ECHO Care of the Elderly series


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Baycrest and the North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario, and the Alzheimer’s Society of Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts invite you to join the ECHO Care of the Elderly (COE) program.


What is Project ECHO? 

Project ECHO, which stands for Extension of Community Health Outcomes, was created by Dr. Sanjeev Arora at the University of New Mexico. Project ECHO follows an “all teach, all learn” model of knowledge dissemination and capacity building, exchanging knowledge between academic health science centres and frontline community care partners. It facilitates the sharing of knowledge in multiple directions: from experts to primary care providers; between primary care providers; and from primary care providers to experts. This model is appropriate for all healthcare providers and has been successfully replicated throughout the United States, Canada and globally.

Each ECHO session will include a short presentation by specialists on specific topics of interest relevant to the care of older adults, followed by cases presented by the learning partners. Feedback and recommendations are provided by the health resource team as well as other learning partners.


Who can be a learning partner? 

Any primary care providers who want to expand their skills and build capacity in the care of older adults can become a learning partner, either individually or as a team. All health care professionals are welcome to join, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, and others.


Dates & Times

There are five ECHO COE series’ for 2024-25:

Essential Geriatrics I

6 weekly sessions from April 2 to May 7, 2024, on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Essential Geriatrics II

7 weekly sessions from May 14 to June 25, 2024, on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Essential Geriatrics III

5 weekly sessions from September 4 to October 2, 2024, on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Long-Term Care

10 weekly sessions from October 8 to December 10, 2024, on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


12 weekly sessions from January 8 to March 26, 2025, on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on session topics, visit the community of practice website.



This project is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and there is no cost to participants.

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  • Project ECHO

  • Baycrest Health Sciences

  • North East Specialized Geriatric Centre

  • Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care

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The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Academy for Research and Education, Bruyère Research Institute, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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