ECHO Ontario Concussion

Next cycle: Coming Soon

Learn how to diagnose and manage your concussion patients through interactive online medical education.
This 10 part series is open to all primary care providers in Ontario.

ECHO is an interactive educational videoconference program, linking an interprofessional expert team with healthcare participants.

Each session includes:

  • Short didactic on diagnosis and management of concussion
  • Case based discussions on real de-identified cases

About the program:

  • Connects you to an inter-professional specialist team
  • Present your patient cases (de-identified) for recommendations and support
  • Videoconferencing (online)
  • No cost  (This program is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)
  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 13.25 Mainpro+ credits.

About the case presentations:

    • Do you have a challenging concussion patient case?
    • You can present your case(s) at ECHO, for feedback and recommendations from the specialist team
    • All patient cases are anonymous. Please do not share any patient identifying information.

    *If you wish to present a patient case or would like more information on presenting a patient case, please contact Gina Marinakos at

What you need to participate:

  • A computer with a stable internet connection, a webcam and microphone
  • Or an iOS/Android mobile device and phone connection for audio only

Please note that there are certain conditions which must be agreed to if you are selected to participate in this ECHO program. The statement of collaboration may be downloaded by clicking here.

Click here to receive information on any upcoming concussion programs.

Didactic Curriculum for Pilot.

Date Didactic Topic
13 Nov 2019 Diagnosis/assessment of “acute” concussion (early/late presentation)
20 Nov 2019 Diagnosis/assessment of concussion with prolonged symptoms (aka “post-concussion syndrome”)
27 Nov 2019 Multiple concussions (Sport, Interpersonal violence)
4 Dec 2019 Special populations: Sports-related concussion, premorbid psychiatric vulnerabilities, Interpersonal violence, other
11 Dec 2019 General management of
1. Acute concussion
2. Prolonged symptoms of concussion
3. Multiple concussions and
4. Special populations (including sub-threshold aerobic exercise; Return-to-activity/work/school)
8 Jan 2020 General management con’t
15 Jan 2020 Special Topics: Post Traumatic Headache and vestibular and vision dysfunction
29 Jan 2020 Special Topics:Persisting sleep/wake disturbances and persisting fatigue
12 Feb 2020 Special Topics:Persisting mental health symptoms
26 Feb 2020 Special Topics:Persisting cognitive symptoms