Conference Schedule -Non-certified sessions

Non-certified sessions

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Day 1: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time Program Component
8:00 AM –
10:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
Exhibit halls and poster displays open
8:30 AM –
12:00 noon
Members’ Programs
8:30 am – 9:00 am Annual General Meeting
9:00 am – 9:30 am Option: Q & A with Board
9:00 am – 12:00 noon IHP & QIDSS Sessions
12:00 noon –
2:00 PM

Opening Plenary, Bright Lights Awards Ceremony & Lunch Buffet

“From Patient Engagement to Patient Partnership: Why Lived Experience Matters”
– Julie Drury, Chair, Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council

Patient engagement has been used to describe everything from the patient/provider relationship, patients being asked to provide feedback (satisfaction surveys) on their healthcare experience, to patients providing strategic advice and facilitating the opportunity to design healthcare policy that is ‘patient centered’.

Patients and families speaking up and wanting to be involved in discussions and decisions about challenges they face in our healthcare system isn’t new. What we’re seeing in recent years is a clear culture shift of hospitals, healthcare bodies, and government striving to both ‘hear’ and ‘listen’ to patients and partnering with them to better understand how to incorporate this important ‘lived experience’ into healthcare policy, planning, design, and research.

In her presentation, Julie will reflect on her journey as a patient and family advisor. What were the opportunities and challenges, and what has she learned about the evolution of patient engagement, patient centred care, patient partnership and patient leadership. Julie will offer the audience an opportunity to reflect on how they think about patient engagement and inspire the continual evolution of this incredibly important to work in partnership with patients and families

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – AFHTO “Bright Lights” Awards Ceremony open to all attendees at AFHTO 2018 Conference! Join us for a celebration in recognition of the high-quality patient-centred care delivered by interprofessional primary care teams across Ontario.

2:00 PM –
2:25 PM
Poster and Exhibit Break
5:30 PM Exhibit Hall and Poster Displays Close
6:00 PM –
7:30 PM
Member Programming
6:00-6:30 Entry6:30pm – 7:30 pm New Faces, New Approaches: How to Navigate the New Government We invite you to a government relations fireside chat at the end of the day. We’re working with a government relations firm to facilitate an important conversation on what you need to know to navigate these uncertain times and how you can promote the great work you’re doing in your teams to support the new government’s health agenda. Details are still being worked out but this very important session will help set the narrative around the importance of team-based care.


Day 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time Program Component
7:30 AM –
9:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
Exhibit halls and poster displays open
10:30 AM –
11:00 AM
Poster Displays and Exhibit Break
12:45 PM –
2:30 PM
Lunch Buffet 
1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Closes