Key Info




Fridays Weekly


12:00PM - 1:15PM EST

Target Audience:

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners

Start Date:

Sept. 20, 2019

Session Structure:

Introductions & Announcements
(5 Minutes)

Didactic Presentation on a Weekly Topic
(20 Minutes)

Case Discussion
(40 Minutes)

Library Questions & Wrap-Up
(10 Minutes)


Attend Weekly Sessions
(At Least 60%)

Present a Client Case

Participate in Group Discussions

Provide Feedback Through Evaluation Activities

Hub Team

Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam

Dr. Katie Sheehan

Dr. Mark Bonta

Maria Zhang

Dr. Javed Alloo
Family Physician​

Jodi Wolff
Social Worker

Korie Borg
Social Work Student

Complex Patient Management

ECHO Ontario Complex Patient Management aims to:
(1) Explore assessment and management of mental health conditions that are complicated by physical health concerns;
(2) Integrate information from clinical guidelines to effectively prioritize care issues;
(3) Discuss prescribing challenges and optimal medication management for patients with co-occurring mental and physical health conditions; and
(4) Assist patients who are experiencing functional impairment due to co-occurring mental and physical health concerns.

Sample Curriculum Schedule

#1 (Sep.20, 2019)
Strategies for Engaging Patients with Complex Physical and Mental Health Conditions

#2 (Sep. 27, 2019)
Management of Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms

#3 (Oct. 4, 2019)
Enhancing Treatment Adherence for Patients with Complex Conditions

#4 (Oct. 11, 2019)
Improving Engagement, Adaptation, and Functioning in Patients with Complex Conditions

#5 (Oct. 18, 2019)
Endocrine-Related Disorders and Mental Health Conditions

#6 (Oct. 25, 2019)
Personality Disorders

#7 (Nov. 1, 2019)
Functional Neurological Symptoms

#8 (Nov. 8, 2019)
Approach to Patients with Brain Injuries

#9 (Nov. 22, 2019)
Approaches to Co-Occurring Cardiovascular Disease and Mood Disorders

#10 (Nov. 29, 2019)
Complementary Alternative Therapies

#11 (Dec. 6, 2019)
Mood Disturbances in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure

#12 (Dec. 13, 2019)
GI Issues and Related Anxiety