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ACFP & AMA Host Omicron Update Webinar DEC 23rd

12 PM (MT) | Thursday, December 23rd
via Zoom

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) invite you to a panel discussion on what we know and what we can do regarding the Omicron variant. This webinar is open to all community-based physicians and clinic staff.

This session will be hosted by Dr. Sudha Koppula, ACFP President with the following confirmed panelists:

  • Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Dr. Michelle Warren, AMA President
  • Dr. Mark Joffe, Vice President and Medical Director, AHS
  • Dr. Ernst Greyvenstein, PCN Physician Lead Calgary Zone
  • Dr. Jia Hu, CEO and Co-Founder of 19 To Zero

A Q&A will follow our panel discussion. Questions are welcomed ahead of the event. Please email them to

DISCLAIMER: Please be aware this session will be recorded. When available, playback of the recording will be on the ACFP’s COVID-19 Resources webpage (

Protect yourself and your staff

  • Book your COVID-19 boosters as soon as possible
  • Out of an abundance of caution, upgrade PPE (N95 masks, protective eyewear, etc.) for yourself and staff
  • Apply for Rapid Antigen Tests through the business program (free of charge for successful applicants) to encourage staff testing every day
  • Watch for new updates from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health

Protect your patients

  • Encourage conversations regarding immunization and boosters for eligible Albertans
    • Please note that Albertans can receive either mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) for their booster, independent of what vaccine(s) they previously received and should be encouraged to get whatever vaccine is available
  • Ensure pre-screening protocol for patients is reviewed at the time of booking and upon entrance
  • Stress the importance of following provincial guidelines, limiting gatherings to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and its variants

Visit the ACFP’s COVID-19 Resources web page for updated information

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