ECHO-Autism: Co-Occurring Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Thursday, August 25, 2022 11:45


Event Overview 

Dates: August 25, September 15, 29, October 13, 27, November 10, 24, 2022
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Format: Online via Zoom 
Price: Free
Language: English
Accreditation: 10.5 hours of CME credits 

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About the ECHO model

The Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) modelTM consists of a platform for both delivery of services and outcomes research, with the purpose of reducing health disparities by erasing barriers between specialty and primary care, particularly in underserved and remote areas.

Using a videoconferencing system, Project ECHO achieves this goal by using a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where a panel of expert specialists (a.k.a. the 'hub team') lead virtual clinics catered to health professionals in local communities. Each session includes a short didactic lecture on a specific topic followed by a case study by an attendee and a group discussion.

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ECHO-Autism: Co-Occurring Neurodevelopmental Conditions

The ACAR Clinic will host a 7-session virtual ECHO-Autism workshop, with a focus on co-occurring conditions related to autism, starting on Thursday, August 25, 2022 as part of its Clinical Capacity Building Program.



This workshop has been approved for 10.5 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits by the Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

Accreditation ensures participants that the activities in which they take part in meet McGill University's high educational standards.


The Hub Team

The hub team consists of a panel of experts from a variety of disciplines:

Myriam Beauchamp, PhD, Speech-Language Pathologist Raluca Pana, MD, Neurologist
Melissa Carter, MD, Clinical Geneticist Marta Pérez Morguí, MD, Developmental Pediatrician
Geneviève Côté-Leblanc, MSc, Parent Advocate Julie Scorah, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Lucyna M. Lach, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work With guest panelist: Beth Ann Malow, MD, Neurologist


Workshop Programme
Session Details

Thursday, August 25

2-3:30 p.m.

How a geneticist assesses an autistic child

Presenter: Melissa Carter

Thursday, September 15

2-3:30 p.m.

Language disorder

Presenter: Myriam Beauchamp

Thursday, September 29

2-3:30 p.m.

Frequently used genetic tests for autistic children

Presenter: Melissa Carter

Thursday, October 13

2-3:30 p.m.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in autism

Presenter: Marta Perez-Morgui

Thursday, October 27

2-3:30 p.m.

Epilepsy and autism

Presenter: Raluca Pana

Thursday, November 10

2-3:30 p.m.

Managing sleep issues in autism

Guest panelist: Beth Malow

Thursday, November 24

2-3:30 p.m.

The alphabet soup of diagnosis: A parent perspective

Presenter: Geneviève Côté-Leblanc

Watch excerpt of Geneviève Côté-Leblanc's 2021 ECHO-Autism presentation, "Beyond Diagnosis"


ECHO-Autism: Co-Occurring Neurodevelopmental Conditions Workshop

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About ACAR

The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) is a research centre for autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions (such as language disorders and developmental delays) that connects researchers and clinicians across The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and other McGill University-affiliated institutes.

­We bring together clinical care, research and training to help advance science and improve health services for patients and their families.

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