ECHO-Chicago: Child & Youth Epilepsy

November 2, 2015 to May 9, 2016

It is estimated that more than 450,000 children living in the U.S. have epilepsy and seizure disorder. Epilepsy exists across all racial and ethnic groups, but the chances of developing epilepsy across one’s lifetime is higher for Hispanic and African American populations. Poverty further increases risk; children in families with lower socioeconomic status have shown higher rates of developing epilepsy and seizures. Access to pediatric neurology subspecialist care is limited, especially for medically underserved populations -- which may contribute to disparities in outcomes across racial and ethnic groups.

The ECHO-Chicago curriculum is designed to ensure all children and youth with epilepsy have access to the medical, social and other supports and services they require to achieve optimal health outcomes and improved quality of care in their medical home.



Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes phyisicians specializing in pediatrics and family medicine and nurses in school settings.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:

  • Define PCPs role in managing the care needs of children living with epilepsy/seizures;
  • Recognize when referral to a neurologist is needed;
  • Apply best practice guidelines for assessing and managing risk factors for onset of seizures while understanding how to handle seizure emergencies.



Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Dana Sohmer
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 702-2213
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.00 Participation
Event starts: 
11/02/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/09/2016 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
  Daniel Johnson, MD
  Director ECHO-Chicago
  Associate Chair for Clinical Services
  Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Comer Children's Hospital
  Kenneth Silver, MD
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
  University of Chicago

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

Credit Designation Statement 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 

For more information about ECHO, visit the program website below.


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