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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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Continuing Advocacy Efforts: A Letter to Partners & Advocates

Download PDF HereMarch 25, 2020 Dear Partners and Advocates: We currently face a situation that is unprecedented for many of us. Not only are there challenges to the public health care system, but we are also tackling the ever-increasing demands the COVID-19 pandemic brings to our ability to deliver care. Through all of this, family…

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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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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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COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

Alberta Health Services Public Health has asked the ACFP to support regular updates to family physicians in Alberta regarding the potential outbreak of novel coronavirus. AHS, ACFP, and CPSA, will continue to share the latest information through our communication channels as it becomes available. All channels will direct you to the same “source of truth” on the AHS…

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CFPC/ACFP Joint Statement – Health reform in Alberta needs to focus on quality patient care

Download PDF The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) are deeply concerned with the government of Alberta’s decision to terminate negotiations with the Alberta Medical Association and hastily implement changes that will undermine excellent patient care. Family medicine and primary care must be supported to deliver…

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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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Honouring Outstanding Family Practices

During the month of November, members of the ACFP staff visited two clinics who demonstrate the pillars of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH). Both clinics continue to grow (in size and staff) and provide similar advice when it comes to adopting the PMH model; look to the PMH clinics you admire for an initial framework…

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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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What is Connect Care?

Connect Care will bridge gaps between patients, their health information, healthcare providers, and locations. It will also help to bridge current and future care. Healthcare providers can use the system to identify the decisions and approaches that best improve Albertans’ lives. By sharing knowledge, we can close gaps which ultimately lead to better outcomes and…

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