Details

Date and Time

Wednesday

4:30pm - 5:45pm

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.  

Details

Date and Time

Wednesday

4:30pm - 5:45pm

Location

Videoconferencing

Fall 2021 Module

 Date Topic
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
 
Summary
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.  


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 

 
 

Interprofessional “Hub” Team

Mark Bayley
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Concussion
Robin Green
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Concussion
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
Robin Green
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Concussion
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