AFHTO is the advocate, network and resource for team-based primary care in Ontario
Primary care teams speed up access to care and offer a wider range of programs and services to promote health and manage chronic disease. They bring together the variety of skills needed to help people stay as healthy as possible.
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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

Webinar on Employment Contracts: What Do You Need to Know?

Thursday, June 21, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 PM to 1 PM

Employment contracts, if properly used, can save organizations tens of thousands of dollars, especially during a termination. Please join Maria McDonald, McDonald HR Law, to discuss the most common mistakes FHTs and NPLCs make with employment contracts. She will cover

Strategies for Opioid De-Implementation in Primary Care – Resources

June 11, 2018 YMCA GTA Central, Toronto, ON | KFL&A Public Health 221 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston ON 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thank you to all who participated in our June 11, 2018 workshop, Strategies for Opioid De-Implementation in Primary Care. We had a truly interprofessional audience with nearly 100 attendees in Toronto and another 50 in Kingston. Providers and leaders in

Election 2018 Health Care Debate- Video Now Available

May 25, 2018

Election 2018 Health Care Debate – Friday, May 25th 2018 Health care is an election issue. That is why several organizations have partnered to host an all-candidates health care debate as an opportunity to ask questions, and, ultimately, make an

Legal Assistance Program Webcast: Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

June 21, 2018 Webcast 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join LAP administrator Mara Haase and lawyer Tim Hannigan as they discuss violence and harassment in the workplace and its relevant legislation, Bill 168. During this presentation, participants will be provided with education and information on the legal definitions and

Spirometry Interpretation Workshops (Toronto)

June 14 & 20, 2018 Toronto, ON

Provider Education Program Spirometry Interpretation Workshops hosted by The Lung Association Learning Objectives By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to: Clarify and state the role of spirometry as an objective measurement of lung disease Review

De-Mystifying Skills-Based Boards

June 25, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Using a skills-based approach to composing the board is considered a leading governance practice and is now required of all FHT boards. But many boards are challenged to define what a skills-based board looks like for their organization and the

“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

40th Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference

June 13-15, 2018 University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

Registration is now open for the 40th Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference. Help us celebrate by joining us on June 13-15, 2018. We invite you to explore our theme of ‘Innovations in Sexual Health and Wellbeing’ with the fabulous lineup of speakers

2018 alPHa Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2018 Novotel Toronto Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON

alPHa is the provincial organization that represents Ontario’s 36 public health units and their boards of health. alPHa is holding its 2018 Annual Conference from June 10 to 12 at the Novotel Toronto Centre hotel in downtown Toronto. Attending this

Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention (OCFP)

May 23, 2018 Hamilton, ON 12:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Hosted by Ontario College of Family Physicians Do you want to improve your confidence in screening, diagnosing, and optimizing care for patients with osteoporosis, including those with moderate risk? Through small-group discussions and case analysis, Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention addresses

Sharing Tools for Excellence in Practice (OCFP)

June 15, 2018 Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

The inaugural STEP conference from the Ontario College of Family Physicians brings together health-care leaders to share the latest findings and deliver relevant, evidence-based clinical pearls that primary care providers can apply in practice. The Conference focuses on clinical areas

7th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy

June 12 - 15, 2018 Old Mill Toronto, Toronto, ON

Building on themes of system integration and collaboration, the 7th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy offers an energizing knowledge exchange forum for nurse executives from all sectors. Participants will gain new knowledge and a fresh perspective to support and enhance

CommunityConnect 2018 OCSA Conference

October 17 & 18, 2018 Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, Markham, Ontario

Ontario Community Support Association Call for Abstracts Abstract Deadline: April 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST Those interested are asked submit an engaging one-hour session abstract that would: Share insights into Ontario’s evolving health system; Showcase innovative approaches to service

2018 Webinars on Legal Topics for EDs and Managers of Primary Care Clinics

January 4 - December 18, 2018 Online

Calling all FHTs, FHOs, NPLCs (and birth centres)! Join me and Maria McDonald from McDonald HR Law for my 5th annual Legal Issues for Primary Care Teams which will launch January 2018. The topics we will cover in the 2018

Respiratory Health Forum 2018

January 23-34, 2019 Toronto, On

Respiratory Health Forum Call for Presenters (Expression of Interest): After eight successful forums, the 9th annual Respiratory Health Forum (RHF) will take place January 23-24, 2019 in Toronto You are invited to submit an expression of interest application to present

The Heart and Stroke Clinical Update (HSCU) Conference

December 7 & 8, 2018 Hilton Toronto Downtown Hotel , Toronto ON

About Clinical Update: The Heart and Stroke Clinical Update (HSCU) is an annual Continuing Medical Education event for primary care providers on the prevention and management of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Organized by the Heart and Stroke Health Professional Education

Save the Date – 7th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers

October 19, 2018 Hilton Suites Conference Centre, Markham ON 7:30am - 4:15pm

Save the Date – 7th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers Event details: CANCER CARE: PAVING THE WAY FOR OUR PATIENTS The 7th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers is open to all health

Best Practice Champions Workshop Level 1 – Virtual Learning Series

June 21 & August 21, 2018 Webinar

Thursday June 21st, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm About this event: The best practice champions program has created a virtual learning series based on the content delivered at the in-person champions workshops. This learning series consists of four modules using a

Best Practice Champions Workshop (Level 1)

July 19, August 23, September 14 & 24, October 3, 2018 Various Locations, On

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 evidence based practice, RNAO’s BPGs, and how you can implement them in your work