Past COVID-19 Community of Practice sessions

The COVID-19 Community of Practice is a space for family physicians across Ontario to connect and learn from each other. Approximately once a month, practicing family physicians share their perspectives on COVID-related topics ranging from implementing virtual care, to organizing community collaborations, and supporting patients with mental health and addiction. These one-hour webinars are interactive and questions from participants are answered in real-time where possible. Each session is recorded and shared after the event, including links to notable resources.

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).

Please visit the DFCM events page for upcoming sessions.

Self-learning program

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 80 credits.

To participate in this self-learning:

  • Select the dates/sessions you wish to participate in. You are welcome to complete as many sessions as you wish.
  • Watch the video recording of the live session.
  • Review the session tools and resources.
  • Complete the self-learning post-session activity, click the button below.

Past sessions

Each item below includes session details, the webinar recording and linked resources.

What’s new with COVID-19 and Monkeypox (June 24,2022)

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Panelists:

  • Dr. Allison McGeer, Microbiologist, Infectious Disease Consultant, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Darrell Tan, Infectious Diseases Physician, Clinician Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON

Co-host:

  • 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

Resources

COVID-19 CoP Slide deck (June 24, 2022)

Vaccine effectiveness, Monkeypox, and more (May 27, 2022)

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Panelists

  • Dr. Jeff Kwong, Epidemiologist, Family Physician, Toronto Western Family Health Team, Toronto, ON 
  • Dr. Gerald Evans, Infectious Disease Specialist and Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON 
  • Dr. Daniel Warshafsky, Senior Medical Consultant at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Toronto, ON

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

Resources

COVID-19 CoP Slide Deck (May 27, 2022)

COVID-19 CoP Resource List (May 27, 2022)

COVID-19 CoP Q & A (May 27, 2022)

More on COVID treatment and prevention (May 13, 2022)

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Panelists

  • Dr. Kim McIntosh, Couchiching Ontario Health Team Physician Lead, Orillia, ON 
  • Dr. Zain Chagla, Infectious Disease Physician, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON 
  • Ms. Kristen Watt, Pharmacist, Southampton, ON

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

Resources:

COVID-19 CoP Slide Deck (May 13, 2022)

COVID-19 CoP Resource List (May 13, 2022)

COVID-19 CoP Q & A (May 13, 2022)

All about Paxlovid (April 22, 2022)

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Panelists

  • Dr. Sohal Goyal, Family Physician, West Mississauga Medical, Mississauga, ON
  • Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Pharmacist and Associate Professor, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Waterloo, ON
  •  Dr. Andrew Morris, Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Sinai Health System/University Health Network, Toronto, ON

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

Resources:

COVID-19 CoP Slide Deck (April 22, 2022)

COVID-19 CoP Resource List (April 22, 2022)

COVID-19 CoP In-Session Q&A (April 22, 2022)

Strategies for an equitable recovery and the latest on 4th doses, immunity and more (April 8, 2022)

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Panelists:

  • Mr. Francis Garwe, Chief Executive Officer, Carea Community Health Centre, Ajax, ON
  • Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious Diseases Specialist and General Internist, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Chris Simpson, Cardiologist, Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Executive Vice-President, Medical, Ontario Health, Kingston, ON
  • Dr. David Kaplan, Family Physician, North York Family Health Team and Vice President, Quality, Ontario Health, Toronto, ON

Co-host:

  • 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

Resources

COVID Recovery (March 25, 2022)

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Panelists:

  • Dr. Susy Hota, Infectious Disease Specialist, University Health Network, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Mira Backo-Shannon, Vice President, Clinical Programs and Innovation, Ontario Health, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Arieg Badawi, Family Physician, Kelso Lake Medical Centre, Milton, ON

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

Resources:

From pandemic to endemic? What’s next with COVID (March 4, 2022)

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Panelists:

  • Dr. Allison McGeer, Infectious Disease Specialist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. David Kaplan, Family Physician, North York Family Health Team and Vice President, Quality, Ontario Health, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Kate Miller, Family Physician, Guelph Family Health Team, Guelph, ON

Co-host:

  • Dr. Mekalai Kumanan, Family Physician, Two Rivers Family Health Team, Chief of Family Medicine, President-Elect, Ontario College of Family Physicians, Cambridge, 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

Resources:

The Omicron Aftermath: Post-acute COVID and Physician Wellness (February 18, 2022)

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Panelists:

  • Dr. Ruchi Murthy, Infectious Disease Physician, Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Ashley Verduyn, Family Physician, Chief and Director of Medical Affairs, Providence Health Care, 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

Resources:

Responding to the Omicron surge - Part 2 (February 4, 2022)

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Panelists:

  • Dr. Rosemarie Lall, Family Physician, Platinum Medical FHO Lead, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Edward Etchells, General Internist, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Zain Chagla, Infectious Disease Physician, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

Co-hosts:

  • Dr. Mekalai Kumanan, Family Physician, Two Rivers Family Health Team, Chief of Family Medicine, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, President-Elect, Ontario College of Family Physicians, Cambridge, 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

Resources:

Responding to the Omicron surge (January 21, 2022)

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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

Resources:

Managing COVID-19 in the community (January 7, 2022)

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Panelists:

  • Dr. Derelie Mangin, Family Physician, McMaster Family Health Team, Hamilton and provincial lead, COVID@home program, 
  • Dr. Ullanda Niel, Family Physician, Scarborough Center for Healthy Communities, and member of the Drugs & Biologics Clinical Practice Guidelines Working Group of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, Toronto, ON 
  • Dr. Janine McCready, Infectious Disease Physician, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Dan Warshafsky, Senior Medical Consultant at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Toronto, ON

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

Resources:

*Resources and materials are current as of January 6, 2022 but subject to change due to frequent updated guidance.