News & Events

Transforming Primary Care for Older Canadians Living with Frailty Webinar

Thu, March 21, 2019

Improving the health of older Canadians means identifying health problems early. It means providing timely support so that manageable concerns do not spiral out of control. And, above all, it means helping health care providers actively engage older patients and their family caregivers as partners in care. Patients want to make informed choices about their health and the care they receive, based on their personal values, preferences and goals, and informed by available evidence.

ECHO Care of the Elderly

Wed, April 10, 2019 - Wed, July 17, 2019

Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is excited to announce Cycle 4 of “Project ECHO Care of the Elderly” (ECHO COE), a telehealth education program with didactic presentations and case-based learning that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults. The sessions run weekly from April 10 – July 17, 2019 on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 PM EST. For more information, please see the attached letter and flyer.

​​​​​​​Financial Webinar Series

Wed, April 17, 2019 - Wed, March 18, 2020
Online webinar
AFHTO will be hosting a financial webinar series starting April 17, 2019 until March 2020. The webinars will be presented by the financial experts at Grant Thornton LLP and are open to: - Board members who may be interested in learning more about their fiduciary responsibilities related to financial management of their primary care organization - Physicians and Nurse Practitioners in leadership positions and who are also board members - Clinic Directors and Executive Directors who want a refresher or update on current trends in financial and risk management - Admin Leads and Finance Managers who want to stay on top of current trends in financial and risk management As Ontario's primary health care system undergoes transformation, these financial webinars will help you to continue to efficiently manage your primary care organization. As a non-AFHTO member, you can register for all six webinars or may opt to select topics of interest. We encourage you to at least have one team member attend the entire webinar series so that you can have access to the recorded sessions for future reference.

A Successful Nurse-led Program in Primary Care for Patients with Chronic Pain Webinar

Thu, April 18, 2019

Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP) presents a serious challenge for Canada with severe social and economic cost.  Chronic pain negatively impacts the quality of life of its sufferers. Individuals living with chronic pain are high users of healthcare services and therefore place a substantial demand on the healthcare system.

Self-management support (SMS) is considered an effective approach to chronic pain management however; the provision of SMS for chronic pain patients faces challenges within primary care facilities in Ontario.