ECHO Care of the Elderly series


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Baycrest Health Sciences and the North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI), are excited to announce the 16th cycle of “Project ECHO Care of the Elderly” (ECHO COE), a telehealth program that builds primary care providers’ capacity in the care of older adults through weekly videoconference sessions.

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 COE 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 provider who wants 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.

Do I need special equipment? 

No special equipment is required to participate, just an internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone. You will be provided with a Zoom link to join each session.

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  • Project ECHO

  • Baycrest Health Sciences

  • North East Specialized Geriatric Centre

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

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

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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