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: Primary Care Planning at the Local Level”

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 Plenary & Bright Lights Awards Ceremony

“Improving Primary Care Together”
Ontario’s health system continues to undergo transition with far-reaching implications. For the benefit of all Ontarians, primary care needs to be at the centre of this transformation. AFHTO’s 2017 Conference will show how we can all improve primary care together. Starting right after the Bright Lights Awards ceremony, the opening plenary sets the stage as we ask- what can we do to ensure primary care teams’ stars shine even brighter in Ontario’s healthcare galaxy? Join us as we explore how to make the most of opportunities and minimize challenges, both locally and regionally, to improve health, health care, and value for the people of Ontario. Speakers TBD              

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
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 3:00 PM

Closing Plenary “Under Construction”

Currently a work-in-progress, the closing plenary will help attendees reflect on what we’ve heard at the conference and place it in the context of the stellar work primary care teams do every day.

Speakers TBD


Education Accreditation

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