Upcoming Events


2024 PLP Summit

Advancing practice through the power of partnership

Save the Date: June 11, 2024 I Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Edmonton, AB


Summit Overview

The PLP Summit celebrates the impact of 15 years of partnership and collaboration across the care continuum to implement improvement initiatives in complex adaptive health systems. The Summit will explore how to leverage a supportive team-based culture using clinical information to drive improvement and be a positive influence as part of the bigger health system evolution.

Keynote Speaker

Victor M. Montori, MD is the Robert H. and Susan M. Rewoldt Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist, health services researcher, and care activist, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 750 peer-reviewed publications and is among the most cited researchers in clinical medicine and in social science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine, shared decision making, and minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic’s KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He is the author of the book Why We Revolt, and is leading a movement, a Patient Revolution, for Careful and Kind Care for all. 

Summit Objectives

Enhance patient care through:

1. Fostering partnerships and encouraging ongoing collaborations with key stakeholders, including physicians, healthcare professionals, patients, community partners, and administrators, for understanding problems and co-creating sustainable improvement solutions

2. Highlighting improvement methodologies and their impact on the healthcare landscape

3. Illustrating how user-focused approaches contribute to the successful integration of clinical information and evidence into practice

Who should attend?

Physicians, healthcare professionals, patients, community partners, and administrators who are interested in making the future of healthcare more sustainable and healthy for patients and physicians.

If you have any questions, please email:

Physician Learning Program:   plp@ucalgary.ca

More information and registration

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A Breath of Fresh Air!!

Updates in Asthma and COPD in Primary Care 



Asthma and COPD are two most common chronic lung diseases responsible for an enormous socioeconomic burden on our healthcare system. Smoking can cause or aggravate lung disease by damaging the airways and complicate the management ofthese conditions.

By attending these sessions, you will be able to:
  • Review the latest guidelines to help you diagnose and manage these conditions
  • Reflect on the new recommendations and how you can implement them in your practice
  • Implement strategies to help your patients quit smoking.

Session 1: Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Adults in Primary Care
March 19, 2024 I 5:30 - 6:30pm MST I Via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Mohit Bhutani

Session 2: Targeted Screening and Management of COPD in Primary Care
April 16, 2024 I 5:30 - 6:30pm MST I Via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Mohit Bhutani

Session 3: How to help your patients to quit smoking
April 30, 2024 I 5:30 - 6:30pm MST I Via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley

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FREE 4- part Webinar Series

Head and shoulders, knees and toes:

Common neurologic presentations and potential serious mimics


This webinar series held over Zoom will examine symptom presentations for common neurologic conditions to assist healthcare providers in:

  • Determining which neurologic symptoms are more worrisome and may indicate serious progressive disease
  • Selecting an effective referral strategy to expedite diagnosis of serious neurologic conditions
  • Distinguishing between common and more serious progressive diseases in order to come up with a differential diagnosis

Session 1: Foot drop - is it always Sciatica? Speakers: Dr. Wendy Johnston & Dr. Mark Ng I May 8, 2024 I 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT

Session 2:  Numb hand - is it always Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Speakers: Dr. Wendy Johnston & Dr. Daniel Fok I May 15, 2024 I 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT

Session 3: Failure to thrive - what are the neurological implications? Speakers: Dr. Wendy Johnston & Dr. Diana Rouker I May 22, 2024 I 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT

Session 4: Speech changes - is it always Stroke? Speakers: Dr. Wendy Johnston & Dr. Caroline Jeffery I May 29, 2024 I 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT

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HEARTS symposia for World Hypertension Day 2024

HEARTS Program - A Primary Care Initiative for Canada

FREE Webinar I May 22, 2024 9:00 to 10:15 am MT

The World Health Organization (WHO) developed HEARTS, a state of the art highly systematic primary care intervention to control hypertension, the leading reversible global risk for death. HEARTS has more recently expanded to include diabetes control. HEARTS provides more effective and less expensive care and is designed to strengthen primary care.

We invite you to join us for this webinar on HEARTS that includes representatives from the WHO, PAHO, Kaiser Permanente, and the Crowfoot Primary Care Network. This webinar will demonstrate how the HEARTS program can be implemented in Canada to enhance hypertension control and reduce cardiovascular disease, while strengthening primary care and reducing costs.

Co-Chair(s) Norm Campbell, Kristin Terenzi

  • WHO HEARTS. Taskeen Khan. Medical Officer responsible for cardiovascular disease programme implementation including HEARTS in the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) management unit at the World Health Organization. 10 minutes.
  • HEARTS in the Americas. Pedro Ordunez. Regional Advisor responsible for implementation of HEARTS in the Americas. Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization. 10 minutes.
  • Kaiser Permanente as the foundation of HEARTS. Marc Jaffe. Guideline Director for Kaiser Permanente Northern California. 10 minutes.
  • Canadian pilot adaptation of the HEARTs. Crowfoot hypertension initiative. Corinne Christian. Nursing Clinical Resource. Crowfoot Village Family Practice. Calgary Alberta. 10 minutes.
  • Panel Discussion. 15 minutes
  • Opportunities for Canada to integrate HEARTS. Open discussion. 15 minutes.

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Dare to Lead™: A courage-building leadership program


This program is eligible for Alberta Medical Association (AMA) CME reimbursement under Quality Improvement Cost on the Application form.

If you are interested in attending the next Dare to Lead Program, please contact lll@ualberta.ca


The Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armoured leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put the Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

What will you take away?

  • Learn to develop the four essential skills for courageous leadership
  • Know how to live into your values
  • Explore your leadership strengths and areas for growth
  • Build the skills needed to have tough conversations even when you want to tap out
  • Learn how to reset after setbacks and disappointments
  • Improve your self-awareness & emotional literacy
  • Understand the role of courage and vulnerability in daring leadership
  • Practice empathy and self-compassion

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Postpartum Hemorrhage: No Denial, No Delay- The Alberta Interprofessional Toolkit- 3- Part Webinar Series

This series is for all health care professionals who provide care at any stage of pregnancy or postpartum


Download the webinar series recordings, where you will learn how to reduce maternal morbidity from Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) across the continuum of pregnancy from:

  • Antenatal care (risk identification & treatment of anaemia) through
  • Labor & Delivery (early recognition & treatment and advanced management) to
  • Care of the patient who has experienced PPH after discharge from the hospital

Session 1: No Denial, No Delay – Adopting a Standardized Approach for Postpartum Hemorrhage Identification and Management in Alberta

Dr. Stephanie Cooper & Dr. Giselle DeVetten

Session 2No Denial, No Delay- Management of Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage

Dr. Colin Birch, Dr Rob Thompson

Session 3Panel Discussion: Putting it all together- Perspectives on Postpartum Hemorrhage

Panelists: Patient & Family Advisor Katie, Jaclyn Zakresky, Dr. Philipa Brain

If you cannot attend the series live, recordings and resources will be provided to all those who register.

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Learn How to help Your Patients Living with Overweight and Obesity Course

  • NEW dates for the 2024 FALL course coming soon! 

This four week interactive course will provide you with an overview of therapeutic approaches, help you frame clinical conversations, provide you with the opportunity to share your experiences, and discuss strategies to improve obesity prevention and management in your practice.


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Crucial Conversations®

Crucial Conversations® teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), participants surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on their decisions with unity and commitment.


  • Upcoming Course: Begins Wednesday May 1 and continues weekly until May 29, 2024 I 1:00 to 4:00 pm MT I Via Zoom 

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Understanding the Complexities of the Indigenous Health Crisis 

February 20, 2024 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Randal Bell

Between Mad, Bad, and Sad: Advancing What is Known about Irritability in Children and Adolescents

March 19, 2024 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Dr. Daniel Dickstein

A narrative inquiry into the experiences of children and youth waiting for mental health services

April 16, 2024 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Margot Jackson

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Across the Lifespan: Evidence-Based and Emerging Treatments

May 21, 2024 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Dr Michael Bloch 

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