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WHO IS OLTCC?
The OLTCC is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2016 to serve Medical Directors, Attending Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants and Pharmacists working in long term care homes in Ontario.
Physicians in Long Term Care provide care in an interdisciplinary setting to an increasingly complex patient
population. We provide this care in a strict regulatory environment that is undergoing continuous 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 “Practical Pearls in Long Term Care” 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 Course 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. 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 feel the increased 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 care. Moreover, we are advocates for the residents and families whom we look after.