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ABOUT OUR GEROECHO SESSIONS

Ongoing Sessions, Every other Friday
12:00 1:00pm PST, year-round. First Session Starts June 11, 2021.

Upcoming Session Dates, Geriatrics Education Series on Chronic Diseases in Older Adults 

  • June 11, 2021, 12-1pm

    • Topic: Prognostic Considerations in Geriatric Medicine
    • Presenter: Sonia Sehgal, MD

    June 25, 2021, 12-1pm

    • Topic: Blood Pressure & Lipid Management in Older Adults
    • Presenter: Matthew Hakimi, MD

    July 9, 2021, 12-1pm

    • Topic: Update in Osteoporosis Care
    • Presenter: Sonia Sehgal, MD, FACP & Tatyana Gurvich, BCGP, PharmD

    July 23, 2021, 12-1pm

    • Topic: Treatment Considerations for Diabetes Management
    • Presenter: Tatyana Gurvich, BCGP, PharmD

    August 6, 2021, 12-1pm

    • Topic: Heart Failure in Older Adults
    • Presenter: Andy Lee, MD

    August 20, 2021, 12-1pm

    • Topic: Chronic Care Management of Your Older Adult Patients
    • Presenter: Sarah Campbell, DNP

SESSIONS

Our sessions are for 60 minutes and include a brief didactic (30 min), followed by case consultation(s) and discussion.
Current Series Focuses on Chronic Diseases in Older Adults.

FREE CME/CEU CREDITS

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
The CBRN recognizes CME credit as transferrable for their members. Nurses may receive CEUs after submitting their UC Irvine attendance certificate directly to their board.

TRAINEE AUDIENCE

Physicians of all specialist, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Other Healthcare Professionals with an Interest in the Care of Older Adults

PANELISTS

Interprofessional Board Certified Experts in Geriatric Care Across the UC System

MEET OUR HUB TEAM:

Lisa Gibbs, MDSonia Sehgal, MD, Tatyana Gurvich, PharmDSarah Campbell, NP, Neika Saville, MEd, Carlos Garcia, BS

Guest content specialists to join as needed.

REGISTER TO JOIN UCI'S GEROECHO SERIES

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For more information contact:

Neika Saville, MEd, GWEP Project Manager
nsaville@hs.uci.edu
714-456-8295

GOAL »

The goal of UCI's GeroECHO is to be a resource that delivers high quality education and experiences that meet our users needs, builds capacity for improved patient care, and promotes best practices in geriatric care.

PROCESS »

UCI’s GeroECHO links our geriatric specialists ‘hub’ team with primary care providers in local and rural communities across California, the greater US, and even internationally. Primary care providers – the ‘spokes’ in our model – become part of our learning community, where they receive mentoring, feedback, and consultative discussion from our geriatric specialist team across a virtual network via case-based learning. This model enables primary care clinicians to treat their geriatric patients with complex conditions in their own communities. People get the high-quality care they need, when they need it, close to home.

ECHO vs Telemedicine

MECHANISM »

Using Zoom Web video conferencing, we create knowledge networks combining an interprofessional team of experts and learners for real life, case-based learning and carefully developed didactics. Data is tracked with a HIPAA compliant tool called iECHO to measure clinic function over time for the purpose of ongoing quality management.

WHAT IS ECHO »

UCI’s GeroECHO is a replicating partner of Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) - a successful, innovative medical education and mentoring program that builds PCP skills and improves access to and capacity for specialty care. Project ECHO® originated at the University of New Mexico and is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. It uses existing technologies to nurture sustainable learning collaboratives, connecting an interdisciplinary team of experts with primary care providers in rural and underserved communities. 

Specialists help mentor participants in a “guided practice” model, with primary providers continuing their management and responsibility for patient care. Over time, clinicians develop comprehensive skills to treat specific, complex health conditions within their own practice.
Past GeroECHO Series »

GeroECHO Series on Cognitive Impairment (Flyer)

September 11, 2020, 12-1pm

  • Topic: Overview of the Age-Friendly 4Ms & Identifying & Diagnosing Cognitive Impairment in Your Patients
  • Hub Team/presenter: Lisa Gibbs, MD & Sonia Sehgal, MD

September 25, 2020, 12-1pm

  • Topic: MENTATION – Types of Dementia and Differences Among Them
  • Hub Team/presenter: Lisa Gibbs, MD & Sonia Sehgal, MD

October 9, 2020, 12-1pm

  • Topic: MEDICATIONS: Medication Management for the Cognitively Impaired
  • Hub Team/presenter: Tatyana Gurvich, PharmD, BCGP

October 23, 2020, 12-1pm

  • Topic: MOBILITY: How to Maximize Your Patients Mobility and Function
  • Hub Team/presenter:  Norman Wall, DO

November 6, 2020, 12-1pm

  • Topic: WHAT MATTERS MOST: Major Transitions, End of Life care, and Respecting Your Patients Life Goals
  • Hub Team/presenter: Camille Fitzpatrick, NP

 GeroECHO Series on Mental Health (Flyer)

January 8, 2021, 12-1pm

  • Topic: Loneliness & Isolation
  • Hub Team/presenter: Lisa M. Gibbs, MD

January 22, 2021, 12-1pm

  • Topic: Depression & Anxiety
  • Hub Team/presenter: Sonia Sehgal, MD, Tatyana Gurvich, PharmD, BCGP

February 5, 2021, 12-1pm

  • Topic: Insomnia & Psychosis
  • Hub Team/presenter: Sonia Sehgal, MD, Tatyana Gurvich, PharmD, BCGP

February 19, 2021, 12-1pm

  • Topic: Effect of Depression on Mobility
  • Hub Team/presenter:  Sonia Sehgal, MD, Tatyana Gurvich, PharmD, BCGP

March 5, 2021, 12-1pm

  • Topic: Suicide & Elder Abuse
  • Hub Team/presenter: Lisa M. Gibbs, MD, Norman Wall, DO

March 19, 2021, 12-1pm

  • Topic: Mental Health & What Matters Most to Your Patients
  • Hub Team/presenter: Camille Fitzpatrick, NP