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.

February 23, 2024

COVID-19 and Measles Updates, and Supporting Primary Care

Please join us for the 72nd in our series “Changing the way we work” on Friday February 23, 2024. In this session, an infectious disease expert will provide updates on COVID-19, other circulating respiratory viruses, and the rising rate of measles infections.  We will also hear from Ontario Health about their role in primary care and the work they are doing to help coordinate and support primary health care in Ontario. The main program will be held from 7:55-9:00am, with time for additional Q&A until 9:15am. We appreciate you submitting questions at registration to help us plan the session.

Dr. Megan Devlin, Infectious Disease Physician, St. Joseph's Health Care and London Health Sciences Centre; Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Western University, London, Ontario Dr. Elizabeth Muggah, Senior Clinical Advisor, Primary Care, Population Health and Value-based Health Systems, Ontario Health
Dr. Mekalai Kumanan, OCFP President, Family Physician, Two Rivers Family Health Team, Chief of Family Medicine, Cambridge Memorial Hospital,  Cambridge, ON 
Dr. Eleanor Colledge, CPD Program Director, University of Toronto and Family Physician, South East Toronto 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 80 credits

Access past sessions and the self-learning module