IHP Profession-Based Networking Sessions

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
(Official) Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

For members to virtually meet, mingle and share insights with peers in similar roles from across Ontario. The joint session organized by the IHP Advisory Council will take place in the first hour.

Joint Session 12:30 PM- 1:15 PM

Interprofessional primary care (IPC) teams are ideally equipped to support those populations most at risk of COVID-19, including older adults, and patients with chronic physical and mental health conditions by providing comprehensive and coordinated care. Within this session, the results of a survey describing the state of interprofessional health provider practice within IPC teams during the COVID-19 pandemic survey will be shared. 445 interprofessional health care providers participated in the first phase of this project, through which a change in practice patterns since COVID-19 were noted. Primary care teams have shifted practice and are playing an important key role in supporting individuals during the pandemic. Understanding early experiences can help plan for future pandemic waves.

Catherine Donnelly


Catherine Donnelly is an Associate Professor at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Director of the Health Services and Policy Research Institute at Queen’s University.  She has a cross appointment to the Department of Family Medicine and works one day/week at the Queen’s Family Health Team – Beilleville Site. Her clinical research is focused on team-based primary care with an emphasis on understanding how interprofessional primary care teams can support older adults and individuals with chronic conditions. 



Agendas for each individual session in the second hour will be developed by a fellow IHP.

The following groups and communities of practice will participate and host a networking session:

2. Mental Health and Social Workers    

3. Nurse (RN/RPN)
4. Nurse Practitioner

5. Occupational Therapist
6. Pharmacist
7. Physiotherapist    

8. Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialists (QIDSS)

9. Registered Dietitian
10. Respiratory Therapist


Please note this is subject to change as planning continues.