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AFHTO Events

Save the Date: Focus on Follow-Up

November 27, 2018 Steelworkers' Union Hall Conference Centre, Sudbury ON

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

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

Governance Webcast Series: Board Role and Responsibilities

October 10, 2018 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Are you a new board member? An existing board member looking for a governance refresher? Or an ED hoping to learn more about the role of management vs. the board? The following webcast will review the updated ‘Fundamentals of Governance’

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

Strategies for Opioid De-Implementation in Primary Care – Resources

June 11, 2018 YMCA GTA Central, Toronto, ON | KFL&A Public Health 221 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston ON 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thank you to all who participated in our June 11, 2018 workshop, Strategies for Opioid De-Implementation in Primary Care. We had a truly interprofessional audience with nearly 100 attendees in Toronto and another 50 in Kingston. Providers and leaders in

Heroes vs. Villains Halloween Dinner

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

Heroes vs. Villains Halloween Dinner Date: October 24, 2018 (Official) Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Are you a hero or a villain? Come as your secret identity or alter ego and get better insight into your peers. Our Heroes

Governance Webcast Series: Risk Management

March 27, 2019 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Please join us to discuss risk management and the board’s role and leading practices in this. Webcasts will be recorded and posted within 24-48 hours. This is part of the “Raising the Bar on Governance – Webcast Series,” which has

Governance Webcast Series: Public Complaints

February 20, 2019 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Public complaints are important to address in a timely manner, and to be done to the best of the team’s ability to resolve challenges patients have faced. This webinar will review the requirements for a FHT/NPLC complaints process, as well

De-Mystifying Skills-Based Boards

June 25, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Using a skills-based approach to composing the board is considered a leading governance practice and is now required of all FHT boards. But many boards are challenged to define what a skills-based board looks like for their organization and the

Employment Contracts: What Do You Need to Know?

Thursday, June 21, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 PM to 1 PM

Employment contracts, if properly used, can protect organizations and save them tens of thousands of dollars, especially during a termination. On June 21, 2018, Maria McDonald, McDonald HR Law, reviewed the most common mistakes FHTs and NPLCs make with employment

Election 2018 Health Care Debate- Video Now Available

May 25, 2018

Election 2018 Health Care Debate – Friday, May 25th 2018 Health care is an election issue. That is why several organizations have partnered to host an all-candidates health care debate as an opportunity to ask questions, and, ultimately, make an

Is Your Team Ready? New Amendments to Non-Profit Governance

May 11, 2018 Webinar - Details inside 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This webinar was hosted in partnership with Miller Thomson LLP for all AFHTO members about recent changes to the Ontario Corporations Act (OCA). Amendments were made to this Act following the passage of the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017.

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

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

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

Introducing LEADS “Leadership LITE” for AFHTO members only

March 27 - July 17, 2018 Online

Due to overwhelmingly high interest we have added a 2nd cohort for our LEADS Leadership LITE program. Deadline to apply is March 21st. Please see below for dates.  Looking for a ‘lighter’ version of leadership training? AFHTO, together with LEADS

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

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

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