Project ECHO

The Palliative Care ECHO Project is a 5-year national initiative to cultivate communities of practice and establish continuous professional development among health care providers across Canada who care for patients with life-limiting illness. We’re dedicated to supporting a continuous learning journey for health care 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:

Recognizing dying in patients with DNR: How to sort irreversible from reversible
8 February 2023 from 16:00 –17:00 ET / 10:00 PT – 11:00 PT
This ECHO session is built around case examples of patients who had chosen to be do-not-resuscitate (DNR), but who had a reversible medical issue arise that was overlooked for a variety of reasons. We will present the cases, discuss factors that facilitate misjudgments, and discuss a method that can reduce the likelihood of missing reversible causes.

Register here: ECHO Session: Recognizing dying in patients with DNR: How to sort irreversible from reversible

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 perspective.
  • Explore the role of physicians who care for patients with life limiting illness, 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.