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

Radon: Is it in your patients’ homes?

Ongoing Online

Next to smoking, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer and is linked to causing the deaths of 3,200 Canadians every year. All homes have some level of radon and talking to your patients about the need to test

Comprehensive Diabetes Educator Program

Fall 2017 - May 2018 Online

Are you thinking of becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE®)? The Pear Healthcare Solutions Comprehensive Diabetes Educator Program is fully online, accredited*, and designed to help you successfully challenge the CDE examination. The program consists of 40 bite-sized modules with

International Audit and Feedback Summit: Leading Change

May 3 & 4, 2018 Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, Toronto, ON 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for the third annual International Audit and Feedback Summit: Leading Change. Hosted by Health Quality Ontario in partnership with The International Audit & Feedback Meta-Laboratory Highlights of the Summit: Panel presentations, workshops and discussions with researchers and implementers

Webinar: De-Implementation of High-Risk Opioid Prescribing and Use

May 7, 2018 Webinar - See registration link within 12:00pm - 1:00pm

On Monday, May 7th, please join us for an interactive webinar discussion, including Q & A on the provincial opioid de-implementation featuring the project leads Dr. Peter Selby and Dr. Alexia Jaouich from CAMH. CAMH, in partnership with AFHTO and

Every Community, Every Patient: Preparing for Ontario’s 2018 Election

April 26, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 noon- 1 p.m.

Ontario’s 42nd General Election is expected to take place on or before June 7, 2018. The time leading up to the election presents a critical opportunity for AFHTO to influence parties’ priorities and to ensure that team-based primary health care

2018 Election Forum- Advancing Senior Care in Ontario

April 23, 2018 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, ON 10:30am - 12:30pm

Ontario’s seniors population is growing at an unprecedented rate, yet our health and social services are not prepared to meet the needs of this critical demographic change. The upcoming provincial election is an important opportunity to bring attention to this

Two Privacy Webinars: Data Sharing with your Affiliated Physicians and Privacy Updates

April 10 & 23, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 noon- 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Kate Dewhirst, Kate Dewhirst Health Law Privacy Webinar 1: Data sharing with your affiliated physicians Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. What was covered: Context of why you need a written agreement with your

Clinic Practice Skills for Inflammatory Arthritis

April 18 – 21, 2018 Hampton Inn by Hilton, Toronto, ON

The Arthritis Society is committed to educating healthcare professionals in the most up-to-date arthritis identification, care and management best practices. Clinical Practice Skills for Inflammatory Arthritis (CPSIA) is an annual professional development program that has evolved with the evidence and

ECHO evening series: Opioid Tapering and Hep B in primary care

April 20, 2018

ECHO continues to offer videoconference sessions to support primary care providers with complex and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain/opioids, liver diseases, rheumatology, and mental health and addictions. They have two upcoming evening series to accommodate health care providers who

AdvantAge Ontario Annual General Meeting and Convention

April 16-18, 2018 Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

The AdvantAge Ontario Annual General Meeting and Convention, taking place in Toronto from April 16-18, is your annual professional development event! Take advantage of inspiring, actionable education opportunities, including remarkable keynotes and timely, topical education sessions that cover the most

Spirometry Interpretation Workshop

April 18, 2018 Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, St. Thomas, ON 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

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 spirometry testing, terms and measurements

SMART – Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the Community

April 14, 2018 Faculty Club, University of Toronto, Toronto 8:00 am- 4:30 pm

SMART – Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the Community (Toronto) Hosted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) CAMH invites you to attend the Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the

Primary Care Nurses of Ontario Biennial Conference

April 14-15, 2018


EMR Every Step Conference – London 2018

April 12, 2018 Four Points by Sheraton London, ON

OntarioMD’s Flagship conference returns in 2018. The EMR: Every Step Conference is an interactive day to learn about what’s new in certified Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), participate in EMR vendor training, network with your peers and visit the vendor showcase.

Ontario Long Term Care Association & Ontario Retirement Communities Association’s Together We Care Convention & Trade Show

April 9-11, 2018 Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON

Together We Care 2018 is Canada’s largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals. With more than 1,200 delegates and over 250 exhibitors, this year’s event will feature exceptional keynote speakers and educational sessions that cover a range of

Dietary Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Human Health

March 29th, 2018 GoToWebinar (registration link within) 12:00-1:00pm

How can dietary fatty acids improve health? Come join in a discussion of how to best answer this question. Live presentation with 15 min Q&A.  Program Facilitator: Dr. Bruce Holub Key objectives: Dietary omega-3 fatty acids for Mothers and infants