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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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Best Advice Guide – Advanced and Meaningful Use of EMRs

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Canada Health Infoway have partnered to offer family physicians practical guidance about the advanced and meaningful use of electronic medical record (EMR) capabilities in this new guide, since many family practice environments have adopted an EMR system and are increasingly incorporating digital health tools into practice….

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You’ve been invited to join a scientific planning committee: Now what?

Your role in certified program development With the recent changes CFPC has made in establishing firm quality criteria for programs seeking Mainpro+ certification, the need for planning committees with superb skill and knowledge capacities is essential to a highly functional CPD system. If you’ve been invited to join a committee to plan a certified CPD…

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October – Message from the President

Read Full eNews This month, as we honor our award winners, I am reminded of the hard work and dedication of so many around the province in delivering care to our patients every day. Our awards recognize that family physicians, both experienced and newer in practice, have so much to contribute to enhancing primary care…

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Treating Chronic Pain…Who you gonna call?

As family physicians we really do see everything when it comes to our patients.  From prenatal to palliative care, our patients trust that we will help them through all their medical complexities.  In turn, we put pressure on ourselves and our teams to meet their expectations. A couple of months ago my colleague, the shared…

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The Highs and Lows of Medical Cannabis

Tools and Supports for Primary Care In 2017, the ACFP with their collaboration with the PEER group, published three Tools for Practice articles. #199 Missing “High” Quality Evidence: Medical Cannabinoids for Pain? – Clinical Question: Are medical cannabinoids (MC) effective for the treatment of pain? Author(s): G. Michael Allan, Caitlin R. Finley, Robert Hauptman, Nathan…

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Message From the President—Building Community

Read the full summer eNews. Dear Members, Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela As we all settle in to our regular ‘back to school’ schedules, I’m reminded why I became involved with our College. I was early in my career, and relatively new to Alberta….

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Now Certified! PEIP is over 75% sold out!

The PEIP Conference has sold out every year! Don’t miss your opportunity to join ACFP and the PEER team this October for the popular PEIP Conference in Edmonton. Register today and save before prices increase on September 29. Registrations are available online only and the deadline for registrations is October 12, 2018.   Session Spotlight:…

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