Palliative Care ECHO

Join the Palliative Care ECHO Network to share and learn evidence-based, best-practice management with a multi-disciplinary team.

Enrol for the Palliative Care ECHO Network

Complete the  enrolment form to register your interest in joining the Palliative Care ECHO Network.

ECHO aims to create a community of practice for shared learning and professional support.

We welcome all healthcare professionals from Metropolitan & Rural/ Regional SA to join the program.

If you are from outside of South Australia or are interested in joining as session as an observer, please email echo@sapmea.asn.au .

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Submit your cases

We welcome all cases, whether they involve common clinical scenarios related to diagnosis and care, or those that involve complex or challenging presentations and patient management scenarios.

The benefits of presenting a case during an ECHO session include receiving advice and feedback on current strategies, gaining perspectives from a multi-disciplinary professional support network, and arming you with the knowledge and confidence to improve patient care.

Please note that ECHO sessions are not secondary consultations and do not replace specialist referral, where needed.

submit a case

Meet the Palliative Care ECHO Network panel

Panellists:

Palliative Care Consultant:
  • Dr Susan Haynes - Rural Support Service, SA Health
  • Dr Anas Safri - Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services
  • Dr Peter Allcroft - Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Services
  • Dr Olivia Rygorowicz - Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Services
GP with interest in Palliative care:
  • Dr Sonia Schutz - Mannum Medical Centre
  • Dr Emma Manifold - Summit Health, Mt Barker
    Geriatrician & Palliative Care Consultant:
    • Dr Teena Silakong - Northern Adelaide Palliative Care Service
    Pharmacist:
    • Paul Tait - Rural Support Service, SA Health
      Nurse:
      • Lisa MacDonald - Rural Support Service, SA Health
      Psychiatrist:
      • Karin Myhill - Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Services

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      Palliative Care resources:

      HealthPathways SA: Online access to evidence-based clinical pathways and local referral information. Access to HealthPathways SA is free once you have registered to set up a login.


        CPD eligibility 

        RACGP members who attend at least 4 sessions will be eligible to receive 5 hours for a Reviewing Performance activity under the Peer-Group Learning model. RACGP members who attend fewer than 4 sessions, will receive an attendance certificate to self-claim their CPD hours.

        ACRRM members will be eligible to receive Case Discussion hours under the Performance Review Category.

        CPD hours and certificates will be sent/allocated at the end of the ECHO series.

        Learning outcomes

        At the end of the Palliative Care ECHO series, participants will be able to:

        1. Assess and diagnose Palliative Care patients presenting with various disorders or symptoms.

        2. Apply a multidisciplinary approach to the management of palliative care patients with various disorders or symptoms.

        3. Demonstrate knowledge of the local palliative care referral criteria and pathways.

        Learn more about how ECHO sessions work here.

        Find other ECHO networks here.

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

        This project is supported by the Rural Support Service, Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN: