October 2016

Be Inspired at ASA 2016

Excellence within the Complexity of Primary Care is the theme of ASA 2016 and our opening and closing keynote speakers promise to inspire.

To help kick off the three-day conference is health equity expert Dr. Jeff Turnbull, Chief, Clinical Quality, Health Quality Ontario, who will share his insights about the challenges for primary care in a new era. With an aging population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and an antiquated and overburdened health care system, Dr. Turnbull examines why primary care must be at the centre of any successful changes.

Dr. Mamta Gautam, a psychiatrist specializing in professional health and well-being, will then wrap up the conference on Saturday by sharing her insights into the road to wellness. Highlighting the causes of physician burnout, Dr. Gautam provides strategies to assist in preventing it and how physician resilience is the key to enhancing health-care quality.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 54th ASA – November 24 to 26 in Toronto. ASA is a great time to earn up to half of your required annual certified credits through high-quality, peer-reviewed and accredited educational sessions, and you can connect with colleagues from across Ontario.

Visit www.ocfp.on.ca/asa to learn more and register.

This year’s Grey Cup is taking place the same weekend so hotels are booking up quickly. Book before October 20 to take advantage of the reduced room rate at the Fairmont Royal York. Booking information, including rates and discount codes are available on the ASA website.
photo of ASA 2016 Keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Turnbull
Dr. Jeff Turnbull speaks about Health and Healthcare For All: The Challenge For Primary Care in a New Era on Nov. 24.
photo of ASA 2016 Keynote speaker Dr. Mamta Gautum
Dr. Mamta Gautam shares insights into Physician Health: A Key Driver of Excellence in Patient Care on Nov. 26.

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