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Join the CMN Community of Practice

The Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain & Addiction (CMN) addresses the urgent need of local treatment options within primary care settings by building capacity within family physicians and multidisciplinary team members. The CMN provides helpful resources and opportunities for peer-to-peer support in the areas of chronic pain and substance use. To learn more, watch…

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Get Involved! Participate in Family Medicine Research!

University of Alberta Project Title: The Impact of Virtual Care on Decision-Making Capacity Assessments (DMCAs) End Date: March 31, 2023 Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/99H5S3Y Before the COVID-19 pandemic, decision-making capacity assessments have been done face-to-face. During the pandemic, DMCAs have been done virtually, in addition to face-to-face assessments. We invite you to participate in a survey on The…

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Message from the Executive Director:

Read Full eNews Happy new year to all ACFP members! As we leave 2022 behind us, the ACFP is actively fostering the momentum created from successful programs and initiatives that were completed over the course of the year. Despite balancing a return to in-person activities amidst a tridemic and many other challenges, these successes and…

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FFYFP Blog: Fill Your Cup in Your Community 

Written by: Dr. Jovita Beyer Hello, my name is Jovita Beyer and I am a full service family physician who works out of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and the Misericordia Hospital.  Recently, like most of us in family medicine, I have been feeling the moral distress of our profession. Demand from patients, the government, and…

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Respiratory Viruses – Resources

With a surge of respiratory viruses this holiday season, the ACFP has collated the following helpful resources from a variety of credible sources including the Ontario College of Family Physicians and Alberta Health Services. Drug Management: Managing Critical Drug Shortages in Clinical Practice, Canadian Pediatric Society Compounding Infants’ and Children’s Acetaminophen, Alberta College of Pharmacy…

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President’s Message: November 2022

Read Full eNews Welcome to another winter, a familiar season to us. The last season of the calendar year, and one before a provincial election here in Alberta. In preparation for an upcoming election and to ensure ACFP activities and operations are on the right track after years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like…

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FFYFP Blog: Big Bucks: Better Billing

Written by: Dr. Tyler Hunter You’re already taking time with every patient, phoning that family member on your lunch break and checking your labs on weekends. Money doesn’t solve everything, but you might as well get paid appropriately for your hard work.   BILLING TIPS I want to start out with a few general billing tips that…

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FFYFP Blog: Medicine for the Gender Spectrum

Written by: Dr. Charissa Ho For most of us, there was very little (if any) exposure to transgender medicine or people who identify as gender diverse during our training. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to locum for Dr. James Makokis in Edmonton, who guided me through my introduction to caring for people who…

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President’s Message: October 2022

Read Full eNews Over the year, as family physicians, we are presented with many membership renewal requests. I know a couple of emails have come across my inbox recently, one of which is for membership with our own organization, ACFP. When presented with these reminders, I often ask myself why I am paying for these…

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Statement

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) would like to recognize and honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We celebrate the contributions made by Indigenous populations, beginning long before the arrival of settlers. We also acknowledge the devastating damage colonialism has caused leading to systemic barriers that are still faced by Indigenous people…

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President’s Message: September 2022

Read Full eNews The onset of September brings the usual, predictable events of the change in season and the beginning of the academic year. Accompanying them is often the resumption of regular work activities and situations that require our attention, particularly for Alberta’s family physicians. Tentative Agreement Requiring our attention soon is the tentative agreement…

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President’s Message: August 2022

Read Full eNews I have always found the summer to be both an enjoyable and challenging time. As many of us are trying to take in as much of this bright and energetic season as possible, the demands of our work as family physicians continues too. I hope we are all striking the best balance…

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