Proceedings from the 6th Annual Rural Alberta Community Physician Attraction & Retention, which took place on 27 February 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, can now be found on our website!

The 6th annual conferenc was co-hosted by the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) and the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC).

Podcasts of the following sessions can be downloaded from our website or on iTunes:

Day One

Marketing and Advertising Panel

A moderated discussion about marketing and advertising to meet community physician attraction needs.

Family Care Clinic Update

Jasvinder Chana provides an update on Family Care Clinics in Alberta.

Primary Care Network Update

Lucy Grenke of the Alberta Medical Association provides an update on the Primary Care Network.

Alternative Solutions to Meeting Health Care Needs Panel

A moderated session exploring alternative solutions to meeting health care needs in rural Alberta.

Understanding Physician Distribution

RPAP Executive Director David Kay discusses the issue of physician distribution around the province of Alberta.

Scholarships and Bursaries Panel

A moderated discussion about Scholarships and Bursaries.

Evolving Health Care in Alberta

Dr. Evan Lundall of AHS Medical Affairs discusses the evolution of healthcare in Alberta.

Day Two

Best Practices in Site Visits

A panel discussion about best practices in site visits.

How does a foreign physician end up in Canada?

Dr. Wilhene Zwanepoel, a family physician from Grande Prairie talks about her journey from South Africa to a new practice in northern Alberta.

Community Experiences Panel

A moderated panel discussion of shared insights from physician recruitment consultant committees across rural Alberta.


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