What is ECHO OBN?
Managing patients after bariatric surgery can be complex. Project ECHO Ontario Bariatric Network (OBN) is a virtual training and capacity building medical education program that supports community based primary care providers and allied health professionals across Ontario in delivering high quality, evidence-based obesity management care in their local communities.
Each virtual educational session connects program participants with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from one of Ontario’s Bariatric Centres of Excellence (BCoE). Through didactic presentations and case-based discussion, participants have the opportunity to advance learning in obesity management and enhance clinical skills.
ECHO OBN is fully funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and is offered at no cost to participants.
Here’s what our participants have said about our program.
“ECHO OBN provided me with the tools required to manage my patients living with obesity who have undergone bariatric surgery through the OBN. In addition, the ECHO sessions are an invaluable resource for primary care clinicians, as they provide the opportunity to collaborate with members of the OBN team on a variety of patient cases.”
“I did the case study today and it was very helpful to apply it directly to my practice – I will make several changes.”
“The presentation of each potential complication, along with specific recommendations / screening criteria /parameters / action items (including monitoring, therapies, treatment, etc) post-op was very directive and I am
excited to share and implement these with the rest of my clinician team.”
What are the Benefits?
- Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) professional development credits for standard series sessions. Click here for more information.
- Gain access to the best practices in obesity management
- Discuss real, anonymous, patient cases with an interdisciplinary team of experts in bariatric care
- Reduce professional isolation through joining communities of practice