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Join the ACFP’s Celebration of World Family Doctor Day

On May 19th, the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) will celebrate the remarkable contributions of Alberta’s family doctors and their colleagues around the globe!

Take part in the World Family Doctor Day festivities by sharing your love of family medicine, recognizing a peer, or sporting your Family Docs Rock swag.

Visit our website at to find out all the ways you can participate!

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ACFP’s Thursday Evening Webinar – “Let’s Chat GPT: General practice and technology”

On May 23rd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (MT), join the ACFP’s webinar to learn more about the background of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care and how to identify potential applications in a family medicine setting. Discuss the barriers to implementing AI in family medicine clinics and the privacy concerns related to the technology.

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PCN Pain Rounds – “Nutrition and Pain”

Presented by the Calgary and Area Primary Care networks, PCN Pain Rounds is a grand rounds-style webinar series for family doctors and multidisciplinary team members interested in improving the care they provide to people with pain. Join us on Wednesday, May 15th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (MT) as presenters discuss nutrition and pain management. To register, go to


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Practising Well Community of Practice

The Practising Well Community of Practice delivers monthly sessions focused on supporting family doctors work through the complexity of mental health, substance use disorders, and chronic pain. Connect with us on May 22nd as our panelists share their approaches to being stewards of weight-loss medications and how they engage in societal discussions on fat shaming. Registration is now open.

COVID-19 Community of Practice

The Changing the Way We Work (COVID-19) Community of Practice for family physicians, created in partnership with OCFP and University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine held its latest sessions on April 5th and 26th. The recordings, slide decks, and Q&A are available for review. The next session is planned for May 17, 2024.

Upcoming webinar about fracture prevention recommendations for frail older adults

Registration for “Clinical Application of the Long-Term Care Fracture Prevention Recommendations for Frail Older Adults” is now open. Join us on May 31st for a session that aims to address existing care gaps by illustrating the application of pharmacological and non-pharmacological fracture prevention recommendations with frail older adults in long-term care. Learn more and register online.


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Newly released! The Montreal Declaration on High-Value Care

Newly released! The Montreal Declaration on High-Value Care

On April 4th, the Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) released the Montreal Declaration on High-Value Care. Eighteen partner organizations also signed the Declaration. “This declaration is paving the way to make appropriateness one of the pillars of the health care and social services system in Quebec”, said the President of the QCFP, Dr. Alain Papineau. Read the press release (in French only).

To value or to devalue, that is the question

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We encourage you to read the open letter from the QCFP president, Dr. Alain Papineau, that was published in La Presse following the 2024 CaRMS match results. “Does this really come as a surprise to us? I don’t think so. We take in the results, and then we get back to work to try to attract a few more residents during the second round in April.”


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