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Heart of Family Medicine Podcasts – New Episodes Added

Listen to the Heart of Family Medicine podcasts where our Executive Director, Terri Potter sits down with your family doctors to chat about their journeys, their passions, their Whys. Get to know what drives them, what their days are like, and the special moments that make it all worth being a family doctor. New podcasts…

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Wave 2 of Connect Care – Launches October 24

Connect Care will launch “Wave 2” at Edmonton suburban sites on October 24, 2020. Community healthcare providers continue to use their existing Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and other processes to manage patient information that is not part of the AHS record of care. Community practitioners are a huge part of any person’s care team, and it’s…

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October President’s Message

Read Full eNews We continue to face challenges from the pandemic and from the uncertainty around the future of health care in the province, particularly as it relates to funding and delivery of primary care. We have continued our advocacy work behind the scenes including in meeting with officials with the Ministry of Health, AHS,…

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Motherhood and Medicine

By Kiran Dhillon, MD, CCFP I’m going to have a proud new parent moment here, and show off my 15-week-old baby, Josh. Yup, I’m now a mom… it still feels a bit strange to say that to be honest. I know of so many of my friends and colleagues who decided to start their families…

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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…

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Pricing Doc App – 2020 Updates Available

The ACFP along with the PEER team are pleased to announce the Pricing Doc App has been updated with 2020 pricing. The Pricing Doc (also known as Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in Alberta) has moved online and is maintained monthly through a joint collaboration with the PEER Team, the Alberta College of Family…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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