AFHTO is the advocate, network and resource for team-based primary care in Ontario
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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Other Events

Health Sector Privacy Officer Training June 2017- March 2018

June 6 to to March 31, 2018 Webcast or in-person at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

Full Day Session – June 6, 2017 (in person St. Andrews Conference Centre, Toronto or via webcast) plus weekly/biweekly teaching sessions, resources & online community to March 31, 2018 WHAT ROLE DO YOU PLAY IN PRIVACY? This course focuses on Ontario legislation, but is

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

Wound Canada’s Fall Conference

November 16-19, 2017 International Centre, Mississauga, ON

Attendee feedback: “I learned a lot that I can apply to my practice”   “Thoroughly enjoyed the networking”   “High-quality speakers” Join us at the wound event of the year!   November 16–19, 2017, in Mississauga, Ontario  Wounds Canada’s (the Canadian Association

Save the Date – 9th Canadian Conference on Dementia

November 2-4, 2017 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON

9th Canadian Conference on Dementia Online reservations for this event will be available spring 2017. If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 416 597-3422 ext. 3448 to reach the registrations department. To view information from

Save the Date – Health Quality Transformation 2017

October 24, 2017 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Toronto 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

On October 24, Health Quality Ontario will host Health Quality Transformation 2017, Canada’s largest conference on health care quality. Once again, the conference will focus on Quality Matters, the health system quality framework on realizing excellent care for all. This

Save the Date: 6th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day for Primary Care Providers: New Frontiers

October 20, 2017 Hilton Suites and Conference Centre, Markham Ontario 7:30am - 4:00pm

The 6th Annual Central LHIN Oncology Day event is open to all health professionals with an interest in the care of patients with a cancer diagnosis. Topics include: Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) Latest advances in minimally invasive surgery for GI

Call for Abstracts: 2017 OCSA Conference

October 18 & 19, 2017 Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, Markham, ON

2017 OCSA Conference ​”From Roadmap to Reality: Navigating Change Together” The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) hosts the province’s leading conference dedicated to home care and community support services. We are seeking abstract submissions for workshop presentations or “speed session”

Save the Date! Dietitians of Canada Family Health Team Registered Dietitians and Primary Care Conference

September 28 -29th 2017 Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Barrie

Welcoming all Health professionals including RDs, RNs, MDs, SW, Pharmacists, Interns, Students. Registration Details and Program to follow

GLA:D (Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark) Canada Certification Courses

March, April, May & September 2017 Various locations, ON

Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D®) is an evidence-based education and exercise program for individuals experiencing symptoms of hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA). Physiotherapists, registered kinesiologists and chiropractors are eligible to provide this program after receiving training and certification.

Women’s Health Intrauterine Contraception: Theory to Practice

September 23, 2017 Ottawa, ON 8:30am - 12:00pm

Hosted by: Ontario College of Family Physicians For: practicing family physicians Ottawa Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Learn advanced skills for intrauterine contraception, specifically the indications and hands-on insertion of multiple copper IUDs and progesterone-containing IUS in this

NPAO Conference September 21 – 23 2017

September 21 - 23rd 2017 Sheraton Toronto Center

Advanced Registration To register for the NPAO 2017 Annual Conference, please click here. NPAO Patient Choice Award – Deadline June 23, 2017 How has your Nurse Practitioner made a difference in your life or that of your family or friend?

Mood Disorders: Advanced Strategies for Primary Care Physicians

September 22, 2017 Ottawa, ON 8:30am - 5:00pm

Hosted by: Ontario College of Family Physicians For: practicing family physicians Ottawa Friday September 22, 2017 8:30a.m. –  5:00p.m. Learn advanced strategies for assessing and managing patients with mood disorders that are diagnostically uncertain, difficult to treat or associated with

6th Annual RNAO Nurse Executive Leadership Academy

June 20-13, 2017 White Oaks Conference Centre, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON

Mark your calendars! We are very excited to share with you the save the date flyer for the 6th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy, an energizing 3.5-day knowledge exchange forum for nurse executives from ALL sectors, including public health, primary care,

Virtual Town Hall: Osteoarthritis Quality Standard

June 23, 2017 Online 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Health Quality Ontario is working on the development of a quality standard addressing care for adults (aged 18 years and older) who are suspected of having or have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, and hand joints. We

EMR: Every Step Conference 2017

June 22, 2017 Ottawa Conference and Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON

OntarioMD’s Flagship conference returns in 2017. Location: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd. K1K 4S3 Ottawa, Ontario Conference Hotel Accommodations: Courtyard Marriot (Please note the hotel is connected to the Conference Centre). Call (613) 741-9862 and ask to

Health Links Webinar – Advancing Care Coordination: Introducing the Refreshed Care Coordination Plan

June 21, 2017 Online 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please join us for the Health Links Community of Practice Webinar. Learning Objectives Summarize the process and feedback gathered throughout the refresh Share the refreshed care plan Discuss resources to support the adoption of the refreshed care plan Guest Speakers