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Family Medicine Summit

Save the Date for the 70th Summit on March 7-9, 2025 | Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, AB

Connect. Learn. Celebrate

Thank you for joining us for the 2024 Family Medicine Summit on March 1-3, 2024 at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta!

The ACFP extends its warmest thank you to its nearly 600 attendees for their participation! More than 400 attendees including speakers, research participants, and sponsors braved the challenging weather and road conditions to be there in person and around 175 attendees joined virtually from within Alberta, across Canada and from other parts of the world, like Doha, Qatar.

Hybrid Delivery at Its Best!

Summit attendees can continue to access sessions recordings on-demand at the Attendee Hub and are eligible for credits during that period up until June 1, 2024.

Mark Your Calendars Now.

Be sure to save the date and pencil in your calendars for the 70th Family Medicine Summit on March 7-9, 2025.

2024 Summit Highlights

2024 Family Medicine Summit


The Summit is one of the most sought-after sponsor events in Alberta and serves as an excellent investment opportunity for organizations who want to promote their brand, increase their market presence, and connect with Alberta family medicine physicians. Please note only non-profit sponsors will be considered. Our sponsorship prospectus for the 70th Family Medicine Summit will be available in the fall.

For more information or if you have questions about Summit sponsorship, please contact

Planning Committee

Divya Garg
Lily Chen
Genelle Dingeldein
Kaili Hoffart
Brenden Kunimoto
Tania Lemay
Cathy Scrimshaw
Adam Shumate

Dr. Divya Garg

Dr. Divya Garg is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Calgary, Department of Family Medicine. She has completed an Academic Fellowship in Family Medicine and Master of Clinical Science Program through Western University. 

She is the Site Medical Lead at the South Health Campus Family Medicine Teaching Clinic. Along with teaching residents and medical students, she has a special interest in Continuing Professional Development and also chairs the CPD committee for the Department of Family Medicine. 

Additionally, she holds the role of Faculty Advocate Against Mistreatment for Undergraduate Medical Program. In this role, she serves as a confidential resource for students who have experienced mistreatment.

Dr. Lily Chen

I’m Dr. Lily Chen and I have been practising both Family and Emergency medicine in Leduc, Alberta, for 10 years. I work with a dedicated staff in a growing, vibrant community serving a diversified patient-base. In addition to my commitment to serving my community, as a physician, I also enjoy the thrills and challenges of medicine.

As a practice, Family Medicine casts a wide-net in terms of its scope and breadth of treating various diseases/injuries; from choosing the best-suited diagnostic-options, to implementing differing treatment approaches. As a rural Family Physician, volunteering for the ACFP helps me to remain current medically, while having a voice in the policies that mediate the direction of Family Medicine.

What I value the most about the ACFP is how much I enjoy meeting and talking with fellow Family Physicians; discussing both the rewards and the issues we encounter as part of our profession. Although we may work in different parts of the province, there remains, nevertheless, commonalities that we share.

Dr. Genelle Dingeldein

I am Dr. Genelle Dingeldein and I’m a family physician practising in Grande Prairie. I was born and raised in Grande Prairie, and completed medical school and family medicine residency through the University of Alberta. I split my time working in women’s health, hospitalist medicine, the Grande Prairie PCN’s After Hours Clinic and community locums. Outside of work I enjoy running, hiking, music and spending time with my husband and three kids.

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I volunteered to be a member of the Family Medicine Summit planning committee because I have appreciated the value of quality continuing medical education provided through the ACFP and the opportunity to connect with peers across the province, particularly through the family medicine summit.

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
What I value most about the ACFP is the ability to forge connections with other family physicians across the province, and to stay up to date with guidelines for best practice and evidence based medicine.

Dr. Kaili Hoffart

I’m Dr. Kaili Hoffart and I’m an Edmonton family doc and a University of Alberta Grad. I completed my residency at the Grey Nuns Family Medicine Centre in 2014. My home clinic is Shifa Medical Clinic in South Edmonton, where I practice full-service family medicine with a focus on women’s health and chronic pain. I also spend some time doing PCHT at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Subacute at Capital Care Grandview, and ER at Drayton Valley Hospital. I am passionate about teaching and family medicine leadership.

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
What I value the most about the ACFP is the community, CME initiatives, and advocacy for family medicine.

Dr. Brenden Kunimoto

Born and raised in Edmonton, Brenden completed medical school at the University of Alberta and did his residency in the Grande Prairie program. Among other things, he loves board games, buffets, books, bedtime, and apparently alliteration!

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I want to contribute to nurturing a strong sense of community between the family physicians of Alberta. I believe the Summit is a perfect forum for this; it’s an opportunity to hone our craft, celebrate our profession, and to create and strengthen meaningful connections with colleagues.

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
Being a voice and advocate for family physicians both from professional and personal perspectives.

Dr. Tania Lemay

I am Dr. Tania Lemay. I have been practising over 20 years and have had a varied career in both the international and national setting. Over the years, I have had a special interest in public health, in particular HIV research, travel medicine, refugee health, and recently indigenous health.

I serve on the CPD Advisory Committee which aims to provide online CPD resources to members and inform the planning of CPD events and build on the existing work of the ACFP. In 2021, I joined the Summit Planning Committee.

I am a proud member of the ACFP which has been a strong voice in representing family physicians in Alberta and in furthering primary care.









Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw

I’m Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw and I am a comprehensive rural family doctor who recently retired from clinical work after 32 years. I am the medical lead for the ACFP’s Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction. I am lucky to live in southern Alberta at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and enjoy exploring this amazing corner of the world in the time of COVID!

What I value most about the ACFP is the work we do in providing the best evidence and practice to support family doctors in caring for patients, their families, and the community.








Dr. Adam Shumate

My undergrad degree was in Film, then I worked construction before going back to school. University of Calgary class of 2016 (Narwhal). Family medicine residency at the University of Alberta.

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I really value continuing medical education. I think many of us as doctors still suffer from Imposter Syndrome, and there is great value in not only learning new things, but reminding ourselves of how much we do know. I think when we come together to share in learning we also support one another so that we can feel confident in the amazing work we do.

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?

I think the work the ACFP does in supporting continuing medical education is vital, and we do need to be approaching it from the Family Medicine point of view. Cardiologists or Respirologists or Endocrinologists might attend the same lecture as me, but their role in identifying new problems is very different from mine and so what they need to know or watch for could be very different from a family doctor.

My name is Smitha Yaltho and I feel privileged to work as a family physician. Why? I believe that being a family physician has been the best job any physician can hope to have. I have personally grown in my own abilities and skill-sets with diverse opportunities in ambulatory practice, acute care and work in Facility Living.  Working in primary care has been exciting and has also afforded me tremendous opportunities for growth while still remaining stimulating in its complexity.  I believe that Family physicians are trusted partners in patient care –  every step of the way. 

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I currently have an interest in Physician Leadership and  trauma informed care.  I have served as a director with the Board of Directors with the Edmonton North PCN, Edmonton’s largest PCN. Thereafter, I have worked as the Director of Medical Services with CapitalCare (also based in Edmonton) for almost 6 years. It is my express wish that my contribution on the ACFP board of directors will highlight the excellence of family medicine that exists right here and now within the Alberta health care system. 

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
Ability to highlight and further support the excellence of primary care right here in Alberta.