Palliative Care ECHO is a series of interactive case based virtual mentoring sessions that address a range of palliative care topics. Discussion of deidentified patient cases and 10 minute lectures aim to increase palliative care knowledge, skills and confidence in primary care health professionals.

Currently, monthly sessions are held via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month – 1pm to 2pm (AEST). We expect additional sessions will be run in the coming months. 

Sessions consist of:

Since 2022, Palliative Care ECHO has been joined by attendees from different parts of Australia and the world. This map shows the locations of some of these attendees.

How does it work?

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) is a virtual knowledge-sharing network designed to create a ‘learning loop’ between health professionals with the aim of increasing knowledge and access to health care in local communities.

What are the benefits?

  • A virtual network to share palliative care knowledge & experiences
  • An opportunity to connect with a specialist palliative care team
  • Improve local workforce capacity and delivery of high-quality palliative care
  • Improve access to effective palliative care for communities with limited access to specialist services
  • Promote choice for people with a life-limiting illness while increasing quality of life and reducing pain and discomfort
  • Increase job satisfaction and promote peer support and engagement between primary health services