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 Elizabeth.Cote@uvm.edu,
clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to Mark.Pasanen@uvm.edu
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.
Practice-Level Stipend Application
University of Vermont Project ECHO Treatment of Chronic Pain Program Overview
|Session Date||TeleECHO Session Topic|
Project ECHO Orientation
Anatomy of teleECHO Session
Opiate-prescribing Best Practices
|6/7/2019||Compassionate Tapering||Session Slides|
|7/12/2019||Functional Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain||Session Slides|
|8/2/2019||Assessing for Misuse/Addiction||Session Slides|
|9/6/2019||Psychological Factors Related to Chronic Pain||Session Slides|
|10/4/2019||Urine Drug Testing/Monitoring||Session Slides|
|11/1/2019||Role of Interventional Pain|| |
|12/6/2019||Acupuncture for Chronic Pain|| |
|1/10/2020||Use of Integrative Therapies for Chronic Pain|| |
|2/7/2020||Motivational Interviewing|| |
|3/6/2020||Conducting Group Medical Visits|| |
|4/3/2020||Cannabinoids for Chronic Pain|| |