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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

Save the Date- AFHTO 2018 Conference on October 24 & 25

October 25, 2018

Click on the date below to add the AFHTO 2018 Conference to your calendar. October 24 – 25, 2018 Conference Key Dates* Milestone Target Date Call for volunteers & Announcement of conference themes Mid to late March 2018 Call for

Leadership and Organizing for Change – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

February 15, 2018 Online

You’ve been asked to take the lead on an initiative or you are trying to help move your team in a new direction. Even with a perfect tactical plan, your efforts can flounder. You will need to pay just as

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

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

Webinar – ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain & Opioids

January 30, 2018 Webinar - See registration link within 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The webinar took place on Tuesday, January 30th from 12:00-1:00pm presented by Dr. Ruth Dubin, co-chair of ECHO Pain and Rhonda Mostyn, Project Manager ECHO at UHN. The webinar was recorded and can be viewed here. The slides from the

MSK Education: Joint Assessment Made Easy (OCFP)

Jan. 29, 2018 2100 - 400 University Ave., Toronto (OCFP offices) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Janice Harvey and Dr. Michelle Acorn in a hands-on comprehensive Group Learning program that will bring your diagnostic skills to the current state of practice. Assessments covered include shoulder, back, hip, knee and ankle. Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 Videoconference Series: Geriatric Mental Health

January 26, 2018 Online or Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, ON 12-1 pm

January event: Understanding the Human Aspects of Animal Hoarding. Caring about Animals is no Substitute for Caring for Animals. Presented by: Matt Robillard, MD, FRCPC Baycrest Objectives: 1. Define animal hoarding 2. Understand how it relates to OCD 3. Describe

Webinar – Better outcomes, lower costs: how do some teams do it?

January 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm

You may be wondering what you can do to help your team become a high-performing team. By sharing your data with D2D, you have already put yourself and your peers in a unique position to see what teams with higher

Elder Abuse: Tools and Resources for Front Line Health Workers

Jan. 25, 2018 Webinar 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Complimentary webinar Are you a Community Health Nurse, employed with a Public Health Unit or as a Nurse Practitioner in a clinic? Then this webinar is for YOU. Join Elder Abuse Ontario for a brief overview of elder abuse as

Health Equity: Supporting People Living with Multiple Chronic and Complex Conditions to Reach their Full Potential

January 24, 2018 Webinar 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Health Equity: Supporting People Living with Multiple Chronic and Complex Conditions to Reach their Full Potential Please join us for the Health Links Community of Practice Webinar. Learning Objectives: Learn how to enhance the patient experience for people with multiple

Up Close with the IPC Commissioner – Understanding Annual Breach Reporting Obligations under PHIPA

January 18, 2018 Online 10am-11am

In the complex environment around health information privacy, evolving requirements under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) are presenting additional compliance obligations for health information custodians (HICs), including hospitals. These requirements include a new legal obligation for HICs

Quality Rounds Ontario- The Opioids Strategy and Quality Standards

Jan. 18, 2018 In-person at CAMH or via OTN 12-1 pm (EST)

The Opioids Strategy and Quality Standards – From Harm Reduction, to Pain Management, Access to Services and a Focus on Prescribing. Dr. David Juurlink  Staff Internist and head of the division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

QIP Education and Navigator Training – Primary Care (Advanced)

December 18, 2017 Online 12:30pm-1:30pm

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is pleased to extend this invitation to your organization for Quality Improvement Planning Education and Navigator training, which enhances the QIP development and submission experience. This one-hour webinar designed for those who have had experience with

QIP Education and Navigator Training – Primary Care (Beginner)

December 18, 2017 Online 9am-10am

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is pleased to extend this invitation to your organization for Quality Improvement Planning Education and Navigator training, which enhances the QIP development and submission experience. This one-hour webinar is designed for new users and those who

Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2017 National Forum

December 10-13, 2017 Orlando, Florida

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2017 National Forum on December 10–13​, 2017, will bring more than 5,000 brilliant minds in health care to Orla​​ndo, Florida, to find meaningful connections and gain actionable strategies fo​r improving quality in health care. Enjoy

Your Doctor May Be in Therapy and That’s Good News For Everyone: A Healer’s Healing

December 8, 2017 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Shelly Dev MD FRCCPC Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre  A staff intensivist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto since 2006, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and director of education in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at

Healthy Work Environment (HWE) Forum by RNAO

December 6 - 8, 2017 Lamplighter Inn, London, ON

The Healthy Work Environment (HWE) Forum is a three-day learning experience that incorporates theory, techniques and tools to assist nurse leaders and other health-care professionals to focus and implement healthy work environment strategies through use of evidence-based practices. Participants will: