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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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Focus on Follow-Up – Registration open now!

November 27, 2018 Steelworkers' Union Hall Conference Centre, Sudbury ON 9:00am - 3:30pm

Do you want your patients to get better  follow-up after hospitalization Do you find this hard  because you don’t always know when your patients were in hospital Do you have trouble getting everyone to agree on exactly what “follow-up” is Are

Governance Webcast Series: Board Orientation and Education

December 6, 2018 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Join this webinar for an overview of why board orientation and education is important. Leading practices and tools will be discussed, and sample resources reviewed to help boards excel. Webcasts will be recorded and posted within 24-48 hours. This is

Best Practices in Wound Care Institute: Program Planning Stream

March 5-8, 2019 Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Hilton Hotel & Suites 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

About this Event: Register by February 8, 2019 to secure your accommodations at the Hilton Hotel. After this date, a reservation at this hotel cannot be guaranteed. Now with clinical and program planning streams. Learn more about the clinical stream Program

8th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy

May 28-31, 2019 Niagara-on the-Lake, White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa

The 8th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy offers an energizing knowledge exchange forum for nurse executives from all sectors. Cost for Members: $0.00 CAD Cost for non-Members: $0.00 CAD

NPAO MAiD Conference – Thunder Bay

November 10, 2018 Thunder Bay & Toront

The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in in-kind partnership with CAMAP is pleased to announce this rich learning opportunity for those interested in or already providing Medical Assistance in Dying

RNAO 5th Annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium

November 20, 2018 Toronto, RNAO Home Office 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tue, 2018-11-20 08:30 – 16:30 RNAO home office 158 Pearl St. Toronto ON Map this location About this Event: Nurse practitioners don’t miss out on this year’s landmark NP event. Come and discuss key health issues of interest to NPs. The event is

Diabetes Update 2018

November 14, 2018 London, Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre - Crystal Ballroom 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

DIABETES UPDATE 2018 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre – Crystal Ballroom 591 Wellington Road South, London 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES By attending this program, participants will become familiar with: 1) Understanding

Altering Challenging Behaviours in Persons with ABI

November 14, 2018 West Park Healthcare Centre 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Acquired Brain Injury Behaviour Services presents: ALTERING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOURS IN PERSONS WITH ABI: Building Organizational Capacity and Individual Skills Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. West Park Healthcare Centre 82 Buttonwood Ave. Toronto ON Persons with acquired

Webinar event: “Making the case for nutrition screening in team-based primary care to meet the needs of your frail clients”

November 21, 2018 Go to Webinar 12:00-1:00pm EST

“Making the case for nutrition screening in team-based primary care to meet the needs of your frail clients”, presented by Dr. Heather Keller Did you know that …. Malnourished patients cost $2000 more per hospital stay and cost an addition 2

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

New Faces, New Approaches: How to Navigate the New Government

Oct. 24, 2018 Harbour Ballroom B & C, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

New session available exclusively to AFHTO members FREE: We invite you to a government relations fireside chat at the end of the day on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Entry begins at 6:00 PM and the chat begins at 6:30 PM. Melissa

Family Medicine Forum 2018

November 14 to 17, 2018 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

The CFPC’s Family Medicine Forum 2018 is the largest conference for family doctors in Canada, offering 300+ educational sessions, exhibits and special events. During FMF on Nov. 14, the OCFP will host their Annual Meeting of Members, President’s Installation, as well as

“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

Osteoporosis Tool Webinar

August 28, 2018 Online - Webinar 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Webinar demonstrating use of updated osteoporosis assessment tool (PS Suite) to be broadcast Tue, Aug 28 from 11.30-12. 30 pm. Register here: …. Limited spots available!  

This is Long Term Care 2019: Transforming Aging Together

September 17-19, 2019 Beanfield Centre, Toronto, ON

Ontario Long Term Care Association’s This is Long Term Care 2019 Conference: Transforming Aging Together Call for content now open! September 17-19, 2019 Beanfield Centre, Toronto This is Long Term Care 2019: Transforming Aging Together provides an unparalleled opportunity to

MaRS Procurement by Co-Design Pitch Day

July 20, 2018

MaRS Procurement by Co-Design Pitch Day Hosted by MaRS Discovery District On July 20, watch five teams of health innovators pitch exciting new technologies as they compete for a pool of $50,000 in grant awards. The Pitch Day is the

Project ECHO Liver Evening Series presents: Videoconferencing Educational Session

July 12, 2018 Online - Video Conference 7:00pm - 8:00pm

ECHO Liver Evening Session Hosted by ECHO Liver Please join us for our evening ECHO Ontario Liver series, which will cover approaches to different liver diseases in a primary care setting. This evening session will consist of a didactic lecture

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