ECHO Pediatric Series - Cohort 1

ECHO Pediatric Series - Cohort 1

ECHO Pediatric Series – Cohort 1

Overall Learning Objective:

Participants will gain knowledge through access to specialty clinical experts, an inter-professional network, and a practice community to support the delivery of best-practice care to optimize comfort for pediatric patients with a serious illness and medical complexity.  Serious illness is defined as a condition that carries a high-risk of mortality in childhood that negatively impacts a child’s daily function, quality of life, or excessively stresses their parents / caregivers (Ariadne Labs. Inc., (2012). 


Thursdays 10-11am (april – November)  

Upcoming Sessions

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Past Sessions

April 22, 2021 12:00 am PDT
April 22, 2021 7:00 am PDT

Presenter – Dr Hal Siden

1. Comprehend the occurrence of pediatric serious illness and medical complexity in childhood and the nature of this care population.

2.Identify the special health considerations required when caring for children with serious illness and medical complexity.

3. Apply evidence to assess and manage the care of this pediatric population more effectively.

May 20, 2021 12:00 am PDT
May 20, 2021 7:00 am PDT

Presenter – Tim Oberlander  MD, FRCPC Complex Pain Service, BCCHR Howard Webster Professor in Brain Imaging and Child Development Department of Pediatrics BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute University of British Columbia

1. Recognize that chronic complex pain is a complex clinical care situation requiring a multi-discipline team bio-psychosocial approach when caring for children with medical complexity.

2. Apply evidence to assess and manage pediatric complex pain more effectively with medical complexity.

June 17, 2021 12:00 am PDT
June 17, 2021 7:00 am PDT

Presenter – Mary Coleman MSW, RSW + Beverly

1. Recognize the factors that contribute to the experiences of families living and coping with serious illness.

2.Identify provider-specific strategies to mitigate judgment and bias to remain family centered and to support families during stress and uncertainty.

July 21, 2021 12:00 am PDT
July 21, 2021 7:00 am PDT

Presenter – Dr. Peter Louie, MD,  FRCPC General Pediatrics and Palliative Care Program Director Pediatric Palliative Care Clinical  Assistant Professor,  Faculty of Medicine UBC

1. Recognize the mechanisms and factors that lead to the development and maintenance of clinical symptoms and medical problems of children with irritability and feeding difficulties.

2. Identify targeted treatment approaches for symptom management.

August 19, 2021 12:00 am PDT
August 19, 2021 7:00 am PDT

Presenter – Camara van  Breemen, MN, NP(F)

1. Explain how the trajectory of grief and loss presents when a child is seriously ill.

2. Identify provider-specific strategies to support grief and loss as families endure the experience of caring for a child with a serious illness.

September 15, 2021 12:00 am PDT
September 15, 2021 7:00 am PDT

Presenter – MD, RCSA Medical Director, Neuromotor Program Sunny Hill Health Centre BC Children’s Hospital Division of Developmental Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, UBC

1. Discuss symptom assessment of neonates and children with neurological symptoms that are difficult to differentiate and treat.

2. Explore treatment algorithms to guide practice.

October 21, 2021 10:00 am PDT
October 21, 2021 6:00 pm PDT


Natasha Datoo 


  1. Identify how and when to introduce pediatric serious illness conversations with families.                                                         
  2. Explain the theoretical concepts,rationaleand process of the SICG-peds. 

November 18, 2021 12:00 am PST
November 18, 2021 8:00 am PST

Presenter – Andrea Warnick

1. Discuss care in the last 48 hours.