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.

October 6, 2023

Update on COVID-19, influenza and RSV vaccines

Please join us for the 66th in our series “Changing the way we work” on Friday October 6, 2023, at 7:55-9:00 amIn this session, we provide updates on the COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccines building on information provided in our last session. We will also discuss the latest on COVID-19 testing and treatment. We will hear from Ontario Health on plans for a system response during a potential fall surge. As usual, we will have lots of time for Q&A. We appreciate you submitting these at registration to help us plan the session.

Dr. Zain Chagla, Co-Medical Director Infection Control and Head of Infectious Diseases Service, Infectious Disease Physician, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON 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. Ali Damji, Division Head, Primary Care, Trillium Health Partners and Family Physician, Credit Valley Family Health Team, 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