Exchange EXPO
Enjoy a day of education and engagement where you’ll get to meet various Advantages and industry vendors, network with colleagues from across Ontario, and attend a wide range of engaging seminars. Plus, with preferred hotel rates and exclusive tickets to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on the New York Yankees the evening prior, it’s a great excuse to plan a trip to Toronto!
Exchange EXPO
Enjoy a day of education and engagement where you’ll get to meet various Advantages and industry vendors, network with colleagues from across Ontario, and attend a wide range of engaging seminars. Plus, with preferred hotel rates and exclusive tickets to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on the New York Yankees the evening prior, it’s a great excuse to plan a trip to Toronto!
  • Hotel Info and Guide to Toronto


    Hilton Toronto Hotel - 145 Richmond St. West, Toronto, ON


    To reserve a room at the Hilton Toronto Hotel, at the preferred rate of $249 single or double occupancy, please call 416.869.3456 or 1.800.267.2281 and note you are with the OMA conference. You can also book online at: Hilton Toronto Website


    The deadline for reservations at the preferred rate is May 2, 2017. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis only.

  • Toronto Blue Jays Game:

    Mark your calendar night before! Come out to the OMA Exchange EXPO Evening Social Event with Toronto Blue Jays.

    Spend the evening in the company of your colleagues at an exclusive and unique experience with the Toronto Blue Jays. Cheer on the Jays as they kick off a four-game series against the New York Yankees from the privacy and comfort of one of the Rogers Centre luxury suites!

    Tickets are first come, first served, and can be purchased when registering for the OMA Exchange EXPO. Reserve your tickets today!


    Thursday June 1, 2017


    7:07 p.m.


    New York Yankees


    Rogers Centre, Toronto


    • $150 - Assigned Stadium Seating (cap of 100)
    • $100 - Standing Room with available bar stools and couches (cap of 200)

    Tickets include a complimentary buffet and soft drinks, and access to a cash bar exclusive to the box.

    Additional details and tips to ensure everyone has a fun night!

    • This is a special event for OMA members. Members are welcome to bring family and friends but MUST attend with them – no exceptions.
    • Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests.
    • Assigned seating is only available to those having purchased the assigned seating ticket option
    • Please be advised that there will be no refunds once tickets have been issued.

  • Sponsors:

    If you’re interested in sponsoring the OMA Exchange EXPO, learn more from our Vendor Prospectus! If you’re ready to become a vendor, please download and complete one of the following Request Forms: Advantages Partner Vendors | Other External Vendors

Please note that cancellations and associated refunds can be issued if necessary for both OMA Exchange EXPO tickets and Toronto Blue Jays tickets up until Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please email or call 1.800.268.7215, ext. 3028 to initiate a cancellation.

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Better Together – The Five Fundamentals of Civility:
Dr. Michael Kaufmann

High quality professional comportment is essential for healthcare teams to function effectively. Physician incivility, often revealed at times of tension, can cause stress, distress and poor productivity in co-workers of all kinds. On the other hand, civil behaviour results in positive social interactions. Civility amongst colleagues is associated with lower rates of professional burnout. Civil collegial relationships create comfortable and energizing workplaces with lower turnover rates and higher worker satisfaction. Everyone, including patients, benefits from civil professional behaviour. In this workshop fundamental aspects of civility in the healthcare workplace and culture along with strategies to respond in a positive manner to instances of everyday incivility will be explored.

Peak Performance:
Dr. Joy Albuquerque & Mr. Ted Bober

This workshop will introduce participants to the field of peak performance. In this workshop we will explore the specifics of peak performance training and mental readiness that can be used in the many demanding situations in medicine. Practical exercises combined with group discussion will ensure participants comprehend specific mental readiness skills such as: focused attention, distraction control and visualization and managing adversity through mindfulness.

Best Billing Practices for Primary Care:
Dr. Ryan Banach

Are you currently practicing in a Primary Care Model and would like to learn more about billing? This seminar reviews Q codes, preventative care bonuses, comprehensive care obligations and much more.

Strengthening Communication - Engaging in Dialogue:
Ms. Glennie Mercer

Physicians assume many roles in through their career and in their communities. Sometimes these roles take the shape of informal coaching relationships and mentorships that develop organically as physicians connect with colleagues at different career stages. During this session, physicians can provide each other with insight about their own experiences, encouragement and inspiration. Through a combination of didactic elements and breakout sessions physicians will become aware of their own communication style and identify opportunities for change.

A New & Effective Approach to Work/Life Balance For Physicians:
Dr. Alan Roadburg

Learn how to maximize personal satisfaction through your work and leisure careers, and ultimately into retirement. This unique yet simple approach, includes insights, strategies, and step-by-step instructions to enhance satisfaction in all spheres of life.

Physician Health: Context, Concepts and Strategic Planning in Your Health Care Organization:
Dr. Caroline Gerin-Lajoie

In recent years, the health care environment has been subject to multiple changes and tensions driven by economic pressures, generational and demographic changes, increasing complexity and volumes of patients, technology, and competency-based education. These factors are challenging physicians and health care leaders to review and improve the models of health care delivery. It is therefore crucial that physicians protect and enhance their health, while the medical system is undergoing such significant change and transformation.

This session will review physician health in the context of recent political, economic, demographic and educational changes. We will highlight related concepts such Quadruple Aim, Quality and Safety, Engagement, Resiliency, and discuss how they can be linked to creating and implementing a Physician Health Strategic Plan in your organization.

Medicine & Social Media - Can They Really Work Together?:
Ms. Lee Godfrey

You may have a web site for your practice (or not…), but what about Facebook, or LinkedIn, or any of the other platforms that are so frequently mentioned? Have you got the feeling that all your colleagues are using social media and you wonder if you should be using it too? Are you worried that it’s going to be a massive headache, with no justifiable reward? In this interactive, one-hour session, Lee Godfrey, Managing Director, internet : intelligence inc. will provide information on some of the common tools that are out there and that some physicians are successfully and safely using.

Business Side of Medicine:
Dr. Richard Tytus

The purpose of this program is to provide a business overview to Ontario physicians on concepts required to operate efficient practices. The program explores tools to measure office efficiency and useful strategies for controlling expenses. In doing so, physicians will be able to better manage the work they do, further ensuring their focus and time is dedicated to patient care.

Healthcare Digital Transformation: Enhance Clinical Communication Across the Primary Care Ecosystem:
James Kavanaugh MD, Medical Director and Katie LeMoyne, Director Transformation Services - TELUS

Electronic medical record (EMR) adoption has reached 77% across primary care providers in Canada. These providers capture clinical information, including a patient’s problem list, medications, test results, and encounter notes, electronically, however they continue to rely on dated methods, including mail, fax and hand delivery by patients, to exchange clinical information with other members of a patient’s care team. The enablement of electronic clinical communication across all primary care providers will improve care coordination and reduce barriers to timely access to healthcare for Canadians.

The Connected EMR: Increasing Clinical Value – App by App:
Roy Wyman MD, Physician Peer Leader OntarioMD

This session will discuss how the powerful combination of seamless access to lab results, medical record and diagnostic imaging reports, eNotifications, and eConsults through certified EMRs combined with the patient data collected by the family practice, has enabled physicians to enhance patient care like never before. This session will also discuss what the future holds for EMRs in Ontario.