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Conference Program

Program (September 12-13, 2024)
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Streams
Using AI in Innovative Technologies in Community-Based Clinics
Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology
Finding the Joy in Medicine

Morning Sessions


8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

This keynote address and discussion will focus on the transformation journey ahead for clinicians including technology adoption, the role of AI, training, and how this evolution could unfold for clinicians and Canadians.

Presented by Jimmy Yang, Managing Director, Canadian Health Industry Leader & Co-Chair, Global Health Strategy Council, Accenture



10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

At the end of this session, participants will explore the transformative potential of AI Large Language Models (LLMs), focusing on practical applications for clinical workflows and data management. The session will focus on how AI LLMs can be leveraged to generate custom clinical templates, data mining within the EMR, and understanding the power and limits of AL LLMs as a tool.

Presented by Ian Pun, MD, Family Physician, Rouge Valley FHO, Scarborough

Using AI in Innovative Technologies in Community-Based Clinics



10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

In this session, participants will understand the true value in bringing together a community of local primary care providers with a passion for digital health innovations. Glean transferable insights to build your own digital health community of practice.

Presented by Jeremy Chad, MD, MD, MSc, CCFP, Primary Care Digital Co-Lead, North York Toronto Health Partners

Finding the Joy in Medicine



10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

This presentation provides an update on critical legal and compliance issues for physicians. It provides practical guidance on ensuring patient privacy in primary care settings, and new 2024 physician obligations for safeguarding sensitive patient information.

Presented by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OntarioMD

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology



11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

At the end of this session, participants will gain valuable insights demonstrating how an innovative approach to using widely available digital tools and incorporating them into their workflow can streamline clinic operations while enhancing patient care and experiences. This session will discuss digital tools such as patient messaging, EMR data mining, Document management.

Presented by Iris Gorfinkel, MD, PrimeHealth Clinical Research

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology


Afternoon Sessions


1:35 - 2:15 p.m.

In this session, explore emerging tools that enhance daily clinical decision making related to mental health. The session will focus on the Evidence2Practice (E2P) tool for anxiety disorders and major depression in adults, its support for primary care clinicians and lessons learned from its initial implementation phase.

Presented by Dr. Trish Rawn, Clinical Service Director, Centre for Effective Practice (CEP), Sharon Bal, MD, Family Physician, Lead of the Delta Coronation FHO, and Dr. Angela Coderre-Ball, Project Manager, Evidence2Practice Ontario, Centre for Effective Practice (CEP)

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology


Morning Sessions


8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Presented by The Hon. Jane Philpott, Former Minister of Health, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University

Known as a changemaker with impeccable integrity, the Honourable Jane Philpott lives to serve the greater public good. Her desire to create a healthier, more just world has been the driving force throughout her career which has seen her work as a family doctor in West Africa and Ontario, as a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister, a health sciences academic, and a daring leader. As a driving force behind the national conversation on improving access to primary health care, she delivers compelling talks on building a healthier future for Canada.



10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

This session will see attendees learn how the implementation of a cervical screening toolbar can help reduce delays and close the care gap. It will also discuss how effective and timely cervical screening, follow-up, and treatment is critical to positively impacting women’s health.

Presented by Rebecca Wray, MD, Family Physician, Regional Primary Care and Cancer Screening Lead, Central East Regional Cancer Program, and Shannon Bourke, Director, Regional Programs, Central East Regional Cancer Program

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology


At the end of this session, participants can evaluate how AI scribes help alleviate the burden of documentation, empower them to work more efficiently, and enhance patient outcomes. Attendees will learn about integration and functionality of AI scribes within clinical settings to optimize workflow. This session will include a live encounter demonstration.

Presented by OntarioMD Physician Peer Leader

Using AI in Innovative Technologies in Community-Based Clinics



10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

In this session, attendees will be able to assess and learn about the effective integration of scheduling, communication and EMR systems to streamline pediatric healthcare delivery. They will be able to identify advanced scheduling and SMS alerts that can enhance patient access, reduce no show rates, and improve overall clinic efficiency. The session will also explore the future of integrating digital health tools including the impact on patient care, staff workflows, and inter-provider communication.

Presented by Kelley Zwicker, MD, OMD Specialist Physician Peer Leader, and Sean Keerkland, Systems & Software, East Ottawa Kids Care Clinic & Kids Come First

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology



10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

At the end of this session, participants will gain valuable insights into leveraging various digital tools and incorporating them into their workflow for streamlined operations and enhanced patient experiences. This session will discuss digital tools such as online booking, eForms, patient portals, eVisit, and virtual visits.

Presented by OntarioMD Clinic Manager Peer Leader

Finding the Joy in Medicine



11:25 - 11:55 a.m.

In this session, learn about the free, point-of-care for preventive care for older people (PCOP) tool from the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP). By easily integrating with TELUS PS Suite Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and facilitating the latest evidence into practice, it can help clinicians provide fulsome preventive care for aging patients. Health behaviours (physical/sedentary activity, social isolation, loneliness), fall prevention, cardiovascular health, cancer screening, fragility fractures, immunizations and more will be discussed.

Presented by Amy Freedman MD, CCFP (COE), FCFP, Family Physician, St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team and Baycrest, and Makayla Gomes, MHIS, BHSc, Project Coordinator, Centre for Effective Practice (CEP)

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology


This presentation will help primary care physicians make informed decisions about integrating artificial intelligence (AI) scribe applications into their practices. It will review the fundamentals of AI, including legal, privacy, and security considerations that apply to your practices. It will also address privacy challenges and provide practical advice for responsible patient care.

Presented by Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OntarioMD

Using AI in Innovative Technologies in Community-Based Clinics


Short Snappers

The short snappers will feature new innovations your colleagues are using to help reduce admin burden and enhance patient care. These four sessions will run for ten minutes each with five minutes for questions.

11:25 - 11:40 a.m.

In this session, learn about how online appointment booking (OAB) will replace standard methods like phone, fax, and traditional mail. Hear how aggregating OABs into a Jurisdictional Scheduler, with a single patient access point, could simplify appointment tracking for patients and allow physicians to continue maintaining their own systems.

Presented by Jonathan Marcus, MD, Primary Care Physician, Empower Health

Short Snappers



11:40 - 11:55 a.m.

In this session, explore the benefits of blending agile methodologies into a team-based practice. Gain knowledge of tools that optimize workflows, enhance team collaboration, support continuous quality improvement and improve the patient experience, at the same time.

Presented by Antonio Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, Relay Care

Short Snappers



12:05 - 12:20 p.m.

In this session, discover how AI tools can save you time by completing routine (yet essential) tasks in clinic workflows. Hear results from pilot studies and real-world applications on the value of streamlining tasks, including task/tickler and inbound fax processing, to fulfill more value-added work and reclaim time for you and clinic staff.

Presented by Shane Teper, MD, Chief Medical Officer, WaiveTheWait, and Shreyansh Anand, Chief Executive Officer, WaiveTheWait

Short Snappers



12:20 - 12:35 p.m.

In this session, hear about our health-care system inefficiencies, the common causes, potential solutions, and suggestions for physicians on maximizing productivity.

Presented by Omar Gheriani, MD, President, Dr. Inbox

Short Snappers


Afternoon Sessions


12:05 - 12:35 p.m.

Presented by Reza Talebi, MD, Senior Manager, Practice Management and Education, OntarioMD, and Ryan Banach, MD CCFP FCFP, Lead Physician, Norfinch FHO Lead, Family Medicine Early Career Supports, Office of Health System Partnership Department of Family and Community Medicine Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology



12:05 - 12:35 p.m.

In this session, attendees will learn about the Provider Asthma Assessment Form (PAAF), a digital tool that supports adherence with evidence-based asthma guidelines. The session will focus on how use of this e-form within your practice enables high-quality documentation, performance measurement, and quality improvement. We will demonstrate the functionality of the embedded severe asthma algorithm and decision support. Lastly, we will highlight results and lessons learned from implementation in a primary healthcare team.

Presented by Alison Morra, Research Associate/Registered Nurse, and Matheson McFarlene, MSc Candidate, Translational Medicine, Queen's University, Asthma Research Unit

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology



1:30 - 2:05 p.m.

In this session, participants will hear insights from The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids Hospital) on designing, implementing, and optimizing a remote care management (RCM) program for paediatric patients. Using concrete examples of how to use app-based educational and monitoring parameters for patients at home, the session will illustrate the value of an RCM program in optimizing the patient and provider experience.

Presented by Daniel Rosenfield, MD and Co-Lead, Virtual Care, Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Sick Kids Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto; and Ashley Graham, Senior Clinical Manager, Digital and Virtual Care, Sick Kids Hospital

Finding the Joy in Medicine



2:05 - 2:35 p.m.

In this session, learn how physicians in all health-care settings can use data from Ontario Health practice reports to improve patient outcomes. The session will share details of the learning modalities that support data usage for quality improvement (QI) and expand on future opportunities as the evolution of primary care data reports continues.

Presented by Stacey Bar-Zig, Manager, Clinical Quality Improvement, Ontario Health, and Aiman Hameedi, Senior Quality Improvement Specialist, Ontario Health

Enhancing Patient Care Using Technology




Coaching Workshops

Available on Day One and Day Two (September 12-13, 2024)

Get individual Peer Leader coaching with a Peer Leader who uses your EMR.  Peer Leaders can provide support and advice on how to best utilize your EMR and other digital health tools to enhance your office workflow and ease administration burden. Peer Leader appointments can be booked and limited slots are available.


Available on Day Two (September 13, 2024)

These semi-private (up to 2 people at each table) coaching sessions are designed to provide you with a practical approach and guidance on leveraging your practice data and other available data sources to create and implement a Practice Improvement Plan. These sessions will be beneficial to any clinicians and their staff who are working on their quality improvement projects, including CPSO QI initiatives. The sessions are limited in availability.


Available on Day Two (September 13, 2024)

These 75-minute round table workshops will allow you to learn from OntarioMD Peer Leaders in a group environment. Ask Questions, network with other colleagues who are dealing with similar workflows. Get tips and tricks to improve practice efficiency and ease administrative burden. Peer Leaders using Accuro EMR, OSCAR PRO and PS Suite EMR will be accessible to you.



* = Session times coming soon