Date and Time
4:30pm - 5:45pm
ECHO Concussion covers topics related to persisting concussion symptoms, in children and adults, as well as diagnosis of acute and chronic concussion. The ECHO program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive approach to concussion diagnosis and symptom management across the continuum. The topics cover the key elements of the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of concussion and prolonged symptoms (https://braininjuryguidelines.org/concussion/).
Program Learning Objectives:
Diagnosis: Improve assessment and diagnosis rates for concussion in primary care, including diagnosis of acute and prolonged concussion symptoms in all age groups.
Risk Reduction: Increase frontline clinicians’ expertise and competence in identifying and reducing risk for prolonged symptoms of concussion(s).
Management: Standardize and upgrade concussion management in primary care using evidenced-informed best practice guidelines developed by an international team of leading concussion experts.
Overall: Improve patient health outcomes by reducing protracted recovery and improving support for return to activity.
Date and Time
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Fall 2021 Module
|Module 1: Diagnosis in adults|
|15 Sep 2021||General Diagnosis Overview 101|
|22 Sep 2021||Diagnosis and Assessment of Acute Concussion & Prolonged Symptoms|
|29 Sep 2021||Non-sport related concussions|
|6 Oct 2021||Assessment of Mental Health and Concussion|
|13 Oct 2021||No session – Thanksgiving|
|Module 2: Management in adults|
|20 Oct 2021||General Management Overview 101|
|27 Oct 2021||Management of acute and multiple concussions|
|3 Nov 2021||Post Traumatic Headache|
|10 Nov 2021||Management strategies: Exercise and Pacing|
|17 Nov 2021||Return to Work/Productivity|
|Module 3: Pediatrics|
|24 Nov 2021||General Pediatrics Overview 101|
|1 Dec 2021||Diagnosis & Assessment|
|8 Dec 2021||Management|
|15 Dec 2021||Return to school/activity|
|Module 4: Prolonged symptoms in adults|
|19 Jan 2022||Prolonged Symptoms Overview 101|
|26 Jan 2022||Prolonged Mental Health Symptoms: Depression, Anxiety and Irritability|
|2 Feb 2022||Prolonged Sleep/Wake Disturbances and Persisting Fatigue|
|9 Feb 2022||Prolonged Cognitive Symptoms
|16 Feb 2022||Recap of Key Principles|
|23 Feb 2022||Assessment of Emerging Evidence|
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 23.75 Mainpro+ credits.
CPD certificates will be emailed to participants at the end of the cycle.
- Do you have a challenging concussion patient case?
- ECHO offers access to interprofessional, specialist and community input to gain practical tips to best care for your patient, without the wait time.
- All patient cases are anonymous. Please do not share any patient identifying information.