BC ECHO for Chronic Pain: Details on Cycle 3

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Cycle 3 of the BC ECHO for Chronic Pain began on September 15, 2020 and runs until June 2021. If you are registered for Cycle 3, please read below for information on upcoming sessions and additional resources that are available to support your learning.

If you'd like more information on the BC ECHO for Chronic Pain or would like to join Cycle 3, please refer to this page.

Upcoming sessions

    Session 6

    • Date and time: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Myofascial pain syndrome
    • Presenter: Dr. Pamela Squire, guest speaker

    Session 7

    • Date and time: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Complex regional pain syndrome
    • Presenters: Roly Fletcher, Physiotherapist, Susan Schellinck, Occupational Therapist, and Dr. Rodica Janz, General Practitioner

    Session 8

    • Date and time: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Stress, lifestyle and chronic pain
    • Presenters: Susan Schellinck, Occupational Therapist, and Julie Carlson, Registered Social Worker

    Session 9

    • Date and time: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Psychological treatments for chronic pain
    • Presenters: Dr. Michael Butterfield, Addictions Medicine Specialist and Psychiatrist

    Session 10

    • Date and time: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Regenerative medicine for chronic pain
    • Presenters: Dr. Najam Mian, Physiatrist and Pain Specialist

    Past sessions

    Session 1

    • Date and time: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Pain neuroscience education
    • Presenter: Roly Fletcher, Physiotherapist, and Susan Reid Schellinck, Occupational Therapist

    Session 2

    • Date and time: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Creating a comprehensive pain plan
    • Presenters: Dr. Mike Butterfield, Addictions Medicine Specialist and Psychiatrist, and Dr. Rodica Janz, General Practitioner

    Session 3

    • Date and time: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Patient motivation and goal setting
    • Presenter: Dr. Bronnie Lennox Thompson

    Session 4

    • Date and time: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Neuropathic pain: assessment and management
    • Presenters: TBA

    Session 5

    • Date and time: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Central sensitization syndromes
    • Presenters: Dr. Michael Butterfield, Addictions Medicine Specialist and Psychiatrist

    Accessing central hub for ECHO

    The BC ECHO for Chronic Pain is hosted through LearnUpon, Pain BC’s online learning management system, which is both desktop and mobile friendly and is also available as an iOS app through the App Store. We recommend using Google Chrome for optimal performance. After registering, you should receive an email with course login instructions and a temporary password. If you have registered but did not receive an email, please check your junk folder before emailing learnersupport@painbc.ca

    Once you receive your temporary password, you can log in to your account and access the live webinars by visiting painbc.learnupon.com or by clicking on the “log in” button in the top right corner of the painbc.ca webpage.

    Submit a case presentation

    If you're feeling stuck on a tricky patient case, the case presentations included in the monthly ECHO sessions can help. By submitting an anonymous patient case presentation, you will have opportunities to present your case and receive interdisciplinary community and specialist recommendations that are designed to be realistic and helpful for patients living with pain. All health care providers are encouraged to submit a case to help expand their learning and improve their practice. To submit a case, fill out this case submission form.

    CME credits

    This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits per session. By completing all four parts of each session (including the pre- and post-evaluations), you will receive your CME certificate automatically. If you are having issues downloading your certificate, please email learnersupport@painbc.ca.

    Hosting a viewing party

    If you would like to host a group viewing party for your team of staff or students, please download the following files to get started:

    Required software: Zoom

    We use the Zoom webinar software for each of the monthly ECHO sessions. You'll need to download this free software onto your computer or laptop prior to accessing the virtual webinars. You can download Zoom directly here. For an optimal learning experience, we request that you enable your camera during the session.

    Please test your system prior to each of the sessions to ensure you are able to download the software and join. More information about getting started with Zoom is available here.

    If you would prefer to access Zoom through your browser, rather than downloading the software, read these instructions. Note that the web version has limited features and functions best on Chrome.


    If you have read the above instructions and continue to experience any issues with accessing our ECHO, please email learnersupport@painbc.ca and we'll be happy to help.grown into one of BC’s most important events to foster ongoing pain education and networking opportunities for health care providers.