We welcome you to Four Seasons ECHO Pal, an educational on-line platform designed to support palliative care providers in the Carolinas and to expand those services in both North and South Carolina. The ECHO Pal program is generously funded by The Duke Endowment, and is in collaboration with The ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Duke University Palliative Care and DeltaCareRX.
Our project’s larger goals are:
The ECHO Pal project is organized around videoconference sessions that utilize the ZOOM platform to connect interested sites (we call these “spokes”) with our central site at Four Seasons (we call this the “hub”).
ECHO Pal sessions normally take place every other Tuesday from 12-1pm Eastern, except for holidays. While we know that lunch hours may be few and far between, we encourage you and your team/colleagues to join us for THIS hour, as we learn together.
Sessions include a didactic presentation and either a skills session, discussion, or patient case presentation. Our curriculum is based on the AAHPM Essential Practices. We also hold occasional sessions focused on provider resilience. Additionally, we regularly present sessions focused on health equity and social determinants of health. There is no charge to attend and free CE credits are available for attendance.
We invite you to partner with us in our ECHO Pal project and to help grow with us in building a robust support network for our palliative care providers.
Funded by: The Duke Endowment
Elizabeth Burpee, MD – Project Director
Tyler Bice – Project Coordinator/IT
Elaine Bailey – Project Coordinator/Administrator
Lisa Massie – Grant Management/CEU Coordinator
For more information or to join the project, contact us at ECHOPALS@fourseasonscfl.org.