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.

Every 2 to 3 weeks, hear updates from experts on the latest COVID evidence and policy and connect with fellow family physicians on practical ways to innovate and address COVID challenges on the ground. Sessions are highly interactive and designed based on attendee questions. Each session is recorded and shared after the event along with the session slides, resources, and FAQ.

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).

The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physicians is a one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program that has been certified for up to a total of 32 credits.

December 16, 2022

Virtual Care and Pandemic Reflections

Please join us for the 54th in our series “Changing the way we work” on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 7:55-9:15 am.  We will reflect on the important role family physicians have taken during the pandemic by discussing some of the evidence summarized in the 3-part Ontario Science Table briefs on primary care. We’ll discuss practical strategies for integrating virtual care in your office given where we are in the pandemic and the new changes in billing. As usual, we’ll provide an update on COVID & respiratory and answer your questions related to vaccines, variants, treatment and more. Please submit your questions at registration to help us plan the session.

Dr. Zain Chagla, Infectious Disease Physician, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Dr. Kevin Samson, Family Physician, East Wellington Family Health Team, Rockwood, ON
Dr. Mekalai Kumanan, OCFP President, Family Physician, Two Rivers Family Health Team, Chief of Family Medicine, Cambridge, ON Dr. Liz Muggah, Senior Clinical Advisor, Primary Care, Ontario Health; Family Physician, Bruyère Family Health Team, Ottawa  
Dr. Tara Kiran, Fidani Chair of Improvement and Innovation, University of Toronto and Family Physician, St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team, Toronto, ON Dr. Ali Damji, Division Head, Primary Care, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, 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 80 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.