Information for Health Care Providers

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  1. Project ECHO® Ontario: Epilepsy Across the Lifespan is a technology-enabled, collaborative, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited learning program that partners community health care providers and epilepsy specialists to enhance care for children, adolescents and adults living with epilepsy.

Recognizing limited access to neurology and other specialties, which support this often complex population, our epilepsy interdisciplinary team connects with providers in communities across Ontario via one-to-many videoconferencing for 90-minute “TeleECHO® sessions”, twice monthly. Sessions can be accessed from a smart device or laptop from anywhere with an internet connection. The format of the TeleECHO® session leverages interactive case-based learning followed. Through sharing evidence-informed knowledge an actionable care plan for patients are developed. The session closes with a quick 15 – 20 minute didactic talk delivering relevant clinical pearls on a topic of interest.

Children’s Hospital, LHSC is a Project ECHO Host Site: 
The Project ECHO epilepsy interdisciplinary teams are based in 10 programs across the Province. Each team includes an epileptologist, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, social worker and community agency representative connected with Ontario’s regional Comprehensive Epilepsy Programs (CEPs).

More information is available on the Project ECHO website.