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Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847


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UW ECHO in Geriatrics

Case consultation, networking, and CE/CMEs!

Providing support to providers who care for older adults by creating a network of colleagues in the Rocky Mountain region with ease of access to a geriatric specialist care team.


Participation is free, students are welcome!

Through the UW ECHO in Geriatrics, sponsored by the Wyoming Center on Aging and the Montana Geriatric Education Center, healthcare professionals throughout the region have the opportunity to receive best-practice recommendations for consideration in management of older adults. You are invited to present challenging cases for discussion and feedback to a network of colleagues as well as a specialist care team. Each ECHO network will also feature a brief community discussion on a variety of important topics related to geriatrics.

Project ECHO is a virtual model for lifelong medical learning and collaborative practice that links frontline healthcare providers with specialist care teams to manage patients who have chronic conditions requiring complex care.

Learning Objectives:  Develop a network of geriatric care practitioners.  Create hubs of geriatric expertise in the Rocky Mountain Region.  Implement best practices for geriatric patients.  Identify strategies to assess and address the 4Ms (What Matters, Mentation, Mobility, Medication) of geriatric healthcare.

To join this community of practice contact: | (307) 766-2829

Our Specialist Care team:

Emma Bjore, MD. Geriatrician, Ivinson Medical Group, Ivinson Medical Group: Laramie, WY

Tonja Woods, PharmD, BCGP. Geriatric Pharmacist, UW Clinical Associate Professor: Laramie, WY

Jenece Jacobs-Sharkey, LCSW.  Social Worker, Providence Medical Group: Missoula, MT

Mary Kerber, MD. Neurologist, Cheyenne Medical Specialists: Cheyenne, WY

Maya Pignatore, PhD.  Psychologist, Omaha VAMC: Omaha, NE

Parnika Saxena, MD.  Geriatric Psychiatry: Stanford, CA

Paige Hector, LMSW.  Gerontologist: Arizona


*PLEASE NOTE that Project ECHO® case consultations do not create or otherwise establish a provider-case relationship between any UW ECHO in Geriatrics clinician and any person whose case is being presented in a Project ECHO® setting. 

Network Details:

Thursdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST
A biweekly case conference plus educational presentation

UW ECHO in Geriatrics Format:
12:00pm-12:05pm: Introductions & Welcome
12:05pm-12:30pm: 25-minute Community Discussion
12:30pm-12:55pm: 25-minute Case Presentation
12:55pm-1:00pm: Closing & Evaluations

2023 Community Discussion Topics

February - June: "Keeping it Real: Addressing Geriatric Mental Health in Primary Care."

  • Feb 16th: Assessing What Matters: A Focus on Mental Health

  • March 2nd: Opioids for Pain Management in Older Adults

  • March 16th: Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Strategies

  • March 30th: When to De-prescribe

  • April 13th: Depression in Older Adults

  • April 27th: Suicide in Late Life

  • May 11th: Behavioral Health Integration

  • May 25th: Getting Back to Pleasant Activities

  • June 8th: Normal Aging - Maintaining Function

  • June 22nd: Connection to Community Resources


August - December: "Long Term Care Survival Skills - Supporting the Team."

  • August 31st: Trauma Informed Care

  • September 14th: Secondary Trauma

  • September 28th: Skills to Manage Secondary Trauma

  • October 12th: Grief and Loss

  • October 26th: Grieving as a Caregiver and Team

  • November 9th: Healthy Boundaries for Staff

    • One session in November

  • December 7th: Resiliency Interventions for Long Term Care

    • One session in December

More coming in 2024!

*Previous sessions available for viewing.  Contact WyCOA to view previous presentations and recordings via iECHO (our web-based partner relations management tool).  Please allow 2 weeks after each session to review.   

Free Case Consultation!

  • Would you and your team like case consultation on a challenging case?

  • Do you have limited access to geriatric specialists in your area?

We welcome your presentation of cases for consultation at our upcoming networks!

Benefits of presenting a case: Free case consultation from geriatric experts in their field including sharing of resources including evidence based practice strategies to assist you in your routine practice, increased geriatric knowledge and outcomes, connecting to the geriatric care community of practice by learning and sharing similar challenges, Continuing Education credits, and networking with other geriatric care professionals.

Quotes from participating spokes:

  • "It was wonderful to hear about a case that so many of us can relate to and process it with other professionals.  I learned about new resources possibly available/available to set up."

  • Student experience: "I am a first year physical therapy student at the University of Montana. I have attended a couple of your zoom seminars with UW ECHO in Geriatrics. I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to sit in on these meetings. They are inspiring and have really been teaching me about interprofessional communication as well as giving me an insight into the depth of thought and focus into each individual scenario."

Download the Case Presentation Form and submit your case today!

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 University of Wyoming and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Cheyenne Regional Medical Center designates this presentation for a maximum of (20.0) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit that commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded upon attendance at the entire activity and completion/submission of an evaluation.  This activity is approved for 20.0 Nursing Contact Hour.  Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver with by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

WyCOA can provide a Certificate of Completion to all other disciplines.

To join this community of practice contact: | (307) 766-2829

Contact Us

Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847


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