Memory and Aging ECHO
ONGOING ON THE 2nd MONDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 12-1 p.m.
The Memory and Aging ECHO is hosted by specialists from the Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at SIU Medicine in Springfield, Il. The discussion will focus on key topics centering on memory and aging. Click here to register.
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to demonstrate knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best-practice care for underserved people all over the world through three tenets:
- Multipoint video conferencing
- Best practice protocol
- Cased-based learning
ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) transforms the way rural, underserved communities learn and share knowledge, providing a virtual network for experts to mentor and share their medical expertise. The Memory and Aging ECHO is hosted by specialists from the Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at SIU Medicine in Springfield, Il. The discussion will focus on key topics centering on memory and aging.
• Tom Ala, MD, Professor of Clinical Neurology
• Jennifer Arnold, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology
• Mehul Trivedi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
• Cindy Womack, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN
• Ann Jirmasek, BS, MA, LPC, NCC, Clinical Gerontology Specialist
• Andrea Perkins, APRN, FNP-BC
|June 12, 2023||Disaster Planning||Cindy Womack, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN|
|July 10, 2023||Effective Communication for Dementia Patients||Ann Jirmasek, BS, MA, LPC, NCC|
|August 14, 2023||Importance of Clinical Trials||Barbara Lokaitis, BA, CCRP|
|September 11, 2023||Parkinson's Disease with Dementia||Ahmad El Kouzi, MD|
|October 16, 2023||Lewy Body Disease with Dementia|
|November 13, 2023||Vascular Dementia||Cindy Womack, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN|
|December 11, 2023||Frontotemporal Dementia||Mehul Trivedi, PhD|
Previous session topics include:
• Advanced Care Planning
• Capacity Evaluations
• Caregiver Burden
• Consumer Fraud for Seniors and Dementia
• Decisional Capacity
• Dementia Subtypes, including Alzheimer's
• Geriatric Depression in Dementia
• Exercise and Dementia
• Legal Planning
• Management and Care Planning
• Mild Cognitive Impairment
• MIND Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Brains
• Music and Memory
• Placement into Long-Term Care Facilities
• Technology Use in Dementia Care
• The Neuropsychological Effects of COVID-19
• Treatment Options for Dementia
• Sleep and Dementia
• Supplements for Dementia
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association. The SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The SIU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. SIU School of Medicine is preapproved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Nurses may receive a maximum of 1 contact hour for completing this activity. SIU School of Medicine has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a provider of continuing education for social workers (license #159-000106), clinical psychologists (license #268-000008), professional counselors/clinical counselors (license #197-000073) and nursing home administrators (license #139.000027). This program offers a maximum of 1.0 CE hour.
Questions? Contact the ECHO team by email at email@example.com. Clinicians are strongly encouraged to identify local behavioral health partners to participate in the SIU Memory and Aging ECHO with them.