What's New at the ACFP and In Health Care
Message from the President
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

As we all settle in to our regular ‘back to school’ schedules, I’m reminded why I became involved with our College. I was early in my career, and relatively new to Alberta. The ACFP, being the provincial chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada represents our community of family physicians and being involved with the ACFP was a way to connect with my colleagues and contribute to the impact our discipline of Family Medicine can have on the delivery of health care in our province.

We are a member organization not distracted by regulatory activity or negotiations, but one that focuses on education and excellence in family practice. No matter what uncertainties or challenges are presented, the ACFP can be counted on to stay the course and will remain true to its mandate. Continue reading.
Mainpro + ® Minute: UpToDate ® Subscription and Automatic Credit Reporting
UpToDate® is an online resource that allows you to find reliable answers to your clinical questions quickly and easily.

CFPC members who subscribe earn CME credits when they research a question in UpToDate®. 

The answer will be published in the October edition of our eNews. Learn more about UpToDate subscriptions here.

Vote below to enter your answer and for a chance to win* one of five $25 Starbucks gift cards!
Are UpToDate® credits automatically transferred to the CFPC and entered into my CME transcript?
Yes—My credits are automatically entered for me
No—I must enter these credits myself in the Self Learning category
* Only correct answers will be entered into the draw for a Starbucks card. The five lucky winners will be notified by email and will have their names published in our next issue.

In last month's poll we asked "Can I claim Mainpro+ credits for attending a SPONSORED event not certified by the CFPC?" The correct answer is:

No —Events that are sponsored and not formally reviewed/approved by the CFPC are not eligible for credits.

Industry-sponsored (e.g. pharmaceutical) sessions and meetings that do not bear the CFPC Certification Statement are not eligible for any type of Mainpro+ credits.

Thank you to everyone who participated! We received 59 responses (24 YES, 35 NO). All correct answers were entered to win and five lucky winners were drawn at random.

Congratulations to:
  • Dr. Erin Nicholls (Calgary)
  • Dr. Shirley Gail Samuel-Haynes (Edmonton)
  • Dr. Aashif Esmail (Edmonton)
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Walker (Edmonton)
  • Dr. Peter Laratta (Edmonton)
2020 Foresight
Help plan for future Family Medicine Summits and tell us what you think!

We want to hear from you about why you attend the Family Medicine Summit (formerly Annual Scientific Assembly, ASA), or why you don't attend.

Is the Family Medicine Summit your first choice CPD event? If not, why?

Don't forget to save the date for 2019 and mark your calendar for Family Medicine Summit !

March 1-3, 2019 | Rimrock Resort Hotel | Banff, AB
Enhancements to Engage Primary Care
Alberta’s health care system is constantly evolving and primary care is being asked more and more to provide advice and input on these changes.

To ensure the voice of family physicians is heard when these requests come in, we have created the Engage Primary Care portal a way to link requesters to those physicians who want to be engaged. In order for it to be a success, though, we need you!

Taking 10 minutes of your time to fill out the family physician engagement form helps us identify the leaders within our communities those physicians who want to have some sort of an impact or a voice in how primary care works in Alberta. Read more.
Engage Primary Care is a partnership between the Alberta College of Family Physicians, the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health Services, the Strategic Clinical Networks™ and the Primary Care Alliance.
Volunteers Needed! Call for Edmonton and area doctors and residents to participate in our annual Student Information Session at the University of Alberta
The ACFP is hosting an evening information session for first- and second-year medical students at the University of Alberta on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.

We are looking for volunteers from communities in northern Alberta, including Red Deer.


5:15 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018
(dinner will be provided)

Katz Centre for Pharmacy and Health at the University of Alberta

Sign Up Now
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Susan Soufi at 780-701-9716 or by email .
Alberta College of Family Physicians | www.acfp.ca | 780-488-2395