from participating health & education professionals. All for free.

Mentoring, evidence based advice and support are provided to professionals who aid children, and young people with complex, chronic conditions in rural and underserved areas in both health and education sectors.

All series occur via an interactive, online platform – the only requirements for participation are an internet connection and a device with webcam.*

*Check with your organisation that Zoom is accessible and contact for assistance and/or a test run.

Why participate in ECHO®?

ECHO® is proven to provide better outcomes for patients regardless of where they live (Arora 2011).

Join the ECHO® movement today if you want to:

  • increase your skill and competence
  • explore new areas of practice with leading specialist mentors
  • receive ongoing advice for your patients and students (beyond completion of each series)
  • become part of an engaged community of practice and increase your professional satisfaction
  • make a difference to your patients, students and local community.

*The ADHD, Obesity, Persistent Pain and Behavioural and Mental Health series attract Category 1 CPD points for GPs, accredited by RACGP/ACRRM. Conditions apply. Medicare rebates are also available for GP case presentations.

What our GPs have to say

“Participating in ECHO® is like having a friendly weekly check-in with an expert panel to round out your complex consultations. The value to my patients in providing a well-rounded opinion to them after presenting their child’s complex presentation to the ECHO® panel is amazing. It has opened up my mind to the possibilities of multidisciplinary case conferences where I previously thought them an impossible dream for general practice.”
Dr Aaron Chambers MBBS BSc DCH FRACGP, Grow Medical
“It has been wonderful to get actual multidisciplinary teaching on this very common condition! One of the things that has really struck me is the amount allied health can really contribute to the management of ADHD. This includes not just dietitians, OTs and psychologists but also social workers and school guidance counsellors. Not only have I learnt a lot about ADHD, I have also learnt so much about holistic patient care.”
Dr Melita Cullen MBBS BSc(Hons) RACGP DCH, Majellan Medical Centre
“The session was fantastic – what a great format to provide support and professional guidance to such a large demographic area. I think this format of learning, sharing and support from the experts is great and should be adapted to other challenging clinical areas.”
Bernadette Sellwood, Senior Dietitian , Cairns Hospital
“As a rural therapist often working in isolation it can be challenging to access professional development. ECHO has provided fortnightly supervision and support from the convenience of my own office! The design of the program allows for consolidation of knowledge and expert opinion in a supportive environment. I have expanded my own reflective practice skills after being given the opportunity to present whilst also receiving direct feedback from statewide experts.”
Chloe Taifalos, Physiotherapist Paediatrics

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Clinical Excellence Division which has allowed us to launch this program through the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services’ Integrated Care Innovation Fund.

Proudly supported by Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division.