​​​​​​​​​​Conference program

View the full conference program​ for session descriptions and speaker biographies.


Primary Care Celebration Slides (played during breaks)

What matters in teamwork: enabling health care team effectiveness for the delivery of high-quality primary care
Eduardo Salas

 ​Enabling a team of primary care experts to be an expert team

Eduardo Salas
Joe Kwan and Yolanda Martens Van Hilst
Calgary Foothills PCN
Heather Neumann
St. Alberta and Sturgeon PCN
Physician engagement: the first step for guiding patient medical home transformation
David MacDonald and Nandini Raj
Calgary West Central PCN
Sarah Willis
Central Family Medicine Teaching Centre
Richard Alarie
Addiction and Mental Health Central Clinic
Chris Wise
Getting started with practice-level medical home implementation
Chris Wise
Mirella Chiodo
Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
Dr. Doug Klein
Edmonton Oliver PCN
Bonnie Lynn Wright and Sophie Piroozfar
South Calgary PCN
Dr. Ernst Schuster
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

Phil Cady

Measuring and monitoring: a multi-level activity
PCN Level​, Lori Apostal, Wood Buffalo PCN
Practice level, Dr. Donald Chan, Edmonton North PCN
System level, Shannon Berg, Alberta Health


Time2Talk (T2T): 2 years and thriving!
​​​Patrick Griffin and Martha Nystrom
South Calgary PCN


Caregivers: an integral part of the care team
Debra Paches
Alberta Caregivers Association​

​Conference abstracts

Thank you to everyone who presented posters at this year's conference. The information shared truly demonstrates how far primary care has progressed in recent years. Check out all the abstracts via the final abstract booklet here​!

A special congratulations to the ​McLeod River Primary Care Network for their poster, Multidisciplinary Pain Management for Primary Care - A Model to Tackle the Growing Chronic Pain Burden, who received the best poster award.