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Omicron Webinar Recording Dec 23

On Thursday, December 23, 2021, the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and Alberta Medical Association (AMA) hosted a panel discussion on the Omicron variant. The ACFP will collate questions and answers during the webinar and will make them available as soon as we are able. Thank you to all of our provincial health care…

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ACFP & AMA Host Omicron Update Webinar DEC 23rd

12 PM (MT) | Thursday, December 23rdvia Zoom The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) invite you to a panel discussion on what we know and what we can do regarding the Omicron variant. This webinar is open to all community-based physicians and clinic staff. This session will be…

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Important Info – ALBERTA ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR EXTENDED RELEASE INJECTABLE BUPRENORPHINE:

ALBERTA ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR EXTENDED RELEASE INJECTABLE BUPRENORPHINE: Because supporting information and resources on administering injectable buprenorphine is not yet readily available, the following information on injectable buprenorphine, also known as SublocadeTM, can be found at the following links: Evidence for use Instruction for administration Product Monograph Please note, the ACFP has no affiliation with…

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Creating Community: ACFP Networks Launch

This pandemic has shown just how valuable our connections are. As one of the four pillars within the ACFP’s Strategic Framework: 2020-2025, finding innovative ways to create community safely and securely was a top priority for the ACFP this year. So, without further ado, the ACFP invites you to join its protected online platform ACFP…

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President’s Message: December 2021

Read Full eNews Usually at ACFP, December is a time for gathering, celebrating together, exchanging handshakes, hugs, and spending time in each others’ presence. For another holiday season though, we at ACFP are having distanced celebrations given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We still plan to express our best wishes to each other via online meeting…

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Celebrate Your Peers with the ACFP Awards – Nominations Now Open

‘Tis the season to celebrate! This month, the ACFP would like to acknowledge our Family Physicians of the Year and the Recognition of Excellence Recipients. Every year the ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) reviews eligible nomination packages for our Chapter’s recognition and from these names, the ARC put forward recommendations to the College of…

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A Seat at the Table: Winter Update

In an effort to provide you, our members, a more direct line of sight to the conversations we have with partners, decision makers, and influencers, the following is a summary of the last few months of interorganizational dialogue and aligned efforts: Alberta Health We meet regularly with leaders within Alberta Health such as the Deputy…

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Heart of Family Medicine Podcast – Episode 18

Shirley Schipper: Balancing family, medicine, and establishing women in leadership roles  In this episode, Dr. Shirley Schipper bravely shares personal experiences and tribulations she has faced as a woman in leadership positions over the years. Listen to Dr. Schipper’s honest take on the good, the bad, and the hope for equitable opportunities for leaders in medicine. 

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Financial Literacy for the FFYFP

By Dr. Sierra Tamminen I think it is safe to say that my transition from residency to practice was a rocky one. With the onset of the COVID pandemic, delay of our licensing exams, and the resulting uncertainties about if/when we would be able to work, it was an eventful few months. However, as time…

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Beyond Harm Reduction…is it Time to Decriminalize the Use of Illicit Drugs?

By Dr. Leah Phillips Pros, Cons, and Options Addiction, like many health issues, is complex. There are multiple reasons why people develop problems with substance use, however, evidence shows that mental illness and trauma are related factors. Canada’s opioid crisis disproportionally impacts people with lower incomes, the unemployed, those with disabilities, and Indigenous people who…

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Executive Director’s Message – A Seat at the Table

Read Full eNews The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is no stranger when it comes to collaborating with partners and key stakeholders, and in recent years, lobbying the provincial government. The profile of the ACFP has dramatically increased and over the last 19 months, largely in part due to our consistent and our cooperative…

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