Project ECHO - Geriatrics

Our PanelOur Didactics

New Publication!

We are delighted to announce the publication of our first article, Project ECHO – Geriatrics: Training Future Primary Care Providers to Meet the Needs of Older Adults in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME).

Teleconference is lifeline for seniors

UW’s family medicine residents have monthly access to guidance on managing elder patients’ conditions.

 

On the third Friday of the month, a team of geriatric specialists lead a teleconference, Project ECHO – Geriatrics, a teleconference that is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most concerted efforts to improve care of elderly people.

Case Consultation

Remote-site clinicians receive an in-depth consultation provided by fellowship-trained geriatricians, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a social worker, and representatives from two Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), all with expertise in geriatrics.

Our Reach

We partner with the University of Washington’s Family Medicine Residency programs located across Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (or the WWAMI region), but we also include other students, such as nurse practitioner students and residents.

ECHO Model™

Developed at the University of New Mexico to improve access to specialty care in underserved communities and has spread worldwide. We adapted this model to target trainees (primarily physicians and nurse practitioners).

About Our Sessions

Monthly, Ongoing Sessions

Every 3rd Friday of the month @ 12:30 – 1:30pm Pacific, year-round.

Sessions

Our sessions include a brief didactic (15 min), followed by case consultation(s) and discussion.

Trainee Audience

Residents, fellows, and students across medicine, nursing, and other fields.

Community Panelists

We are the first ECHO to include community members on our specialist panel, bridging the community-clinic gap.

of attendees plan to change their practice as a result of our sessions.

of attendees highly rate our didactics, cases, and virtual delivery.

Attendees report perceived knowledge increase from before to after our sessions.

 

 

We have found it invaluable. The didactic and case-based learning is of the very highest quality and promotes true geriatric care consideration by our residents.

- Kevin Braun, MD, MPH, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, Olympia, WA

Our Partners

The ECHO Model™

The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks.

UW's ECHO Team

University of Washington’s ECHO team was the first group to replicate the ECHO Model.

Family Medicine Residency Network

29 family medicine residency programs across 5 states in the WWAMI region.

Meet Our Panel

Katherine Bennett, MD

Katherine Bennett, MD

Medical Director, Project ECHO - Geriatrics

 

Thuan Ong, MD, MPH

Thuan Ong, MD, MPH

Geriatrician

 

Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS

Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS

Geriatrician, NW GWEC Project Director

 

Phung Nguyen, MPA

Phung Nguyen, MPA

ADS Representative

Zachary Marcum, PhD, PharmD

Zachary Marcum, PhD, PharmD

Geriatric Pharmacist

 

Carol Crawford, PharmD

Carol Crawford, PharmD

Geriatric Pharmacist

 

Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW

Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker

 

Breanne Swanson, MS

Breanne Swanson, MS

AAADSW Representative

Beth Labardi, MD

Beth Labardi, MD

Geriatric Psychiatrist

 

Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA

Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Mary Pat O'Leary, RN, BSN

Mary Pat O'Leary, RN, BSN

ADS Representative

 

Staci Levison, BSW

Staci Levison, BSW

AAADSW Representative

 

Connect with Us

Connect with us to learn more about Project ECHO – Geriatrics and sign-up to participate.