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We are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Written by: Dr. Kristina Quan How to Terminate a Patient Relationship One of the best aspects of family medicine are the lasting relationships we get to create with our patients and families, but what happens when that relationship is broken beyond repair? When it is our nature to help, how do we make the decision…

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CMN Launches “Chronic Pain Gains in Alberta: An ECHO Series”

The Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) and the Calgary Pain Program are collaborating on an exciting new project, “Chronic Pain Gains in Alberta: An ECHO Series”. This program is free and open to all Alberta-based health care providers. What is ECHO®? ECHO® is an interactive online medical education program that features…

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President’s Message: February 2022

Read Full eNews Over the last year, you have heard me speak to the collaborative nature of the ACFP and our continued efforts working alongside family physician leaders and community practitioners at consultation tables and working groups. We continue to bring your voice and values to each arena; making sure our suggestions and contributions are…

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Connect Care – Changes to MyAHS Connect proxy access

Alberta Health Services is changing how youth accounts in our online patient portal, MyAHS Connect, can be accessed by a parent or guardian via proxy access. Proxy access (i.e. parents/guardians being able to view a youth’s health records) via MyAHS Connect will now automatically end when a youth turns 12 years of age. This decision…

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Get Involved! Family Physicians Invited to Participate in a Research Project!

Project Title: Physician motivation towards tele-healthcare: A cross-sectional look at the workplace needs and well-being of family doctors in Alberta Project End Date: June 2022 Survey Link: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_cOqtzUNWampm45M Family physicians (FPs) have rapidly had to shift to using virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the impact this move has had on their work-related motivation and…

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Work-Life Boundaries

By: Dr. Charissa Ho Disclaimer: I am not an expert on this topic. In fact, I am writing this blog post during vacation. And because I find myself constantly struggling to draw boundaries, I figured this is a good topic to explore. Work-life boundaries. We have all heard of them, but how well do we…

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President’s Message: January 2022

Read Full eNews The last few years have been disruptive, to say the least. We have been passionate and reactive regarding government policy and pandemic response. It feels like we have been distracted from advancing our long-term goals and vision, but we have made advancements on a few priorities. However, let us not despair, as…

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2022 Virtual Family Medicine Summit – Register Today!

March 4-6, 2022www.familymedicinesummit.ca For a second time, the ACFP’s annual Family Medicine Summit (Summit) will be fully virtual! While we were hoping very much to deliver a hybrid conference, we just couldn’t risk it. That said, the ACFP and the Summit’s Scientific Planning committee are fully committed to providing an exceptional conference experience yet again…

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Omicron Webinar Recording Dec 23

On Thursday, December 23, 2021, the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and Alberta Medical Association (AMA) hosted a panel discussion on the Omicron variant. The ACFP will collate questions and answers during the webinar and will make them available as soon as we are able. Thank you to all of our provincial health care…

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ACFP & AMA Host Omicron Update Webinar DEC 23rd

12 PM (MT) | Thursday, December 23rdvia Zoom The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) invite you to a panel discussion on what we know and what we can do regarding the Omicron variant. This webinar is open to all community-based physicians and clinic staff. This session will be…

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