University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO Treatment of Chronic Pain

This program will highlight best practices and evidence-based care for treating patients who experience chronic pain. The program will identify strategies, screening tools, resources, and emerging topics in this field. The intended audience is a cohort of individuals or practice teams, including family medicine, internal medicine, social work, behavioral health, and addiction medicine providers throughout Vermont.

This program is offered at no-cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health. Participants can receive CME credits for each learning session attended.  A limited number of practice-level stipends are available for participating practice teams.  Please see the practice stipend application for details.

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to 


May 3, 2019 - April 3, 2020 Project ECHO Treatment of Chronic Pain series


This educational series starts on May 3rd.  Please register by April 19th.

This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment.  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. 

Registration Form 

Practice-Level Stipend Application

University of Vermont Project ECHO Treatment of Chronic Pain Program Overview


Session DateTeleECHO Session Topic


Session Materials


Project ECHO Orientation
Program Overview
Anatomy of teleECHO Session
Opiate-prescribing Best Practices 

 Session Slides


6/7/2019Compassionate TaperingSession Slides
7/12/2019Functional Assessment of Patients with Chronic PainSession Slides
8/2/2019Assessing for Misuse/AddictionSession Slides
9/6/2019Psychological Factors Related to Chronic PainSession Slides
10/4/2019Urine Drug Testing/MonitoringSession Slides
*11/1/2019 * Cancelled -- Role of Interventional Pain  
12/13/2019Acupuncture for Chronic PainSession Slides
1/10/2020Use of Integrative Therapies for Chronic PainSession Slides
2/7/2020Motivational InterviewingSession Slides
3/6/2020Conducting Group Medical VisitsSession Slides
4/3/2020Cannabinoids for Chronic PainSession Slides