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AFHTO Events

Webinar – ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain & Opioids

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

Register for this webinar on Tuesday, January 30th from 12:00-1:00pm presented by presented by Dr. Ruth Dubin, co-chair of ECHO Pain and Rhonda Mostyn, Project Manager ECHO at UHN. What is ECHO? ECHO (Extensions for Healthcare Outcomes) is a model

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

January 25, 2018 Webinar - See registration link within 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Register for this webinar on Thursday, January 25th from 12:30-1:30pm to learn 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

Webinar – BILL 148 – Major Changes to the Employment Standards Act

December 5, 2017 Online 12pm - 1pm

Join Maria McDonald of McDonald Health Law for a webinar on Tuesday, December 5th at 12:00 p.m. to learn more about the major changes to the Employment Standards Act and how it will impact your organization. CORRECTION in the WEBINAR:

What you need to know about OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare

November 30, 2017 Webinar - See registration link within 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

AFHTO members are invited to attend a webinar on OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare facilitated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Beginning January 1, 2018, children and youth aged 24 years and under who have OHIP coverage will

Privacy and Enterprise Risk Management in Primary Care

November 22, 2017 Online 11:30am - 12:45pm

Privacy and Enterprise Risk Management webinar was watched by over 80 AFHTO members on November 22nd – a recording is available here. The webinar was presented by Miller Thomson, a law firm specializing in working with not-for-profit organizations as well

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

2017 Bright Lights Awards Ceremony & Reception

Oct. 25, 2017 Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

The “Bright Lights” Awards recognize leadership, outstanding work and significant progress being made to improve the value delivered by interprofessional primary care teams across Ontario. Select award recipients will receive an education grant valued at $3,000. “Bright Lights” Award recipients

MOL Healthcare Sector Plan – Primary Care Webinar Oct. 4

Oct. 4, 2017 Online 1-2 pm

Be prepared! The MOL has initiated their random site inspections of FHTs and CHCs to determine compliance with the OHSA and associated regulations. AFHTO has partnered with Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) to help our members get ready

Webinar: Protecting Personal Health Information

June 26, 2017 Webinar 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Protecting Personal Health Information was presented on Monday, June 26th 2017  by AFHTO and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner  of Ontario (IPC). Protecting Personal Health Information The protection of personal health information while facilitating the effective provision of health care

Program planning and Quality Improvement: Introducing the SAPD* cycle

June 13, 2017 YMCA GTA Central, Toronto ON 10:30am - 4:00pm

On June 13th, 2017, over 50 Quality Improvement Professionals – including QIDS Specialists, interprofessional health care providers, and partners from Health Quality Ontario and OntarioMD — gathered for a day of networking and learning. The theme for this Knowledge Translation

Webinar: Improving Care for Elderly Patients with Depression

June 8, 2017 GoToWebinar (see link within) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Peter Selby, Clinician Scientist in the Addictions Division and the Director of Medical Education at CAMH, and Dr. Benoit Mulsant, Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Chair of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Toronto, will present information about

“Physician Assistants”: Family Health Team’s Best Kept Secret

May 24, 2017 Gotowebinar 12- 1 pm

When: May 24, 2017, 12- 1 pm Co-hosted by: The Association Family Health Teams of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants This webinar will provide an overview of the Physician Assistant (PA) role in Family Health Teams (FHTs)

Setting the Course For Our New Strategic Priorities – Inviting Input from our Members!

April 4 & 7, 2017 GotoWebinar

AFHTO is undergoing an important strategic planning process and we thank everyone who has filled in our survey or participated in our focus groups earlier this year. We’ve heard some great feedback about where AFHTO should be focusing its strategic

D2D 4.1 Post-Launch Webinar

Tuesday, March 28 Webinar - See within for link 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Description: D2D 4.1 is live! Join us for a webinar on March 28 to ask questions and tell stories about how your teams are using D2D. Presenters: Carol Mulder (Provincial Lead, QIDS Program) Sean Blaine (Lead Physician at STAR FHT,

Get Moving! Physical Activity for Better Quality Care

March 7, 2017 YMCA Toronto Central

On March 7th, 2017, nearly 100 interdisciplinary health-care providers from across Ontario came together to share and learn about the role of physical activity in primary care. We were reminded that exercise is medicine, and physical activity is a vital

Webinar: Program Planning and AOP Reporting

March 6, 2017 GoToWebinar 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This webinar will support you in developing your annual operating plan for 2017-18. Presenters: Bryn Hamilton, provincial lead for Governance and Leadership, AFHTO Allison Meserve, Health Promotion Consultant, Planning and Evaluation, Ontario Public Health Fernando Tavares, Program Manager, Interprofessional Programs