COVID-19 Community of Practice

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We have all had to change the way we work in response to COVID-19. Keeping up with new guidance, responding to the changing environment, and navigating uncertainty has become the new normal and at times can be overwhelming. The COVID-19 Community of Practice is a space for family physicians across Ontario to connect and learn from each other during this challenging time.

Approximately once a month, practicing family physicians share their perspectives on COVID-related topics in one-hour long interactive webinars. Each session is recorded and shared after the event.

This COVID-19 Community of Practice is a joint initiative from the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits.The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physician includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+ credits, for up to a total of 26 credits.

Next event: Friday, January 21, 2022

Responding to the Omicron surge

Please join us for the 37th in our series 'Changing the way we work' on Friday, January 21st at 7:55-9:15am. We will hear from a family physician leader from Kingston, Ontario, where Omicron cases first surged about how primary care has responded to system challenges. Our experts will also be sharing updated provincial guidance for the primary care sector, plans for regional clinical assessment centres, and changes to testing, case, and contact management. Please submit your questions at registration to help us plan speaking points. As usual, we will leave lots of time for live Q&A as well.

Panelists
Dr. Elaine Ma, Family Physician, Frontenac Doctors, Kingston, ON, Dr. Allison McGeer, Infectious Disease Specialist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, & Dr. Dan Warshafsky, Senior Medical Consultant at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Co-hosts
Dr. Liz Muggah, OCFP President, Family Physician, Bruyère Family Health Team, Ottawa, ON, & Dr. David Kaplan, Family Physician, North York Family Health Team and Vice President, Quality, Ontario Health, Toronto, ON
Moderator
Dr. Tara Kiran, Fidani Chair of Improvement and Innovation, University of Toronto and Family Physician, St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team, Toronto, ON

   

Self-learning program

As of January 2021, the COVID-19 CoP session materials, including recordings, tools, and resources are available as self-learning modules. 

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits.The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physician includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+ credits, for up to a total of 38 credits.

Access past sessions and the self-learning module 

  

   

Confused about COVID?

Confused about COVID?

DFCM and the Ontario College of Family Physicians have developed the 'Confused about COVID' series, where trusted family doctors answer common patient questions.