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President's Messages

The Role of Family Physicians’ in the COVID Vaccine Rollout

The recent ACFP survey of its members regarding the willingness and capacity of primary care to support the vaccine rollout garnered over 1,200 members’ responses. Based on your feedback, the ACFP will be advocating for the integral role of family physicians as partners in the pandemic response. The following letter will be sent to our government,…

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Message From the President – December 2020

As we bring 2020 to a close, it is important to reflect on the year we have personally and collectively experienced. I know many may want to put the year in the past. The year has brought forward a number of challenges, from the government terminating our master agreement, to various implications of legislation and…

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Happy Holidays From the ACFP!

Read Full eNews To Our Members, On behalf of the ACFP Staff, we wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season! Please enjoy our holiday poem! Warm wishes, The ACFP Staff

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Important Changes to the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members

Read Full eNews Hello ACFP Members, In 2021, the Annual Meeting of Members (AMM) will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Electronic voting will also be introduced. With these virtual opportunities, we are expecting that more of our members will be able to participate.  Changes to 2021 AMMHistorically, the AMM has been held in early…

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November President’s Message – Responding to COVID-19

Read Full eNews As a continuation from last week’s message on the primary health care’s pathway on COVID-19, we have invited back Dr. Adam Vyse with a call to action for family physicians of Alberta. Dr. Vyse’s account of how he and his primary care colleagues are responding to the outbreak reinforces just how impactful the family physician-patient…

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October President’s Message

Read Full eNews We continue to face challenges from the pandemic and from the uncertainty around the future of health care in the province, particularly as it relates to funding and delivery of primary care. We have continued our advocacy work behind the scenes including in meeting with officials with the Ministry of Health, AHS,…

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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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