BC ECHO on Substance Use – Opioid Use Disorder aims to help primary care providers and their teams build capacity in the treatment and management of opioid use disorder. The Opioid Use Disorder ECHO series offers support to health care providers in British Columbia and Yukon Territory, supported by funding from the Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program.
This series is part of the larger BC ECHO on Substance Use, a virtual community of practice that aims to help primary care teams build capacity in the treatment and management of substance use disorders. The program also includes a new BC ECHO on Substance Use – Alcohol Use Disorder series that launched in August 2020.
How do I sign up?
Fill out the registration form for the BC ECHO on Substance Use, which includes both the opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder ECHO series. Register once for the program and you will be added to our email listserv to receive information about upcoming ECHO sessions, which you can sign-up for individually.
Visit the BC ECHO on Substance Use for answers to more of your questions, including what to expect at a typical ECHO session and more information about the ECHO model.
The BC ECHO on Substance Use – Opioid Use Disorder is made possible in part through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.
BC ECHO on Substance Use Update: Programming During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The declaration on March 17, 2020 of a public health emergency related to COVID-19 means that British Columbia is now facing two concurrent crises: one, the rapidly escalating spread of the novel coronavirus and another, the ongoing opioid overdose crisis.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC ECHO on Substance Use team is working hard to continue to deliver our educational programming and clinical guidance without interruption. One benefit of our program during these challenging times is that it is already virtual in nature. We will continue offering the BC ECHO on Substance Use according to the current schedule (rotating schedule of Tuesdays and Thursday from 12:00–1:00pm Pacific Time). We will update the curriculum where relevant and possible to respond to the evolving challenges of COVID-19.
- Tuesday, 24 March, 2020: Caring for patients on OAT during the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 1), and
- Tuesday, 7 April, 2020: Caring for patients on OAT during the COVID-19 pandemic (Part 2)