Project ECHO® Programs on: Managing Anxiety & Depression in the Pediatric Practice

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Join your colleagues in learning how to better assess, treat, and refer for anxiety and depression by enrolling in an innovative telementoring model of health care education. Goal: to build the capacity of pediatricians to provide quality behavioral and mental health care with a focus on anxiety and depression.

Faculty

Sandra Sexson, MD.,

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Division Chief

Eric Lewkowiez, MD.,

Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

About the Program

Each ECHO cohort offers a total of six 1-hour sessions over the lunch hour. Each session combines brief evidence-based didactics with case presentations. This program differs from a traditional webinar in that all attendees actively participate and learn from each other. Attendance is limited to 10-12 per class, so please enroll early. Six hours of CME will be provided and there is no charge for Chapter members to attend.

Event Details

All cohort sessions will take place from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Cohort A: (July 14, July 28, August 18, August 25, September 29, October 6)
Cohort B: (August 4, August 11, September 8, September 22, October 13, October 27)

Benefits to Providers

  • Improve access to quality care for patients affected by childhood anxiety and depression
  • Increase knowledge regarding best practices for identifying and treating children to manage anxiety and depression
  • Small group. Interactive experience with other participants of the series in a collaborative environment
  • Network and problem solve with others 
  • Free CME (6 hrs.) 

What Equipment do I need to participate in ECHO®?

Project ECHO uses the online platform, Zoom, and participation in Project ECHO is free of charge.

For more information

Please contact Hannah Smith, MHS, Behavioral Health Coordinator at hsmith@gaaap.org

CME Information*

The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

This ECHO was developed  by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC) and is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).