WHO IS OLTCC?
The OLTCC is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2016 to serve Medical Directors, Attending Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants working in long term care homes in Ontario. OLTCC has taken over membership services and the annual clinical conference previously organized by the Ontario Long Term Care Physicians.
Physicians working in Long Term Care provide care in an interdisciplinary team setting to an increasingly complex patient population. We provide this care in a strict regulatory environment that has recently undergone a massive transformation. Physicians need to know that there is help from their peers when they are faced with difficult issues. The OLTCC provides help and expertise advising members of options and ways to ensure they are providing quality of care for their residents.
The OLTCC’s annual conference “Long Term Care for Practicing Clinicians” is a highly respected conference addressing clinical and administrative issues facing physicians in LTC homes. The format combines plenary sessions with interactive workshops along with opportunities for networking with peers.
The LTC Medical Director Curriculum was successfully launched in 2014 and continues to be offered on an annual basis. This comprehensive course covers the regulatory environment, quality improvement, and leadership and risk management. MainPro C Credits accompany the course. Enrolment for the entire course is open to attending physicians and Medical Directors. In addition, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Physician Assistants may enrol for the quality improvement training.
The opportunity to network with other physicians and Medical Directors is a highlight of the annual conference. The website allows members to not only access relevant clinical information but to contact other physicians with similar practices for information and discussion.
Medical Directors and attending physicians are facing increasing pressure from the Ministry as it implements the new compliance framework based on the LTC Act and regulations. The OLTCC is at the table with the LTC Associations, the MOHLTC, and organizations such as Health Quality Ontario, actively collaborating to improve medical ca