AFHTO 2023 Conference: fireside chat and networking

September 27, 2023
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Fireside Chat- Ontario Primary Care for the next five years

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Dr. Danyaal Raza- Faculty Lead for Social Accountability, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto; St Michael's Hospital Academic FHT
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Beth Cowper-Fung- Clinic Director, Georgina NPLC
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Zahra Ismail - Vice President, Primary Care and Person-Centred Measurement, Ontario Health

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.

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 Find out more.

Register before Oct. 3!

Networking+ sessions

Time and time again, we hear one of the things you love the most about the conference is the opportunity to catch up with your peers. This year we have spots available for these professions, and social workers, there’s a special session for you!

And now, a message from our closing plenary speaker, Nina Spencer

Good day AFHTO Annual Conference attendees!

I'm delighted to deliver the closing plenary at your annual AFHTO Conference on October 25th: Many Hands, One Goal: Five everyday personal practices to elevate team-based success. To maximize my keynote's value, I'm keen to know more about the challenges that you've faced of late—and your hopes for the future of your work environment.

Would you be open to a few minutes of telephone chat? With four weeks still to go, I have time to further customize my presentation based on your candid, thoughtful input (held in confidence): 416-588-3334. Alternatively, feel free to email me with your reflections at: But, if possible, I'd love to hear your voice as you share, so a real time, spontaneous telephone chat would be terrific!

Thanks kindly for your consideration. I so look forward to meeting you next month, and being of speaker service,


* P. S. I'd be grateful for your input by Sunday, October 22nd.


  • Sessions filling up - some concurrent sessions are nearly full. If you’ve already registered and haven’t picked your sessions yet, don’t hesitate- do it now before your preferred session is gone!
  • Reminder- we have volunteer opportunities onsite for deeply discounted registration, such as registration desk (for 50% off your fee), attendee assistance at breakfast and lunch and wayfinding. Email us for more information.

Conference Highlights:


Patients and students welcome! For general information, you can visit our conference page

We look forward to seeing you at the AFHTO 2023 Conference!