Non-PCN Events

U of C: Register Now for the COVID-19: March Update!  March 11, 2020

COVID-19: March Update: Webinar Only on Wednesday, March 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

These sessions will aim to provide an update on several aspects of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, including the current state of the outbreak and up to date information. Such areas include information regarding the epidemiology and natural history of the infection, the viral characteristics, testing, infection prevention, as well as an update on treatments and vaccines in development.

Credits: 2.0 hour MOC Section 1, 2.0 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits

By the end of this session participants will be able to: 

  • Summarize current epidemiological data regarding COVID-19
  • Discuss COVID-19 viral characteristics
  • Describe COVID-19 prevention and treatment


John Gill BSc, MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPC, FACP
Professor, Cumming School of Medicine; Member, Infectious Diseases Research Group

John Conly MD, FRCPC, CCFP
Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, Director for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Calgary Zone; Member of WHO panel on Infectious Prevention and Control

Richelle Schindler MD
Public Health & Preventative Medicine

Guido van Marle PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases; Director, Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Health Sciences program

Register now for the COVID-19: March Update

Questions? Contact us!

Obesity Update for Healthcare Professionals - 2020 - Calgary  March 10, 2020

Welcome to the 4th Annual Obesity Update for Healthcare Professionals

Please join us for a comprehensive day of learning and practical information with expert presenters and moderators.

Registration fee: $150. Accredited for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits from the CFPC.

  • Saturday May 30, 2020
  • 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Best Western Plus Village Park Inn
  • 1804 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 3Y7
  • Breakfast & Registration at 7 a.m.

To register and for more info about the conference, please click here.

Chronic Pain Education Day For Healthcare Providers  February 5, 2020

An educational opportunity for healthcare providers interested in improving their ability to care for patients living with chronic pain.

Topics addressed throughout the day will include:

  • Explain Pain
  • Psychosocial Factors in Chronic Pain:
    • Assessment and Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition and Chronic Pain
  • Drug Therapy for the Management of Chronic Pain
  • Resources, Education and Take Away Pearls

Tuesday April 28, 2020
0830 – 1600hrs
Fourth Floor Solarium, Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre located at 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary AB T2T 5C7

Register: prior to April 17

Questions? Contact

6th Annual MSK Pearls Course  February 5, 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00pm MDT
Date: March 14, 2020
Location: Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre

Co-developed by AMA Section of Sports and Exercise Medicine


This expert-led annual course uses a blend of didactic presentations, case studies, panel discussion and hands-on skills training to enhance physicians’ care for patients with physical injuries or age-related limitations. This year’s topics focus on shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries commonly seen in family practice.


At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to:

  • Perform an upper extremity joint physical exam that will enhance the clinician’s ability to determine the etiology of upper extremity injury
  • Practice functional upper extremity joint assessment and special tests to enhance diagnostic acumen
  • Indicate the role and limitations of imaging studies in the evaluation of upper limb MSK injuries
  • Identify provincial resources for treatment and management of MSK conditions and injuries
  • Demonstrate common rehabilitation approaches for soft tissue injuries


Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Medical Technicians, Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, Specialist Physicians, Kinesiologists, Nurses, Residents/Trainees


  • Mainpro+ Group Learning – 6.5 credits
  • MOC Section 1 – 6.5 hours

Click here for the brochure

Click here to register!

Register Now: Alberta Kidney Days 2020  January 16, 2020

Kick off the new decade by putting yourself first. Join us on March 13 to learn about focusing on wellness in all areas of yours and your patients lives with this amazing 1 day conference.

Register early as this conference sells out each year!

Click here to register.

This event will bring together over 300 attendees, including nephrologists, trainees, internists, renal program administrators, nurses, allied health professionals and others who have an interest in the prevention and management of kidney disease.

The symposium will include plenary and breakout sessions in four streams targeting learning needs identified by front line staff, specialists, and allied health care professionals. There will be an exciting lineup of speakers and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the province. Topics covered are relevant to all aspects of kidney health from prevention, screening and treatment, to end-of-life care.

This symposium is being hosted by the Kidney Health Strategic Clinical Network, in partnership with the Alberta Branches of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and Alberta Kidney Care.

Western Canada’s Largest Pain Education Conference: Coming Together. Learn. Share. Inspire.  January 15, 2020

The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) is excited to host their 14th Annual Conference at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, from Oct. 16 to 18.

Super Early Bird Registration is open! Take advantage of the discounted rates prior to Friday, Feb. 14.

The PSA Annual Conference brings together leading speakers to curate a selection of meaningful topics. This unique conference will provide professional development opportunities such as Pain CME, Workshops, Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, Wine & Cheese Social, and President’s Gala.

  • Dr. David Doddick, a world leader in the field of headache and migraine from the Mayo Clinic, in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dr. Launette Rieb is a Family Physician certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she is the Director of the Addiction Medicine.
  • Dr. Samina Ali, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta focusing on initiatives to improve children's pain care.

More topics, speakers and keynotes to come!

Accommodation at the Chateau can be booked in our conference block, via a link located on our website in the next week or so. All Fairmont, Fairmont Mountain View, and Fairmont Lake View Rooms are only $199 plus taxes and fees.

Rooms are restricted to conference attendees only.

Please visit the PSA website for more information and to register for this networking and educational opportunity. and email if you have any questions.


Registration open for free, inclusive event to help Calgarians get active this January  January 2, 2020

Adults who want to try a new sport or reconnect with an activity can now sign up for a session during All Sport One City, a free week-long event from Jan. 18 to 26.

It is an inclusive event with fitness and sports sessions for all ability levels and many sessions can be adapted for people with physical or cognitive disabilities.

Please visit the Master Schedule at Sport Calgary for all sessions, details on their adaptability and registration.

Some example of sports that are offered during All Sport One City are:

  • Yoga
  • Pickleball
  • Horseshoes
  • Shallow H2O Fitness
  • Gentle Fit/Gentle Stretch
  • Step Fit
  • Floor Curling
  • Golf

Registration opened on Jan. 1, and Sport Calgary encourages people to register in advance if they want to reserve a spot; however, every session has a few drop-in spots available (on a first-come, first-served basis).

Sport Calgary is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit society guided by a deep love of sport and a mission to help sport grow in Calgary.


Canadian Children’s Mental Health Online Conference on Friday, Jan. 31, to Sunday, Feb. 2  December 17, 2019

The Institute of Child Psychology is offering its very first online Children’s Mental Health Conference EXCLUSIVE to Canada on Friday, Jan. 31, to Sunday, Feb. 2.

The event is aimed to make leading edge research and strategies related to children’s mental health accessible to everyone in our amazing country, regardless of their location.

Each day of the conference will kick off with a one-hour keynote address (9 .a.m) by an acclaimed author and speaker, followed by three courses (10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.).

You can tune in live to our workshops or watch them at your convenience for 30 days after the original broadcast – all workshops are recorded for accessibility and ease of access.

With the $127.99 Three-Day Pass, you get:

  • Full access to all three keynotes by acclaimed authors and speakers!
  • Full access to all nine incredible courses!
  • Choice to tune in live, or watch courses at your convenience for 30 days after the original broadcast

Click here to for full course list and to purchase a one- or three-day pass.

Human Factors in Healthcare Course  November 28, 2019

Increase your understanding of human factors in healthcare to enhance quality improvement and patient safety.

During this three-day course, participants will explore the role of human factors in healthcare across a variety of application areas, including safety and quality improvement, procurement, process evaluation and capital planning. Course modules include hands-on activities and cover case studies and methodologies in various clinical areas.

We are pleased to co-host this course with W21C and the University of Calgary, and to now offer both an Edmonton and Calgary option for participants. Click here for more information including the course brochure and course schedule.

Who should attend?

Physicians, nurses, allied health care professionals, health professions learners, hospital administrators, and health systems managers.


Calgary location
Feb. 11, 18 and 25, 2020 (participants must attend all three days)
W21C Research & Innovation Centre, Foothills Campus,
3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary AB      
Edmonton location
Mar 2 to 4, 2020 (participants must attend all three days)
Institute of Health Economics
10405 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton AB


8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.



This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 3) through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 19.5 hours.

Click here to register

CME: Transgender Health For Primary Care Providers  November 7, 2019

Join us for a CME-accredited night of education and discussion about the care of transgender and gender diverse individuals on December 2.

This event is targeted at family doctors who would like to start prescribing hormones for their transgender patients. Appetizers and one alcoholic beverage will be provided.

The University of Calgary Medical Students for Gender and Sexual Diversity are hosting this event in conjunction with Skipping Stone Foundation.

Tickets by Donation (suggested donation of $15)

Learning Objectives

  • Provide physicians with the knowledge necessary to interact with trans patients in a respectful and validating way
  • Provide physicians with information on prescribing guidelines for hormone therapy management
  • Educate physicians on the resources available and referral processes for trans patients in Calgary navigating healthcare
  • Be able to provide trans and gender diverse individuals positive and affirming opportunities surrounding gender identity in health care settings
  • Improve the ability to provide trans competent care in Calgary
  • Address the determinants of health that impact trans individuals

When: December 2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Last Best Brewing & Distilling (607 11 Ave SW)

Click here to register:


Skipping Stone Foundation
Skipping Stone Foundation is a Calgary-based not-for-profit organization that connects trans and gender diverse youth, adults and families with comprehensive low barrier access to the supports. Skipping Stone will be inviting members of the trans community to speak on our panel.

Dr. Ted Jablonski
Born, raised and trained in Winnipeg, Dr. Ted Jablonski is an award-winning family physician based in Calgary. He has taught and practiced family medicine in rural Manitoba, Northern Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario before moving to Alberta. Dr. Jablonski is the medical director of Jablonski Health and Skipping Stone Foundation doing consultant work in sexual and transgender medicine for southern Alberta for over a decade. He received an Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2013 and was awarded Outstanding Family Physician of the Year by the University of Calgary Department of Family Medicine in 2015.

Dr. Joe Raiche
Dr. Joe Raiche is a psychiatrist working with both transgender adult and youth populations at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) and Alberta Children’s Hospital. He completed his medical school and psychiatry residency at the University of Alberta. His main clinical focus is in providing psychiatric care for trans and gender non-conforming individuals who require support during their social and physical transition, as well as connection with hormones and gender-affirming surgeries. He also shares his time at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic at FMC, where his interest in human sexuality and perinatal mental health completes an enjoyable and rewarding outpatient practice.

Mindful Practice Workshop for Physicians – November 15   October 18, 2019

Mindfulness is one of the few evidence-based strategies for cultivating personal resilience in medicine, but how do you deploy it? In this workshop, Dr. Jillian Horton will introduce participants to the core components of Mindful Practice, a JAMA published, internationally renowned experiential program that helps physicians incorporate mindfulness into their clinical work, through meditation and deep listening exercises.

This workshop is available in person at the University of Calgary and is open to practicing physicians.

Click here for details and to register.

Patients First, But What Next? Inciting Useful Dialogue Around Civility – November 14  October 18, 2019

Incivility in the workplace is often a symptom of a problem with culture, but when we set out to "change culture” it’s hard to know where to start. This talk will focus on interpersonal and behavioural challenges that are specific to medical environments and help you to create a first-steps roadmap applicable to your own clinical setting.

This talk is available province-wide via webinar and in person at the University of Calgary.  It is open to medical students, residents and practicing physicians.

Click here for details and to register.

Clinical Implications of Treatment Inertia in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes – October 21  October 9, 2019

Kickstart: How to use exercise as medicine  October 7, 2019

Join Dr. Sameena Khan for four free Educational sessions highlighting the benefits of physical activity in healthy living, and in the prevention and treatment of illness and chronic disease.

Gain insights into exercise and nutrition as medicine; learn how it can be fun, simple and feel so good!

Program dates

Monday, October 7 @ 6 p.m.
Goal Setting: Why get active?

Monday, October, 21 @ 6 p.m.
Cardiovascular Health: Getting to the heart of it

Monday, October 28 @ 6 p.m.
Balance and Core Strength: Getting to the core of it

Monday, November 4 @ 6 p.m.
Mental Strength and Flexibility: Getting the most out of it

Click here for details and to register

Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference – February 2020  October 4, 2019

The 29th Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference presents “Pediatric Infectious Disease For Every Day Practice”, February 14-16 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Click here for details and to register.

CanREACH CME: Screen and manage child mental health problems in your primary care practice  September 27, 2019

CanREACH offers training to primary care providers in effective and evidence-based mental health assessment and intervention to help transform practices, increase productivity, and improve work satisfaction. CanREACH is proud to offer the REACH Institute’s Patient Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Program. This continuing medical education course focuses on proven assessment, engagement, and treatment planning including safe and effective use of pediatric psychopharmacology.

Click here for details and to register

CADTH Webinar: Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain - October 16  August 29, 2019

'Man Running' screening by Well Doc Alberta  August 20, 2019

Well Doc Alberta and the Cumming School of Medicine Health Humanities Community of Practice present "Man Running: A film by Gary Burns" on Thursday, September 19, at the U of C Foothills Campus.

In the film, a physician runs an exhausting 24-hour, 100-mile ultra-marathon through mountainous landscape as he avoids and reflects on a high stakes medical decision. Watch the trailer.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion around health humanities to support a deeper understanding of being human, mental illness, addiction and the stresses of the medical profession.

Panelists are Janet de Groot MD, Tom Rosenal MD, Valerie Taylor MD, Jane Lemaire MD, and Terrie Brandon MD.

This event is for physicians, residents, and medical students.

Go to the event page for details and to register.

Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care program  July 22, 2019

Primary Care Providers consistently report that the single area they lacked training in medical school is mental health, in particular, pediatric mental health.

CanREACH offers education and training services to transform health systems by empowering primary care providers like yourself to know and use the most effective evidence based methods for identifying and treating pediatric mental health conditions.

Updating a Clinic Privacy Impact Assessment Seminar  July 10, 2019

Alberta Health’s eHealth Support Team is pleased to offer two Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Update seminars to help you determine when you need to prepare a revised PIA and how to get it done.

There are two in-person sessions available in Calgary (please register for only one option) and both will be held at the Alberta Medical Association’s office: suite 310, 611 Meredith Road, N.E.

This seminar is intended for:

  • Custodians under the Health Information Act (HIA) and those who work for them with a privacy or information security responsibility
  • Those who have completed the PIA process at least once and have a PIA that was accepted by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC)

Participants will learn:

  • Background on PIAs under the Health Information Act and the PIA submission review and update process
  • Understand the benefits of reviewing and updating your PIAs
  • PIA update threshold: Know when to update your PIA (including when it’s not necessary)
  • How to get it done: Following the standard OIPC PIA format, participants will learn what to consider in updating their PIA
  • PIA update pitfalls and tips

Instructor, Brian Hamilton, MPA, CISSP, CISA, Senior Consultant, Privacy and Security to Alberta Health’s eHealth Support Services Team will lead this seminar.  Brian has 18 years’ experience writing and reviewing PIAs on behalf of custodians and as a regulator with the OIPC.

Register for the Wednesday, August 14, seminar from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Register for the Thursday, August 15, seminar from 1:30 to 4 p.m.