Network Schedule

2023-2024 Physician Champion Network Schedule



Dec 6, 2023

When Demand is High and Supply is Low: Options for Providing Timely Access in a Challenging Climate

With the current deficit of family physicians and other healthcare providers - combined with the growing number of patients with complexity in the system - providing timely access to care can be a challenge.  As Alberta navigates this crisis, new approaches to family medicine delivery must be considered.  We'll discuss options that range from small changes to improve efficiency to maximizing teamwork to options for alternative payment models. 

Jan 17, 2024

Calming the Waters: Techniques to De-escalate Conflict

Whether it's patients, clinic team members or fellow board members, the potential for tension and conflict is ever present.  We'll explore conflict and step-by-step de-escalation strategies through the lens of neuroscience.

Feb 28, 2024

Easy Peasy PPIP: Tips, Examples and Strategies for Family Docs and Clinic Teams

The new CPSA Physician Practice Improvement Program (PPIP) requirements can seem daunting, but they can actually provide a great opportunity to 'spruce up' clinic processes when approached as a team. We'll share tools and resources, including examples of how the PPIP requirements can help rally the team around quality improvement.

Apr 10, 2024

Working Smarter, Not Harder, Part 1: Charting Tips

Are you followed by a dark cloud of charts waiting to be completed? Charting is a critical aspect of family doctors' work, but there are ways to make it less painful. We'll explore tips and strategies for effective charting, including the potential future role of AI.

May 24, 2024

Working Smarter, Not Harder, Part 2: EMR Strategies

Is your EMR working as hard for you as it could be? We'll discuss tips and strategies for letting the computer do more of the heavy lifting, including EMR-specific breakout rooms.

Sep 18, 2024

Influence vs. Advocacy: Distinguishing the Difference

More and more, family physicians are being invited to be part of committees, task forces and working groups. Sometimes the role demands advocacy and sometimes influence - and sometimes both. We'll talk about the differences in styles and approaches, and share tips for success.

Oct 30, 2024

Topics in Teamwork, Part 1: Effective Team Communication

As teamwork becomes more and more important in primary care, and teams expand within and outside the walls of the clinic, effective team communication will be critical. We'll discuss strategies and options for ensuring that everyone stays up to speed and has a voice.

Dec 11, 2024

Topics in Teamwork, Part 2: Leadership Styles

With expanding teams in primary care, the role of physician as leader is becoming more and more important. We'll talk about the different styles of leadership and why there's a time and place for each of them. Which do you default to? Which styles might you need to develop? We'll provide resources and tips for expanding your personal leadership approach.