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In a Primary Care Network, a group of family doctors works with Alberta Health Services and other health professionals to coordinate the delivery of primary health services for their patients.

Edmonton Southside PCN social workers, (Back, L to R) Sharon Pelletier, Sue Perry, Troy Wilson, Brendan Klug, Crystal Degenhardt
Primary Care Network Creates Engaging Work Environment
What Brendan Klug loves best about working for Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network (PCN) is the ability to act on a need for his patients.
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PCN Evolution Workshop materials now available
April 7, 2014
Over 150 Primary Care Network (PCN) management, clinical staff, physicians and AHS representatives met March 21-22 for the PCN Evolution Workshop. Presenters talked about the elements of the patient-centered medical home model and discussed with attendees why Panel Identification and Management form a crucial step in evolving PCNs. This workshop, which replaced PCI Forum for this year, focused on PCN stakeholders building action plans for tackling the primary elements of PCN evolution. Conference materials are now available.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month
March 27, 2014
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson’s appear. These symptoms can include tremors, slowness and stiffness, impaired balance, and rigidity of the muscles. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s can take time. A family doctor might notice it first and then follow up with a neurologist – a specialist who deals with Parkinson’s. To learn more about Parkinson’s and the treatments available, visit the Parkinson Society of Canada.

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20th Annual Update in Adult Medicine
April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014

To update you on new developments in adult medicine that will have clinical relevance to your practice.
2014 CLPNA Conference
April 30, 2014 - May 2, 2014

Join the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) at the Marriott Edmonton at River Cree Resort on April 30 – May 2, 2014 for the 2014 CLPNA Conference.
Annual Nurse Practitioner Association of Alberta (NPAA) Conference
May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014

This year's conference will offer a pre-conference workshop day and an evening wine and cheese reception followed by a two-day conference.