Improve screening with ASaP (and earn CME credits!)

June 21, 2013

Are you interested in improving your offer of evidence-based screening and prevention maneuvers to your patients?

Experience suggests that more than one third of patients simply do not make appointments for regular health screening and prevention tests. That’s why the Alberta Screening and Prevention (ASaP) initiative is quickly gaining momentum.

ASaP is focused on supporting family physicians and their team members to offer appropriate screening and prevention tests by:

  • Adding screening to any appointment or regular visit.
  • Reaching out to patients with regular health screening reminders.

As of early June, 32 primary care networks (PCNs) representing over 2,000 family physicians – supporting over two million Albertans – indicated they wish to participate in ASaP. Training of PCN resources to help you get started is underway.

Earn CME credits

Physicians are encouraged to earn Mainpro-C Credits by completing the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) practice reflection exercises throughout participation in ASaP.

See the ASaP CME Guide for further details on which exercises are recommended for each stage of ASaP.

Menu of screening maneuvers ready

Please see the complete list of evidenced-based maneuvers, along with evidence-based practice points, on the ASaP website. 

For further information, visit the ASaP webpages or contact ASaP at


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