About the ECHO Program

Supporting primary healthcare providers to manage complex patient presentations by sharing knowledge, disseminating best practices, supporting integrated care and building communities of practice.

Project ECHO : Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes

Join an interactive and reflective professional support and learning community!

ECHO is a virtual peer-group learning model for primary health care providers, including general practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals and community health workers.

Through didactic presentation and case-based discussion, the ECHO program aims to build communities of practice to support primary healthcare providers gain knowledge and confidence to manage patients with complex conditions in their own local communities.

Current ECHO programs

Chronic Pain ECHO
July - November 2022
Enrolment full - please enrol in the waitlist

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COPD ECHO
July - December 2022
Enrolment OPEN

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Gastroenterology ECHO
September - December 2022
Enrolment OPEN

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Upcoming ECHO Programs 2023

- Dementia ECHO
- Palliative Care ECHO

>Register your interest here

    Past ECHO programs

    AOD ECHO | Sept - Dec 2021
    View recordings and resources
    Neurology ECHO | Feb - May 2022
    View recording and resources
    Cardiology ECHO | June - August 2022
    View recording and resources

    Not heard of Project ECHO® before?

    Project ECHO® was originally developed in 2003 by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, USA, to build the capacity of primary care providers and to increase access to specialist-level care in rural and underserved populations.

    The ECHO model has since spread to 180 countries and delivered over 3,700 ECHO Programs worldwide.

    SAPMEA is the first ECHO Hub established in South Australia to deliver the ECHO model to our local healthcare community.

    Learn more about the global Project ECHO® movement on the ECHO Institute website.

    Learn how ECHO sessions work here.

    For questions and enquiries, please contact the ECHO Coordinator at ECHO@sapmea.asn.au.