Project ECHO logo for Pain BCCycle 2 of the BC ECHO for Chronic Pain began on September 17, 2019 and will run until June 2020. If you are registered for Cycle 2, please read below for information on upcoming sessions and additional resources that are available to support your learning.

If you'd like more information on the BC ECHO for Chronic Pain or would like to join Cycle 2, please refer to this page.

Upcoming sessions

    Session 9

    • Date and time: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Screening for psychiatric and psychosocial co-morbidities
    • Presenters: Dr. Mike Butterfield, psychiatrist, and Dr. Peter Joy, psychologist

    Session 10

    • Date and time: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Providing trauma-informed care
    • Presenters: Dr. Wesley Buch, psychologist

    Previous sessions

    Session 1

    • Date and time: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Fibromyalgia
    • Presenter: Dr. Rodica Janz, physician

    Session 2

    • Date and time: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Cannabis and pain
    • Presenters: Dr. Michael Butterfield, psychiatrist, and Dr. Karen Ng, pharmacist

    Session 3

    • Date and time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Interventional pain management techniques
    • Presenter: Dr. Naj Mian, physiatrist and pain medicine specialist

    Session 4

    • Date and time: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Motivational interviewing
    • Presenters: Susan Schellinck, occupational therapist, and Dr. Peter Joy, psychologist

    Session 5

    • Date and time: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: The pain-focused history and sensory exam
    • Presenters: Dr. Rodica Janz, physician, and Roly Fletcher, physiotherapist

    Session 6

    • Date and time: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Headaches
    • Presenter: Dr. Joshua Lai, physician

    Session 7

    • Date and time: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Sleep disorders and pain
    • Presenters: Dr. Karen Ng, pharmacist, and Dr. May Caprio, psychologist

    Session 8

    • Date and time: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm PST
    • Topic: Pain management in the time of COVID-19
      • Identifying and managing distress within health care professionals 
      • Caring for patients on pharmacotherapy for pain
    • Presenters: Dr. Angie Ji, psychologist, and Dr. Karen Ng, pharmacist

    Accessing central hub for ECHO

    The BC ECHO for Chronic Pain is hosted through LearnUpon, Pain BC’s online learning management system, which is both desktop and mobile friendly and is also available as an iOS app through the App Store. We recommend using Google Chrome for optimal performance. After registering, you should receive an email with course login instructions and a temporary password. If you have registered but did not receive an email, please check your junk folder before emailing

    Once you receive your temporary password, you can log in to your account and access the live webinars by visiting or by clicking on the “log in” button in the top right corner of the webpage.

    Submit a case presentation

    If you're feeling stuck on a tricky patient case, the case presentations included in the monthly ECHO sessions can help. By submitting an anonymous patient case presentation, you will have opportunities to present your case and receive interdisciplinary community and specialist recommendations that are designed to be realistic and helpful for patients living with pain. All health care providers are encouraged to submit a case to help expand their learning and improve their practice. To submit a case, fill out this case submission form.

    CME credits

    This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits per session. By completing all four parts of each session (including the pre- and post-evaluations), you will receive your CME certificate automatically. If you are having issues downloading your certificate, please email

    Hosting a viewing party

    If you would like to host a group viewing party for your team of staff or students, please download the following files to get started:

    Required software: Zoom

    We use the Zoom webinar software for each of the monthly ECHO sessions. You'll need to download this free software onto your computer or laptop prior to accessing the virtual webinars. You can download Zoom directly here. For an optimal learning experience, we request that you enable your camera during the session.

    Please test your system prior to each of the sessions to ensure you are able to download the software and join. More information about getting started with Zoom is available here.

    If you would prefer to access Zoom through your browser, rather than downloading the software, read these instructions. Note that the web version has limited features and functions best on Chrome.


    If you have read the above instructions and continue to experience any issues with accessing our ECHO, please email and we'll be happy to help.