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April – Message from the President

Read Full eNews Spring is often a time of refresh – spring cleaning, planting the garden, setting up the patio, filing taxes (perhaps not the last one). This spring, the ACFP Board also starts the process of refreshing the organization’s strategic plan. Our current 3-year plan (click here to see our 2017-2019 plan) is due for review…

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Primary Health Care and the Opioid Crisis – 2019 Updates

The start of this year has already seen many milestones regarding the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative (PHC ORI). The partners on this grant-funded project: The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP), Alberta Medical Association (AMA), Alberta Health Services (AHS), Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER), and Primary Care Networks, together with Alberta Health have…

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Celebrating the Patient’s Medical Home

The ACFP celebrated with its two Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice recipients and made a trip out to visit their staff teams. The ACFP’s Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice award honours clinics that exemplify the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home. Dr. Margaret Churcher Family Practice, Calgary The Dr. Margaret Churcher…

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Locums 101

Whether you are an early-career physician, or one nearing retirement, being a locum is a great way to transition into (or out of) clinical practice! Some people enjoy the flexibility of locuming so much so that they make an entire career out of it. In this blog post I will use my experiences and the…

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ACFP Presents CPD Day

We’re bringing some of OCFP’s (Ontario College of Family Physicians) most popular programs to the West. REGISTER NOW for ACFP’s CPD Day! Choose one of three full-day, 3-credits-per-hour, Mainpro+ certified opportunities below: Mood Disorders: Comprehensive and Realistic Strategies for Primary Care Providers ($750 CAD) This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of…

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March – Message from the President

Read Full eNews Spring is here and we have just wrapped up one of the most successful Family Medicine Summits in ACFP history. The Summit saw record attendance and a re-organized sponsorship area to optimize your attendee experience. Our signature event is a culmination of many programs including an excellent CPD opportunities, an outstanding Research Showcase,…

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New – 2019 Pricing Document Released!

In Canada, annual prescription medication costs over $33 billion and are only second to overall hospital expenditures in health care spending.1 These costs largely reflect the treatment of chronic medical conditions predominantly cared for by family physicians,2 including heart disease and lipid management, hypertension, diabetes and depression.3 The ACFP is pleased to share with you…

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Opioid Response Initiative – One Year Later

As we approach the one year mark of the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative, it is important to reflect on the incredible milestones we have achieved thus far. With regards to the urgent response, we have seen increased access to treatment and have exceeded our targets. In the past six months there were: 135…

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January Message from the Executive Director – Top 10 of 2018

Read Full eNews The ACFP Board and Staff had an exceptional year in 2018! Through the efforts of many dedicated people we have been able to make significant advances on the priorities identified in our Strategic Framework and Plan. Here are our Top 10 for 2018: The ACFP Opioid Response Task Force was instrumental in…

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Practical Workshop: Identifying and Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

The Collaborative Mentorship Networks for Chronic Pain and Addiction is travelling across the province to offer family physicians and their teams a fantastic learning opportunity.  After this free 3-hour workshop, you can immediately apply the following in your practice (with confidence): identify patients with, or at risk of, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) engage in a…

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Taking on Learners in your Early Years of Practice

By: Kiran Dhillon For physicians in the early years of practice, it can seem a bit daunting to start taking on learners. As a new in practice physician myself, who has just started to have medical students in my clinic, I’ve had the chance to reflect on the reasons why I think taking on learners…

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