Conference Schedule & Plenaries

Pre-Conference Day: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time Program Component
5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Members’ Program

Beyond Schedule A: Evidence-Based Program Planning for Community Needs


Day 1: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time Program Component
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
Exhibit halls and poster displays open
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Annual General Meeting
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM IHP Profession-based Networking Sessions
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

“The Way Forward: Care Coordination Being Led by Primary Care “

Leadership workshop open only to board members, board chairs, EDs and Lead MDs/NPs of AFHTO member organizations

12:00 PM Lunch buffet, Exhibit hall and Poster displays
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Opening Session & Bright Lights Awards Ceremony
Opening Session with Deputy Minister Bob Bell
NEW FOR 2017 – AFHTO “Bright Lights” Awards Ceremony now open to all attendees at AFHTO 2017 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 to 2:25 PM Poster Displays and Exhibit Break
2:30 PM to 4:15 PM Concurrent Sessions A &B
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EMR CoPs, Physician Networking, ED Session, & Physical Activity CoP
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM Information to Action Orientation & Q/A Session
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM “Bright Lights” Awards Reception & Networking ($ ticket entry)


Day 2: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time Program Component
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
Exhibit halls and poster displays open
8:30 AM to 10:15 AM Concurrent Session C & D
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM Poster Displays and Exhibit Break
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions E & F
12:30 PM Lunch buffet, Exhibit hall and Poster displays
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Closing Plenary with André Picard

“It’s Primordial: Health reform must begin with primary care”

There is near-unanimity among patients, providers and policy-makers that Canada’s health system needs to be modernized. But where to begin? A veteran health reporter argues that the starting point of reform needs to be creating a base of strong primary care, with an interprofessional team-based, patient-centered model.


Education Accreditation

  • Accreditation will be sought for this program. Further details will be announced closer to the conference.