In February AFHTO’s Membership Committee and Board approved our 2020 conference themes and program. In March we prepared to announce them and send a call for volunteers but as with everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic overtook our plans. Thank you for your patience as we monitored the situation and made decisions about how it might affect the 2020 Conference, set to take place this October in Toronto.
Based on information from the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Canada, Public Health Ontario, and others, we find we cannot hold the conference in-person as originally planned. Our focus and priority are member and stakeholder safety and well-being.
Last year attendees said they wanted a change so we’re exploring virtual options. Without an in-person component, we can create something new and envision the conference differently. What can it look like without those familiar constraints?
We want to hear from you
We’re working on this right now and we need your help. What do you want to hear more about and how would you like it?
Primary care remains vital as the foundation for the health care system. As you work to keep your patients healthy and out of the emergency department, we know many of you are seeking connection, support, and resources more than ever before. You’ve been checking our COVID-19 resource section, reading our emails and attending our webinars.
With all of this in mind, we feel the AFHTO Conference, with its focus on team-based primary care, is needed now more than ever, in whatever format best serves your needs. So, tell us what you’d like to see.
For our Leadership Triad, AFHTO’s Annual General Meeting will proceed on October 8th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. More information about that, as well as Board recruitment, will be shared shortly.