What’s Up Doc? Research Showcase at the 63rd ASA

Friday, March 2, 2018

Congratulations to everyone who was successful in their abstract submission for our Research Showcase. Listings for abstracts accepted for this event are now available.






Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for review. Our What’s Up Doc? Research Showcase is recognized as a premier event for primary care and family medicine research, making the selection process competitive. We encourage those who were not successful to submit again to a future Call for Research Abstracts.

Registration Information

Please note that all participants at the following events must be registered attendees of the ASA or the Research Showcase. For further information on the Research Showcase program or registration requirements, please contact Lorrainne Dubois by email or phone at 780-701-9715 or 1-800-361-0607.

During the registration process, you will be given the option to upgrade your registration for an additional fee to gain access to the Saturday morning keynote and Saturday morning research session. Information about the registration fees are available here.

Program Details

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is pleased to invite you to participate in its Research Showcase at the 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA). We encourage participation from both novice and experienced researchers, family physicians, administrators, and policy decision makers whose work and research contributes to family medicine and primary healthcare.

The Research Showcase activities include interactive and thought-provoking research discussion, presentations and poster displays, with time to share ideas on research questions and methods, and develop potential future collaborations and contacts.

The Research Showcase includes research projects with varied research methodologies, including mixed method research and qualitative research.

Program Itinerary

 Denotes session open only to full ASA registrants and those participants who have purchased access to additional sessions.

Friday, March 2 | 13:30 – 14:15 | Keynote: Is it High Time for Medical Cannabis? Doubee-ous Evidence or Smokin’ Results

At this presentation, attendees will:

  • Learn the evidence for medical cannabinoids and the limits
  • Examine closely the benefit for the treatment of pain
  • Review the evidence around nausea/vomiting and spasticity
  • Consider the adverse events and severity
  • Reflect on the appropriate use of medical cannabinoids

Friday, March 2 | 14:30 – 17:30 | What’s Up Doc? Research Presentation sessions

This popular workshop consists of relevant research presentations of interest to family physicians. Family medicine and primary care research studies, and programs or policies that are current and/or in the planning phase will be selected for presentation. Each presentation will be allotted 15-20 minutes.

Friday, March 2 | 19:00 – 21:00 | Research Poster display

Held in conjunction with the ACFP Welcome Reception, Research Posters selected by the Review Committee will be on display for registrants of the 63rd ASA. There will be opportunity to network and discuss your research with your research colleagues and/or family physicians in attendance.

Saturday, March 3 | 08:00 – 08:45 | Keynote: Reconciling Indigenous Health: Nehiyaw maskihkiya ekwa Moniyaw maskihkiya mamawkamahtowin†

Those attending this keynote will learn:

  • How to incorporate the health needs of the indigenous population into practice
  • How to reflect the TRC Recommendations in clinical practice
  • How to advocate for indigenous patients
  • What coverage is available through the NIHB for therapeutics, including dental care

Saturday, March 3 | 10:15 – 12:00 | Asking Questions and Finding Answers

Participants will have the opportunity to identify and explore their own questions. Then, working in small groups, participants will learn how to navigate the evidence.