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Primary care teams speed up access to care and offer a wider range of programs and services to promote health and manage chronic disease. They bring together the variety of skills needed to help people stay as healthy as possible.
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AFHTO 2018 Conference on October 24 & 25

Oct. 24 & 25, 2018

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

Every Community, Every Patient: Preparing for Ontario’s 2018 Election

April 26, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 noon- 1 p.m.

Ontario’s 42nd General Election is expected to take place on or before June 7, 2018. The time leading up to the election presents a critical opportunity for AFHTO to influence parties’ priorities and to ensure that team-based primary health care

Register Now! Strategies for Opioid De-Implementation in Primary Care

June 11, 2018 YMCA GTA Central, Toronto, ON | KFL&A Public Health 221 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston ON 10:00am - 3:00pm

Do you have patients who use opioids to manage their pain? Are you looking for team-based approaches to managing opioid use (and finding alternatives) that are based in solid science?   On June 11th, 2018, join us for a one-day

Practising Wisely Workshops

April 21- May 31, 2018 Toronto, London & Windsor, ON

Hosted by the Ontario College of Family Physicians Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment Participants will identify opportunities to “practise wisely”, with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring in this highly interactive workshop. Through challenging case

CommunityConnect 2018 OCSA Conference

October 17 & 18, 2018 Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, Markham, Ontario

Ontario Community Support Association Call for Abstracts Abstract Deadline: April 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST Those interested are asked submit an engaging one-hour session abstract that would: Share insights into Ontario’s evolving health system; Showcase innovative approaches to service

Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention (OCFP)

May 23, 2018 Hamilton, ON 12:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Hosted by Ontario College of Family Physicians Do you want to improve your confidence in screening, diagnosing, and optimizing care for patients with osteoporosis, including those with moderate risk? Through small-group discussions and case analysis, Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention addresses

Sharing Tools for Excellence in Practice (OCFP)

June 15, 2018 Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

The inaugural STEP conference from the Ontario College of Family Physicians brings together health-care leaders to share the latest findings and deliver relevant, evidence-based clinical pearls that primary care providers can apply in practice. The Conference focuses on clinical areas

International Audit and Feedback Summit: Leading Change

May 3 & 4, 2018 Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, Toronto, ON 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for the third annual International Audit and Feedback Summit: Leading Change. Hosted by Health Quality Ontario in partnership with The International Audit & Feedback Meta-Laboratory Highlights of the Summit: Panel presentations, workshops and discussions with researchers and implementers

Is Your Team Ready? New Amendments to Non-Profit Governance

May 11, 2018 Webinar - Details inside 12:00pm - 1:00pm

We will be hosting a webinar in partnership with Miller Thomson LLP for all AFHTO members about recent changes to the Ontario Corporations Act (OCA). Amendments were made to this Act following the passage of the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape

Comprehensive Diabetes Educator Program

Fall 2017 - May 2018 Online

Are you thinking of becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE®)? The Pear Healthcare Solutions Comprehensive Diabetes Educator Program is fully online, accredited*, and designed to help you successfully challenge the CDE examination. The program consists of 40 bite-sized modules with

2018 alPHa Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2018 Novotel Toronto Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON

alPHa is the provincial organization that represents Ontario’s 36 public health units and their boards of health. alPHa is holding its 2018 Annual Conference from June 10 to 12 at the Novotel Toronto Centre hotel in downtown Toronto. Attending this

2018 Webinars on Legal Topics for EDs and Managers of Primary Care Clinics

January 4 - December 18, 2018 Online

Calling all FHTs, FHOs, NPLCs (and birth centres)! Join me and Maria McDonald from McDonald HR Law for my 5th annual Legal Issues for Primary Care Teams which will launch January 2018. The topics we will cover in the 2018

Minding the Gap in Wound Care Institute: Program Planning Stream

March 21 - 23, 2018 Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, ON

This institute provides opportunities to learn about the best practices in wound care through interactive dialogue with experts and through case studies, demonstrations and hands-on application labs. Now with clinical and program planning streams. Get information on the clinical stream

Best Practices in Wound Care Institute: Clinical Stream

March 18 - 23, 2018 Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites, Niagara Falls, ON

This institute provides opportunities to learn about the best practices in wound care through interactive dialogue with experts and through case studies, demonstrations and hands-on application labs. Now with clinical and program planning streams. Get information on the program planning

Leadership and Organizing for Change – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

February 15, 2018 Online

You’ve been asked to take the lead on an initiative or you are trying to help move your team in a new direction. Even with a perfect tactical plan, your efforts can flounder. You will need to pay just as

Radon: Is it in your patients’ homes?

Ongoing Online

Next to smoking, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer and is linked to causing the deaths of 3,200 Canadians every year. All homes have some level of radon and talking to your patients about the need to test

2018 Election Forum- Advancing Senior Care in Ontario

April 23, 2018 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, ON 10:30am - 12:30pm

Ontario’s seniors population is growing at an unprecedented rate, yet our health and social services are not prepared to meet the needs of this critical demographic change. The upcoming provincial election is an important opportunity to bring attention to this

Two Privacy Webinars: Data Sharing with your Affiliated Physicians and Privacy Updates

April 10 & 23, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 noon- 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Kate Dewhirst, Kate Dewhirst Health Law Privacy Webinar 1: Data sharing with your affiliated physicians Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. What was covered: Context of why you need a written agreement with your