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Truth and Reconciliation

Read June 2021 eNews Over the past few weeks, there have been distressing stories in the news about the tragic and sobering finding of 215 Indigenous children’s remains in a mass grave in B.C. and the senseless murder of the Afzaal family in Ontario who had gone for a simple walk on a pleasant evening….

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A Message from the President – World Family Doctor Day

Read May 2021 eNews Recently I had the great fortune to directly observe a medical student obtaining a history from a patient of a fellow Alberta family physician in a clinical education setting. The patient was distraught, struggling to cope under challenging circumstances which had presented multiple times before. During the interview, through tears she…

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April – Message from the President

Read April 2021 eNews It is my pleasure to write my first of many President’s messages to you. On March 25, 2021, many of you joined us for our Annual Meeting of Members (AMM), during which Dr. Vishal Bhella, now our Past President, and the CFPC Leadership generously passed on the ACFP Presidency role to me…

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March – Message From the President

Read March 2021 eNews Dear Members, Please note that the Annual Meeting of Members of the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) will be held virtually on Thursday, March 25, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. MST followed by an open member forum. We invite you to attend as it will include the installation of Dr….

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Out Like a Lion, in Like a Lamb

Read February 2021 eNews. We are quickly approaching our annual conference, the Family Medicine Summit, held March 5-7. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding this fully virtually for the first time ever. Our Annual Meeting of Members (AMM), which is usually held in person at the conference, will instead be virtual this…

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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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