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Ongoing Sessions, Every other Friday
12:00 - 1:00pm PST, year-round. First Session Starts March 4, 2022

Upcoming Session Dates, Age-Friendly Geriatrics Education Series on Cognitive Impairment

    • March 4, 12-1pm
      • Topic: Cognitive Impairment: The Basics
    • March 18, 12-1pm
      • Topic: Supporting Family Caregivers in Primary Care
    • April 1, 12-1pm
      • Topic: Pharmaceutical Treatment of Dementia
    • April 15, 12-1pm
      • Topic: Weight Loss and Your Patient with Cognitive Impairment
    • April 29, 12-1pm
      • Topic: Pre-Death Grief and Dementia Caregiving


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 Disease in Older Adults.


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.


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


Interprofessional Board Certified Experts in Geriatric Care Across the UC System


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

Guest content specialists to join as needed.


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For more information contact:

Neika Saville, MEd, GWEP Project Manager


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.


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


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.


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.