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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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Connect Care – Electronic Patients’ Reports

AHS Memo – June 7, 2022 Alberta Health Services (AHS) electronically delivers patient information to providers at their private community practices using a system called ‘eDelivery’. For more information on changes due to Connect Care Launch 4, read the summary guide. Additional information and resources are available on the AHS website, related to topic of electronic…

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Connect Care – Changes to MyAHS Connect proxy access

Alberta Health Services is changing how youth accounts in our online patient portal, MyAHS Connect, can be accessed by a parent or guardian via proxy access. Proxy access (i.e. parents/guardians being able to view a youth’s health records) via MyAHS Connect will now automatically end when a youth turns 12 years of age. This decision…

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ACFP & AMA Host Omicron Update Webinar DEC 23rd

12 PM (MT) | Thursday, December 23rdvia Zoom The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) invite you to a panel discussion on what we know and what we can do regarding the Omicron variant. This webinar is open to all community-based physicians and clinic staff. This session will be…

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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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Creating Community: ACFP Networks Launch

This pandemic has shown just how valuable our connections are. As one of the four pillars within the ACFP’s Strategic Framework: 2020-2025, finding innovative ways to create community safely and securely was a top priority for the ACFP this year. So, without further ado, the ACFP invites you to join its protected online platform ACFP…

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Celebrate Your Peers with the ACFP Awards – Nominations Now Open

‘Tis the season to celebrate! This month, the ACFP would like to acknowledge our Family Physicians of the Year and the Recognition of Excellence Recipients. Every year the ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) reviews eligible nomination packages for our Chapter’s recognition and from these names, the ARC put forward recommendations to the College of…

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Executive Director’s Message – A Seat at the Table

Read Full eNews The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is no stranger when it comes to collaborating with partners and key stakeholders, and in recent years, lobbying the provincial government. The profile of the ACFP has dramatically increased and over the last 19 months, largely in part due to our consistent and our cooperative…

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Connect Care: Centralizing Operational Processes – Updating Forms

July 6, 2021 – AHS Memo Alberta Health Services (AHS) has implemented a “Request for Provider/Prescriber Set-Up in Health Information Systems” form to allow community providers to advise different groups within AHS and affiliated organizations of new information or changes to: Provider/prescriber name; professional and Connect Care identifiers; practice location(s); locum status Clinic/location/client/office name, demographics…

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PEIP 2021 Registration Now Open!

Celebrating 10 Years of PEIP October 22-23, 2021 The ACFP and PEER are excited to bring you another year of the latest information in primary care that is concise, relevant to family medicine, and free of industry bias. Standard Pricing – Ends September 30th at 11:59 pm (MT) Whether you attend in person or virtually,…

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#VaccinesWork

June 21, 2021 | Joint statement from physicians and pharmacists on COVID-19 vaccination in Alberta Family physicians and pharmacists are working together to help with the vaccination rollout. Alberta Health has asked us to join forces to help promote the importance of getting vaccinated. As part of our joint campaign family physicians and pharmacists are…

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