What is Project ECHO?

Educational framework

Project ECHO is an educational framework that was developed in the United States and is now used in over 30 countries to deliver improved patient outcomes. Overseas implementation of Project ECHO has demonstrated that by regularly participating in Project ECHO, GPs learn to provide excellent speciality care to patients in their own communities.

Participants dial into Project ECHO sessions via Zoom video conferencing software which requires an internet connection and a device with a webcam. Zoom is free for participants to download and use.

  • Project ECHO methodology promotes small group case-based learning lead by a panel of experts
  • ECHO increases access to best practice care and reduces health disparities especially for those in rural, remote and underserved areas

About the RACGP’s AOD ECHO:

  • Each ECHO series will run for 10 weeks and requires GPs to attend a weekly session that runs for 1.5 hours, each series is capped at 25 participants
  • Each session is broken down into three parts: didactic presentation (30 minutes), case one discussion (30 minutes) and case two discussion (30 minutes)
  • Participants will submit cases to be discussed during an ECHO session

Participants will provide recommendations to their peers during case discussion.


For more information about the program contact:

 1800 472 247