PRIMARY CARE NEWS & WEBINARS

Scroll down to find updates for primary care providers, including the latest memos, the Calgary Zone Primary Cares newsletter and Zone webinar information:

Calgary Zone webinar series

Co-hosts Dr. Rick Ward and Dr. Christine Luelo return on Monday, April 22 (6-8 p.m.) with the latest webinar in the Calgary Zone’s popular series.

An expert panel will kick-start some crucal conversations about obesity and medical assistance in dying (MAID).

REGISTER: APRIL 22 -- CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS: ON OBESITY, DEATH AND DYING

Upcoming 2024 webinars (subject to change)

Previous webinars

  1. February 26, 2024: Feb. 26 webinar - FIB-4 paradigm shift, AUD, cirrhosis, PLE and other hot topics | Slides: Alcohol use disorder | FIB-4 paradigm shift | Cirrhosis | hot topics | Physician Q&A

  2. October 16, 2023: Oct. 16 webinar - Alcohol use disorder & other hot topics | Slides -- Alcohol Use Disorder | Immunizations | Q&A

  3. May 15, 2023: Video: Access Mental Health resource database, colon cancer screening, hot topics | Slides | Physician Q&A

  4. March 13, 2023: Video: All about ortho and other primary care hot topics | Slides | Physician Q&A

  5. Nov. 14, 2022: Video: Borderline vs. ADHD vs. Bipolar and primary care hot topics | Slides: BPD | IDA pathway | Breast cancer screening | Hot topics | MAPS

  6. Sept. 12, 2022: Video -- Sept. 12 webinar featuring potential physician contract, COVID-19, GI access + mental health | Mental health apps directory | Slides: Getting in to see a gastroenterologist | Mental health apps | COVID-19 & immunization, monkeypox: Dr. Kellner | Physician Q&A

  7. May 30, 2022: Video: Paxlovid in Primary Care (Paxlovid, COVID-19 and anxiety) | Slides: May 30 webinar | Survey for webinar attendees (May 30) | Physician Q&A

  8. December 13, 2021: Video: The Missing Link (Specialist Link, COVID-19 and psychedelics) | Slides: Dec. 13 webinar

  9. October 18, 2021: Video: Checking In, Checking Up (Taking the pulse of family physicians during the fourth wave) | Slides: Dr. Jim Kellner on COVID-19 science | Physician and Family Support Program & evaluation link | Physician Q&A

  10. September 13, 2021: Video: Sept 13 webinar featuring Dr. Deena Hinshaw | Physician FAQ document | Slides: Dr. Rick Ward (case studies) | Dr. Christine Luelo's practice perspectives | Dr. Deena Hinshaw: Public health update

  11. June 7, 2021: Video: Mental health & COVID-19 | Slides: Exploring gender identity | Slides: DBT | Slides: COVID-19 family practice update | Evaluation | Physician Q&A document

  12. May 3, 2021: Video: Vaccines and Community Vaccination, with Dr. Deena Hinshaw |Slides: VaccinesCommunity| Mental health moment: Addiction medicine with Dr. Monty Ghosh | Complete the survey | Physician Q&A

  13. April 6, 2021: Video: Community vs. COVID-19 edited webinar | Community vs. COVID-19 slides | Physician Q&A | Register for May 3 webinar

  14. March 1, 2021: Video: COVID-19 conundrums | Physician Q&AWebinar slides (including evaluation)

  15. February 1, 2021, vaccine & alcohol use disorder webinar: Video: vaccine webinar | Video: Alcohol Use Disorder | Physician Q&A | Slides: Alcohol Use Disorder | Opioid update | Vaccine hesitancy - Dr. Cora Constantinescu | Promoting vaccine uptake - Dr. Christine Luelo | What are our patients telling us? - Dr. Rick Ward | Attendance link and registration for next webinar

  16. November 23, 2020: COVID-19 and mental health video | Slides: Pathway updates + agenda/evaluation - Dr. Rick Ward | Patient journey - Dr. Christine Luelo | Virtual care etiquette - Dr. Christine Luelo | Tips for handling the holidays - Dr. Vanessa Chong | Second wave surge - Dr. Jia Hu | Physician Q&A

  17. October 19, 2020: Mental health and COVID-19 videoPhysician Q&A | Slides: Agenda and evaluation/certificate link | Common adult ADHD presentations | Community transmission - Dr. Jia Hu | Lab delays - Julia Hendry | Reducing unnecessary testing - Dr. Janet Reynolds

  18. September 29, 2020: Primary Care Pulse Check edited video | Slides:Primary Care Pulse Check 

  19. August 24, 2020: Video: Back to school webinar | Physician Q&A from event | Slides: Mental health & return to schoolPublic health | Calgary Board of Education | Pediatric COVID-19 considerations | Pediatric pathwaysPrimary care pediatric pathway scenarios

  20. May 25, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Andrew Baxter, Dr. Conly, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Reynolds, Dr. McKnight, Dr. Smiljic, Dr. Piesas and Brandie Walker | Slides: Mental health | PCN update | Clinical perspective | Rural perspective | Specialist LINK update | Physician FAQ 

  21. May 4, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Dr. Berg, Dr. Hu, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Vyse, Dr. Walker & Dr. Parkins | Slides: Mental health | Public health | PCN update | Dr. Adam Vyse | Specialist LINK experience | COVID science update | Physician FAQ

  22. April 20, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Dr. Chong, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Hu & Drs. Parkins and Walker | Slides: Mental health | Mental health toolkit |  PCN update | COVID pathway | Public health | Physician FAQ

  23. April 6, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Dr. Berg, Dr. Hu, Dr. Luelo & Drs. Grinman, Parkins, Walker and Cornelson | Slides - COVID pathway | PCN update: Protecting patients in the Medical Home | Downregulating Disregulation | Roth Score | Physician FAQ (April 6)

  24. March 30, 2020: Video: Dr. Ward, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Oakander, Dr. Gill, Dr. Hu | Slides: PCN update | Mental health | Infectious Disease | Public Health | Physician FAQ

  25. March 16, 2020: Video - Dr. Ward, Dr. Luelo, Dr. Gill & Dr. Hu Slides from COVID-19 education event with Dr. John Gill | Physician FAQ

Latest memos

April 5 (Webinar: Crucial conversations, Measles update, Stabilization funding, Mpox information) | Elevation Day 2.0 posters | MAPS information | 2023-26 Calgary Zone Service Plan & at a glance | Alberta Find a Doctor 2023-26 plan | Connect Care/lab fact sheet | FAST update | E. coli memo | Breast health clinic info & referral form | one:carepath research opportunity | Pertussis information | FAST fax number poster | Memo re FAST/urology | CanReach May 2024 | Mpox info | Charting series | MAPS implementation plan | MAPS newsletter April 2024

Newsletters / updates

  1. Primary Cares newsletter:
    2024:
    April 5 (Webinar: Crucial conversations, Measles update, Stabilization funding, Mpox information)
    March 22 (Lab supply portal launch, refocusing health update, FIB-4 webinar links)
    March 8 (Calgary Zone FIB-4 and liver health webinar link, lab changes, General surgery referral)
    February 23 (Updated non-alcoholic fatty liver disease pathway, panel management support program, Urology referrals)
    February 9 (Good faith claims live, register for FIB-4 webinar, Urology referral issue, Syphilis, gonorrhea resources)
    January 26 (Virtual mental health codes, FIB-4 paradigm shift webinar, General Surgery set for access launch, Strep A resources)
    January 12 (Webinar: Liver health, Transgender health tele-advice, pertussis information)
    2023:
    December 15 (Introduction from Physician Lead Executive, Specialist Link holiday hours, respiratory virus information, EMR survey results)
    December 1 (Vascular surgery referrals, measles case, CanREACH workshops)
    November 17 (Stat testing standardization, Syphilis webinar, Primary care announcement)
    November 3 (Virtual mental health codes, enhanced lipid reporting, notification duplication issues)
    October 20 (Primary care access, MAPS final report, Calgary Zone webinar, Vaccine brand update)
    October 13 (Alcohol use disorder webinar, updated heart failure pathway, immunization update, surveys, engagement opportunities)
    September 29 (Alcohol use disorder pathway, Specialist Link passes 10,000 calls, Immunization campaign, Virtual care, good faith statement)
    September 15 (E. coli information, Prenatal, postpartum care for evacuees, breast health program, Fall webinar: Alcohol use disorder)
    September 1 (Fecal calprotectin testing, retroactive payments, alcohol use disorder)
    Aug. 18 (Fall webinar: Alcohol use disorder, oncology medication info)
    Aug. 4 (COPD referral algorithm, community lab appointments)
    July 21 (Spinal surgery tele-advice discontinued, health mandate letter)
    July 7 (Alberta Surgical Initiative update, dementia advice)
    June 23 (EMR survey)
    June 16 (Masking requirements lifted by AHS)
    June 2 (Hematology and thrombosis tele-advice)
    May 19 (Access Mental Health Resource Database)
    May 5 (Connect Care, lab delays, MAPS review, mental health survey) |
    April 21 | April 6 | March 24 | March 10 | Feb. 24 | Feb. 10 | Jan. 27 | Jan. 13 |
    2022:
    Dec. 16 | Dec. 2 | Nov 18 | Nov 4 | Oct 21 | Oct 7 | Sept 23 | Sept 16 | Sept 9 | August 26 | August 12 | July 29 | July 15 | June 30 | June 17 | June 3 | May 27 | May 20 | May 13 | May 6 | April 29 | April 22 | April 8 | April 1 | Mar 18 | Mar 11 | Mar 4 | Feb. 25 | Feb. 18 | Feb. 11 | Feb. 4 | Jan. 28, 2022 | Jan. 21, 2022 | Jan. 14, 2022 | Jan. 7, 2022
    2021: Dec. 17, 2021 | Dec 3 | Nov 26 | Nov 19Nov 5 | Oct 22Oct 8 | Oct 1 | Sept 16 | Sept 10 | July 29 | July 22 | July 8 | June 25 | June 11 | June 4 | May 7 | April 15 | April 8 | April 1 | March 18 | March 4 | February 18 | February 4 | January 21 | January 7 
    2020: August 27 June 17 | June 3 | May 27 | May 20 | May 22 | May 15 | May 13 | May 12 | May 8 | May 6 | May 5 | May 1 | April 29 | April 24 | April 22 | April 20 | April 15 | April 8 | April 2 | March 26 | March 19March 13

  2. Infographics: Calgary Zone COVID-19 response infographicCalgary Zone COVID-19 response infographic (April 8) | Alberta Find a Doctor infographic | COVID-19 response infographic (February 18)