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2019 Summit Smashes Attendance Records!

Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Family Medicine Summit (Summit)! The ACFP is very proud to announce another record-breaking year at the Summit. An amazing total of 447 family docs, family medicine residents, and medical students, the largest total on records, attended the 64th annual conference.

Please take a look through the photo reel for a taste of the this year’s Summit!

We greatly appreciate the support of our registrants and look forward to celebrating the 65th annual conference in 2020!

Family Medicine Summit

(formerly Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA))

About the Summit

The Family Medicine Summit is the ACFP’s flagship conference and is recognized as Alberta’s premier conference for family physicians. The conference offers continuing professional development and an opportunity for family physicians to network with colleagues to share best practices in primary care.

Education for Family Docs by Family Docs!

Known for the previous 63 years as the Annual Scientific Assembly, the conference name was refreshed to align its identity more closely with current programs and activities offered today. The conference has undergone many changes through the years, and it is our goal to continue offering a conference that is of keen interest and substantial value to our membership.

What’s up Doc? Research Showcase (March 1, 2019) The ACFP’s Research Showcase is one of the most valued opportunities in Alberta for family medicine and primary care researchers. It’s an excellent showcase of the incredible family medicine and primary care research being undertaken in Alberta, and across the country!

The three peak design of our new logo symbolizes the three mainstays that make Alberta’s conference so popular: Connect. Learn. Celebrate.

Connect with expert speakers, with new and long-time colleagues, and with volunteer members of your provincial chapter.

Learn from educational programs that are current, “hot” topics of the day, and seen in daily practice today.

Celebrate the achievements in primary care, family medicine research, and most of all, celebrate excellence in patient care and in our communities provided by yourself and your colleagues. The peaks are distinct but, combined, while being grounded in our history, create a unique, truly Albertan experience!


Check Out the 2019 Summit agenda or download the Preliminary Program guide.

Kick off to the Summit is on Friday afternoon with the Official Welcome and keynote presentation, followed by concurrent sessions. Saturday consists of keynote, clinical and skill workshops, and the Sunday schedule offers keynotes and two short snapper sessions, concluding around the lunch hour.

The Summit also includes the following event:

  • The ACFP Annual Meeting of Members (AMM)
  • Friday Evening Research Poster Presentation & FMS Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Family Movie Night

Families are welcome at the Friday reception and Saturday movie, however attendance at presentations and conference meals is limited to registered attendees only.

Learn more about the What’s Up Doc Research Showcase presented at the Summit.

Host Hotel & Accommodation

The magnificent Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta is the host venue of the Family Medicine Summit. Located on Mountain Avenue, the hotel sits atop Sulphur Mountain, and rooms offer breathtaking views of the mountain peaks, woodlands, and glacial river valleys of the incomparable Rockies.

As the host hotel of the Summit (Annual Scientific Assembly) since 1995, Rimrock staff continue to cater to the needs of registrants and their families with the utmost professional care and pride.

To reserve your room for the 2019 Summit, call the Rimrock at 1-888-746-7625 (or 1-403-762-3356). Additional Overflow Hotel Options Mount Royal Hotel For generations, locals and visitors built a community around the Mount Royal Hotel. That spirit is captured in our brand new start: a surprising, exciting take on classic Banff accommodation. While we honour our heritage through design and décor, all-new contemporary amenities provide the very best in modern hotel experiences. Mount Royal Hotel 138 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta T1L 1A7 1-877-862-2623 Group Name: Alberta College of Family Physicians Group Code: 1295415 Preferred Rate: $160.00 Please note: To receive the group discount, guests should call reservations at 1-877-442-2623 and quote the group code provided above. Please note that reservations must be made by phone.

The ACFP is happy to work with Best of Banff’s Banff Lodging Company to provide alternate lodging options for every budget.This promo code: TRAVEL will provide a 10% discount. The Best of Banff’s Banff Lodging Company owns and operates nine hotels: Banff Bumpers Inn; Banff Caribou Lodge; Banff Hidden Ridge; Banff Ptarmiganinn; Fox Hotel and Suites; Inns of Banff; Moose Hotel and Suites; Rocky Mount Resort; Tunnel Mountain. Use the following instructions to receive the discount

  1. Visit our website
  2. Select BOOK ONLINE
  3. Enter DATES OF STAY
  4. Keep All Destinations selected
  5. ADD CODE – in the drop down menu select Promo/Corporate
  6. Enter the Promo/Corp Code: TRAVEL (not case sensitive)
  7. Select Search Now
  8. Click Book to reveal additional available room types

Sponsorship – SOLD OUT!

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.

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

Planning Committee

The Summit is conceived, planned and delivered by the Family Medicine Planning Committee – a dedicated group of family physicians from various locations throughout the province.

Dr. Carolyn Nowry, Calgary (Chair) Dr. Fozia Alvi, Calgary Dr. Andie Bains, Calgary Dr. Lily Chen, Leduc Dr. Trevor Day, Edmonton Dr. Christine Kennedy, Fort McMurray Dr. Sudha Koppula, Edmonton (CPD Advisory Chair) Dr. Jazmin Marlinga, Calgary Dr. Rannie Tao, Calgary

Contact: For more information or if you have questions about the Summit, please contact