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Geriatric Clinic ECHO

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Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a successful, innovative medical education and mentoring program that builds PCP skills and improves access to and capacity for specialty care. Project ECHO® originated at the University of New Mexico and is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world.

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About Geriatric Clinic ECHO

Schedule:  Second Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 1:00pm Hawaii time.

Topics are designed for medical and health care professional as well as social workers, caretakers and others who work with the elderly. Topics cover a full range of areas involving elder care such as medical conditions, social services, dementia, nutrition and dysphagia.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Queen’s Medical Center and the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. The Queen’s Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Queen’s Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CMEs are available for:
  • MD/DO
  • Nurses (RN)
  • Nurse Practitioners (APRN/NP)
  • Physician Assistants
This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Hawai’i Chapter for up to 1.0 Social Work continuing education contact hour(s).


All webinars are from 12 – 1 pm on the second Wednesday of each month (Hawaii Time).

Date Title Speaker
9/13/23 EDSD Screening Tool for Dementia in DD/ID Ritabelle Fernandes, MD
10/11/23 Geriatric Psychiatry Mariko Shimizu, MD
11/8/23 Best Practices for Caregiver Support Sara Tompkison, LSW
12/14/23 Insomnia Management Karen Lubimir, MD

Registration uses the ZOOM system.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from ZOOM.

Evaluation and CME

Continuing education credits are only issued to those who complete the evaluation.

At the end of each webinar, a link will be provided to complete the evaluation in the chat feature.  You can copy the link and do the evaluation later if you wish but please try to complete it within seven days.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

In January 2023, the Hawaii Consortium for Continuing Medical Education stopped providing CME credits for ECHO sessions.  CME credits are now managed by the Queen’s Medical Center’s CME Office.

In order to receive CME credits, participants MUST complete an evaluation at the end of each webinar. The Queen’s Medical Center’s CME Office will send all CME records out in December of each year.  Participants who would like to view records earlier can email the Queen’s CME Office at

Access to previous CME credits can be found using the link below.  To access your records, you must sign in or first create an account if it will be your first time.  These transcripts will be available until September 2023.  We ask that everyone download their CME well in advance of September.

Instructions to access previous CMEs

Video Recordings

All recorded webinars are listed in the Geriatric Clinic ECHO YouTube Playlist including printed material located in the YouTube description section under the video.

List of Geriatric ECHO Videos

Feature Video: Nov. 8, 2023 – Best Practices for Caregiver Support by Sara Tompkison, LSW

To view previous videos, please visit the Geriatric Clinic YouTube Playlist.

Monthly Presentation Resources

November 8, 2023: Best Practices for Caregiver Support by Sara Tompkison, LSW

October 11, 2023:  Geriatric Psychiatry by Mariko Shimizu MD

September 13, 2023: EDSD Screening Tool for Dementia in DD/ID

August 9, 2023:  What Matters Most: Resilience Building by Courtnee Nunokawa

July 14, 2023: Sorting Out Myths and Facts: Alzheimer’s New Treatments by Kore Liow MD, FACP FAAN

June 14, 2023: Recognizing and Managing Delirium

May 10, 2023: Ageism and Health Care with Older Adults

April 12, 2023: 4Ms: Focus on Medications

March 8, 2023: Law & Ethics

February 8, 2023: Fall Prevention

January 11, 2023: The Geriatric Approach to Multimorbidity and the AGS 5 Principles

November 09, 2022: Dementia Behavior and Positive Approach to Care (Series part 1)

October 12, 2022: Navigating Hawaii’s Our Care, Our Choice Act: One Physician’s Journey

August 10, 2022: Approaches to Renal Drug Dosing in the Older Adult

July 13, 2022: Prognostication

June 8, 2022: Music Therapy and Dementia

April 14, 2021: Nutrition and Weight Lost in OlderAdults.

February 10, 2021: Advanced Care Planning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

January 13, 2021: Function and Falls Risk Assessment During COVID by Aida Wen, M.D.

December 9, 2020 Webinar: Depression and Dementia Screening During COVID:
Screening tools via telemed by Brett Lu, M.D.

November 18, 2020 Webinar: Medication Reconciliation during COVID: Focus on Telemedicine

September 11, 2019 Webinar: Dementia in the Developmentally Disabled Population by Ritabelle Fernandes, MD

February 12, 2019 Webinar: Resource for Adult Protective Services (APS)

ECHO is sponsored by the Hawaii State Rural Health Association, Hawaii AHEC, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center.  In partnership with Geriatric Project ECHO and with support from Project ECHO.

This project is also supported by the Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under U1QHP28729, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. government. The authors would like to acknowledge the constant support and encouragement provided by HRSA project officers.