AFHTO Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Day: Tuesday,October 11, 2022

Time Program Component

3:45 pm

4:45 pm

Members’ Program

Q&A with Fernando Tavares, Primary Health Care Branch, Ministry of Health

(Only open to EDs and Admin Leads)

5:00 pm
5:30 pm

Members’ Program

Annual General Meeting

(Only open to voting members)

5:45 pm
7:45 pm

Members’ Program - $ ticket entry
Fireside Chat with the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health – The Role of Primary Care during the Pandemic and Beyond

7:45 pm

9:00 pm

Welcome cocktails

Open to all attendees


Day 1: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

7:45 am
8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast
Exhibit hall and poster displays open

8:30 am

On-demand sessions available

8:30 am
9:30 am
Networking+ sessions
9:45 am
10:45 am
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Welcome & Opening Plenary

Can primary care survive without a team? Can primary care thrive with a team?

Featuring Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer


Thomas Bodenheimer MD, MPH is a general internist who received his medical degree at Harvard and completed his residency at UCSF. He spent 32 years in full-time primary care practice in San Francisco's Mission District – 10 years in community health centers and 22 years in private practice.


He is currently Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco and Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care (CEPC). He is co-author of Understanding Health Policy, 8th Edition, 2020, and Improving Primary Care, 2006 (both McGraw-Hill). He has written numerous health policy articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Family Medicine, and Health Affairs.

11:00 am
11:45 am

Concurrent Session A

11:45 am
12:15 pm

Poster and Exhibit Break

12:15 pm
1 :30 pm

Bright Lights Awards Ceremony & Lunch Buffet

Awards presented with the support of Boehringer Ingelheim


Awards will be presented at a celebration recognising the outstanding patient-centred care interprofessional primary care teams across Ontario deliver


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With Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones

Sylvia Jones has served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon since 2007.

She is currently Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, where she is focused on building a stronger health care system for all Ontarians. She’s passionate about many health-related issues, including strengthening Ontario Health Teams and bolstering home and community care across the province.

Minister Jones previously served as Solicitor General from 2019-2022, where she championed numerous public safety initiatives, including:

  • Leading the country with a $307 million anti-human trafficking strategy and accompanying legislation
  • A landmark investment of $500 million into Ontario’s correctional system to hire over 500 additional staff and overhaul outdated infrastructure
  • New legislation governing Ontario’s police services to improve public safety, treat police fairly and enhance oversight
  • The development of a provincially run animal welfare system with the toughest penalties in Canada for offenders

Prior to forming government, Minister Jones served as the Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition from September 2015 to May 2018 and held multiple critic roles.

1:45 pm
2:30 pm

Concurrent Session B

2:45 pm
3:30 pm

Concurrent Session C

3:30 pm
4:00 pm

Poster and Exhibit Break

4:00 pm

4:45 pm

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Closing Plenary

The Power and Pitfalls of Resilience

Featuring Bee Quammie


What if we didn’t need to be so resilient? Bee Quammie takes a new approach to addressing resilience by outlining the ongoing need to do the work for each other so that there are fewer obstacles to face that require such perseverance.


While it’s meaningful to celebrate the resilience of individuals, we must also push for change in the systems and norms that have made resilience a necessity for many. Full description here.


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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to:
- Full conference, 2.5 Category II credits
- On-demand sessions, maximum of 2.75 Category II credits*
towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

* Pre-recorded on-demand sessions will accrue the following MOC II credits:
• 1 session = 0.25
• 2 sessions = 0.75
• 3 sessions = 1.25
• 4 sessions = 1.5
• 5 sessions = 2
• 6 sessions = 2.25
• 7 sessions = 2.75

This Group Learning program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Ontario Chapter.

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