Tectonic shifts: rebuilding primary care in a new world
Before 2020, anyone with experience in Ontario’s healthcare system thought they knew what change meant. Whole system transformations with their related policy, system and practice implications were a matter of course, including the (still) recent introduction of Ontario Health Teams.
Now such changes seem almost a lifetime ago. COVID-19 has shifted our priorities with a focus on how to support our patients and our teams in new ways of delivering care.
Primary care has risen to the challenge, but the ground is still shifting, and the future is uncertain. Interprofessional teams need to cross newly opened chasms to ensure they continue to provide patients and communities the care they require, all while they renew team dynamics to strengthen the foundation on which patient care rests. In short, we need to rebuild primary care for this new world.
Concurrent Session and Poster Abstract Submissions– Extended to July 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM
It’s time to highlight primary care.
Present your ideas and initiatives at the AFHTO 2020 Conference.
The deadline to submit abstracts for concurrent sessions and posters is now July 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT).
- Review submissions guidelines and tips
- Review conference theme descriptions
- Download the submission form template to start your draft now
- Submit your abstract online
Reduced registration fee for concurrent session presenters: For each approved concurrent session, up to 2 presenters will each be granted a discount off the conference registration fee (now available). Additional discounts apply for patients presenting at the conference. (Discount doesn’t apply for poster displays.)
Registration opens August 2020. Fees now available.
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities
Increase your corporate visibility with leaders from primary care organizations across Ontario by sponsoring or exhibiting at the AFHTO 2020 Conference. The sponsorship prospectus is available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Conference key dates (updated)*:
- July 31, 2020: Deadline for concurrent session, poster and Bright Lights submissions
- August 2020: Conference registration opens
- October 8-9, 2020: AFHTO 2020 Conference
* The conference date is set but all other dates are subject to change as needed.
Future AFHTO Conferences:
For the forward planners, AFHTO’s conference dates for future years are listed below.
- October 5-6, 2021
- October 12-13, 2022