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President's Messages

August President’s Message – An Offering of Condolences

On behalf of the ACFP, I offer sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and patients of Dr. Reynolds. The unimaginable circumstances in which Dr. Reynolds lost his life are something I never anticipated having to consider in the settings in which we work. In addition to the grief surrounding the loss of a dedicated and…

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A Message from the President – A Call for Collaboration

My Friends and Colleagues, Forming relationships, finding common ground, understanding the perspectives of others – these are all core components to the practice of Family Medicine. This is a set of skills we acquire in training and enhance in practice. For many of us, it defines the core of how we interact with others, not…

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A Message from the President – ACFP is Advocating for You

Read Message to Members Dear Members, Your Board of Directors and staff have been communicating publicly the messages of value, trust, support, and respect of family physicians. We are actively participating in regular meetings with committees, working groups, and individually with leaders within the Alberta Government, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Medical Association, and our…

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April President’s Message – Better Together

Read Full eNews To all my colleagues from across the province, I want to start by extending my gratitude to all of you. Thank you for continuing the work that you do given the constraints and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created. There is continued evolution in terms of how we deliver care to our…

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March President’s Message – Into the Unknown

Read Full eNewsTo say we are in a time of change and uncertainty would be an understatement. From the unpredictable political climate of Alberta to the formal declaration of a new worldwide pandemic, there is a constellation of change that many of us have likely not experienced before. COVID-19 I have many thoughts about what…

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The Future of Family Medicine

Dear Members, A powerful group of family physicians met this morning at our first Member Forum co-hosted by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Sections of Family Medicine and Rural Medicine. We met before the kickoff of the Family Medicine Summit to talk about “The Future of Family…

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January Message from the President

Read Full eNews Happy New Year.  2019 was a year that saw many changes, many directly effecting health care.  We have seen challenges regarding funding and while the government continues its consultative process, there remains the possibility that funding and payment models as they currently exist may be subject to change in the future.  We…

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December Message From the President

Read Full eNews The profession currently faces a time of challenge. While physicians are not alone in facing the ramifications of our current economic and political climate, proposals on the table could have substantial impacts for Family Physicians across the province. This is a time that needs unity across the profession. We recognize the importance…

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November – Message from the President & Executive Director

Read Full eNews With new legislation being tabled that affects family physicians, it is important that your voice is heard. We have a close working relationship with the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and the Sections of Family Medicine and Rural Medicine in Alberta through our chair at the Primary Care Alliance (PCA). We use our…

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September – Message from the President

Read Full eNews During a recent trip to Washington D.C., I spoke with Kaiser Permanente doctors about their service model. Our conversations left me inspired to discuss and explore innovations within our current health care system. Albert Einstein once suggested “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”…

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2019 ACFP eNews

Our 2019 eNews submissions at a glance: January February March April May June August September October November December

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