Annual Scientific Assembly

2018 ASA


APRIL 19 – 21, 2018

The Annual Scientific Assembly is getting a reputation. Thankfully, it’s a good one. Presenters at the ASA have risen to the challenge to prepare timely, evidence-based medical education for family physicians in Manitoba, and our conference attendance has grown because of it.
The overwhelming majority of attendees prefer the short snapper / long snapper (15 / 20 minute) presentations. So in 2018, we have planned two days of short snapper sessions – just the facts, ma’am!

We encourage anyone with a special interest related to the following disciplines to submit an abstract for consideration as a speaker for this conference:

Menopause / Women’s Health / Obstetrics
Medicine & Therapeutics
Emergency Medicine
Mental Health

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • 15 or 20 minute presentations, pertaining to family medicine or family practice management;
  • Evidence-based material that is clinically focused;
  • New concepts in the delivery of medicine or challenging innovations in medicine;
  • Hot topics

Would you prefer to facilitate a small group workshop? We are also accepting presentations for workshops of at least one hour on the above themes for Saturday, April 21st, 2018. Contact Kari MacKinnon for more information at [email protected]

Abstract submissions can come from individuals or a group of colleagues could submit up to three different presentations on one of the themes.

Abstracts must include:

  • The name of the presenter(s), current position / title, and contact information;
  • a brief paragraph and three or four learning objectives on your topic.

Please note that presentations will be delivered in the Presentation Theatre, to an audience of 250+ family physicians and primary care professionals.

Deadline for submissions: September 13, 2017.
Please send your abstracts via email, fax or regular mail to:
Kari MacKinnon, Conference Coordinator
Manitoba College of Family Physicians
240 – 1695 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg MB R2G 1P1
FX: (204) 668-3663
[email protected]

All submitted abstracts will be considered by the ASA Planning Committee. Please keep in mind that we may not accommodate all submissions this year, but the ASA Planning Committee will contact all who have graciously taken the time to submit an abstract to present. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to reviewing all the interesting abstract submissions.


Ainslie Mihalchuk, Co-Chair
ASA Planning Committee