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CPD Advisory Committee

Providing quality continuing education and best practice resources

The ACFP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Advisory Committee is engaged and responsive to emerging trends in the development and delivery of CPD opportunities for family physicians in Alberta. The Committee provides support to the College’s CPD initiatives that promote the role family physicians play in delivering the highest quality care to patients and their communities across Alberta. The committee operates in an advisory capacity by providing recommendations to the Executive Director and ACFP Board.

Other responsibilities of the committee are:

  • To review regular updates on the CFPC’s Mainpro+ certification and credit reporting platforms, and to provide advice for the advancement of adherence to CFPC certification requirements to ensure family physicians, and educational programming developed for family physicians, meet the CFPC’s high standards for medical education and training.
  • To advocate and encourage research that will inform the discipline of family medicine and strengthen family medicine education.

The two operational committees which fall under the CPD Advisory Committee are the Family Medicine Summit (Summit) Planning Committee and the Virtual Education Committee.

Become a Member

We are are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • At least one, but up to three Members-at-Large

How to Apply
Email your application to Please include a letter of interest (250 words max) and a summary of your experience or a copy of your CV.

Committee Members

  • Dr. Helen Cuddihy (Chair), Edmonton
  • Dr. Mobina Chaudhry, Fort McMurray
  • Dr. Divya Garg (Family Medicine Summit Representative), Calgary
  • Dr. Islam Elawadly, Swan Hills
  • Dr. Chris Le, Edmonton
  • Dr. Tania Lemay, Calgary
Helen Cuddihy
Mobina Chaudhry
Islam Elawadly
Divya Garg
Family Medicine Summit Representative
Chris Le
Tania Lemay

Terms of Reference

The Continuing Professional Development Advisory Committee is an operational committee of the ACFP.


This Committee engages and responds to emerging trends in the development and delivery of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for family physicians in Alberta; provides support to the College’s CPD initiatives that promote the role family physicians play in delivering the highest quality care to patients and their communities across Alberta; and provides recommendations to the Executive Director and ACFP Board.

Dr. Helen Cuddihy

I am a family physician at Saint Thomas Community Health Centre in Bonnie Doon. My area of practice is children, adolescent, and women’s health with a focus on mental health. My research interest are competency assessment and physician health.

I volunteer to serve on the CPD Advisory Committee as I am passionate about evidence based education and quality learning opportunities.

What I value about the ACFP is that it works with family physicians to maintain the quality and uniqueness of our profession. I am proud to be part of such a wonderful organization.

Dr. Mobina Chaudhry

Committee Member

I’m Dr. Mobina Chaudhry. Since graduating from the University of Alberta in 2007, I have practised in Fort McMurray for the last 11 years. My passion is women’s health: running low risk Obstetrics, contraceptive clinic, IUCD insertions, and endometrial biopsy. I am Site Co-Director of the Fort McMurray residency program, so teaching is a passion as well. I enjoy living in Alberta.

I volunteered to be a member of the CPD Advisory Committee because learning is an ongoing process, and I love education. I value being part of professional learning development group.

What I value the most about the ACFP are its events, conferences, and learning materials. The ACFP is the voice of Albertan physicians.

Dr. Islam Elawadly

I’m Dr. Islam Elawadly and I am a family physician from Egypt, having just started my career in rural Alberta. I joined our team in the hope that I can transfer my passion for rural medicine to current residents and doctors in their first years of practice. 

I completed my family medicine training at Nasser Educational Hospital and Institute in Cairo, Egypt, in 2008. I received my Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK in 2012. Continuity of care and advocating for patients is what family practice means to me. I posses great emergency skills and provide excellent hospital care. My experience in working with Primary Care Networks and teaching medical students are added bonuses. Previously, I worked as a family and emergency room physician in Dubai for eight years.

Dr. Divya Garg

Dr. Divya Garg is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Calgary, Department of Family Medicine. She has completed an Academic Fellowship in Family Medicine and Master of Clinical Science Program through Western University. 

She is the Site Medical Lead at the South Health Campus Family Medicine Teaching Clinic. Along with teaching residents and medical students, she has a special interest in Continuing Professional Development and also chairs the CPD committee for the Department of Family Medicine. 

Additionally, she holds the role of Faculty Advocate Against Mistreatment for Undergraduate Medical Program. In this role, she serves as a confidential resource for students who have experienced mistreatment.

Dr. Chris Le

I’m Dr. Chris Le, a family physician who did community and rural medicine locum work in British Columbia before moving home to Edmonton. I am now growing my family medicine practice and am teaching with the University of Alberta. Outside of work, I’m often reading books or listening to podcasts. I make time to keep active in the gym with weightlifting and at the hockey rink as a goalie.

I volunteered to serve on the CPD Advisory Committee because continuing medical education programs helped build my clinical confidence in my first five years of practice, and now it’s an opportunity to contribute back into the areas that shaped how I do medicine.

What I value the most about the work of the ACFP is that the ACFP consistently produces high-quality content for family physicians so that we can deliver the care that we want to provide for our patients, so I like that I’m working alongside leaders in our profession.

Dr. Tania Lemay

I am Dr. Tania Lemay. I have been practising over 20 years and have had a varied career in both the international and national setting. Over the years, I have had a special interest in public health, in particular HIV research, travel medicine, refugee health, and recently indigenous health.

I serve on the CPD Advisory Committee which aims to provide online CPD resources to members and inform the planning of CPD events and build on the existing work of the ACFP. In 2021, I joined the Summit Planning Committee.

I am a proud member of the ACFP which has been a strong voice in representing family physicians in Alberta and in furthering primary care.