General Listings

Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – October  October 3, 2019

ACE: Exercise program for cancer survivors  September 5, 2019

ACE is a five-year study evaluating the benefit from, and implementation of, an Alberta wide clinic-to-community-based cancer and exercise model of care – the Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) Program.

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Do you have patients with sciatica?  August 1, 2019

A study is recruiting sciatica patients who are not making good progress with their current treatments, who don't have funding for physiotherapy or other forms of treatment and/or those on waiting lists for specialist/surgical consults.

The study is being conducted in Calgary in collaboration with the U of A and will test if two well-known treatments for sciatica may be more effective when combined.

Download the full patient poster and information sheet for details.

Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – July  July 2, 2019

Access Improvement Newsletter - June  June 6, 2019

Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – May  May 30, 2019

Recruiting physicians for a study on transitions of care from the Patient Medical Home  May 29, 2019

Family physicians, your input is needed! Take part in an interview or survey to help improve the understanding of communication and information sharing between family practices and the medical neighbourhood – community programs, specialists and system services – across four areas of care:

  • Staying healthy – achieving health, preventing illness
  • Getting better – acute illness or injury treatment or care
  • Living with illness – living with chronic illness, disability
  • Coping with end of life

Everyone who participates in the study, a 10 – 15 minute anonymous survey and/or 30 – 45 minute interview, will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a chance to receive $50 gift card.

This is a conjoint research study under the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine.

Review the full invitation for more information or complete the anonymous survey. To participate in interview, please contact Anetta Stankowski.

Click here for the study invitation

Opioid Response Initiative Calgary Zone Newsletter – May 2019  May 22, 2019

A family physician’s guide to opioids-related resources and tools available in the Calgary area.

Download the May 2019 newsletter

My Practice: Primary Care Lab Utilization seeks family physicians for clinical review team  April 25, 2019

The Physician Learning Program, in collaboration with the Health Quality Council of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Public Laboratories and the Alberta College of Family Physicians, is leading a Physician Practice Improvement initiative to support family physicians reflect on their utilization of laboratory services.

Click here to learn more and express interest in joining this project.

The Community Medical Staff Association wants you!    April 17, 2019

Interested in advocacy for family medicine in the Calgary Zone?  The Community Medical Staff Association (CMSA) wants you! 

The CMSA has an important role in representing and advocating for the needs of physicians.  Medical staff associations exist for each hospital and for Alberta Public Labs, but the Community MSA is the voice for physicians in community-based practice.  CMSA is your advocate for matters related to medical leadership structure, medical staff appointments and privileges, as well as issues that are unique to community-based physicians.  Representatives from AHS and AMA look to us to speak for the needs of community physicians and give our perspective on local and provincial issues.

Joining the CMSA brings other benefits.  You gain access to educational and leadership workshops, receive a digital subscription to Vital Signs, and get an opportunity to meet your specialist colleagues, RF representatives and AHS leadership.  CMSA is the place to hear about and advocate for community physicians on issues that affect you and your colleagues. 

As a relatively new MSA, we are looking to expand our membership, and in particular would like to welcome some younger colleagues who are interested in an introduction to advocacy work and who bring to us the perspective of someone new in practice.  Commitments are flexible and remuneration is available.  If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Margot McLean (President) or Dr. Elisabeth Woolner (Secretary-Treasurer) at or  To join the CMSA, you may email us, or

Provincial Palliative and End-of-Life Care Newsletter – April  April 9, 2019

This quarterly newsletter gives the latest provincial information and updates to health care providers working in palliative and end-of-life care.

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Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter – April  April 9, 2019

Keep informed about the latest on Alberta's Influenza Immunization program. Issue 39 (April 2019) of the Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter has now been posted to the Influenza Immunization website.   

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Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – April  April 9, 2019

Opioid Response Initiative Calgary Zone newsletter – March  March 29, 2019

Welcome to the fifth edition of the monthly Opioid Response Initiative newsletter, a family physician’s guide to tools and resources available in the Calgary Zone. 

Download the March 2019 newsletter.

Opioid Response Initiative Calgary Zone newsletter – February  March 19, 2019

Welcome to the fourth edition of the monthly Opioid Response Initiative newsletter, a family physician’s guide to tools and resources available in the Calgary Zone. 

Download the February 2019 newsletter.

Exciting new EMR for Alberta clinics  March 12, 2019

Looking for final-stage beta testers! 

We are Alberta’s newest electronic medical record system, proudly built by family doctors, for family doctors. 

Advancing roles in family practice and the Patient's Medical Home require an updated and more functional EMR. Dr. Matthew Henschke and Dr. Mike Forseth developed their platform to improve workflow, reduce costs and integrate patients as collaborators in their own care. After three years of careful development and extensive testing at Britannia Medical Clinic, we are now looking for clinics and medical experts like you to complete beta testing of our platform and give us valuable feedback.

Our intuitive layout allows users to complete essential tasks from a single screen with minimal clicks. For clinic management, staff and patients, our future-thinking, single-instance patient file with patient portal integration allows for leveraged workflow and reduces staff time spent chasing patients and booking appointments.

Finally, we are dedicated to providing a secure, user-friendly platform that allows doctors and patients to be shared custodians of health information. Use our platform on any device, anywhere. Our model is to facilitate a shared health record, not entrench users in a single system. Family doctors and the medical home will be at the centre of all future information flow in the Canadian healthcare system: AVA EMR will help you meet the demands of that role.

For more information, please visit our website or phone us at 403.454.1116.

Access Improvement newsletter – January  March 7, 2019

Continuing Medical Education Newsletter – March  March 6, 2019

Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter – February  March 4, 2019

Keep informed about the latest on Alberta's Influenza Immunization program. Issue 38 (February 2019) of the Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter has now been posted to the Influenza Immunization website.   

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eReferral satisfaction and awareness survey  February 26, 2019

Help eReferral Advice Request improve their secure messaging system by completing a short survey before Monday, April 1. Your valuable input is important and will assist their understanding of primary care physicians’ awareness of the service and satisfaction level.

The service is a confidential electronic messaging system for physicians to ask non-urgent clinical questions at any time of day and get a response from a specialist within five calendar days. It is available to all physicians and clinical support staff who have access to Alberta Netcare.