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AFHTO Events

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

Webinar on Employment Contracts: What Do You Need to Know?

Thursday, June 21, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 PM to 1 PM

Employment contracts, if properly used, can save organizations tens of thousands of dollars, especially during a termination. Please join Maria McDonald, McDonald HR Law, to discuss the most common mistakes FHTs and NPLCs make with employment contracts. She will cover

Strategies for Opioid De-Implementation in Primary Care – Resources

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

Thank you to all who participated in our June 11, 2018 workshop, Strategies for Opioid De-Implementation in Primary Care. We had a truly interprofessional audience with nearly 100 attendees in Toronto and another 50 in Kingston. Providers and leaders in

Election 2018 Health Care Debate- Video Now Available

May 25, 2018

Election 2018 Health Care Debate – Friday, May 25th 2018 Health care is an election issue. That is why several organizations have partnered to host an all-candidates health care debate as an opportunity to ask questions, and, ultimately, make an

De-Mystifying Skills-Based Boards

June 25, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Using a skills-based approach to composing the board is considered a leading governance practice and is now required of all FHT boards. But many boards are challenged to define what a skills-based board looks like for their organization and the

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

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

This webinar was hosted 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 Act, 2017.

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

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

Dietary Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Human Health

March 29th, 2018 GoToWebinar (registration link within) 12:00-1:00pm

How can dietary fatty acids improve health? Come join in a discussion of how to best answer this question. Live presentation with 15 min Q&A.  Program Facilitator: Dr. Bruce Holub Key objectives: Dietary omega-3 fatty acids for Mothers and infants

Introducing LEADS “Leadership LITE” for AFHTO members only

March 27 - July 17, 2018 Online

Due to overwhelmingly high interest we have added a 2nd cohort for our LEADS Leadership LITE program. Deadline to apply is March 21st. Please see below for dates.  Looking for a ‘lighter’ version of leadership training? AFHTO, together with LEADS

Webinar – ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain & Opioids

January 30, 2018 Webinar - See registration link within 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The webinar took place on Tuesday, January 30th from 12:00-1:00pm presented by Dr. Ruth Dubin, co-chair of ECHO Pain and Rhonda Mostyn, Project Manager ECHO at UHN. The webinar was recorded and can be viewed here. The slides from the

Webinar – Better outcomes, lower costs: how do some teams do it?

January 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm

You may be wondering what you can do to help your team become a high-performing team. By sharing your data with D2D, you have already put yourself and your peers in a unique position to see what teams with higher

Webinar – BILL 148 – Major Changes to the Employment Standards Act

December 5, 2017 Online 12pm - 1pm

Join Maria McDonald of McDonald Health Law for a webinar on Tuesday, December 5th at 12:00 p.m. to learn more about the major changes to the Employment Standards Act and how it will impact your organization. CORRECTION in the WEBINAR:

What you need to know about OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare

November 30, 2017 Webinar - See registration link within 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

AFHTO members are invited to attend a webinar on OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare facilitated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Beginning January 1, 2018, children and youth aged 24 years and under who have OHIP coverage will

Privacy and Enterprise Risk Management in Primary Care

November 22, 2017 Online 11:30am - 12:45pm

Privacy and Enterprise Risk Management webinar was watched by over 80 AFHTO members on November 22nd – a recording is available here. The webinar was presented by Miller Thomson, a law firm specializing in working with not-for-profit organizations as well

Register now! Managing Medication as a Team

November 17 2017 YMCA GTA Central, Toronto, ON 10:30am - 3:30pm

It takes a team… Managing medication is everyone’s job.  Join us in Toronto on Friday, November 17th for Managing Medication as a Team. In this full-day workshop, we’ll take an in-depth look at four common aspects of interprofessional medication management,

AFHTO 2017 Conference on October 25 & 26

October 25 & 26, 2017

Improving Primary Care Together Ontario’s health system continues to undergo transition with far-reaching implications. For the benefit of all Ontarians, primary care needs to be at the centre of this transformation. AFHTO’s 2017 Conference will show how we can all

2017 Bright Lights Awards Ceremony & Reception

Oct. 25, 2017 Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

The “Bright Lights” Awards recognize leadership, outstanding work and significant progress being made to improve the value delivered by interprofessional primary care teams across Ontario. Select award recipients will receive an education grant valued at $3,000. “Bright Lights” Award recipients

MOL Healthcare Sector Plan – Primary Care Webinar Oct. 4

Oct. 4, 2017 Online 1-2 pm

Be prepared! The MOL has initiated their random site inspections of FHTs and CHCs to determine compliance with the OHSA and associated regulations. AFHTO has partnered with Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) to help our members get ready

Webinar: Protecting Personal Health Information

June 26, 2017 Webinar 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Protecting Personal Health Information was presented on Monday, June 26th 2017  by AFHTO and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner  of Ontario (IPC). Protecting Personal Health Information The protection of personal health information while facilitating the effective provision of health care