Members only session
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (with dinner 6:00 -7:00 pm)
Fireside Chat- Ontario Primary Care for the next five years
We are pleased to announce our pre-conference fireside chat - Ontario Primary Care for the next five years with leaders in Ontario’s healthcare system.
We’ve all read the position statements, the white papers, and the latest research, all aiming to provide answers for our ailing system. But the system is complex, no one answer is likely to suffice, and we need to navigate this paper maze to figure the way out. We need clear vision grounded in reality- we need to chart the course for Ontario primary care.
Moderated by AFHTO board member and ED Credit Valley FHT, Rakib Mohammed, this session will be an important opportunity to hear about plans for primary care and the likelihood of these plans coming to fruition. We encourage members to join and to submit questions by Oct. 11, 2023, to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AFHTO23firesidechat.
Registration for the fireside chat and dinner is open – register today as seats are limited!
- Rakib Mohammed – AFHTO board member and ED, Credit Valley FHT
- Beth Cowper-Fung- Clinic Director, Georgina NPLC
- Zahra Ismail - Vice President, Primary Care and Person-Centred Measurement, Ontario Health
- Dr. Danyaal Raza- Faculty Lead for Social Accountability, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto; St Michael's Hospital Academic FHT
Beth Cowper-Fung, Clinic Director, Georgina NPLC
Beth Cowper-Fung is the Clinic Director / Lead Nurse Practitioner for the Georgina Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Sutton Ontario since 2011. The Clinic provides team based primary health care to over 3600 residents of Georgina.
Beth is a member of the Joint Executive Steering Committee of the Southlake Community Ontario Health Team as well as a member of the Primary Care Council. Beth is a also member of the Ontario Health: Primary Care Quality Advisory Committee and the Ministry of Health: Provincial Primary Care Advisory Table. She is a Past President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (2018-19) as well as the Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (2012-13). Beth led the NPLC-NPAO Leadership Network for 25 clinics across Ontario for 6 years
Zahra Ismail - Vice President, Primary Care and Person Centred Measurement, Ontario Health
Zahra Ismail is a results-driven healthcare leader with a track record of building high-functioning teams and implementing complex programs at the provincial level. She is currently the Vice President, Primary Care and Person Centred Measurement at Ontario Health. In this role, she provides strategic oversight and direction for program areas including primary care, patient reported measurement and health equity, and is responsible for the development and implementation of evidence-based, person-centred guidelines, performance measures and best practices.
Dr. Danyaal Raza- Faculty Lead for Social Accountability, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto; St Michael's Hospital Academic FHT
Danyaal is a recipient of the Western University School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Dean's Distinguished Lecture, and in 2021 was named to The Medical Post’s ‘Power List’ as an influential physician voice in Canadian health policy.