AFHTO Events

AFHTO 2018 Conference on October 24 & 25

Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25, 2018 Westin Harbour Castle, One Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario

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 better transitions,
  • first point of CONTACT into the health care system, and
  • COMPREHENSIVENESS by providing a wide range of services that deal with a broad range of patient problems and needs (‘womb to tomb’ care of the WHOLE person).

Clinical innovations, the latest medical advances… these won’t make a lasting difference unless we foster, maintain and deepen relationships at all levels.

This year’s AFHTO conference refocuses on the importance in investing in robust primary health care if we truly want to see a high performing health system – and that is investing in interprofessional team-based care for #EveryCommunityEveryPatient in Ontario.

Concurrent Session and Poster Abstract Submissions – Now Due on May 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Present your ideas and initiatives at the AFHTO 2018 Conference.

You’re doing the work. Each and every day. Now it’s time to share it with everyone.

The deadline to submit abstracts for concurrent sessions and posters is now May 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT).

Reduced registration fee for concurrent session presenters: For each approved concurrent session, up to 2 presenters will each be granted a $50 discount off the conference registration fee. Additional discounts apply for patients presenting at the conference. (Discount doesn’t apply for poster displays.)


2018 Registration

Registration will open in late June. Click to see the conference fees and refund policy.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Increase your corporate visibility with more than 800 leaders from primary care organizations across Ontario by sponsoring or exhibiting at the AFHTO 2018 Conference.

Conference Key Dates*

Milestone Target Date
Call for concurrent session and poster submissions April 6, 2018
Concurrent sessions + posters selected + scheduled Beginning of June 2018
Call for Bright Lights nominations Early to mid June 2018
Launch registration  Late June, 2018
Early-bird registration ends Oct. 1, 2018
AFHTO Conference Oct. 24 & 25, 2018

* The conference date is set but all other dates are subject to change as needed.

Future AFHTO Conferences:

For the forward planners, AFHTO’s conference dates for future years are listed below.

  • September 19-20, 2019
  • October 8-9, 2020