National ECHO Care of the Elderly: Mental Health

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an education program that creates communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers and subject matter experts using videoconference technology. Using brief lecture presentations and case-based learning, ECHO fosters an “all learn, all teach” approach.  Participants are engaged in the bi-directional virtual knowledge network by sharing clinical challenges and learning from experts and peers.

The CCSMH is working in partnership with Baycrest and the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry to run a national ECHO program on issues concerning the mental health and wellbeing of older adults.  Recordings of and material from the weekly sessions are posted below for general viewing.*

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*These Videos are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for formal medical training or independent clinical judgment. These videos are being provided on an “AS IS” basis. The CCSMH makes no warranty as to the accuracy, quality or completeness of the information in the Videos.


This project is supported by the RBC Foundation

Session 2

ECHO Care of the Elderly: Geriatric Mental Health Curriculum – Topic Schedule and Presenters*

1 Apr 14, 2021 Substance Use Disorders Ashok Krishnamoorthy
2 Apr 21, 2021 Suicide Prevention Among Older Adults Marnin Heisel
3 Apr 28, 2021 Consent & Capacity Carole Cohen
4 May 5, 2021 Promoting Wellness and Mental Health Keri-Leigh Cassidy
5 May 12, 2021 Cultural Sensitivity Pamela Roach
6 May 19, 2021 Late Life Psychosis/Schizophrenia Tarek Rajji
7 May 26, 2021 Palliative and End of Life Care in the Older Adult Daphna Grossman
8 June 2, 2021 Polypharmacy and Deprescribing - when and when not to deprescribe (and how) Barb Farrell
9 June 9, 2021 The Rise of CBTi for the Demise of Hypnotics in community-dwelling older adults David Gardiner
10 June 16, 2021 Loss, Grief and Bereavement in Older Adults CJ Grief

*This schedule is subject to change depending on the availability of our speakers

Session 1

ECHO Care of the Elderly: Geriatric Mental Health Curriculum – Topic Schedule and Presenters*

1 Feb 19, 2021 Anxiety Disorders Alastair Flint
2 Feb 26, 2021 Engaging Caregivers/Care Partners Jasneet Parmar
3 Mar 05, 2021 Delirium David Conn
4 Mar 12, 2021 Screening, Assessment & Diagnosis of Dementia Dallas Seitz
5 Mar 19, 2021 Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms in Dementia – Pharmacological & Non-Pharmacological Management of Dementia Marie-Andrée Bruneau
6 Mar 26, 2021 Mood Disorders (Focus on Depression) Cindy Grief