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St. Joseph's Care Group

St. Joseph's Care Group


Programs & Services

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Upcoming Event - Evening Sessions

Opioid Stewardship Prescriber Mini Series
When: January 14, 21 & 28, 2019 (Mondays: 7:00pm to 8:30pm EST)
Register for this event here or learn more here

Topics Include
- The how, what, why and when of initiating opioids for chronic pain -
- Developing a successful weaning plan for your patient on chronic opioid therapy -
- Opioid Use Disorder in your practice: Treatment is easier than you think -

Helpful Resources

Register Now (For Cycle 2)

Moving knowledge, not people. The result:
Better care for more people, closer to home.

Project ECHO aims to improve patient care by enhancing and supporting healthcare providers’ knowledge. This provides patients with faster access to the right care, closer to home.

Project Echo

The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert interprofessional teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care providers learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

Project ECHO at St. Joseph’s Care Group offers weekly web-based videoconferences for primary care providers in Northern Ontario and beyond. The program is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Doing More for Patients

Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship

The Ottawa Hospital

St. Joseph's Care Group's Chronic Pain Management Program, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital will recruit, train and support primary care providers from geographical areas that are underserviced with respect to evidence-based best practice chronic pain services. Our Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship ECHO will improve the management of care for patients with chronic pain across Ontario.

ECHO Sessions include

  • Case presentations
  • Didactic Session from content experts
  • Post session feedback survey

To Join Project ECHO

Register Now

For more information, please contact

  • Alison Warwick, Program Coordinator, or 807-624-3400 ext. 3339

Or visit ECHO Ontario Website.

SJCG Chronic Pain Program ECHO Contributors

Julie Besse
Julie Besse, B.Sc. RD
Registered Dietitian
Kerri-Lynne Capulak-Andrychuk
Kerri-Lynne Capulak-Andrychuk,
M.A. C. Psych Assoc.
Mary Donaghy
Mary Donaghy,
Ph.D., C. Psych
Kimberly Forshaw
Kimberly Forshaw,
OT Reg. (Ont.)
Stacey Gleeson
Stacey Gleeson, MA
Registered Psychotherapist
Mark Halabecki
Mark Halabecki,
Karen Holroyd
Karen Holroyd,
Registered Pharmacist
Andrew Koscielniak
Andrew Koscielniak,
Bryan MacLeod
Dr. Bryan MacLeod, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Co-Chair & Executive Committee
Matt Schmidt
Matt Schmidt,
Karen St. Jacques
Karen St. Jacques,
PT Reg. (Ont.)





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