AFHTO 2019 Conference: submit your presentation & poster abstracts

March 27, 2019

It’s time to show everyone what you can do.

Present your ideas and initiatives at the AFHTO 2019 Conference:
Health System Integration Built
on the Foundation of Team-Based Primary Health Care

Beautiful green tree with many-branching roots

‘Integration’ may be the word of the day, but primary care teams already embody it. Interprofessional comprehensive care creates a patient medical home that is the foundation for a high-performing health care system.

With The People’s Health Care Act, and the introduction of Ontario Health Teams, team-based primary health care needs to demonstrate how much we truly provide patient-centred care. To do this we need to ask…what if?

What if that little program you’re quietly doing, reducing trips to the ER, relieving patients of unnecessary complications, could spread?
What if your peers in other small towns could learn more from your trial and error and go straight to better outcomes? What if this happened all across Ontario?


It can, if you submit an abstract to present a concurrent session or poster in 6 core themes at the AFHTO 2019 Conference on September 19 & 20, 2019.

AFHTO 2018 panorama

The deadline to submit abstracts for concurrent sessions and posters is April 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Review submission guidelines

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 $50 discount off the conference registration fee. Additional discounts apply for patients presenting at the conference. (Discount doesn’t apply for poster displays.)

Conference key dates:

  • March 27, 2019          Applications for concurrent session and poster abstracts open
  • April 24, 2019             Deadline to submit concurrent session and poster abstract
  • June 2019                   Conference registration opens
  • Sep 19 & 20, 2019      AFHTO 2019 Conference

Do you know anyone with interesting and innovative initiatives to share? Please forward this email to your colleagues, community partners and stakeholders to make sure everyone has an opportunity to present their initiatives.

And don’t forget, the deadline to join a working group is now this Friday, March 29. Come behind the scene and become among the first to learn about new developments in the field, influence conference programming and discover the innovators in your areas of interest.

For more information, you can contact us by phone (647-234-8605) or e-mail (