Cincinnati ECHO for Epilepsy and Neurology 2019-2020

Project ECHO

To improve patients’ care in their communities, we are making sure front line providers can connect with specialists for advice, best practices, and training.

Epilepsy News From:

Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Originally published September 16, 2019

What is ECHO Epilepsy/Neurology?

Cincinnati ECHO Epilepsy/Neurology teleconferences are free, interactive, webinar-based mentoring sessions to help you with the many critical aspects of accessing and providing neurological care for your patients. Our consultants are experts on migraine, epilepsy, psychogenic neurologic disorders, and Alzheimer's disease. They offer their advice and encourage discussion on all questions and concerns for you, your practice staff, and providers.

ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) links expert specialist teams with primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals in local communities.

  • Participants become part of a learning community where they receive mentoring and feedback from the team of experts. Together, participants discuss patient cases so they can provide the best care.
  • The ECHO sessions provide a short, didactic presentation, case-based discussions, and abundant Q&A to optimize the learning experience.
  • Cincinnati ECHO, as with most other ECHOs worldwide, uses Zoom videoconferencing software to connect participants remotely from any location. Zoom is free to use to connect to any session.

Next Session

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

Risks and Co-morbidities Associated with Epilepsy

Visit and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up!

  • Once signed up, you will receive a meeting invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting. Simply click on the link to connect to the session.
  • Complete post sessions questions to earn 1 CME credit per session and help evaluate the usefulness of the program.

Future Sessions

ECHO Epilepsy/Neurology sessions are held on the first Thursday from Noon to 1:00 p.m. ET.

  • July 2: Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders Including Psychogenic Seizures & Movement Disorders

Past Sessions

  • October 3, 2019: Primary Care Approach to Seizures, Syncope, & Other Spells
  • November 7, 2019: Primary Care Approach to Treatment of Migraine & Severe Headache
  • December 5, 2019: Marijuana for Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders
  • January 2, 2020: Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions, and Seizures
  • February 6, 2020: Primary Care Approach to Women & Epilepsy
  • March 5, 2020: Treatments for Medication Resistant Epilepsy: The Role of the Epilepsy Center
  • April 2, 2020: Primary Care Review of Antiseizure Medications and Integrative Treatments
  • May 7, 2020: Primary Care Approach to Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementias

Who can participate?

All health care professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, community health workers, and other office staff, can participate live from any internet device from any location.

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  • FREE CME for each session participation
  • Gain real-time access to an interdisciplinary team of neurology and epilepsy experts for advice on your complex patients through case-based learning
  • Increase knowledge about evidence-based practices for caring for individuals
  • Increase your network of like-minded providers

How much does it cost?

The ECHO Epilepsy/Neurology is free of charge to participants!

The program is being held under the National Epilepsy Education and Awareness Collaborative (NEEAC) and funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Technical assistance is being provided by the Project ECHO team at the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Cincinnati ECHO team.

Echo Epilepsy/Neurology Key Contacts

The following key contacts are from Cincinnati ECHO,

  • Michael Privitera MD, Epilepsy/Neurology Facilitator
  • Susan McDonald MA, Program Manager
  • Sarah Brubaker BA, Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Questions & Comments

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Authored by: Judy Gretsch on 9/2019
Reviewed by: Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN | Epilepsy Foundation Communications on 4/2020

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The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

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