Chronic Pain Management

Discover how specialist and primary care collaboration in chronic pain management care can benefit you and your patients.

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Project ECHO offers practical, applicable solutions for you and your patients.

Each session is crafted to be reactive and responsive to the needs of our participants. Weekly one-hour sessions will feature a didactic from one of our specialists and a case reviews from the network. Bottom line, everything is designed to be practical and applicable.


Your time is important. Your knowledge is critical.

ECHO is built from the beliefs that time is precious, technology is transformative, and knowledge is transferable. Not a second will be wasted as we build a community of dedicated providers who want better lives for their chronic pain patients.

Participate and cultivate your expertise.

Get advice and learn from all the key players of pain management so that you can feel confident in your next step of treatment. The program is no-charge to participants and includes specialist mentorship and continuing education credits.

How to Participate

Access your ECHO clinics from anywhere, using your computer or mobile device.

  • Register for your Project ECHO of choice
  • 1 continuing education credit available for physicians, pharmacists, social workers, and nurses per each 60-minute full session attended
  • No-charge consultation with a multidisciplinary team of specialists on active cases
  • No homework
  • IT support available

Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Be able to describe the screening tools useful for management of chronic pain in primary care setting, including those measuring pain intensity, function, and addiction risk
  • Identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients
  • Self-regulate attitudes and beliefs about patient presentations to provide safe and effective chronic pain management
  • Demonstrate ways to manage requests for opioid therapy from patients for whom this type of therapy is appropriate, and those for whom it is not appropriate

Pain Management ECHO Specialist Panel

  • Jason Womack, MD - Sports Rehabilitation, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Mary Bridgeman, PharmD – Pharmacy, Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • Vamsee Chaguturu, MD - Addiction Psychiatry, Rutgers University of Behavioral Health Care
  • Kate Hottinger, PhD - Pain Psychologist, Children’s Specialized Hospital
  • Scott Mellender, MD – Anesthesiologist, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Oleksiy Lelyanov, DO - Pain Interventionalist, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Sue Paparella-Pitzel, DPT - Physical Therapy, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Joyce Schneiderman, MD - Primary Care, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Ann Hirschman, ANP - Field Utility Nurse

Pain Management ECHO Curriculum

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Continuing Education Information

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