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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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Looking Back on 2020

Read Full eNews In March of 2020, at our annual meeting of members (AMM), you asked that we invest in building public awareness of the value of family physicians.The development of the Heart of Family Medicine program has been a rich experience with multiple facets. It has given us the opportunity to get to know several…

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The Role of Family Physicians’ in the COVID Vaccine Rollout

The recent ACFP survey of its members regarding the willingness and capacity of primary care to support the vaccine rollout garnered over 1,200 members’ responses. Based on your feedback, the ACFP will be advocating for the integral role of family physicians as partners in the pandemic response. The following letter will be sent to our government,…

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FFYFP: COVID Reflections

The following COVID-19 journeys are firsthand accounts from three of our First Five Years in Family Practice Committee. Each story is a unique perspective on how this pandemic is affecting physicians. Getting COVID – Charissa Ho MD, CCFP The COVID Ward – Kaili Hoffart MD, CCFP Sunshine – Jennifer Ortynski MD, CCFP

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FFYFP: COVID Reflections – The COVID Ward

By Kaili Hoffart MD, CCFP When I started my week as a hospitalist on one of our Edmonton COVID wards, I didn’t really know what to expect. It was an unfamiliar unit, but the nursing staff and rest of the team were welcoming. There was no choice, but to jump right in! My very first…

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FFYFP: COVID Reflections – Getting COVID

By Charissa Ho MD, CCFP When the pandemic started, I expected to get COVID at some point. As the months dragged on, I took every precaution and it seemed less and less likely I would get it. I followed public health measures, usually going beyond what was recommended. Even as the number of cases rose…

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FFYFP: COVID Reflections – Sunshine

By Jennifer Ortynski MD, CCFP As I drop my now contaminated gloves into the already overflowing garbage, I hear a wavering voice float out from the room I was just in. I recognize the melody instantly.  Sunshine,You are my sunshine It was my patient’s husband singing on a video call. I had just left the…

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Request from Alberta Health – COVID-19 FAQs

The ACFP continues to advocate for family physicians through our relationship with Alberta Health. Recently, the ACFP attended a meeting with Dr. Hinshaw, several leaders in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH), Public Health, and Primary & Community Care.Alberta Health (AH) acknowledges the important role of family physicians in responding to…

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Out Like a Lion, in Like a Lamb

Read Full eNews. We are quickly approaching our annual conference, the Family Medicine Summit, held March 5-7. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding this fully virtually for the first time ever. Our Annual Meeting of Members (AMM), which is usually held in person at the conference, will instead be virtual this year,…

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What is Connect Care?

Original Post Date: September 27, 2019 Post Update: February 18, 2021 Call to Action for Primary Care and Community Providers: Connect Care Identifiers and Wave Sequencing Update Connect Care will launch Wave 3 at sites in the former Peace Region of North Zone on April 10, 2021. All community providers in Alberta need to take…

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Mainpro+ Mega Minute

By Nathan Turner MD, CCFP As a new in practice family doctor there are many things that, while important for your practice and career, you may not have had much exposure to in residency. One of these is the Mainpro+ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) tracking system used by the College of Family Physicians of Canada…

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Heart of Family Medicine Podcast – Episode 13

Matthew Corkum: Taking the fear out of disabilities through inclusion, determination, and a zest for life Having been diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months didn’t stop Matt from achieving and excelling at all things he does. Matt is an accomplished meteorologist and, in his spare time, a public speaker, advocating and educating people on…

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“Just” a Family Doc

A twitter thread by Noel Grisdale, MD CCFP Dr. Noel Grisdale is a rural family physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he has worked in the clinic, long-term care, active care, and emergency room providing comprehensive care. Family medicine is rooted on four main principles with the…

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