ECHO-Chicago: Pediatric ADHD

March 2, 2017 to June 1, 2017
The ECHO-Chicago ADHD curriculum is designed to address one of the most common chronic childhood disorders in the U.S. It is estimated that 9% of children ages 3-17 have a diagnosis of ADHD. Poverty further increases a child’s risk for ADHD with greater prevalence among children living below the poverty level. Disparities in access to care for children living with ADHD are linked to race/ethnicity. African-American boys living in poverty are the most likely to be referred for mental health services and among the least likely to receive these services. ECHO-Chicago training provides primary care providers with the skills and knowledge to deliver care to children at risk for ADHD in their local community health center.
The goal of the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO-Chicago) is to provide training for community-based primary care providers in the management of common, complex, chronic conditions such as resistant hypertension in order to improve provider knowledge and self-efficacy and patient health outcomes.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes physicians and other health professionals interested in the treatment of pediatric ADHD.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify patients who meet the criteria and diagnosis for ADHD;
  • Distinguish between patients with ADHD and those with a differential psychiatric diagnosis;
  • Cite other  psychiatric diagnoses that are commonly comorbid with ADHD;
  • Describe how to use the ADHD Toolkit for medication references, screening tools, and patient and family resources;
  • Define common medical and behavioral therapies in ADHD;
  • Locate information about family, public, and school supports that can be provided to patients and their families.



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: 
Kanika Mittal
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon ECHO-Chicago: Pediatric ADHD Schedule300.29 KB
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
Event starts: 
03/02/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/01/2017 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
  Director ECHO Chicago
  Associate Chair for Clinical Services
  Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Comer Children's Hospital
  Karin Vander Ploeg Booth, MD
  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Comer Children’s Hospital
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 12 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. 
Registration: For more information about ECHO, visit the program website below.
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