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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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December Message from the President

Read Full eNews As we near the end of the year, I reflect upon the various activities that have occurred throughout 2018. The ACFP has been a leader in the Opioid Response Initiative, a collaboration with the Alberta Medical Association and Alberta Health Services which included a grant from Alberta Health to fund an emergency…

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As a family physician, what IS the benefit of treating Opioid Use Disorder?

For patients, the evidence is clear that treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Primary Care results in higher rates of patients retained in treatment, as well as higher rates of patients abstinent from street opioids. We know that family practice provides a trusted space where patients are most comfortable, creating the ideal environment to discuss opioid use,…

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Registration Now Open – Family Medicine Summit (formerly Annual Scientific Assembly)!

Don’t Miss ACFP’s flagship CPD/CME conference! Connect, Learn, and Celebrate at the Family Medicine Summit! As Alberta’s premier family medicine conference, the Summit (formerly ASA) provides practice-changing CPD that is thought-provoking and relevant. Our provincial chapter was founded upon sharing knowledge and best practices among our members, and has been connecting, learning, and celebrating for 63…

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November eNews – Message From the Executive Director

Read full eNews. Alberta’s Primary Care Alliance: Influencing Health Policy and System Improvements There are three ways to influence and have impact – Role, Relationships, and Expertise The Alberta College of Family Physicians is an active partner in Alberta’s Primary Care Alliance (PCA). We have two seats at this table occupied by Dr. Sonya Lee,…

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