The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians will hold its 11th Advanced Learning of Palliative Medicine Conference at the Westin Calgary from May 28-30, 2015. The conference is a key learning event not just for palliative care physicians but for family doctors and other specialists who want to enhance their knowledge of palliative care.
This conference will update healthcare providers with best practices in Chronic Disease Management for four chronic diseases. It will provide attendees with the opportunity to build foundational skills in chronic disease management, ranging from health coaching to team-based care skills.
Hosted by the Alberta Society of Gastroenterology, the conference will be a unique gathering bringing together clinicians, scientists, researchers, funders and industry leaders to review the latest research and treatments in Gastroenterology.
This is a lecture responding to the mental health needs of patients impacted by the ‘Flood of 2013’ and beyond. From the practical perspective and within the context of primary care, participants will be able to recognize the impact of natural disasters on communities and demonstrate primary care practitioner roles in PTSD management. Click to learn more and to register.
The 16th Annual Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference seeks to encourage physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, occupational therapists, other healthcare professionals, patients and family members to “jump on the bandwagon” of collaborative, team-based mental healthcare in order to ensure better access and outcomes.
The University of Calgary presents Primary Care REAL‐WEB: an ongoing series of accredited CME webinars for primary care practitioners. Each webinar from this Real-time Education and Learning with a Web-based approach features the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment as well as addressing clinical cases.
The McMaster Muskoka Seminars are designed to provide clinicians (psychiatrists, family doctors, other general practitioner-psychotherapists, mental health professionals) with an outstanding opportunity to combine stimulating symposia with a relaxing summer vacation.
This two-day workshop discusses the components required to complete decision making capacity assessments under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA) for physicians interested in enhancing their assessment skills. This workshop is offered only to physicians and is limited to 20 people per session. There is no cost to attend but registration is required.
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With his Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion Grant program – mâmawihitowin: Aboriginal Community Gatherings for Health – Dr. Daniel W. McKennitt turned the focus inward for his project leadership team, as he asked them to reflect upon how they view ethnic groups and consider what stereotypes they may have.
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Last week I wrote about Alberta’s election and the New Democratic Party government. I believe that we have an opportunity to work together to make the system better for patients and that physicians can bring leadership, accountability and innovative ideas to the table.
Edmonton family physician helps new Canadians get a healthy start.
Dr. Padraic E. Carr, an Edmonton-based psychiatrist, is the AMA's nominee for 2015-16 president-elect.
Yesterday we all woke up to an Alberta with a new government. I think what we observed during this campaign and outcome was a sound demonstration of democracy in action. I’m sure you join me in sending best wishes and congratulations to Rachel Notley, leader of the Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP), who will soon be sworn in as our new premier. I want also to commend the leaders, candidates and volunteers of all the parties for their efforts and contributions, as well as the voters who turned out to make their choices.
The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) has a new position available for a Human Resources (HR) Advisor. If you are a seasoned HR professional that has extensive knowledge and experience in multiple HR disciplines, and are looking for a challenging career, consider joining our team and making a difference in a dynamic, member-driven organization that puts people first.
Dr. Mackid was Alberta's most illustrious early medical pioneer. He was a self-taught surgeon who supplemented his experience with trips to Europe. He personally knew many of the senior surgeons of his day and once declined an offer to join the Mayo Clinic.
The battle style of WWI, specifically trench warfare, exposed soldiers’ faces to injury from large and small artillery, which in turn resulted in horrific facial fractures and soft tissue injuries. At the outset of the war, there was a limited understanding of specialized treatment forms for these injuries and a lack of appropriate treatment facilities.
AMSCAR 2015 successfully brought together community stakeholders and medical students to promote mental well-being and student resilience, and impart tangible health and wellness strategies.
Change in health care is constant and physicians are often called upon to lead change. New technology, integration of allied health professionals, panel management, new information privacy requirements and new clinical protocols are just a few of the many changes that physicians might face in their practice.
Yesterday’s budget signaled a change not only in direction, but in attitude. In one sense, it can be seen as a call to be average. Why should we not have average wages, prices and taxes? Why spend more than average? But contained within government’s statements is another objective that is extraordinary and well beyond average. This is that we can move down to the national average in health expenditures, yet move up in performance so that access to services and quality of care is at least maintained.
Edmonton infectious disease pioneer devotes himself to preventing illness at home and abroad.
It is critical for physicians to understand that the final responsibility for the protection of their patient's information lies with them, as custodians. Physicians who are utilizing the electronic medical records system in Alberta Health Service ambulatory clinics without having signed off on the Information Sharing Framework documents are in breach of the Health Information Act and their own standards of practice.
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