University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO Treatment of Chronic Pain

This program will highlight best practices and evidence-based care for treating patients who experience chronic pain. The program will identify strategies, screening tools, resources, and emerging topics in this field. The intended audience is a cohort of individuals or practice teams, including family medicine, internal medicine, social work, behavioral health, and addiction medicine providers throughout Vermont.

This program is offered at no-cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health. Participants can receive CME credits for each learning session attended. 

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to 


April 6 - July 27, 2018 Project ECHO series

(registration has closed for this cohort)

University of Vermont Project ECHO Program Overview


Session DateTeleECHO Session Topic


Session Materials

4/6/2018Project ECHO Orientation

Session Slides

Evaluation Form

4/20/2018Opiate-prescribing Best PracticesSession Slides
5/4/2018Functional Assessment of Patients with Chronic PainSession Slides
5/18/2018Assessing for MisuseSession Slides
6/1/2018Interpretation of Urine Drug Testing

Session Slides

Case Examples

6/15/2018Compassionate TaperingSession Slides
6/29/2018Non-opiate Treatments for Chronic PainSession Slides
7/13/2018Role of Interventional Pain ManagementSession Slides
7/27/2018Cannabis Use for Chronic PainSession Slides


ECHO Chronic Pain Case Presentation Template 2018