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Focus on Follow-Up – Registration open now!

November 27, 2018 Steelworkers' Union Hall Conference Centre, Sudbury ON 9:00am - 3:30pm

Do you want your patients to get better  follow-up after hospitalization Do you find this hard  because you don’t always know when your patients were in hospital Do you have trouble getting everyone to agree on exactly what “follow-up” is Are

AFHTO 2018 Conference on October 24 & 25

Oct. 24 & 25, 2018

Relationship Design with Starfield in Mind Dr. Barbara Starfield was a pioneer in identifying why primary care was so foundational to the health system – we know this as the 4Cs of primary care: CONTINUITY through better relationships, COORDINATION of

Governance Webcast Series: Board Role and Responsibilities

October 10, 2018

Are you a new board member? An existing board member looking for a governance refresher? Or an ED hoping to learn more about the role of management vs. the board? As part of our Raising the Bar on Governance Webcast

Governance Webcast Series: Board Orientation and Education

December 6, 2018 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Join this webinar for an overview of why board orientation and education is important. Leading practices and tools will be discussed, and sample resources reviewed to help boards excel. The following panelists will lead the discussion: Susan Davey, Principal, The

Governance Webcast Series: Public Complaints

February 20, 2019 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Public complaints are important to address in a timely manner, and to be done to the best of the team’s ability to resolve challenges patients have faced. This webinar will review the requirements for a FHT/NPLC complaints process, as well

Project ECHO at CAMH and UofT: Professional Development Opportunity for Family Health Teams

November 21, 2018 Online - Video Conference

Professional Development Opportunity for Family Health Teams: Project ECHO at CAMH and UofT ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH/UofT is a free educational model that uses videoconference technology to connect healthcare providers across Ontario with specialists in mental health and

New Faces, New Approaches: How to Navigate the New Government

Oct. 24, 2018 Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

New session available exclusively to AFHTO members FREE: We invite you to a government relations fireside chat at the end of the day on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Entry begins at 6:00 PM and the chat begins at 6:30 PM. Melissa

Family Medicine Forum 2018

November 14 to 17, 2018 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

The CFPC’s Family Medicine Forum 2018 is the largest conference for family doctors in Canada, offering 300+ educational sessions, exhibits and special events. During FMF on Nov. 14, the OCFP will host their Annual Meeting of Members, President’s Installation, as well as

“Beyond Silence” Mental Health Training

May- October 2018 Various

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A MENTAL HEALTH “CHAMPION” IN YOUR WORKPLACE? “Beyond Silence” is a new evidence-based workplace mental health training program customized for healthcare workers. The 2-day program, led by peer educators, builds knowledge, skills and resources to

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Webinar – MOHLTC

October 11, 2018 Webinar 10:00am to 11:00am

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be hosting a  webinar on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am to provide an update on the implementation of medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Ontario along with an update

Workplace Investigations: Best Practices, Guidelines and Techniques

Multiple dates Oshawa and St. Thomas 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Workplace Investigations: Best Practices, Guidelines and Techniques Oshawa November 5 and 6, 2018 | 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Hillsdale Estates 590 Oshawa Boulevard North, Oshawa  Register here St. Thomas November 22 and 23, 2018 | 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Valleyview

Medical and Recreational Cannabis in Senior Care Settings

Multiple dates Hamilton & Glenburnie 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM

Medical and Recreational Cannabis in Senior Care Settings Thursday November 1, 2018 | 8:45 AM – 4:15 PM St. Joseph’s Villa, Hamilton Register Here Thursday December 6, 2018 | 8:45 AM – 4:15 PM Fairmount Home, Glenburnie Register Here Members:

Essential Reporting Requirements for Long Term Care Homes

Oct. 31, 2018 Ontario Hospital Association 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

IN PERSON WORKSHOP Register Here LIVE STREAM BROADCAST Register Here Wednesday October 31, 2018 | 8:45 AM – 4:30 PM Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) 200 Front St West, Toronto Members:  $260 (in person or live stream) Non-Members: $370 (in person

Mental Health Across the Lifespan: Social Workers on the Front Line of Real Issues

November 2 & 3, 2018 Chelsea Hotel, Toronto 8:00 AM to 1:00PM

Mental Health Across the Lifespan: Social Workers on the Front Line of Real Issues The Ontario Association of Social Workers’ (OASW) Biennial Provincial Conference is the largest knowledge mobilization event of its kind for social workers and social service workers

Wound Care for Primary Practitioners

November 11, 2018 London, Ontario 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Wounds Canada has recently launched the Wounds Canada Institute (WCI), which offers a wide range of programs for health-care professionals (HCPs) who work with patients with or at risk for wounds. Wounds Canada Institute offers a wide range of educational

Governance Webcast Series: Risk Management

March 27, 2019 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Please join us to discuss risk management and the board’s role and leading practices in this. Webcasts will be recorded and posted within 24-48 hours. This is part of the “Raising the Bar on Governance – Webcast Series,” which has

Call for Presentations – AdvantAge Ontario 2019 Annual General Meeting & Convention

October 12, 2018

Call for Presentations – 2019 Annual General Meeting & Convention Monday May 6, 2019 – Wednesday May 8, 2019 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Toronto, ON Call for Presentations closing date is Friday, October 12, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their

Health Privacy Officer Training

October 18, 2018 Webcast, or In-person at Vantage Venues, 150 King St W.

Health Privacy Officer Training Launch Day – October 18, 2018 Fall Session (in person in downtown Toronto or via webcast) plus twice-monthly teaching sessions, resources & online community until June 2019 As health care organizations and providers, your privacy practices

Best Practice Champions Workshop (Level 1)

August 23, September 14 & 24, October 3, 2018 Various Locations, On

Best Practice Champions Workshop (Level 1) Hosted by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario About this Event: The best practice guidelines (BPG) champions level one workshop is a free, one-day session designed to introduce nurses and other health professionals to

OPA Wound Care Management Program

Multiple dates Online and in-person

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association has partnered with experts from the Canadian Physical Therapy Wound Care Collaborative to provide this unique, comprehensive, evidence-based series of courses to prepare PTs and other health care professionals working in all areas of health care