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Research Opportunities

Get Involved and Participate in Family Medicine Research

Strengthening Research in Family Medicine

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) supports our family medicine researchers and practice-based research networks (PBRNs) through highlighting in-progress research projects that are well-grounded in family medicine practice, and have demonstrated substantial input from family physicians at the earliest stages of the research project development.

The following opportunities below have been reviewed first by staff and then peer reviewed by ACFP members who have deemed them to be of interest or relevant to members and/or family medicine or primary health care research.

It is by no means an endorsement by the ACFP but an acknowledgement that the inclusion of the posting is reasonable to share with members.

Read about the current research projects you can participate in.


CFPC members who have obtained specialized skills in research, and the investment they make to share their expertise, experience and time to lead research projects create the evidence that forms the foundation of family medicine.


Collaborate and contribute to discussions on family medicine research ideas on our online research community. Share information on funding opportunities available


Get Involved

Learn about what your colleagues are doing. Participate in research projects that are well-grounded in family practice and primary care. Contribute to practice-based research networks (PBRNs).


The ACFP collects and shares information on research projects that are well-grounded in, and relevant to, family medicine and primary care, and works to highlight the value of research conducted ‘with’ family physicians’ practice within their communities.

My name is Smitha Yaltho and I feel privileged to work as a family physician. Why? I believe that being a family physician has been the best job any physician can hope to have. I have personally grown in my own abilities and skill-sets with diverse opportunities in ambulatory practice, acute care and work in Facility Living.  Working in primary care has been exciting and has also afforded me tremendous opportunities for growth while still remaining stimulating in its complexity.  I believe that Family physicians are trusted partners in patient care –  every step of the way. 

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I currently have an interest in Physician Leadership and  trauma informed care.  I have served as a director with the Board of Directors with the Edmonton North PCN, Edmonton’s largest PCN. Thereafter, I have worked as the Director of Medical Services with CapitalCare (also based in Edmonton) for almost 6 years. It is my express wish that my contribution on the ACFP board of directors will highlight the excellence of family medicine that exists right here and now within the Alberta health care system. 

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
Ability to highlight and further support the excellence of primary care right here in Alberta.