Family Medicine Summit (formerly ASA)
Webinars
Tools & Resources
Find a Family Physician
PEIP Conference
GoMainpro
Member Support
What's Up Doc Research Showcase

News & Events

September Message from the Executive Director – The Heart of Family Medicine

Read Full eNews Dear members, Since the heartfelt discussions at the 2020 Family Medicine Summit, the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) has been hard at work building a campaign that is rooted in our organizational pillars with a primary focus on the unique, trusted relationship between family physician and patient. We knew we needed…

Read More

Undetectable = Untransmittable, what does this mean for patients living with HIV?

According to findings from two large international studies ( PARTNER I, PARTNER II, and HPTN 052), patients maintaining undetectable viral loads through HIV treatment makes HIV untransmittable through sexual activity. Healthcare providers can share the following strategy with patients to help them maintain an undetectable load and remain unable to transmit: continue HIV treatment consistently,…

Read More

Back to School Resources – COVID-19

Preparing for back to school is going to look a little different this fall. A great resource, co-written by Family Physician Dana Abenstein and Educator Darren Abenstein “Helping Your Family Prepare for Return to School” is available for you and your family as you navigate our new normal. Dr. Dana Abenstein also has a complementary blog…

Read More

Collaborative Mentorship Network Secures New Funding & Broadens Scope

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1.9 million funding contribution from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP). The funds allow the ACFP to continue the important work of the Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) and to broaden its scope by expanding the network…

Read More

August President’s Message – An Offering of Condolences

On behalf of the ACFP, I offer sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and patients of Dr. Reynolds. The unimaginable circumstances in which Dr. Reynolds lost his life are something I never anticipated having to consider in the settings in which we work. In addition to the grief surrounding the loss of a dedicated and…

Read More

Connect Care Re-launch Plan

Connect Care re-launch activities are underway across AHS and planning and implementation will resume as well. Waves 2 and 3 of Connect Care were temporarily delayed in March, given the significantly increased demands on our frontline physicians, staff, and services, and the increased health risks our patients and health care teams faced due to COVID-19….

Read More

Our Condolences to the Reynolds Family

Our hearts are heavy with the news of Dr. Walter Reynolds passing. This tragedy ripples throughout the community, profession, and province. To Dr. Reynolds’ family, friends, colleagues, and patients, The Alberta College of Family Physicians is so sorry for your loss. A memorial fund has been created to honour the life of Dr. Reynolds. If…

Read More

#271 – Be still my quivering heart: alcohol and atrial fibrillation

Clinical Question: Does advising patients to abstain from alcohol prevent atrial fibrillation recurrence? Bottom Line: Observational studies consistently report a doseresponse association between alcohol and new onset atrial fibrillation. Based on 1 randomized controlled trial (RCT) of “regular drinkers” with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, recurrence of atrial fibrillation happened in ~50% who abstain compared to ~70% who…

Read More

A Message from the President – A Call for Collaboration

My Friends and Colleagues, Forming relationships, finding common ground, understanding the perspectives of others – these are all core components to the practice of Family Medicine. This is a set of skills we acquire in training and enhance in practice. For many of us, it defines the core of how we interact with others, not…

Read More

A Message from the President – ACFP is Advocating for You

Read Message to Members Dear Members, Your Board of Directors and staff have been communicating publicly the messages of value, trust, support, and respect of family physicians. We are actively participating in regular meetings with committees, working groups, and individually with leaders within the Alberta Government, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Medical Association, and our…

Read More

PRACTICAL EVIDENCE FOR INFORMED PRACTICE (PEIP) CONFERENCE 2020

The 2020 PEIP Conference highlights focused reviews on clinically relevant primary care topics that combine evidence, experience, and patient values and is free of industry bias. The Conference is a fully accessible via webcast with limited in-person seating. This multidisciplinary event showcases relevant, evidence-based, and thought-provoking topics in health care. REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 2020! 2020…

Read More