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NEW! Geriatric Care ECHO Webinar Series for 2017-2018 NEW!

2nd Wednesday of Each Month, 4:00 to 5:00pm

(CMEs Provided)

Free for doctors and health professionals using web conferencing technology.

Click here to register


If you participated in an ECHO session with us, please take the time to fill in the online evaluation form.

The Geriatric Care Webinar Series began in partnership with ECHO Hawaii, which is part of Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to help build and improve PCP/health professional skills in relation to geriatric medicine.  Project ECHO® originated at the University of New Mexico with the goal of sharing knowledge and skills especially to underserved or rural locations around the world.  All webinars in ECHO utilize a popular and easy to use software called ZOOM which is free and easily accessible for participants to use.


  • Aida Wen MD, Associate Professor, JABSOM
  • Pia Lorenzo MD, Assistant Professor, JABSOM
  • Winnie Suen, MD, JABSOM
  • Chad Kawakami PharmD, Assistant Professor, UHH Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
  • Norine Wong MSW, Medical Social Work Consultant, GWEP
  • Mary Gadam RN, Public Health Nurse

To register for one or more sessions, please contact Jon Nakasone at or phone 808-692-1692.  You may also register online.

Date Topic
August 9, 2017 Insomnia
September 13, 2017 Maximizing Medication Safety: Principles of safe prescribing, Better choices, recognizing ADE, polypharmacy strategy, focus on Anticoagulation and DM, Beers, Confusing sigs, utilizing the pharmacist, safe administration
October 11, 2017 Falls
November 8, 2017 Maximizing Medication Safety
December 13, 2017 Title: Dysphagia

Aida Wen, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine


1. Appreciate the implications of dysphagia diets on quality of life.
2. Be able to support caregivers and patients as they learn how to manage dysphagia
3. Have the opportunity for Q&A that balances feeding, nutrition, and Quality of Life.

January 10, 2018 Title: Osteoporosis Update

Mike Lewiecki, MD
Director, New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center
Director, Bone Health TeleECHO, UNM Health Sciences Center

1. Assess fracture risk in geriatric patients
2. Evaluate patients at risk for fracture
3. Explain current osteoporosis treatment guidelines

February 14, 2018 Title:  Diabetes and Brain Health- implications for management

– Understand how hyperglycemia can cause cognitive decline
– Understand how hypoglycemia can worsen cognitive decline
– Be able to develop a target HbA1c treatment strategy for elderly patient
– Be able to utilize the eprognosis website as a resource for discussing goals of care for diabetes patients.

March 14, 2018 Hypertension in the Elderly: Individualizing the Target

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how age related changes impacts the diagnosis and management of hypertension
  2. To adopt a hypertension treatment strategy for elders to maximize safety. 
  3. To be able to identify target blood pressures supported by recent hypertension studies 
  4. To be able to Individualize treatment by prognosis
April 11, 2018 To Be Determined
May 9, 2018 Title:

Grannyʻs Doing Strange Things!  Recognizing and Treating Delirium


  1. Understand the diagnosis, prevalence and prognosis of delirium in outpatient setting
  2. Describe the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies for outpatient management.
  3. Anticipate and prevent complications of delirium

Please join us with any cases you would like to discuss!

June 13, 2018 To Be Determined
July 11, 2018 To Be Determined

Please note: Topics may be subject to change.  Please contact Jon Nakasone at if you have questions.

Login Instructions

Computer Connection (PC or Mac)

Download ECHO Login Info 2017   Click on Join an ECHO Zoom Meeting.

Enter ID Number: 633 697 5870, then click Join.

Phone Connection +1 646 558 8656 or +1 408 638 0968     ID Number: 633 697 5870

(Not toll free)

iPhone, Android or BlackBerry

ID Number: 633 697 5870

In Person Kuakini Medical Center, HPM-9 Building (9th floor), Conference Room, 347 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu, HI 96817 (Validation Provided)

Important Request for Participants

  • When you log into the session, you will be prompted to type your name in order to enter the meeting.  Please type out your whole name so we can track who is attending.
  • For those of you attending as a group, we will need the names of your staff who attended. You can either send us email about your group or type in the Chat tool in ZOOM.  Please send email to: (
  • If you are calling-in, please let us know who you are by email because we’re keeping track of attendance and only the phone number will show up on the screen.  Please send email to: (
  • The conference site will be open 15 minutes early for any technical questions or practice, so if you’d like to become more familiar with ZOOM, you are welcome to join us from 3:45pm.

CME Credits

CME credits will be provided to physicians. Other medical/health care professionals will also receive a certificate of attendance.

The Hawai`i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Hawai`i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sponsored by Hawaii State Rural Health Association, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaii AHEC, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center

The Hawai‘i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Hawai‘i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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