Details

Date and Time

Wednesday

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location

Videoconferencing

Concussion

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.  


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.  

Case Presentation  

  • 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. 


 ECHO Patient Case form 

Details

Date and Time

Wednesday

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location

Videoconferencing

 Spring 2022 Module

Date   Topic
23 March Module 1:
Diagnosis  in adults
General Diagnosis Overview 101
30 March Diagnosis and Assessment of Acute Concussion
6 April Non-sport related elderly, IPV concussions and prolonged  symptoms
13 April Post-Traumatic Headache
20 April Module 2: Management in adults General Management Overview 101
27 April Assessment of Mental Health & Concussion
4 May Management strategies: Exercise and Pacing
11 May Return to Work/Productivity
18 May Dizziness & Vertigo
24 May Module 3:
Pediatrics
 
General Pediatrics Overview 101
31 May Management
7 June Diagnosis & Assessment
14 June Return to school/activity
25 May  Module 4:
Special topics in adults
Prolonged Symptoms Overview 101
1 June Prolonged Mental Health Symptoms: Depression, Anxiety and Irritability
8 June Prolonged Sleep/Wake Disturbances and Persisting Fatigue
15 June Prolonged Cognitive Symptoms
22 June Recap of Key Principles & Assessment of Emerging Evidence

Interprofessional “Hub” Team

Mark Bayley
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Concussion
McKyla McIntyre
Physiatrist
Robin Green
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Concussion
Shawn Marshall
Physiatrist
Stephane Dallaire
Family Physician
Carmela Tartaglia
Cognitive Neurologist
Connor Massimo
Registered Physiotherapist
David Greenberg
Family Physician
Eric Koelink
Pediatrician
Kevin D'Angelo
Sports Specialist Chiropractor
Kristian Goulet
Pediatrician
Leslie Birkett
Occupational Therapist
Lesley Ruttan
Clinical Psychologist
Scott D. Howitt
Chiropractor
Bhanu Sharma
PhD Student, Medical Sciences
Mark Bayley
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Concussion
McKyla McIntyre
Physiatrist
Robin Green
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Concussion
Shawn Marshall
Physiatrist
Stephane Dallaire
Family Physician
Carmela Tartaglia
Cognitive Neurologist
Connor Massimo
Registered Physiotherapist
David Greenberg
Family Physician
Eric Koelink
Pediatrician
Kevin D'Angelo
Sports Specialist Chiropractor
Kristian Goulet
Pediatrician
Leslie Birkett
Occupational Therapist
Lesley Ruttan
Clinical Psychologist
Scott D. Howitt
Chiropractor
Bhanu Sharma
PhD Student, Medical Sciences