The Accelerating Primary Care Conference (APCC) gathers together the brightest minds and the most passionate hearts to explore their collective knowledge and build a better future for primary care in Alberta.

 

Are you looking to get connected on this journey? Do you want to make a difference using your talents in the health care world? Conference sessions and peer conversation will help you tap into the opportunities available, identify the gaps and build momentum to move your work forward.

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Presentations

Continuity in Context – Where the pieces add up to more than the whole
Dr. Richard Lewanczuk, Senior Medical Director, Primary Health Care, Alberta Health Services


Falling Through the Cracks: Greg's Story - a short film presentation and panel discussion
Dave Price, Greg's Father
Teri Price, Greg's Sister
Dr. David Moores, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
Martin Tailleur, Executive Director, Strategic IMT Services, Alberta Health


The Alberta advantage? A research, policy and system expert perspective on how our primary care stacks up

Dr. Allie Peckham, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto


How to change a system: research on health-system transformation and its implications for Alberta

Dr. Sara Kreindler, Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation, University of Manitoba


How Simple and Secure Tools can Improve Patient Access to Clinical Experts
Jeff MacKay, Senior Marketing Manager, Brightsquid Secure Communications Corp
Regan Paddington, Director, Clinical Operations, Highland Primary Care Network


ENCOMPASS: Utilizing Community Health Workers in Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Dr. Kerry McBrien, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Amy Ferris, Senior Community Health Worker, Mosaic Primary Care Network
Rachel Clare, Primary Care Manager, Mosaic Primary Care Network


Optimization of Hospital-Primary Care Continuity for Underserved Populations – A QI Workshop
Dr. Jessica Kirkwood, Boyle McCauley Health Clinic
Melanie Garrison, Interprofessional Practice Manager, University of Alberta
Shanell Twan, Patient Advocate, Alberta Addicts who Educate and Advocate Responsibly


Informatics Spaghetti- What Does It All Mean for Primary Care?
Dr. Heidi Fell, Chair, Informatics Committee, Alberta Medical Association
Kim Wieringa, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Information Systems Division, Alberta Health
Dr. Tim Graham, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services


The Complex Patient; a local definition
Dr. Joseph Ojedokun, Life Medical Clinic, McLeod River Primary Care Network
Lacey
Barendregt, RN, Chronic Disease Nurse, McLeod River Primary Care Network
Mary Currie, MOA, McLeod River Primary Care Network
Roberta Austen, RSW, McLeod River Primary Care Network


Can Enhanced Primary Care Pathways Improve Patient Care and Referral Processes in Alberta?
Dr. Julia Carter, Committee Member, Digestive Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services


Alberta Screening and Prevention for Indigenous Peoples (ASaP for IP)
Dr. Angeline Letendre, Lead Scientist, Community Research Stream at Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund, Alberta Health Services 
Lisa Cerato, Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund, Alberta Health Services


Providing Continuity of Care to At-Risk Seniors through Team Based Outreach
Brenda Lamoureux, Clinical Pharmacist, Edmonton West Primary Care Network
Jan Carlson, Nurse Practitioner, Edmonton West Primary Care Network


Designed by Albertans: The foundational concepts of a health home
Dr. Judy Birdsell, Co-chair, IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health


Skip the painful discoveries and learn five lessons about constructing an interdisciplinary, rostered PMH
Shauna Thome, Executive Director, Crowfoot Village Family Practice