May 25-29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week: a great opportunity to honour the contributions of the rural Alberta health-care providers and community volunteers who help keep health care close to home. Find out how to give your local health-care heroes a healthy does of appreciation.

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RhPAP sets its sights on Drayton Valley for 2020 conference

Rural perspectives on health provider attraction and retention will be the focus of the three-day event Drayton Valley is the place to be this October…

Rural perspectives on health provider attraction and retention will be the focus of the three-day event Drayton Valley is the place to be this October if you want to explore rural perspectives on health provider attraction and retention. This scenic…

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  • Peace River a draw for Canadian medical grads

    Peace River a draw for Canadian medical grads

    Many homegrown family doctors have been drawn to a welcoming Northern Alberta community, outfitted with a well-supported teaching hospital. Several western Canadian graduates have been part...

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  • Making themselves at home

    Making themselves at home

    Canadian medical graduates have fueled Sundre clinic’s growth When people around the world think of Canada, they imagine a place like Sundre....

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  • Lethbridge hosts ultrasound training for future rural docs

    Lethbridge hosts ultrasound training for future rural docs

    Rural family medicine residents from the University of Calgary’s Cummings School of Medicine (U of C CSM) gathered on a snowy Saturday in Lethbridge recently to learn how using point-of-care ultrasound can make a difference in an emergency situation. 

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  • Community works together to support new moms and caregivers

    Community works together to support new moms and caregivers

    Being a physician doesn’t mean you are immune to life’s health challenges.

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  • Rural Alberta health-care heroes receive well-deserved recognition

    Rural Alberta health-care heroes receive well-deserved recognition

    Mayerthorpe, Pincher Creek, Provost, and Sundre home to 2019 RhPAP Rhapsody Award recipients  Health-care heroes in four rural Alberta communities are the recipients of the 2019...

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  • Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. Gavin Parker

    Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. Gavin Parker

    Dr. Gavin Parker’s introduction to RhPAP came very early in his medical career. The Winnipeg native was studying medicine at the University...

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  • Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. John Gillett

    Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. John Gillett

    20 years ago, Dr. John Gillett came to Grande Cache from South Africa, with a short stint in Regina on the way....

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  • Dr. Pieter DeWet recognized  20 years of service in the Smoky River area

    Dr. Pieter DeWet recognized 20 years of service in the Smoky River area

    On March 1, 2019 the Smoky River Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee celebrated Dr. Pieter DeWet for providing medical services in the Smoky...

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  • Deadline for 2019 Rhapsody Awards is March 31

    Deadline for 2019 Rhapsody Awards is March 31

    RhPAP invites rural Albertans to submit an application for the 2019 RhPAP Rhapsody Awards. To be eligible for this year’s celebration, nominations...

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  • CME: UofC Confident ECG Interpretation Course

    CME: UofC Confident ECG Interpretation Course

    Confident ECG Interpretation: Pick up the Pearls and Pass by the Pitfalls is facilitated by cardiologists from the University of Calgary Cardiac...

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  • Emergency training course brings respect and understanding to fellow providers

    Emergency training course brings respect and understanding to fellow providers

    Two-day training focuses on rural health-care scenarios  Realistic emergency scenarios, mixed with a little humour, have physicians, nurses, and paramedics sharing a new...

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  • Webinar: UofC Therapeutics Course

    Webinar: UofC Therapeutics Course

    This evidence-based course is designed to introduce family physicians, specialist physicians, pharmacists and nurse practitioners to new medications, new indications for older...

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