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Family Medicine Summit

Planning Committee

Connect. Learn. Celebrate

Since 1955, the ACFP has hosted its Family Medicine Summit (Summit) for doctors to share knowledge and collaborate with their peers.

The philosophical basis of the conference is a forum for family physicians by family physicians. The Summit Planning Committee is responsible for the development and delivery of the ACFP’s Summit program.

Committee Members

Dr. Divya Garg (Chair), Calgary
Dr. Lily Chen, Leduc
Dr. Genelle Dingeldein, Grande Prairie
Dr. Kaili Hoffart, Leduc
Dr. Brenden Kunimoto, Edmonton
Dr. Tania Lemay, Calgary
Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw, Pincher Creek
Dr. Adam Shumate, Calgary

Photo from Summit 2022:
Left to Right: Dr. Adam Shumate, Dr. Carolyn Nowry, Dr. Tania Lemay, Dr. Janet Craig, Dr. Genelle Dingeldein, Dr. Kaili Hoffart, Dr. Divya Garg.

Our Team

Divya Garg
Lily Chen
Genelle Dingeldein
Kaili Hoffart
Brenden Kunimoto
Tania Lemay
Cathy Scrimshaw
Adam Shumate

Terms of Reference

The Summit Planning Committee is an operational committee of the ACFP. The Summit, held in the late winter/early spring of each year, provides a forum for continuous learning and sharing of best practices on a broad variety of clinical topics that are timely and relevant to family physicians practising in a wide range of settings. The philosophical basis of the conference is that the Summit program is conceived for family physicians by family physicians.


This Committee is responsible for the development and delivery of the ACFP’s Family Medicine Summit (Summit) CPD program. Download the Summit Planning Committee Terms of Reference.

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. Lily Chen

I’m Dr. Lily Chen and I have been practising both Family and Emergency medicine in Leduc, Alberta, for 10 years. I work with a dedicated staff in a growing, vibrant community serving a diversified patient-base. In addition to my commitment to serving my community, as a physician, I also enjoy the thrills and challenges of medicine.

As a practice, Family Medicine casts a wide-net in terms of its scope and breadth of treating various diseases/injuries; from choosing the best-suited diagnostic-options, to implementing differing treatment approaches. As a rural Family Physician, volunteering for the ACFP helps me to remain current medically, while having a voice in the policies that mediate the direction of Family Medicine.

What I value the most about the ACFP is how much I enjoy meeting and talking with fellow Family Physicians; discussing both the rewards and the issues we encounter as part of our profession. Although we may work in different parts of the province, there remains, nevertheless, commonalities that we share.

Dr. Genelle Dingeldein

I am Dr. Genelle Dingeldein and I’m a family physician practising in Grande Prairie. I was born and raised in Grande Prairie, and completed medical school and family medicine residency through the University of Alberta. I split my time working in women’s health, hospitalist medicine, the Grande Prairie PCN’s After Hours Clinic and community locums. Outside of work I enjoy running, hiking, music and spending time with my husband and three kids.

I volunteered to be a member of the Family Medicine Summit planning committee because I have appreciated the value of quality continuing medical education provided through the ACFP and the opportunity to connect with peers across the province, particularly through the family medicine summit.

What I value most about the ACFP is the ability to forge connections with other family physicians across the province, and to stay up to date with guidelines for best practice and evidence based medicine.

Dr. Kaili Hoffart

I’m Dr. Kaili Hoffart and I’m an Edmonton family doc and a University of Alberta Grad. I completed my residency at the Grey Nuns Family Medicine Centre in 2014. My home clinic is Shifa Medical Clinic in South Edmonton, where I practice full-service family medicine with a focus on women’s health and chronic pain. I also spend some time doing PCHT at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Subacute at Capital Care Grandview, and ER at Drayton Valley Hospital. I am passionate about teaching and family medicine leadership.

What I value the most about the ACFP is the community, CME initiatives, and advocacy for family medicine.

Dr. Brenden Kunimoto

Born and raised in Edmonton, Brenden completed medical school at the University of Alberta and did his residency in the Grande Prairie program. Among other things, he loves board games, buffets, books, bedtime, and apparently alliteration!

Why did you volunteer for this position or why do you serve on this committee/task force?
I want to contribute to nurturing a strong sense of community between the family physicians of Alberta. I believe the Summit is a perfect forum for this; it’s an opportunity to hone our craft, celebrate our profession, and to create and strengthen meaningful connections with colleagues.

What do you value most about the work of the ACFP?
Being a voice and advocate for family physicians both from professional and personal perspectives.




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.









Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw

I’m Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw and I am a comprehensive rural family doctor who recently retired from clinical work after 32 years. I am the medical lead for the ACFP’s Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction. I am lucky to live in southern Alberta at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and enjoy exploring this amazing corner of the world in the time of COVID!

What I value most about the ACFP is the work we do in providing the best evidence and practice to support family doctors in caring for patients, their families, and the community.








Dr. Adam Shumate

My Undergrad degree was in Film, then I worked construction before going back to school.

University of Calgary class of 2016 (Narwhal).

Family medicine residency at the University of Alberta.

Now I own Lynwood Medical Clinic coming up on the end of my first 5 years in practice.