Paediatric Project ECHO® Impact



In My Words - ECHO Paediatric Palliative Care | Dr. Stephanie van Zanten

In My Words: Meet the Leads – Dr. Stephanie van Zanten, Paediatric Palliative Care Physician

Watch Dr. Stephanie van Zanten's short video profiles and read more about Stephanie's story below. "There is a huge need for everybody to understand a palliative care approach." Dr. Stephanie van Zanten is passionate about pediatric palliative care; a subspecialty which is normally practiced in tertiary care centres in major cities. With Ontario being larger…
Brooke Biggs, Physiotherapist, ECHO Pain Management Program | In My Words testimonial

In My Words: Paediatric Pain Management – Brooke Biggs, PT | Physiotherapist

What is your professional designation and where do you practice? I am a physiotherapist in the Pediatric Chronic Pain Program at McMaster Children's Hospital, and I've been there since 2015. Before that I was with Hamilton Health Sciences. I started in Brain Injury Rehab which was an inpatient program. And then I did some coverage…

I love the case studies as this brings the best practice to real life. In addition, having a team approach has been great to provide a vast knowledge of any one situation/diagnosis/issue.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre May 28, 2020

Tonia Onyeka

ECHO Participant Spotlight: Dr. Tonia Onyeka

Tonia is a Physician Anaesthetist, Pain and Palliative Medicine doctor and Associate Professor at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria. Tania speaks of how our ECHO sessions have helped to broaden her knowledge of paediatric pain management and palliative care and introduced innovations to the practice of paediatric palliative care.

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In My Words: Meet the Leads – Dr. Catherine Diskin, Paediatrician | Complex Care

With her famous Irish lilt and her openness and passion, Dr. Catherine Diskin's voice has been helping to guide the ECHO Complex Care program and the community that's grown with it, since its inception five years ago. Joining the program as a SickKids Fellow in Complex Care, Dr. Diskin's story is a perfect witness to…

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2020 Complex Care Green

Lalloo C, Diskin C, Ho M, Orkin J, Cohen E, Osei-Twum JA, Hundert A, Jiwan A, Sivarajah S, Gumapac A, Stinson JN. Pediatric Project ECHO: Implementation of a Virtual Medical Education Program to Support Community Management of Children With Medical Complexity. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Dec;10(12):1044-1052. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2020-0067. Epub 2020 Nov 2. PMID: 33139305.


Lalloo C, Osei-Twum JA, Rapoport A, Vadeboncoeur C, Weingarten K, van Zanten SV, Widger K, Stinson J. Pediatric Project ECHO®: A Virtual Community of Practice to Improve Palliative Care Knowledge and Self-Efficacy among Interprofessional Health Care Providers. J Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 16. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0496. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33326309.

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Osei-Twum, Jo-Ann MSc, MPH1; Wiles, Brittany2; Killackey, Tieghan RN, PhD3; Mahood, Quenby MI4; Lalloo, Chitra , PhD,5; Stinson, Jennifer N. RN, PhD6 Impact of Project ECHO on Patient and Community Health Outcomes: A Scoping Review, Academic Medicine: May 24, 2022 – Volume – Issue – 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004749 doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004749


Lalloo C., Mohabir V., Campbell F., Sun N., Klein S., Tyrrell J., Mesaroli G., Stinson J. Evolving Project ECHO: delivery of pediatric pain core competency learning for interprofessional healthcare providers. (2023). Frontiers in Pain Research, 4. |

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Paediatric Project ECHO is funded by the Ministry of Health and is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.