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.  


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 - 5:45pm

Location

Videoconferencing

 

Fall 2022 Module

 
Date   Topic
21 Sept Module 1:
Diagnosis  in adults
Diagnosis and Assessment of Concussion
28 Sept Diagnostic Considerations: Non-sport related elderly, IPV concussions and prolonged symptoms
5 Oct Assessment of Mental Health in Concussion
19 Oct Module 2: Management in adults General Management Overview 101
26 Oct Dizziness and Vertigo
2 Nov Management strategies: Exercise and Pacing
9 Nov Post Traumatic Headache 
23 Nov Module 3:
Pediatrics
 
General Pediatrics Overview 101
30 Nov Diagnosis & Assessment
7 Dec Management
14 Dec Return to school/activity
18 Jan  Module 4:
Special topics in adults
Prolonged Cognitive and Mental Health Symptoms 
25 Jan Prolonged Sleep/Wake Disturbances and Persisting Fatigue
1 Feb Return to Work/Productivity 
8 Feb Recap of Key Principles and 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