ECHO-Chicago: Resistant Hypertension

May 14, 2018 to August 13, 2018
Our focus on hypertension is in response to a critical need for expanded access to best practice care for hypertension in our community. Hypertension is recognized as a major contributing factor to heart disease. Incidence rates of hypertension are as high as 50% among Chicago’s South Side health center adult patient populations. Project ECHO sessions address state of the art care, including proper techniques for obtaining accurate BP readings, medication management, dietary changes, and patient adherence. Sessions are designed to train and support community providers in managing the challenges of resistant hypertension.
The goal of the Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) 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

This activity has been designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of resistant hypertension.

Learning Objectives

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

  • State the proper techniques for obtaining accurate blood pressure readings;
  • Summarize treatment options for resistant hypertension based on Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC) guidelines for hypertension;
  • Describe appropriate medication management for resistant hypertension in populations most at risk including African Americans and older adults;
  • Describe strategies for increasing patient medication adherence such as lifestyle changes and diet;
  • Discuss when and how to use combination therapy in treating resistant hypertension.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Kanika Mittal
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
Event starts: 
05/14/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/13/2018 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

*Agenda subject to change

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
  George Bakris, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago


  Daniel Johnson, MD
  Director, ECHO-Chicago
  Associate Chair for Clinical Services
  Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Comer Children's Hospital

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
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.

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. 
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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. 
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