Strengthening Linkages Workshop - Health Professionals

The annual Family Physicians and CancerControl: Strengthening Linkages Workshop brings together family physicians, health professionals, and oncology specialists to discuss cancer related topics.  The purpose of the workshop is to provide family physicians and health professionals the opportunity to build linkages between oncology and primary care communities of practice.  It is our goal to improve integration of care by promoting knowledge exchange and relationship building.

This education event is held in-person and by videoconference allowing physicians and health professionals to attend in their local community where cancer care is delivered.

Should you have any inquiries or concerns, contact Anna Fabbroni at 780-643-7140 or

2019 Family Physicians & CancerControl Workshop Website

Alberta Health Services CancerControl is pleased to announce the ninth Family Physicians and CancerControl: Strengthening Linkages Workshop held on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

In addition to our 2 Tertiary and 4 Regional Cancer Centres, we have extended the workshop to Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife and 4 Community Cancer Centres including Fort McMurray, Drumheller, High River, and Canmore.

The event is held in-person and connected via videoconference between sites:

  • Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton
  • Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary
  • Jack Ady Cancer Centre, Lethbridge
  • Central Alberta Cancer Centre, Red Deer
  • Grande Prairie Cancer Centre, Grande Prairie
  • Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, Medicine Hat
  • Fort McMurray, Drumheller, High River, Canmore, and Yellowknife.

Overall Learning Objectives

  • Acquire and translate information and updates to better navigate the cancer system.
  • Support and participate in the improvement of integration of care through dialogue, networking, and teamwork.
  • Recognize and explain services and programs enhancing patient-centred care.

Topics will include:

  • Palliative Care
  • Immunotherapy
  • Training GP Oncologists
  • Pancreatic and Prostate Cancers
  • Update Projects Cancer Strategic Clinical Network (SCN)
  • Hematology (Thrombosis, Diagnostic Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, CLL)
  • Transitions of Care

Event Documents

Speaker Presentations

Mainpro+ Certification

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.


An update on medical marijuana/cannabinoid prescribing in cancer patients - Dr. Malcolm Brigden

Find resources and supports on the newly developed CancerControl Alberta webpages.