- What are the IT requirements and set up?
- Who makes up the interprofessional hub teams?
- How do I get my CME credits?
- Do I have to attend every week?
- How do I submit a patient case?
- Why should I present a patient case?
- What is the ECHO Online Etiquette?
- How do I participate in an ECHO session?
- What is the format of an ECHO session?
- How do I connect to the weekly sessions?
- Can my co-workers or students attend an ECHO session?
- Who can attend ECHO?
- What is the cost to register for ECHO?
- Where are the sessions?
- What is ECHO?
What are the IT requirements and set up?
You will need:
- A computer with a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection OR
- A phone with internet or data and a camera to join the session
Contact Epilepsy@EchoOntario.ca if you have any questions or require additional support. For example if you would like to do a test run prior to your first session.Back to Index
Who makes up the interprofessional hub teams?
The hub team members are composed of professionals involved in the treatment of the disease area, who provide different perspectives in caring for a patient. Members can include
- Specialist Doctors
- Nurse Practitioners / Nurses
- Social Workers
- Community Partners / Educators
How do I get my CME credits?
During the roll-call ECHO staff record your attendance each week. At the end of each cycle, ECHO staff collates your attendance. You will receive a certificate with your total CME credits by email. This way, you do not need to keep track- we do this for you.
- We do not submit your credits to any college board.
- You can only receive credits if you are a registered ECHO participant
- The program has been accredited for 1 MainPro+ credit per hour (e.g. for a 1.5 hour session, you will receive 1.5 MainPro + credits)
Do I have to attend every week?
No, there are no attendance requirements however you are invited to attend as many sessions as you can as the curriculum builds upon itself.
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How do I submit a patient case?
To submit a patient case:
- Fill out the Case Presentation Form located under the OEN→ Forms tab
- Send it to Epilepsy@EchoOntario.ca
Note: Patient cases must not include any patient identifying informationBack to Index
Why should I present a patient case?
Benefits to presenting a patient case include:
- Receive support and specialist feedback for your patient cases
- Increase satisfaction with ECHO
- A copy of all the recommendations discussed will be sent to you via email after the session
- The purpose of the patient cases is to collectively learn and support each other
What is the ECHO Online Etiquette?
During the session:
- Mute your microphone at all times except when speaking
- Keep your camera on and pointed at you or your team. Seeing each other helps to build the ECHO community
- Do not share your screen
- This is a safe learning environment. We encourage non-judgement of other participants
- Feel free to eat your lunch
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How do I participate in an ECHO session?
ECHO sessions are interactive. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, participate in group discussions, and to present patient casesBack to Index
What is the format of an ECHO session?
Each session includes:
- Announcements and roll-call
- The purpose of this is to collect attendance for issuing CME/CPD credits
- Didactic lecture presentation
- Given by either a member of the inter-professional hub team or an expert guest speaker
- A list of the weekly topics can be found under curriculum
- A patent case presented by a participating health care provider
- The case presenter summarizes the patient case
- Participants are invited to ask the case presenter clarifying questions
- Case recommendations are provided by the specialist team and session participants
How do I connect to the weekly sessions?
You will receive an email before the session which contains:
- The agenda
- A link to connect to the session. The link changes every week.
- Materials for the session
The emails will be sent from Epilepsy@EchoOntario.ca. Please ensure this email is not blocked from your site.Back to Index
Can my co-workers or students attend an ECHO session?
Yes, everyone is welcome.
Note: Only registered participants will receive CME/CPD credits.
Who can attend ECHO?
Any health-care provider (HCP) in Ontario.Back to Index
What is the cost to register for ECHO?
There is no registration cost for attending an ECHO session.Back to Index
Where are the sessions?
Sessions are online via videoconferencing not in person.Back to Index
What is ECHO?
ECHO stands for Extensions for Community Healthcare Outcomes.
ECHO connects Health care providers with an inter-professional specialist team through weekly videoconferencing sessions. The sessions include didactic lectures and interactive discussion of de-identified patient cases. Health Care Providers who attend ECHO gain enhanced skills and confidence in managing complex chronic conditions safely and effectively.Back to Index