ECHO-Chicago: Geriatrics-September 2018

September 11, 2018 to December 4, 2018
A national shortage of specialty and primary care providers has limited access to care for many Americans with chronic diseases. Barriers to healthcare access are especially acute in low-income communities where people have public insurance or no insurance at all. Older adults living within these communities contend with elevated rates of diabetes, hypertension, respiratory disease, arthritis, and other chronic conditions leading to disability, functional losses, and cognitive decline. The South Side of Chicago is one of the most medically underserved communities in the United States. The number of older adults living below the poverty line is twice the national average and 7 of the 8 poorest neighborhoods in Chicago are within University of Chicago Medicine’s primary service area on the South Side. In addition, there is high level of need for, as well as a national shortage of, providers with expertise in caring for older adults.
The ECHO-Chicago Geriatrics curriculum improves health outcomes for older adults by creating a robust, engaged network of interdisciplinary care providers who share resources and education to improve health for older adults on Chicago’s South Side.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in the care and treatment of geriatric patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Distinguish between typical signs of aging and those symptoms that may be associated with other health problems;
  • List signs of dementia in geriatric patients;
  • Generate a treatment plan for the management of dementia in geriatric patients;
  • Identify local community resources that can provide support relating to aging and health for patients and their families;
  • State the basic practices of palliative and hospice care;
  • Describe advanced care planning including important topics such as power of attorney and living will.
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: Geriatrics Agenda191.16 KB
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
  • 12.00 Social Work CEU
Event starts: 
09/11/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/04/2018 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

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.

  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks 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. 
Social Worker Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the ECHO-Chicago: Geriatrics for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.
12 social work continuing education units are provided for this live 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. 
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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