Family Medicine

Family Medicine Grand Rounds

Family Medicine Grand Rounds is a forum to share and discuss scholarly and practical work pertaining to family medicine and of interest to individuals working within a family medicine environment. The primary purpose of these Grand Rounds is to bring together family medicine professionals to hear and discuss thought-provoking presentations on topics of importance to family medicine and to primary health care broadly. Family Medicine Grand Rounds are held approximately four times annually.

Rounds are open to family medicine faculty, residents, preceptors, medical students, researchers, community physicians, medical students, residents from other medical specialty areas and allied health professionals working with family physicians. 

All Grand Rounds begin at 08:00 a.m and run until 09:30 a.m.

2019 Grand Rounds

March 21, 2019

Complex Matters: A Patient’s Perspective on Navigating the System

Transitions in care - Primary care role in the care of patients with complex needs - Understanding the patient’s life beyond your office door.

Guest speaker Dee-Ann Carol will join us to share her experience finding a healthcare provider for her son when he reached adulthood.

March 21, 2019
08:00 am - 09:30 am
Corbett Hall Room 2-17 (U of A Campus)

This session will also be available via Zoom teleconferencing. To receive a registration link, please contact:



June 20

September 19

Resources from 2018 Grand Rounds

June 21, 2018
Caring for People with Opioid Use Disorder

Our thanks to Rosemary Fayant, Kathryn and Ginetta for speaking at these rounds. Links to the various guidelines and standards discussed today are available below. For more detailed information and resources about caring for people with opioid use disorders, the annual Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference to be held October 19 - 20, 2018 will be offering a pre-conference session specific to opioid issues. Please visit the PEIP website for announcements: conference registration will open August of 2018. 

Guidelines & Standards

Specialist support

AHS ODP consult line (via RAAPID North):  (780)735-0811 or 1(800)282-9911

Chronic pain clinic Medication Management Team

 Research Projects Underway

March 15, 2018
Medical Marijuana: The Risks and the Realities

Simplified Guidelines for Prescribing Medical Cannabinoids in Primary Care

Simplified Guidelines for Prescribing Medical Cannabinoids in Primary Care  - Data Supplements

Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (for healthcare professionals)

Canada's Lower-risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (for the public)

Lower risk cannabis use guidelines: A comprehensive update of evidence and recommendations (systematic review)

Canada's Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (infographic)

Please note that topics may be subject to change based on speaker availability and topic demand. For more information or questions about Grand Rounds, please contact Danica Erickson: