AFHTO Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Day: Tuesday,October 24, 2023

Time Program Component

3:00 pm

4:30 pm

Members’ Program (in person only)

Q&A with Ministry of Health and Ontario Health

(Only open to EDs and Admin Leads)

5:00 pm
5:30 pm

Members’ Program (in person only)

Annual General Meeting

(Only open to voting members in person)

6:00 pm
8:00 pm

Members’ Program - $ ticket entry (in person only)
Fireside Chat – 3- course dinner (more details soon)


Day 1: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

7:30 am
8:45 am

Registration, Breakfast and Networking (in person only)
Exhibit hall and poster displays open

8:30 am

On-demand sessions available

9:00 am
10:15 am

Welcome & Opening Plenary

Tara Kiran smiles at the camera. She is wearing glasses and her curly hair is in a centre part. She has on a dark green top, purple stethoscope and is standing outside, blurred background.

Team-based care for all: Patient and Public Perspectives on the future of primary care

Featuring Dr. Tara Kiran


In 2022, Dr. Kiran launched OurCare, the largest effort to engage the public on the future of primary care in Canadian history. She will present key findings from the OurCare national survey on patient’s experiences, preferences, and priorities for primary care.


She will also share findings from in-depth public dialogues in Ontario, sharing values and recommendations that the public agree on, including views on team-based care and specific perspectives of marginalized groups. Find out more.


10:30 am
11:15 am

Concurrent Session A (most sessions in person only)

11:15 am
11:45 am

Poster and Exhibit Break

11:45 am
1 :00 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.

1:15 pm
2:00 pm

Concurrent Session B (most sessions in person only)

2:15 pm
3:00 pm

Concurrent Session C (most sessions in person only)

3:00 pm
3:30 pm

Poster and Exhibit Break

3:30 pm

4:15 pm


Nina smiles with her hands clasped in front. She stands in front of a dark red background and is wearing a black jacket with white spotted top.

Closing Plenary Featuring Bestselling Author Nina Spencer


Many Hands, One Goal: Five everyday personal practices to elevate team-based success.


Bestselling author of, Getting Passion Out of Your Profession, and, A Time to Creep, A Time to Soar, contributor to The Globe and Mail’s Mentor Minute, communications specialist for Biz TV Canada, and weekly personality on CKOC, Nina also appears on programs such as, TVO’s The Agenda, Newstalk 1010, Zoomer Radio, CTV, Global, CITY and CBC—and in 2016/2017 hosted the TV program, Daytime Toronto. She’s also been profiled by publications such as, Maclean’s, Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest and Chatelaine—and on Air Canada’s Inflight Business Station.  Find out more.


5:00 pm

6:30 pm (flexible)

An update on Canada’s Cancer Strategy: The Rise of Head and Neck Cancers and How Primary Care Teams can make the difference

Post-conference session hosted by Merck



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