COVID-19 Community of Practice

DFCM and OCFP logoWe 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, June 18, 2021 

Getting to herd immunity: addressing children, confidence, and complacency

Please join us for the twenty-fifth in our series 'Changing the way we work' on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 8:00-9:00am (ET). With more than 70% of eligible Ontarians vaccinated with their first dose, we have a lot to celebrate. How can we continue to increase this percentage and achieve herd immunity? At our next session, we will be continuing our discussion about the COVID-19 vaccines with a deeper dive into vaccinating in children and youth, hear about which Ontarians are yet to receive a first dose, and discuss how we can address those experiencing complacency or a lack of confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jeff Kwong, Epidemiologist, Family Physician, Toronto Western Family Health Team, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Nisha Thampi, Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician, IPAC Medical Director, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, ON
  • Other TBD

Co-hosts:

  • Dr. David Kaplan, Family Physician, North York Family Health Team and Chief, Clinical Quality, Ontario Health, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Liz Muggah, OCFP President, Family Physician, Bruyère Family Health Team, Ottawa, 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.

 

Upcoming Sessions

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