Our program


Date and Time:
Starting September 28, 12:00PM – 1:00PM


Chronic Pain & Opioid Stewardship

Our goal is to support primary care providers in diagnosis and management of their patients with chronic pain and substance use.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret comprehensive assessments to make an accurate and timely pain and/or substance use disorder diagnosis, plan treatment, and follow-up.
  • Employ assessment techniques to determine origin, track evolution, and support treatment of chronic pain and substance use disorder.
  • Self-regulated attitudes and beliefs about patient presentations to provide safe and effective chronic pain and substance use management.
  • Develop comfort level and self-efficacy in managing chronic pain and substance use

Sample ECHO Didactic Recordings

The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain 
Tapering and Stopping Opioids
Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis 

Program Curriculum & Schedule: Fall 2022 – Summer 2023

Sept 28Chronic Pain 101
Oct 26Pain History, Assessment, and Qualitative Sensory Exam
Nov 23Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities
Dec 21Patient Motivation and Goal Setting
Jan 25Aberrant Behaviours
Feb 22Opioids Tapering
Mar 22Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis
Apr 26Headaches (Migraines)
May 24Fibromyalgia
Jun 28Non-opioid Pharmacology Treatment of Pain
TBDMyofascial Pain
TBDCannabis & Pain
TBDSleep & Pain
TBDPharmacology Treatment of Pain

Case Presentation

  • Do you have a challenging pain and/or substance use patient case?
  • ECHO offers access to interprofessional, specialist, and community input to gain practical tips to best care for your patient, without the wait time.
  • All patient cases are anonymous. Please do not shar any patient identifying information.
  • Cases should be submitted to your relevant ECHO hub for review.

ECHO Patient Case Form


Credits for Family Medicine Specialists:

This 1-credit-per hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen’s University for up to 61.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Session ID: TBD

Credits for Royal College Specialists:

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Queen’s University Office of CPD. You may claim a maximum of 61.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Credits for Health Professionals:

This is an accredited learning activity which provides up to 61.5 hours of Continuing Education.

CPD certificates will be emailed to participants at the end of each cycle.