Introducing: the Section of Family Medicine

October 23, 2019

The Section of General Practice officially became the Section of Family Medicine at its Annual General Meeting on September 26.

The new name more accurately describes the work being done by family physicians every day. The term "family medicine" recognizes the specialized care offered by family physicians and communicates the important role they play in the lives of their patients and in the health care system as a whole.

The new name suggests better representation of the interests and needs of family physicians, their clinics and patients. The Section of Family Medicine will continue to work on behalf of the section and its members to strengthen the voice of family physicians across Alberta.

If you would like to contact the Section of Family Medicine President, Dr. Kathryn Andrusky, please email

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