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For Your Information

Welcome to ACFP’s For Your Information Page – Our Online Bulletin Board!

As one of the most effective communication channels to Alberta family physicians, the ACFP receives many requests from third-party organizations looking for ways to connect with family doctors and share relevant and important information.

Postings on this page have been vetted by the ACFP and deemed to be of interest or relevance to our members and physicians practising family medicine in Alberta.  It is by no means an endorsement by the ACFP but an acknowledgement that the inclusion of the posting on ACFP’s online bulletin board is reasonable.

If you would like to submit a request to be included on this page please send your request to

Health Product InfoWatch, June 2020

Read the full June 2020 InfoWatch


  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • Announcement: Statements on vaccine confidence by the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities
  • Did you know? List of Drugs for Exceptional Importation and Sale
  • Vaccine safety biannual summary
  • Product Monograph Update: Norvasc (amlodipine)
  • Product Monograph Updates: Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors

“5 Things Physicians Should Know About Lymphedema”

Click here to download a copy of five things you should know about lymphedema. Or visit the Alberta Lymphedema Association website for more information.

Influenza Immunization in Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients: Resources Now Available

Being vaccinated for influenza annually is strongly recommended for healthcare providers and family members as the best way to protect vulnerable patients with cancer. The inactivated flu vaccine may be appropriate for most adults and pediatric patients with cancer, to help give more protection.

For more information: Clinical Practice Guideline and Clinician Fact Sheet.

What is Connect Care?

Continuity of Care is about a patient and provider healthcare experience that is coherent, connected, coordinated and consistent with patient goals.

Connect Care will support continuity in healthcare across Alberta. Its integrated clinical information system (CIS) will replace most of the over 1,300 health information systems currently in place across Alberta Health Services (AHS) and affiliated organizations…

Read Full Article Here

Responding to the Syphilis Outbreak in Your Practice

July 16, 2019, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, declared a provincial outbreak of infectious syphilis and the activation of the Alberta Outbreak Investigation Coordinating Committee (OICC)…

Read Full Article Here

AHS – New Mammography Request Form

To help ensure that DI receives all necessary and pertinent patient information related to performing breast imaging, a new AHS Mammography Request form has been created.  This form is now available for healthcare providers to use when requesting diagnostic or screening mammography exams, including interventional breast procedures.

The Mammography Request form is also available on the external website on the main DI page:

Please contact Gail Astle at or Sandy Duckett at if you have any questions regarding the new form.

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