ECHO-Chicago: Risk-Based Approach to Women's Healthcare-Summer 2018

June 13, 2018 to September 12, 2018
Based on the 2007 report by the Sinai Urban Health Institute, while numerous interventions including earlier detection and treatment for breast cancer has taken place over the last few decades, there have been no improvements in mortality for black women living in the U.S. Additionally, Chicago’s mortality disparity rate was the highest in the nation, where black women were 68% more likely to die from the disease than white women. The authors noted that access to mammography and treatment as well as quality of mammography led to the disparate health outcomes between black and white women.  The goal of ECHO-Chicago Risk-Based Approach to Women's Healthcare series is to provide training and support to community providers in using risk-based approach to breast, bone, heart and gynecological health for high risk populations, with a focus on women in underserved communities. By educating community primary care providers to deliver state of the art care, the curriculum reduces barriers to care access.
Black and Hispanic women are at a disadvantage when it comes to mortality from other diseases as well. According to an analysis of the American Heart Association’s heart disease and stroke statistics, black women were at the highest risk for death from heart disease among all racial, ethnic, and gender groups. Additionally,  Latino women have higher rates of risk factors for heart disease vs white women, including obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, and hypertension. A risk-based approach to women’s healthcare focuses on assessing, and managing the multiple and often complex risk factors faced by women in vulnerable populations.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in the healthcare treatment of women in vulnerable populations.

Learning Objectives

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

  • State best practice guidelines for assessing and managing risk factors for breast, cervical, ovarian and other cancers, cancer recurrence;
  • Define a primary care physician’s role in evaluating and managing chronic disease and health risks in women;
  • Discuss how genetics in primary care can be used to assess cancer risk;
  • Summarize how to apply professional society guidelines to the management of chronic disease care for women based on level of risk which takes into account genetic, behavioral, and societal factors;
  • List screening recommendations for osteoporosis and bone density testing.



Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Kanika Mittal
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.00 Participation
Event starts: 
06/13/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/12/2018 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

ECHO-Chicago: Risk-Based Approach to Women's Healthcare Schedule
Agenda subject to change.

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
This course is an online webinar.
To learn more about the ECHO Chicago curricula, visit us here.


The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Jennifer Rusiecki, MD, MS
  Assistant 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 anycommercial 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 14 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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