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AFHTO 2018 Conference: announcing Jody Gittel as our closing speaker

 Relationship Design with Starfield in Mind

October 24 & 25, 2018 – Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario

Featuring Jody Hoffer Gittell
Executive Director, Founder, Relational Coordination Research Collaborative

Transforming Relationships for High Performance – The Power of Relational Coordination

Primary care is an essential element of successful systems of care. Yet when people build systems of care, they often neglect primary care. Regional planners say they have not been able to engage primary care, while primary care providers are disillusioned about being part of the solution when their work appears to be undervalued.

In the closing plenary Dr. Gittell will share evidence regarding the power of relational coordination – coordinating work through relationships of shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect – for addressing these challenges from the systems level to the front line of care. Find out more here.

 Register for “Relationship Design with Starfield in Mind” today!

We know it’s summer and October seems so far away. There’s plenty of time to register for the AFHTO 2018 Conference. But here are some reasons you should take care of it today:

1. It’s a great way to be productive with hardly any effort – perfect for these long summer days. By registering, you’re investing in your professional development AND booking networking/face time with your colleagues. That’s a lot of work in just a couple of easy steps!

2. You’re guaranteed to get the group rate when you book your hotel room now. Attendees have been caught in the past and paid a premium rate when they forget to book by the early bird deadline.

3. You have more choice than ever- confirm your spot in your favourite concurrent sessions while everyone else is away. There’s plenty of space now but sooner or later these will fill up and you don’t want to miss out.

4. You can start planning your Halloween costume while feeling good about donating to a reputable children’s charity.

Heroes vs. Villains Halloween Dinner

If you want to pack light, complete your transformation from civilian to hero -or villain, we don’t judge- by buying a cape and/or other costume options onsite. At the end of the night, you can return them for donation to Starlight Children’s Foundation.

You can come as your secret identity or alter ego and get better insight into your peers. From a Marvel T-shirt to full cosplay, all are welcome, so join us at the end of a jam-packed day to let off some steam!

Prize for Best Persona!

Conference Highlights:

For general information, you can visit our conference page.

We look forward to seeing you at the AFHTO 2018 Conference!