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RhPAP Feature – The CMN Benefits for Rural Physicians

Learn more about the Collaborative Mentorship Network experience from rural physicians Drs. Janine Karpakis, Joseph Ojedokun, and Dino Smilijic and how it has provided them peer-to-peer support and resources for treating chronic pain and addiction. For the full article visit the RhPAP Website:

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2021 ACFP Awards – Call for Nominations

Deadline to nominate: April 1, 2021 Honour the exceptional family physicians, clinics, residents, and medical students, who advance excellence in family medicine and contribute to the health of communities across Alberta. Nominate a colleague or peer today! 2020 ACFP Award Recipients Watch our 2020 ACFP Award Recipients who were recently celebrated at our Virtual Family…

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What is Connect Care?

bridge.connect-care.ca/2021/02/03.html(opens in a new tab) Original Post Date: September 27, 2019 Post Update: February 18, 2021 Call to Action for Primary Care and Community Providers: Connect Care Identifiers and Wave Sequencing Update Connect Care will launch Wave 3 at sites in the former Peace Region of North Zone on April 10, 2021. All community providers…

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A ParksRx for Wellness – For Patients, and Yourself

By Clark Svrcek, MD, CCFP, P.Eng., M.Eng. I have a disclosure to make, and this may or may not surprise you: I’m a nature nut.  I love being outdoors.  I tire of doctoring inside and in front of a screen for these past 90 – I mean, 9 – months.  I watch my kids explore…

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Undetectable = Untransmittable, what does this mean for patients living with HIV?

According to findings from two large international studies ( PARTNER I, PARTNER II, and HPTN 052), patients maintaining undetectable viral loads through HIV treatment makes HIV untransmittable through sexual activity. Healthcare providers can share the following strategy with patients to help them maintain an undetectable load and remain unable to transmit: continue HIV treatment consistently,…

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Collaborative Mentorship Network Secures New Funding & Broadens Scope

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1.9 million funding contribution from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP). The funds allow the ACFP to continue the important work of the Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) and to broaden its scope by expanding the network…

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Our Condolences to the Reynolds Family

Our hearts are heavy with the news of Dr. Walter Reynolds passing. This tragedy ripples throughout the community, profession, and province. To Dr. Reynolds’ family, friends, colleagues, and patients, The Alberta College of Family Physicians is so sorry for your loss. A memorial fund has been created to honour the life of Dr. Reynolds. If…

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PRACTICAL EVIDENCE FOR INFORMED PRACTICE (PEIP) CONFERENCE 2020

The 2020 PEIP Conference highlights focused reviews on clinically relevant primary care topics that combine evidence, experience, and patient values and is free of industry bias. The Conference is a fully accessible via webcast with limited in-person seating. This multidisciplinary event showcases relevant, evidence-based, and thought-provoking topics in health care. REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 2020! 2020…

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Evidence Pertaining to a Healthy Primary Care Workforce

The ACFP is proud of the partnership it has with PEER and fully supports the evidence-based perspective they bring to decision-making. Family Physicians play a vital role in primary health care and within each community they serve, the following document proves this. Please take the time to read, to share, and to fight for and…

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ACFP Awards 2020 – Call for Nominations

During the Annual Family Medicine Summit, ACFP honours exceptional learners, residents, clinics, and physicians who advance excellence in family medicine within communities across Alberta. We rely on nominations from you – our members, patients, and colleagues to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of our everyday leaders! If you know of an exceptional family physician, family medicine…

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The How and Why of Going Back to Residency

By Cathy Lu, MD, CCFP After 3 years of working as a full-fledged family physician with special interest in the elderly, I decided to return back to residency for further training in Care of the Elderly. It took a great deal of deliberation to make that decision, including consideration of financial sustainability, how would resident…

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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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