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St. Joseph's Care Group

St. Joseph's Care Group


Programs & Services

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Chronic Pain & Opioid Stewardship ECHO "North"
Register to attend our new sessions
May 1, 2019 to March 11, 2020
Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET

Upcoming Event - Evening Series

Benzodiazepines, Buprenorphine & Medical Cannabis: Pearls for Chronic Pain
When: May 29, June 5 & June 12, 2019 (Wednesdays: 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT)
Register for this event here

Topics Include
- Decreasing anxiety about benzodiazepine weaning -
- Micro-dosing induction & other buprenorphine/naloxone clinical pearls -
- The moving target of best evidence for medical cannabis and chronic pain -

Helpful Resources

Register Now (For 2019-2020)

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 presentation from content experts
  • Post session feedback survey and Continuing Professional Development credits

To Join Project ECHO

Register Now

For more information, please contact

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
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
Karen St. Jacques
Karen St. Jacques,
PT Reg. (Ont.)


Kim Snelgrove, Dip. R.T.,
Therapeutic Receationist
Nancy Engstrom, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist





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