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Recognizing Our Communities: A month of reflection and celebration

In the spirit of this month’s recognition and celebration of both Pride and National Indigenous History Month, we have compiled a list of resources to support the development of a safe and inclusive environment for your practice: Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Communities Video: Challenging Stigma in Your Practice: A Case Study on 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusivity, ACFP’s Collaborative Mentorship…

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – PEIP CONFERENCE

As a valued past attendee of the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference (PEIP), we, the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and PEER (Patients, Experience, Evidence, Research), would like to inform you directly of our joint decision concerning the event. After 10 successful years as co-presenters of the PEIP conference, the ACFP and PEER…

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FFYFP Blog: June Tip on Wellness

Written by: Sierra Tamminen BSc, MD, CCFP I’ve recently spent a lot more time at home and focusing on wellness because I had a complicated foot injury that had me sitting on the couch for a while! For June’s tip, I thought I would share what I’ve been doing to work on wellness, and I’m…

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F***; One of the Worst Words to Hear in Your Busy Workday

Written by: Dr. Nathan Turner Form… probably the worst four letter F-word. But it’s that time of year again! No, unfortunately not the (finally) beautiful spring weather we’ve been eagerly awaiting after months of bitter cold. I’m talking about tax season! Which means many of us have received a request (or two… or ten) to…

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Participate in Primary Care Research

Project Title: Confidence in Addictions Medicine Among Family Medicine Educators Project End Date: June 1, 2022 Survey Link:  https://redcap.link/AddictionMedEdSurvey We are looking for physicians who have been involved in teaching family medicine residents to participate in a study to further our understanding of addiction medicine education. Participation in this study will assist with potential curriculum…

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We are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Written by: Dr. Kristina Quan How to Terminate a Patient Relationship One of the best aspects of family medicine are the lasting relationships we get to create with our patients and families, but what happens when that relationship is broken beyond repair? When it is our nature to help, how do we make the decision…

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CMN Launches “Chronic Pain Gains in Alberta: An ECHO Series”

The Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) and the Calgary Pain Program are collaborating on an exciting new project, “Chronic Pain Gains in Alberta: An ECHO Series”. This program is free and open to all Alberta-based health care providers. What is ECHO®? ECHO® is an interactive online medical education program that features…

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Get Involved! Family Physicians Invited to Participate in a Research Project!

Project Title: Physician motivation towards tele-healthcare: A cross-sectional look at the workplace needs and well-being of family doctors in Alberta Project End Date: June 2022 Survey Link: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_cOqtzUNWampm45M Family physicians (FPs) have rapidly had to shift to using virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the impact this move has had on their work-related motivation and…

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Work-Life Boundaries

By: Dr. Charissa Ho Disclaimer: I am not an expert on this topic. In fact, I am writing this blog post during vacation. And because I find myself constantly struggling to draw boundaries, I figured this is a good topic to explore. Work-life boundaries. We have all heard of them, but how well do we…

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2022 Virtual Family Medicine Summit – Register Today!

March 4-6, 2022www.familymedicinesummit.ca For a second time, the ACFP’s annual Family Medicine Summit (Summit) will be fully virtual! While we were hoping very much to deliver a hybrid conference, we just couldn’t risk it. That said, the ACFP and the Summit’s Scientific Planning committee are fully committed to providing an exceptional conference experience yet again…

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Important Info – ALBERTA ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR EXTENDED RELEASE INJECTABLE BUPRENORPHINE:

ALBERTA ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR EXTENDED RELEASE INJECTABLE BUPRENORPHINE: Because supporting information and resources on administering injectable buprenorphine is not yet readily available, the following information on injectable buprenorphine, also known as SublocadeTM, can be found at the following links: Evidence for use Instruction for administration Product Monograph Please note, the ACFP has no affiliation with…

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