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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Register now! Managing Medication as a Team

November 17 2017 YMCA GTA Central, Toronto, ON 10:30am - 3:30pm

It takes a team… Managing medication is everyone’s job.  Join us in Toronto on Friday, November 17th for Managing Medication as a Team. In this full-day workshop, we’ll take an in-depth look at four common aspects of interprofessional medication management,

AFHTO 2017 Conference on October 25 & 26

October 25 & 26, 2017

Improving Primary Care Together Ontario’s health system continues to undergo transition with far-reaching implications. For the benefit of all Ontarians, primary care needs to be at the centre of this transformation. AFHTO’s 2017 Conference will show how we can all

HQO Quality Improvement Plans – Sneak Peek for 2018-19

September 27, 2017 Webinar 12:00pm - 1:00pm

On April 1, 2018, more than 1000 organizations will submit Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs), marking another year of commitment to improving the quality of care that organizations offer patients and their families. To help organizations prepare for this submission, Health

NPAO Conference September 21 – 23 2017

September 21 - 23rd 2017 Sheraton Toronto Center

Advanced Registration To register for the NPAO 2017 Annual Conference, please click here. NPAO Patient Choice Award – Deadline June 23, 2017 How has your Nurse Practitioner made a difference in your life or that of your family or friend?

Mood Disorders: Advanced Strategies for Primary Care Physicians

Friday September 22, 2017 Ottawa, ON 8:30am - 5:00pm

Hosted by: Ontario College of Family Physicians For: practicing family physicians Ottawa Friday September 22, 2017 8:30a.m. –  5:00p.m. Learn advanced strategies for assessing and managing patients with mood disorders that are diagnostically uncertain, difficult to treat or associated with

Free Patient Education Session on Leukemia and Lymphoma

September 22, 2017 Kingston General Hospital (Burr 1 Gym), Kingston, ON 1:30pm - 3:30pm

On the role of the clinical laboratory in personalizing leukemia and lymphoma diagnosis and driving research on the origins of these cancers. The presentation is relevant to leukemia and lymphoma patients/caregivers and interested health professionals. Presenters: Elina Cook, MSc, MD/PhD

Coffee Talk- Board of Directors Series

Sep. 28 & Nov. 23, 2017 Webinar 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group is proud to expand its value added offerings to include a new complimentary webinar series specifically for Boards of Directors and senior management of health service providers. The health and social service sector is under

Women’s Health Intrauterine Contraception: Theory to Practice

Saturday, September 23, 2017 Ottawa, ON 8:30am - 12:00pm

Hosted by: Ontario College of Family Physicians For: practicing family physicians Ottawa Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Learn advanced skills for intrauterine contraception, specifically the indications and hands-on insertion of multiple copper IUDs and progesterone-containing IUS in this

EMR: Every Step Conference 2017

September 28, 2017 Ottawa Conference and Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON

OntarioMD’s Flagship conference returns in 2017. Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Location: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1 The EMR: Every Step Conference is an interactive day to learn about what’s new in certified Electronic Medical

GLA:D (Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark) Canada Certification Courses

March, April, May & September 2017 Various locations, ON

Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D®) is an evidence-based education and exercise program for individuals experiencing symptoms of hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA). Physiotherapists, registered kinesiologists and chiropractors are eligible to provide this program after receiving training and certification.

12th Annual Dietitians of Canada Ontario FHT RD Conference: Nutrition for the Mind and Soul

September 28 -29, 2017 Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Barrie

We are pleased to invite all Health professionals including RDs, RNs, MDs, SW, Pharmacists, Interns and Students to the 12th Annual FHT RD Conference – Nutrition for the Mind and Soul. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn

Exceptional Access Program (EAP) Update – New Online Service

September 29, 2017 Online 1:00pm - 2:30pm

This Message is Being Sent out on Behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Ontario Public Drug Programs Division The Exceptional Access Program at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is developing a new online service for

Office Gynecological Procedures in Family Medicine

October 3, 2017 400 University Avenue Suite 2100, Toronto, ON 9:00am - 12:00pm

This hands-on, interactive workshop will review the approach to abnormal uterine bleeding and pelvic organ prolapse. Using state-of-the-art models, participants will learn techniques for performing endometrial biopsies; inserting levonorgestrel IUS; and fitting, inserting and caring for pessaries. Registration Fee: $400 +

Save the Date: 6th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers: New Frontiers

October 20, 2017 Hilton Suites and Conference Centre, Markham Ontario 7:30am - 4:00pm

The 6th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day event is open to all health professionals with an interest in the care of patients with a cancer diagnosis. Topics include: Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) Latest advances in minimally invasive surgery for GI

Workplace Harassment Webinar Series

October 12, 2017 - January 19, 2018 Online

You are invited to participate in a 4 part webinar series on workplace harassment. The goals of this webinar series are to: Enable employers to become fully compliant with the OHSA workplace harassment requirements Provide employers with a substantial cost

Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care

October 11, 2017 400 University Ave., Toronto, ON 7:30am - 5:00pm

In a one-day course, Pallium Canada’s LEAP Mini offers a broad introduction to the essential, basic competencies of the palliative care approach for healthcare teams. Registration Fee: $465 + HST This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of

Free Geriatric Mental Health (GeMH) Educational Activity

Mid-October Online

Hello GeMH network and those interested in geriatric mental health! We are pleased to announce another Geriatric Mental Health (GeMH) free blended educational activity coming to you this fall.  Once again we are offering our blended learning activity that consists

Health Quality Transformation 2017

October 24, 2017 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Toronto 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Highlights of the Day HQT2017 is co-designed with patients, caregivers, health care providers and system leaders. As a result of this collaboration, HQT2017 is recognized as Patients Included. The day will open with a patient story from Kim Katrin Milan, speaking