Project ECHO for Epilepsy and Neurology

Project ECHO

Project ECHO is linking experts in neurological care with primary care clinicians and health care professionals in local communities. Increase your knowledge and get real-time access to experts for advice.

Epilepsy News From:

Monday, November 9, 2020

What is ECHO Neurology/Epilepsy?

ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a telementoring program. It links primary care providers and epilepsy specialists in an interactive teleconference format to expand primary care providers’ access to epilepsy training and specialized care for their patients. 

Led by the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, ECHO Neurology/Epilepsy links health care professionals with specialists on migraine, epilepsy, psychogenic neurologic disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease. In an ECHO session, health care providers can ask specialists about the treatment and management of their patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. 

Who can attend?

All health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, community health workers, and other office staff can participate. Zoom is free to use to connect to any session.

Free CME is available for each participant. 

When can they occur?

Sessions occur the 1st Thursday of every month at noon ET.

Next Session

January 7: Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions, and Seizures by Dr. Laura Ngwenya

Sessions for 2021

  • February 4: Primary Care Review of Antiseizure Medications, Integrative Treatments, Women & Epilepsy, by Dr. Emily Nurre
  • March 4: Primary Care Approach to Recognizing Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders by Dr. Andrew Duker
  • April 1: Treatments for Medication Resistant Epilepsy: The Role of the Epilepsy Center by Dr. David Ficker
  • May 6: Primary Care Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias by Dr. Russell Sawyer
  • June 3: Risks and Co-Morbidities Associated with Epilepsy by Dr. Brian Moseley
  • July 1: Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders Including Psychogenic Seizures and Movement Disorders by Dr. Marcia Kaplan

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Authored by: Liz Dueweke MPH on 11/2020

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