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October President’s Message

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, and our primary…

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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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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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