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Celebrating Excellence in Research

The ACFP’s What’s Up Doc? Research Showcase is one of the most valued forums to present at in Alberta.  Oral presentations and posters displayed at this event are peer-reviewed and selected for their quality, importance, and relevance to family medicine. The selection process is very competitive and often sees a variety of research abstracts across Alberta. In the 2022 submission process there were a total of 36 research abstract submitted and of those, 34 were selected for presentation or display at the Showcase.


Enjoy all of the 2022 Research Showcase Award Winners here!

To see all the posters presented at the Summit click here.


The Hoselton aluminum Tree of Life is given to our research award recipients. This hand-crafted sculpture embodies the strength of our commitment and the strong roots of family medicine in the healthcare community.


Award recipients are determined through a peer-review process evaluation based on the following criteria: relevance and importance to family medicine; relevance to primary care research and researchers; innovation/originality; clear, well-written description, well-defined objectives, and appropriate learning methods/style. There are over 25 peer reviewers that are fluent within the research community that assist with this process. All abstracts and reviews remain completely anonymous to ensure fairness.
The top 6 scoring abstracts from each category (poster display and oral presentation) are selected for adjudication an adjudication evening that happen prior to the Research Showcase. Winners are celebrated at the Awards Ceremony during ACFP’s flagship conference, the Family Medicine Summit (Summit). 

Oral Presentation Category

  • 1st Place: Providing Contraceptive Care to Transgender People
    • Carter, T. Troute-Wood, P. Kellet, N. Anderson, H. Cobb, J. Demers, Lokanc-Diluzio, M. McQuiston, A. Moorji
  • 2nd Place: Beyond Restitution: Using Chaos Narratives to Improve Harm Reduction Care
    • Nixon, A. McInnes, FB. Punungwe, M. Sampson, M. Kelly
  • 3rd Place: Acceptability, Safety, and Cost Analysis of Digestive Health Primary Care Pathways in Alberta
    • Carter, K. Novac, L. Reeb, S. Jelinski, M. Arain, L. Kembal, B. Maracle, A. Plaisier, S. Jalbert, S. Scott

Poster Display Category

  • 1st Place: Improving Senior’s Health with Recreational Therapy: Quantitative Findings from a Mixed Method Study
    • Nixon, G. Naugler, FB. Punungwe, M. Sampson, A. McInnes, M. Kelly
  • 2nd Place: Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Managed in Canadian Primary Care
    • Tinwala, D. Zaidi, F. Ye, S. Muneer, A. Ghimire, M. Khan, N. Sultana, IG. Okpechi, Ronksley, N. Drummond, D. Mangin, AK. Bello
  • 3rd Place: Assessing Changes in Relational Continuity of Care Among Adults with Vulnerable Housing in a Transitional Case Management Program
    • A. Chiew, G. Fabreau, P. Ronksley, K. Rondeau, T. Williamson, K. McBrien