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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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Events

Governance Webcast Series: Strategic Planning and Public Complaints

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

Strategic planning is key to an organization’s growth and success. We’ll review how to develop a strategic plan, why this is important, and the board’s role in implementing it to see results. A toolkit will be presented as a resource.

Team-Based Approaches to Chronic Pain Management: Opioid Stewardship

February 28, 2019 Webinar 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nearly 20% of Canadian adults experience chronic pain. If some of them are your patients, you want to help them manage it in a way that is safe and effective. This may include opioids, other medications, or non-pharmacological approaches to

Building together: How to become a high-performing team

March 6 & 8, 2019 Holiday Inn Express Ottawa West - Nepean (Ottawa) and St. Paul's Bloor Street (Toronto) 8:00am-3:30pm

We all want to be on the best team! Better primary care teams deliver better primary care, and that means a better healthcare system. So the question is: How can we all make our teams even better? Registration is open now

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

Considerations for implementing the nurse practitioner role within your team

February 22 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1 PM

Join Beth Cowper-Fung (AFHTO’s President and Board Chair, and the Clinical Director of the Georgina Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic) and  Claudia Mariano (Manager, Practice and Policy, Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario) on February 22 from 12 PM to 1 PM for

Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning in Ontario

Feb 27, 2019 Webcast 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice invites you to attend their Provincial Webinar on “Health Care Consent & Advance Care Planning in Ontario” Winter 2019 Webinar Session: Improving Conversations and Documentation of ACP,

Spirometry Interpretation Workshop & COPD Webcast

Feb 21 & Feb 27, 2019 In-Person and Online

Spirometry Interpretation Workshop – February 21, 2019 The Lung Association’s – Ontario’s Provider Education Program will host a Spirometry Interpretation Workshop in Stratford – Register Here (https://stratford-spiro19.eventbrite.ca) COPD: Acute Exacerbations & End of Life (In-Person or via OTN/Webcast) – February 27,

Build Your Leadership Skills with Harvard ManageMentor

March 5, 2019 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1 PM

Build, broaden and refresh your leadership skills! Join us Tuesday, March 5, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for a lunch and learn session hosted in partnership with Harvard ManageMentor. What is Harvard ManageMentor? • A self-directed online-learning program affiliated

Your child’s asthma diagnosis: answers to your key questions about what’s next

Feb. 27, 2019 Webcast 12:00 PM

The Lung Association – Ontario is excited to share an excellent educational opportunity for parents with children diagnosed with asthma. The Lung Association is hosting a FREE, LIVE webcast on Wednesday February 27th, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST, that will

Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day

June 5, 2019 Toronto

Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day (PDF) Distinguished Lecture CIHR Investments to Date: What we know, what we have learned Dr. Rick Glazier In his new role as Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research,

2019 Legal Guide to Privacy and Information Management in Healthcare

Apr. 9, 2019 In person or webcast 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Privacy laws in healthcare are complex. Missteps can lead to regulatory investigations, costly litigation and reputational damage. Spend a day with Canada’s leading health and privacy law experts –using sample files you get the knowledge and practical tools your organization

Changing CARE: Made-in-Ontario approaches to improving the caregiver experience

Jan 28, 2019 Webcast or in-person at Vantage Venues, Toronto, ON

Changing CARE: Made-in-Ontario approaches to improving the caregiver experience Co-hosted by The Change Foundation and the Changing CARE projects January 28, 2019 Registration: 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 4:30 p.m. Reception to follow Vantage Venues 150 King Street

OLTCA & ORCA: Together We Care Convention & Trade Show

April 1-3, 2019 Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto

Ontario Long Term Care Association & Ontario Retirement Communities Association’s Together We Care Convention & Trade Show   April 1-3, 2019 Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto Together We Care 2019 is Canada’s largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals.

NEDIC Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference

May 9-10th, 2019 Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre’s 7th biennial body image and self-esteem conference, RADICAL UNLEARNING, takes place May 9-10th, 2019 at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto. The conference has been organized around the theme Radical Unlearning, which calls for unpacking and unlearning negative and

Live Webinar Event: Transforming primary care for older Canadians living with frailty

March 21, 2019 Go to Webinar 12:00-1:00pm EST

Improving the health of older Canadians means identifying health problems early. It means providing timely support so that manageable concerns do not spiral out of control. And, above all, it means helping health care providers actively engage older patients and

FHT Mental Health Networking and Education Event

May 30 & 31, 2019 Chatham-Kent

Save the Date FHT Mental Health Networking and Education Event The 2019 FHT Networking and Education Event, promises to once again be an informative and engaging event. Please join us in historical Chatham-Kent, Ontario on May 30 & 31, 2019.

EMR: Every Step Conference

June 13 Ottawa

The EMR: Every Step Conference is coming to Ottawa on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Registration is now open at the discounted Early Bird rate. This conference is ideal for physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and administrative staff to learn

Leukemia 101: Training for oncology nurses and allied healthcare professionals

Feb. 6, 2019 Webcast 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Free Webcast on Leukemia 101: Training for oncology nurses and allied healthcare professionals Date: February 6, 2019 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT Speakers: Laurie Ann Homes – Nurse Educator, The Ottawa Hospital Amber Killam – Nurse Educator, The Ottawa

Advanced Training in Cognitive Behavioural Insomnia Therapy (CBT‐I) in a Family Health Setting

March 27 & 28, 2019 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

Two‐Day Advanced Training in Cognitive Behavioural Insomnia Therapy (CBT‐I) in a Family Health Setting Dates: Wednesday, March 27 & Thursday, March 28, 2019 Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario Facilitator: Dr. Colleen E. Carney, Ryerson University Hosted by: the