The 2014 Accelerating Primary Care Conference was hosted on November 24 and 25 at the Westin Edmonton. The two day program brought together health professionals for valuable networking and learning opportunities. This year’s theme, Making Vision a Reality, was focused on tangible resources that delegates can put into practice immediately.

The annual conference was hosted in partnership with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, and the Alberta Medical Association with the support of members from the Alberta College of Family Physicians, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta as well as the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.

A special thanks to our speakers, abstract authors, sponsors, and program advisory committees for hosting another great conference!

Please save the date for APCC 2015 in Calgary, Alberta on November 6 and 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency.

For more information on the presentations and abstracts please see below:

Final Program
Abstract book
Plenary Q & A Minutes


Note: missing presentations will be posted as they are received.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Medical Home, Clinical Pathways And eReferrals: Turning Good Ideas Into a Way of Working – Bringing Lessons Learned From Down Under Back To Alberta
Sauerkraut And The Spread Of Change

Concurrent Sessions:

Promoting Greater Patient and Family Centered Transitional Care
Child and Youth Mental Health Tools For Family Physicians
The online tools presented in this presentation are available on the Practice Support Program website.
Provincial Palliative and End of Life Care Program Initiatives
Transforming Alberta’s Referral Experience Updates & Understanding

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stewards of Reality: Significant Events And Analyses In Primary Care For Quality Improved and Safer Health Services
Interdisciplinary Care: Driving Quality Improvement Through Data Collection and Use Of Information


Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Pathway for Primary Care
Why You Need Psychologists In Your Primary Health Care Program
The Canadian Forces Health Services Case Management Program
Patient-Centered Interventions: Designing, Managing, and Tracking

Abstract Spotlight on Electronic Medical Records

    1. Panel Management, Performance Measurement and Reporting (PM2R): The Evolving Story of Quality Improvement
    2. Family Nurses Play a Key Role in Health Homes: Transforming Primary Health Care in Alberta
    3. Your EMR: Getting to the Heart of Improving Patient Care
Abstract Spotlight on Quality Improvement
    1. Engaging primary care providers in quality improvement
    2. Making Cancer Patient Navigation a Reality: Sharing Results from a Provincial Quality Improvement Initiative
    3. Patient Experience: What does it mean to the clinician and how to measure for system improvement?