The Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference planning committee has worked hard to ensure ACFP’s popular evidence-based event is relevant and informative. With each member bringing a unique perspective to the development of the program, PEIP is certain to affect change among various practice settings.
Michael R. Kolber, BSc MD CCFP MSc (Chair)
Associate Professor, University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine
Mike is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. He practices family medicine and emergency along with gastrointestinal consultations and endoscopy in Peace River, Alberta. Mike belongs to the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine Evidence Based Medicine group and helps with ACFP’s Roadshows throughout Alberta. Mike contributes to Tools for Practice, the Therapeutics Education Collaboration podcasts and has presented at local, provincial, national, and international educational events.
G. Michael Allan, MD CCFP
Professor, University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine
Director, Evidence & Continuing Professional Development Program, Alberta College of Family Physicians
Mike is an Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta and has been in practice for over 15 years. As the director of the ACFP Evidence and CPD Program, he helps coordinate and write the regular evidence based update called Tools for Practice for the members of the Alberta College of Family Physicians and Canadian Family Physician. He has given nearly 200 presentations and participates in a weekly medical podcast on iTunes.
Carmen Gingles, MD CCFP
Carmen has been a family physician in south Edmonton for 13 years. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta (1996). Her practice is focused on women and children. She actively teaches students and residents.
Christina Korownyk, MD CCFP
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
Tina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She practices family medicine at the Northeast Community Health Centre in Edmonton. Tina is Co-Director of the Family Medicine Clinical Rotation for undergraduate medical students and is actively involved in medical student and resident teaching. As a member of the ACFP Evidence team, Tina contributes to the development and dissemination of physician led continuous professional development, pharmacist academic detailing, and Tools for Practice. Tina’s research interests primarily include common questions in primary care.
Adrienne J Lindblad, BSP PharmD ACPR
Knowledge Translation & Evidence Coordinator, Alberta College of Family Physicians
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
Adrienne is the Knowledge Translation and Evidence Coordinator with the ACFP and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She has delivered numerous educational sessions for physicians and allied health professionals.
Tony Nickonchuk, BSc Pharm
Clinical Pharmacist, Alberta Health Services, Peace River & Northwest Health Centres
Tony practices pharmacy in Peace River as a clinical pharmacist at the Peace River hospital. His main interests are drug information research and evidence based medicine, which he puts to use in his practice and with the ACFP’s Tools for Practice program. He contributes to a biweekly blog for the Canadian Healthcare Network that analyzes and presents the evidence for non-prescription therapies to help pharmacists make evidence-based decisions when recommending these products.