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AFHTO Events

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

Save the Date: Panel Discussion with Primary Care Featuring Helen Bevan

November 22, 2018 Webinar 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mark your calendars for a virtual lunch and learn on Primary Care and Health System Change facilitated by internationally renown change agent Helen Bevan. Helen Bevan, the Chief Transformation Officer for the National Health Service (NHS), will be joined by

Webinar: Internal Responsibility System (IRS) and Workplace Violence Prevention Initiative 2018/2019

November 14, 2018 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1 PM

The Ministry of Labour regularly undertakes “Safe at Work Ontario” activities, such as initiatives to focus attention on important health and safety hazards or concerns. Between July 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019, health and community care workplaces may be

Webinar: Opioid tapering and tools for use in clinical practice

November 19, 2018 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1 PM

Join Dr. Andrea Furlan, co-chair of ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship, for a webinar on November 19 from 12 PM to 1 PM to discuss opioid tapering and tools for use in clinical practice. The following are the

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

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

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

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

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