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Month: March 2018

Mainpro+ Manual and Video Tips

Mainpro+ User Manual Mainpro+® (Maintenance of Proficiency) is the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) program designed to support and promote continuing professional development (CPD) for family physicians. The Mainpro+ Manual is aconcise resource that will guide you through everything you need to know about earning and reporting credits in Mainpro+. Developed based on…

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Research Showcase: 2018 Recap

One of the most valued opportunities in Alberta for primary care and family medicine researchers to share their projects–the ACFP’s What’s Up Doc? Research Showcase–was held on March 2, 2018 in Banff, AB. The selection process for abstracts is very competitive and often sees over 50 research abstracts submitted each year. In 2018, a total of…

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Making “Cents” of Travel Vaccines

Oral Cholera Vaccine for Traveler’s Diarrhea Prophylaxis While we might be through the worst of winter, many Albertans still have vacations planned for the upcoming months. What do you do when patients ask what vaccines they should get prior to traveling, and should you recommend the oral cholera vaccine to prevent traveler’s diarrhea? Though diarrhea…

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Financial Freedom for the (Young) Family Physician

Answering Your Tax Questions One of the focuses of the ACFP’s First Five Years in Practice (FFYP) Committee this year is to empower our membership with skills to achieve financial independence. As a member of the FFYP Committee, I have been asked to review the Federal Tax changes for the benefit of the ACFP membership….

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Leadership Is About the “Little Things”

  Read the full March eNews and President’s Message. “It takes team, grit, determination, and perseverance. If you trust in your people, and equally importantly, they trust you, amazing things can happen.” Darby Allen, Former Fire Chief, Fort McMurray, Alberta (Keynote, 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly) As in emergency response, leadership in family medicine is not…

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Opioid Response Grant Announced

Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative Alberta has dedicated $56 million towards urgent actions to address the opioid crisis, including $30 million dedicated to recommendations made by the Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission. Of the $30 million, $9.5 million provincial grant (over three years) has been established for primary health care. The grant will support…

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Meet Your Newest Board Members

Dr. Anila Ramaliu, MD MSc CCFP Director-at-Large (Term ending AMM 2021) Dr. Anila Ramaliu is a practicing Family Physician in Calgary and a graduate of training programs in Family Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine from the University of Calgary. She holds a Master of Sciences in Health Research and has been involved both…

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2018 Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Drugs Guide – Revision Made to Page 14 (Testosterone Replacement)

In Canada, prescription medications are the second most costly component of health care, upwards of $29 billion per year. These costs largely reflect the treatment of chronic medical conditions predominantly cared for by family physicians, including heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and depression. The ACFP is pleased to share with you the annual Price Comparison of…

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