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Webinar: What is ECHO OEM?

February 28, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)


“ECHO” (Extension for Community Health-care Outcomes) was first conceived in 2003 as a way to reach remote, under-served communities.  In 2014, IWH Scientist Dr. Andrea Furlan  implemented the first Project ECHO in Canada then in 2021 Dr. Furlan lead a research team based at  the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) to implement a “Project ECHO” -- a pilot to develop, implement, and evaluate the first ECHO in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) in the world.

ECHO OEM is for Ontario health-care providers who want to learn about best practices in occupational and environmental medicine to better support their patients in recovery and return to work or stay at work.

Join Dr. Andrea Furlan to learn more about this valuable program designed to help you build better OHS programs and expand your OHS knowledge.

About the Presenter:

Andrea Furlan is a physician trained in Brazil. She is specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physiatry. She obtained a PhD degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Currently she is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Senior Scientist at KITE, Toronto Rehab, UHN and Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. She is chair of ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship and Co-chair of ECHO Occupational and Environmental Medicine a pilot project funded by WSIB. She is a physician in the pain clinic at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, which is part of the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute or TAPMI.

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February 28, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)
From 12 Noon to 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Febraury 28th, 2024
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