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Project ECHO®: Pain in Pregnancy

ECHO is an interactive online medical education program, connecting health care providers with an interprofessional specialist team to advance learning and enhance clinical skills. ECHO offers convenient, online learning (via Zoom) at no cost to participate.

What you need to know

Cost: Free
Setting: Virtual
When: On Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. between September 21 to November 9, 2023
Format: Sessions involve short didactic teaching and case discussions with an interprofessional specialist team to help you problem solve tough cases. There will be an opportunity to present patient cases for support and expert opinion.

The registration for our fall 2023 cycle is now closed. Please email [email protected] if you have any further questions.

This curriculum will focus on pain management during pregnancy, from preconception planning to labour and delivery.

By the end of these sessions, participants will be able to:

  • Provide preconception counseling around pain management and common pharmacotherapies
  • Identify resources to guide choice of pharmacotherapy and prescribing during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Identify and diagnose common pain concerns during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Understand the risks and benefits of opioid therapy during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Provide patients with some non-pharmacological pain management strategies
  • Understand when and where to refer patients with complex pain needs

We welcome all primary and prenatal healthcare providers to attend (must be practicing in Canada).

Our Team


Dr. Rebecca Titman, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Project Lead

Dr. David Flamer, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Erin Lurie, MSc, MD, CCFP (AM)

Dr. Matthew Sheppard, MD, FRCPC

Nurse Practitioners

Lucy Doan, MN, NP-PHC 

Elaine Teh, MN, NP-PHC


Virginia Fernandes, BSc (Hons), PharmD, RPh

Administrative Lead Shelby Rivers

Learn more about Project ECHO.

For more information about our program, please contact [email protected].