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Category: President’s Messages

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

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June – Message from the President

Read Full eNews We often speak of leadership in Family Medicine and it is important to remember that leadership comes in many forms and contexts.  Whether it be involvement in national/provincial committees or working within our clinics and with our patients – leadership is woven into all aspects of being a family physician.  To recognize…

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April – Message from the President

Read Full eNews Spring is often a time of refresh – spring cleaning, planting the garden, setting up the patio, filing taxes (perhaps not the last one). This spring, the ACFP Board also starts the process of refreshing the organization’s strategic plan. Our current 3-year plan (click here to see our 2017-2019 plan) is due for review…

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March – Message from the President

Read Full eNews Spring is here and we have just wrapped up one of the most successful Family Medicine Summits in ACFP history. The Summit saw record attendance and a re-organized sponsorship area to optimize your attendee experience. Our signature event is a culmination of many programs including an excellent CPD opportunities, an outstanding Research Showcase,…

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January Message from the Executive Director – Top 10 of 2018

Read Full eNews The ACFP Board and Staff had an exceptional year in 2018! Through the efforts of many dedicated people we have been able to make significant advances on the priorities identified in our Strategic Framework and Plan. Here are our Top 10 for 2018: The ACFP Opioid Response Task Force was instrumental in…

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December Message from the President

Read Full eNews As we near the end of the year, I reflect upon the various activities that have occurred throughout 2018. The ACFP has been a leader in the Opioid Response Initiative, a collaboration with the Alberta Medical Association and Alberta Health Services which included a grant from Alberta Health to fund an emergency…

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November eNews – Message From the Executive Director

Read full eNews. Alberta’s Primary Care Alliance: Influencing Health Policy and System Improvements There are three ways to influence and have impact – Role, Relationships, and Expertise The Alberta College of Family Physicians is an active partner in Alberta’s Primary Care Alliance (PCA). We have two seats at this table occupied by Dr. Sonya Lee,…

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October – Message from the President

Read Full eNews This month, as we honor our award winners, I am reminded of the hard work and dedication of so many around the province in delivering care to our patients every day. Our awards recognize that family physicians, both experienced and newer in practice, have so much to contribute to enhancing primary care…

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Message From the President—Building Community

Read the full summer eNews. Dear Members, Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela As we all settle in to our regular ‘back to school’ schedules, I’m reminded why I became involved with our College. I was early in my career, and relatively new to Alberta….

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