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May 2012

ACFP Call for Presentations is now open

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is pleased to announce that the Call for Presentations for the 58th Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) is now open. The 58th ASA will take place February 28 – March 2, 2013.  

    May 15, 2012

    Celebrating World Family Doctor Day – May 19, 2012

    As a member of the World Family Doctor Organization (Wonca) the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) joins with our international colleagues to celebrate World Family Doctor Day 2012 and acknowledge the central role of our specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuous health care for all of our patients.

    May 15, 2012

    Celebrating World Family Doctor Day – May 19, 2012

    As a member of the World Family Doctor Organization (Wonca) the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) joins with our international colleagues to celebrate World Family Doctor Day 2012 and acknowledge the central role of our specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuous health care for all of our patients.

    May 18, 2012

    National health organizations call on Minister Kenney to rescind planned cancellation of health benefits to refugee claimants

    A group of eight national health organizations representing various health practitioners today sent a joint letter to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Hon. Jason Kenney, asking the Minister to rescind the planned cancellation of supplemental health benefits to refugee claimants under the Interim Federal Health Program.  The cancellation of these health benefits is scheduled to occur June 30, 2012.  

    May 28, 2012

    Canadian Family Medicine Research Team: Finalist in International Awards Competition

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) congratulates Dr Janusz Kaczorowski and the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) working group for their family medicine research paper that was a finalist in the Research Paper of the Year category at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group Improving Health Awards 2012 on May 23, 2012. Dr Kaczorowski is Professor and Director of Research, the Dr Sadok Besrour Chair in Family Medicine, and GSK-CIHR Chair in Optimal Management of Chronic Disease, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of Montreal. The CHAP working group includes family medicine researchers Drs. Cheryl Levitt, Lisa Dolovich, and Tina Karwalajtys from McMaster University; Dr William Hogg at the University of Ottawa; and Dr Karen Tu at the University of Toronto.

    June 2012

    Timely Access to Appointments in Family Practice: Same-Day/Advanced Access Scheduling

    CFPC’s new paper, Timely Access to Appointments in Family Practice: Same-Day/Advanced Access Scheduling, provides guidance to Canadian family physicians to support timely access in family practice settings. 

      June 7, 2012

      CFPC Website Maintenance

      The CFPC website is undergoing maintenance. During this update, visitors may not be able to access the CFPC network and website. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

        July 26, 2012

        ACFP Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference

        The Alberta College of Family Physicians invites you to its Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference, October 12-13, 2012 at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.

        July 27, 2012

        CFPC Welcomes Health Care Innovation Report: Focus is on better care, better health, better value

        (MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 26, 2012) - The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) commends the Health Care Innovation Working Group (HCIWG) of the Council of the Federation for its first report, From Innovation to Action, issued earlier today. We share and support its ultimate goal of providing better care, better health, and better value for Canadians.

        August 30, 2012

        The CFPC will be closed for the holiday, September 3, 2012

        The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s national office will be closed for the holiday, September 3, 2012. The office will re-open on September 4, 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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