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Welcome to the ACFP Webinars page.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with no real pause in sight, the ACFP is proud to offer a variety of online learning options.

Check In Check-Up Virtual Webinar Series

The ACFP has created a Webinar series to provide continuing medical education and professional development opportunities for its members.

This series is made possible by a Grant for Chapter-led CPD related to COVID-19 by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Upcoming Webinars

7 PM Tuesday, June 2 – 2020: Crisis & Opportunity for Physicians – Part 1

7 PM Thursday, June 4 – 2020: Crisis & Opportunity for Physicians – Part 2

Interactive Webinar Description

In this two-part series of interactive webinars, participants will learn how a crisis also creates opportunities. Participants will experience and practice how mental models prevent us from finding answers to the question, “What else is possible?”

This online series will be delivered as two 75- minute sessions and is based on several capabilities of the L (Lead Self) and S (Systems Transformation) of the LEADS framework, and on some of the enabling competencies of the roles of Leader and Professional of the CanMEDS framework.



The ACFP is pleased to present: Dr. John Van Aerde, Executive Medical Director, Canadian Society of Physician Leaders.

Hear What John Has to Say About the Sessions

About Dr. John Van Aerde
John has 25 years of experience as a Neonatologist, the first 10 as a clinician-researcher, the next 15 in different leadership roles, including medical director of several neonatal intensive care units, the Pediatric Home Nutrition Program for Northern Alberta, the neonatal initiative for Collaborative Practice and Quality Improvement and, Regional director of the Northern Alberta Neonatal Intensive Care Program. Under his leadership and with the support of a large team, the latter program integrated 115 neonatal beds and one follow-up clinic in 5 different hospitals under one functional umbrella.

After Alberta, he also served for a few years as Regional Medical Director for Neonatology at Fraser Health in BC. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Universities of Alberta and BC, and Associate Faculty for the Master’s Program in Health Leadership at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

He served on many committees for regional, provincial and national organizations, including the Alberta Clinician Council, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta, the Canadian Paediatric Society and, presently, as the President of the Canadian Society for Physician Executives. John holds a PhD in Medical Sciences, a Master’s degree in Leadership Studies and has published >70 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters and 150 abstracts. He has 20 years of medico-legal experience and has provided/continues to provide consulting services for many academic and health care organizations. Presently, he is the editor of the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership and researches several aspects of physician leadership. John practices systems theory by living in a self-sustainable house and by exploring forest regeneration, while his wife grows year-round organic food.

7PM Wednesday, June 24 – Juggling While the House is on Fire: Managing Multiple and Changing Priorities, Brenda Robinson

Registration Details Coming Soon

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Outline 10 key strategies for addressing changing priorities in a challenging time of change
  • Describe some of the challenges we may face in our “new normal” (during and after a pandemic).
  • Identify tips to maximize energy for improved performance in difficult settings
  • Apply strategies for maintaining a positive perspective in challenging times



Past Check In Check-up Webinars

 Rapid COVID-19 Evidence Reviews with the PEER team, Tuesday May 12ACFP Encore Presentation (Covers Topics: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Watch the May 7th CFPC Webinar (Covers topics: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Download Bottom-Line Summaries

Virtual Keynote What the BLEEP is Going On? Tuesday, April 7 

Virtual Keynote Healthy Homes: Physicians and Their Families Thursday, April 9

Ad-hoc Virtual Education Scientific Planning Committee

The ad-hoc Virtual Education Scientific Planning Committee was struck to ensure that all perspectives are considered in the planning process by providing professional guidance, knowledge, and discernment.

  • Janet Craig, Edmonton
  • Kiran Dhillon, Spruce Grove
  • Nadine Letwin, Edmonton
  • Cathy Scrimshaw, Pincher Creek

Other CME Offerings

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