Non-PCN Events

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.

A Polo Match for Mental Health – July 20  June 6, 2019

The Figure 8 Group is hosting A Polo Match for Mental Health in support of the new Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The event will take place at the Calgary Polo Club on Saturday, July 20.

Click here view the invitation.

Registration now open for the 53rd Annual Mackid Symposium  June 4, 2019

Please join us on Thursday, September 26, at the 53rd Annual Mackid Symposium.  

Who: Family Physicians, Specialist Physicians, and all other healthcare providers. Multidisciplinary team members, medical office assistants and other team members would benefit from attending our trade show. To register your team members for the lunch and trade show at no cost, please email Sarah Dimitrou

What: Annual CME for Family Physicians, highlighting Calgary Zone programs and services via our trade show, and the annual Family Physician of the Year and Specialist Physician of the Year award presentations.

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019,  from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Best Western – Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 – 33 Street NE, Calgary

How much: $50 until June 30, $75 after July 1.

Visit our website to secure your spot today!

Understanding Dementia and Brain Health presentation  May 30, 2019

Logistics

  • Date: Wednesday, June 5
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Kerby Centre Gym

This introductory session will cover a number of important topics, including:

  • Types of dementia
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Dementia-related research
  • Reducing your risk

Attendance to this event is free. Registration is not required.

Atopic Dermatitis: Why it is important to treat – June 5  May 15, 2019

AMA Section of Chronic Pain Town Hall Meeting – May 31  May 9, 2019

Please join us on Friday, May 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the AMA Section of Chronic Pain Town Hall Meeting.

objectives

Address the gaps in Chronic Pain Management across the province, address the issues and focus on finding solutions.

Logistics

  • Date: Friday, May 31
  • Time: 11.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. (lunch provided)
  • Location: Sandman Hotel in Red Deer (2818 Gaetz Ave.)

Registration

Please RSVP directly to Dr. Majeed prior to Friday, May 24.

Webinar: Updating a Clinic Privacy Impact Assessment   April 29, 2019

Alberta Health’s eHealth Support Team is pleased to offer a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update webinar (two-part series) to help you determine when you need to prepare a revised PIA and how to get it done. Each session is one hour.

  • Part 1: Noon on Wednesday, May 1
  • Part 2: Noon on Wednesday, May 15

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 the following:

  • 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 webinar. Brian has 18 years of experience writing and reviewing PIAs, both on behalf of custodians and as a regulator with the OIPC.

Click here to register 

AHS Chronic Pain Symposia: Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and MAID in Patients with Chronic Pain  April 25, 2019

Please join us on Thursday, June 20, from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. for our Chronic Pain Symposia focusing on Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and MAID in Patients with Chronic Pain.

This symposium aims to provide healthcare professionals with an evidence-based overview of mental health issues associated with suicidality in patients with chronic pain, as well as practical strategies that can be used by healthcare workers on the front lines.

Course objectives

At the end of this symposium, learners will be familiar with:

  • Mental health factors associated with suicide risk in patients with chronic pain
  • Trauma-informed strategies for speaking with clients who are suicidal
  • The difference between suicide and medical assistance in dying (MAID)
  • Consideration of ethical dilemmas when working with suicidal patients who have pain
  • Resources and appropriate referral criteria for clients who have expressed that they are suicidal

Who should attend

Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, allied health professionals and other front-line staff.

Registration

Please register online.

Logistics

This educational opportunity will occur at the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, located at 1820 Richmond Road SW, in the fourth floor solarium.

  • Registration: noon – 12:30 p.m.
  • Symposium: 12:30 – 4:15 p.m.

A confirmation email will be sent in advance of our symposium with additional information.

On behalf of the Pain Symposium Committee, thank you for your registration and we look forward to seeing you!

Promoting Adult Vaccine Uptake – May 21  April 23, 2019

Talking About Dementia – May 8  April 4, 2019

Alberta Neurologic Centre open house – April 12  April 4, 2019

Chronic Pain Education Day – February 27  January 25, 2019

Transgender health conference – February 1 - 3  January 11, 2019

The University of Alberta’s Gender Program, along with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, invites you to attend their upcoming conference in Edmonton, where you can gain valuable knowledge and training on providing care to transgendered individuals.

The conference will take place at the University of Alberta from February 1 - 3.

Click here to RSVP

Grief Support Program – January 18 or February 15  January 8, 2019

Event Details:

  • Date: January 18 or February 15
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Richmond Road Diagnostic Treatment Centre (1820 Richmond Road SW, 4th floor Solarium)
  • Facilitator: Suzanne Connelly, MSW, RSW

At the end of this one day workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the three important elements of practicing grief care
  • Describe contemporary grief theory and how it informs practice
  • Describe the various types grief
  • Adopt new ways of responding to grief – Grief Care in the Moment
  • Have an experiential understanding of working with the bereaved
  • Recognize the importance of self-care when dealing with loss and grief

Click here for more information and to register

Pediatric Infectious Disease For Every Day Practice – February 14 - 17  December 17, 2018

Chronic pain management seminars – 2019  December 6, 2018

Family Medicine Summit – March 1 - 3  December 5, 2018

Throughout the past 63 years, the Alberta College of Family Physician’s Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) evolved into what is considered the premier continuing professional development (CPD) conference for family physicians in Alberta with the primary goals of remaining relevant and valuable.

To continue meeting these goals and to move into the future, we feel it is vital to accurately capture the essence of the conference as it is today. We are very excited to usher our ASA into a new era with a new name and look, Family Medicine Summit!

Event details

  • When: Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • Where: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff

Same quality programming

The Family Medicine Summit will remain the same in content, format, and location, and we will uphold our commitment to a high standard of quality programming.

Watch for the 2019 Summit schedule coming this fall!

Program Information

As per Mainpro® Certification Standards, responsibilities of the Family Medicine Summit Scientific Planning Committee include:

  • Identifying the educational needs of the target audience
  • Developing learning objectives
  • Selecting speakers, moderators, facilitators and authors

For more information on programming, please email Wendy Steele.