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President’s Message: November 2022

Read Full eNews Welcome to another winter, a familiar season to us. The last season of the calendar year, and one before a provincial election here in Alberta. In preparation for an upcoming election and to ensure ACFP activities and operations are on the right track after years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like…

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President’s Message: October 2022

Read Full eNews Over the year, as family physicians, we are presented with many membership renewal requests. I know a couple of emails have come across my inbox recently, one of which is for membership with our own organization, ACFP. When presented with these reminders, I often ask myself why I am paying for these…

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President’s Message: September 2022

Read Full eNews The onset of September brings the usual, predictable events of the change in season and the beginning of the academic year. Accompanying them is often the resumption of regular work activities and situations that require our attention, particularly for Alberta’s family physicians. Tentative Agreement Requiring our attention soon is the tentative agreement…

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President’s Message: August 2022

Read Full eNews I have always found the summer to be both an enjoyable and challenging time. As many of us are trying to take in as much of this bright and energetic season as possible, the demands of our work as family physicians continues too. I hope we are all striking the best balance…

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Statement on Roe Versus Wade

Dear Members, On Friday, June 24th, The Supreme Court of the United States of America overturned the landmark decision of Roe versus Wade, a precedent that guaranteed women’s rights to privacy, protection of their own health decisions, and the right to essential reproductive care, including abortion. This decision is deeply disturbing and opens a path…

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President’s Message: June 2022

Read Full eNews As our season changes from a hopeful spring to an even more hopeful summer, I am reminded how it is commonly said that the only thing constant is change. Over the past two and a half years, as family physicians we have most certainly become accustomed to change. Thankfully, our adaptability and…

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June 21, 2022 – National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the ACFP would like to renew our commitment to unlearning and re-educating in the spirit of reconciliation. We commit to continue reflecting on our actions, educational opportunities, and advocacy efforts to support equity, cultural safety, and the health and wellbeing of all. The ACFP recognizes that systemic racism exists…

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President’s Message: April 2022

Read Full eNews Winter seems to want to hang on in our province, but I am optimistic that Spring will be arriving soon, and with it, the possibility of new beginnings. Fittingly, this season often coincides with many new opportunities for our members. The ACFP is only able to provide members with regular new initiatives…

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President’s Message: March 2022

Read Full eNews The month of March tends to be a very busy time of year for all of us at ACFP. The countless hours of planning and hard work for staff and members alike comes to fruition in the form of our flagship conference – the Family Medicine Summit (Summit). Although we were unable…

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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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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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President’s Message: December 2021

Read Full eNews Usually at ACFP, December is a time for gathering, celebrating together, exchanging handshakes, hugs, and spending time in each others’ presence. For another holiday season though, we at ACFP are having distanced celebrations given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We still plan to express our best wishes to each other via online meeting…

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