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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 record, attended the 64th annual conference.

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

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

Save The Date for 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.

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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!


Click to browse our 2019 Final Program!

 The Summit opens 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 events:

  • 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.

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!

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.


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.

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Planning Committee

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

(L-R) Committee Chair Dr. Carolyn Nowry (Calgary), Dr. Fozia Alvi (Calgary), Dr. Jazmin Marlinga (Calgary), Dr. Christine Kennedy (Fort McMurray, Dr. Andie Bains (Calgary), Dr. Rannie Tao (Calgary), Dr. Lily Chen (Leduc), Dr. Trevor Day (Edmonton). Missing: CPD Committee Liaison Dr. Sudha Koppula (Edmonton)