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ACFP Notice of Annual Meeting of Members


ACFP Notice of Annual Meeting of Members

Dear ACFP Members,

The Annual Meeting of Members of the Alberta College of Family Physicians will take place in Banff, Alberta on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. MST in Salon A/B of The Rimrock Resort Hotel.

Voting by Proxy
Voting members who cannot attend the meeting are asked to complete the proxy form and return it to ACFP by email, mail or fax, by Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. MST.

Annual Meeting of Members Package
The meeting agenda, proposed motions for Member consideration, and related materials are below:

Please feel free to contact us with questions you have about the materials/reports above.

Best regards,
Dr. John Chmelicek

Terri Potter
Executive Director
Alberta College of Family Physicians

Email: info@acfp.ca
Phone: 780-488-2395 or 1-800-361-0607
Fax: 780-488-2396
Alberta College of Family Physicians
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Edmonton, AB Canada T5S 1K9

Enter Our Photo Contest

The ACFP Needs Your Help!

We are building a photo library for use in our upcoming and ongoing communications and would like to use your photos from the trenches, on the front line, in your clinic, or your office. We want your photos IRL (that is in-real-life)!

Currently we are building a number of important documents and marketing communications that are in dire need of your photos.

A sample of these communications (but not limited to) are below:

  • Seniors Vision document. We are looking for patients in a clinic setting, home, office.
  • ACFP’s Strategic Framework document. We are looking for a variety of photos from pictures of members, clinic teams, patient care, and learning events.
  • ACFP’s Event Banners and Display
  • ACFP’s Website. General use for online communications

Please note that:

By submitting your photo for the contest, you are providing expressed permission to the ACFP to use your photo in ongoing and future communications and display materials, and that you have the expressed permission from your patient to include them in the photo and that they understand that their photos may appear in ACFP communications. If your photo is used in print or online communications, a photo credit will be included.

Photo considerations.

Tips for photos: please be sure that photo quality is of high resolution (300 dpi), photo lighting is appropriate, and, if known and applicable, please include the name and city/town of family physician.

Deadline to Enter: January 31, 2017

Send your photos to info@acfp.ca

CPSA – Referral Consultation Standard of Practice

More timely care is the intent of the amended Referral Consultation standard of practice, which took effect on January 1, 2017 after approval by the Council of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) last fall.

The CPSA has also just released a new Advice to the Profession document to support physicians in implementing the standard.

CFPC Grants and Awards Deadline Approaching – February 1

Applications for the following grants and awards are due February 1, 2017. Please select the links below for more information, including how to apply:

Please visit the Honours and Awards website at www.cfpc.ca/awards for the full lineup of grants, awards, and scholarships.

For more information, please contact:
Nancy Wallace
Honours and Awards Coordinator
awards@cfpc.ca | 905-629-0900 ext. 385 | 1-800-387-6197 ext. 385

LeadFM – Leadership for Where You Are

Don’t Miss Alberta’s Family Medicine Leadership Conference, LeadFM!

Join us on March 2 at the Rimrock Resort in Banff for LeadFM, Leadership for Where You Are. LeadFM will provide a full day of sessions intended to introduce physicians to the tools they need to lead work in their clinic, community, Primary Care Network, or throughout the province.

Program Highlights


  • Family Medicine Leadership, Dr. Douglas Myhre, 2016 recipient of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Donald I. Rice Award
  • From Front-Lines to Front Office: Making Primary Care the Primary Leaders in Health, Drs. Mike Allan and Tina Korownyk

Choose between five different workshops:

  • How to Get Your Primary Care Measurement Project Off the Ground
  • The Art of Engagement: Becoming a Change Champion
  • Let’s Go to the Moon: Keeping the Goal in Sight Throughout PCN Evolution
  • The Building Blocks of Successful Coalitions
  • Leading Primary Care Transformation in an Uncertain Environment

Registration Discount

As an added bonus, when you register for this conference, you will get a code for $50 off your registration at the ACFP’s 62nd Annual Scientific Assembly happening March 3-5th at the same location!

A Small Part of a Larger Program

The concurrent sessions presented at this conference are all small teasers of full-day programs that have been developed to advance the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home.

If you are interested in having one of our programs delivered to your group, please contact our Leadership Coordinator, Adam Filiatreault, at adam.filiatreault@acfp.ca or by phone at (780) 488-2395 ext. 209.

CFPC Launches A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), eight of its provincial Chapters, and the territories, in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP), launched a new resource called Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers to help family physicians identify patients who may suffer health issues as a result of living in poverty.

Individualized for Alberta

The Poverty tool is:

This clinical tool offers specific resources to help health care providers screen for and respond to poverty concerns in patient encounters, particularly when caring for underserved, vulnerable, and marginalized populations. Social determinants of health, such as poverty, play a major role in patients’ health outcomes. The CFPC and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) have joined forces to expand and disseminate an Ontario poverty tool, which the CEP developed with clinical leadership from Dr Gary Bloch, to raise awareness among family physicians and other health professionals of how poverty affects their patients.

Save the Date for the 62nd ASA – March 3-5, 2017!

Come home to the ASA and connect with friends, meet new colleagues, and attend a wide variety of62asawebbanners_topstory interactive sessions compiled specifically for primary care physicians. Presented in keynote, panel presentation, workshop, and short snapper formats, Alberta’s ASA has something for everyone!

  • Get the latest Information and updates on hot issues…
  • Gain knowledge and skills that can immediately change your practice…
  • Refresh your passion for family medicine in the magnificent Rocky Mountains…

The elegant Rimrock Resort Hotel is the official host hotel of the ASA. Take time today to reserve your room by calling 1-888-746-7625 or connecting online at http://bit.ly/62ASARimrock

Nominate Someone Today!

Recognize Excellence. Nominate Someone Today!


Do you know an exceptional family physician, family medicine resident and/or student? Leaders in their communities that have demonstrated a passion for what they do? Then make time to acknowledge them and submit a nomination today. Visit our Awards page for more information.


November 7-12 is Family Doctor Week in Canada!

Help us celebrate family doctors in Alberta and Canada by sharing your story.

FDW_1-4 PG hor Ad_ENGLISHThe College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Annual Family Doctor Week in Canada celebrates and acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Canadian family doctors for their dedication to their patients and the delivery of high-quality health care.  This special week also provides an opportunity for governments, health care organizations, colleagues, and the public to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by family doctors to improve the health and well-being of their patients.

A family doctor-patient relationship is often times one of the most trusted in health care. It is a relationship that both the doctor and patient have been nurturing since a patient’s first visit—and often the patient’s first encounter with the health care system. We know patients count on family doctors and value these relationships.

The CFPC invites you to join in this year’s celebration and support your fellow family physicians during Family Doctor Week in Canada from November 7–12.

Share Your Story

Help us promote the value of the family physician—in your life and in Alberta and Canada. Share your story! Tell us why your family doctor rocks and we’ll share your story here on this site and with your doctor. As a thank you, we’ll send you one of our Family Docs Rock t-shirt or brand new toques.

For more details visit our Family Docs Rock page.

Who’s Who in Alberta’s Health Care

Understanding Who’s Who in Alberta’s Health Care

Understanding the different roles that health care organizations have in Alberta’s health care system can be daunting. Each organization plays a
significant role in a family physician’s career. Here’s a quick tour around the organization and association landscape, and the ACFP’s role within it.


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