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Anatomy of a teleECHO Session

  • 5-10 minute introduction by the physician facilitator
  • 15 minute didactic lecture by a specialist / subject matter expert
  • 60 – 75 minute case presentations consisting of a family physician from the audience (the spoke) presenting a recent complex MHSU case, as related to the topic of the session. Facilitator invites other team members at spokes to comment/elaborate on the case and asks audience for recommendations on diagnosis, non-pharmacological recommendations, pharmacological recommendations, interventional recommendations, etc. The Hub then summarizes the recommendations, consensus on diagnosis and treatment plan.   

Winter Session Cohort: January 30 - April 10, 2019

Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All sessions are facilitated by Dr. Matt Burkey and an Inter-Professional Team. Review full curriculum with detailed learning objectives.

Jan 30
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Adults 
Presenter: Dr. Paul Carey

Feb 6 
Difficult to Treat Depression in Adults 
Presenter: Dr. Paul Carey

Feb 13
Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders in Adults
Presenter: Dr. Paul Carey

Feb 20
Addressing Cannabinoid Misuse Across the Age Continuum
Presenter: Dr. David Smith

Feb 27
PTSD in Children
Presenter: Dr. David Smith

Mar 6
Inattention / Impulsivity in Children
Presenter: Dr. David Smith

Mar 13
“I’ve Tried Non-pharmacological Strategies But They Didn’t Work.” An Approach to the use of both on and off label medications for Dementia-Related Responsive Behaviours. 
Presenter: Dr. Carol Ward

Mar 20 & 27
Cancelled for Spring Break 

Apr 3
Sleep Better. An approach to the Treatment of Insomnia in Older Adults
Presenter: Dr. Carol Ward

Apr 10
BZ- Z’d. Benzodiazepines, Z drugs and Older Adults 
Presenter: Dr. Carol Ward

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, generalist mental health teams, isolated and remote healthcare providers/workers, psychologists, counselors, social workers, healthcare administrators, community health workers, pharmacists, and public health practitioners from wild-fire impacted areas in BC.

Clinical Objectives

To train participants on how to safely and effectively treat mental health disorders exacerbated by wildfires.


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