Next to smoking, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer and is linked to causing the deaths of 3,200 Canadians every year. All homes have some level of radon and talking to your patients about the need to test their homes is an important part of preventing radon-related cancer. McMaster has designed a free, accredited program to provide you and your colleagues with reliable, evidence-based information on radon.
The Alberta Medical Association and Choosing Wisely Alberta invite you, as a Strategic Partner, to participate in this important event.
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 History of Medicine Days Conference is an annual two-day, nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary. The next conference is being held on Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th, 2016. Click for more information and to register.
Registration is now open for the 2015-16 Certificate Course in Patient Safety & Quality Management, an accredited academic course recognized throughout Canada as a highly sought-after certification.
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Since the spring, you have been hearing about ongoing, collaborative talks with Alberta Health (AH) to find ways to improve efficiencies and control costs while maintaining quality care. I am pleased to tell you that we have now reached a tentative agreement that proposes to amend and supplement the existing 2011-18 AMA Agreement.
The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is currently recruiting for a full-time Administrative Assistant for our Corporate Affairs branch. If you have administrative experience and would like a career in a dynamic, member-driven organization that puts people first this could be the position for you.
The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is looking for a results orientated, energetic individual for the position of Practice Management Program (PMP) Consultant. This position will be based in Calgary but travel, throughout the province, including overnight travel, is a core requirement in this position. If you would like a career in a dynamic, member-driven organization that puts people first, this could be the position for you.
The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is looking for a results oriented, energetic Economist with excellent analytical and communication skills to be a part of our Health Economics team. If you have the below qualifications and would like a career in a dynamic, member-driven organization that puts people first, this could be the position for you.
The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is currently recruiting for a full-time Coordinator, Pay and Benefits to be a part of our Human Resources team. If you would like a career in a dynamic, member-driven organization that puts people first this could be the position for you.
In collaboration with the Alberta Association of Clinic Managers, the AMA is conducting a Provincial Pay Survey of Medical Clinic Staff Positions. The success of this survey depends on clinic participation. The more clinics participating, the more valuable the information will be to physician members. Click to learn more and participate.
The Alberta Medical Association and Choosing Wisely Alberta invite you to participate in a one-day interactive and networking symposium taking place February 26, 2016. Click for more information.
I am writing to you again about the Physician Compensation Committee (PCC), and the work being done on a fee review of six codes.
I had intended my next President’s Letter to be a follow-up on the fee review work being done by the Physician Compensation Committee. However, the government tabled a bill (yesterday) known as Bill 5: The Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act commonly referred to as sunshine legislation.
Please be advised that the AMA website will be unavailable on Saturday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to 3p.m. The outage is required to implement a system upgrade. Thank you for your understanding.
The 2015/16 AMA Medical Student Bursary application process is now open. The bursaries help alleviate escalating medical school tuition fees and ensure that every qualified student can afford to attend medical school. Deadline for applications is Dec 31, 2015.
Edmonton emergency physician travels the world to help people in areas devastated by natural disasters.
If you’ve recently welcomed a new addition to your family or will be soon, consider applying online for the Parental Leave Program!
As Alberta’s population ages, a growing proportion of the province will be faced with caregiving for their aging relatives and friends according to a recent poll by ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc.
The Board of Directors meets October 29-30. One of the major agenda items will be review of the outcomes of the September 25-26 Representative Forum (RF). If you attended the RF, or as you may have heard from colleagues, delegates conducted in-camera sessions for a candid discussion of the fee review currently underway at the AMA-AH Physician Compensation Committee (PCC).
Canadians, Albertans, are living longer than ever before, and as a result are having profound impacts on society, the social safety net, the economy, and according to a recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs poll, perceptions of aging itself.
The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is currently looking for a sophisticated executive leader for the role of Senior Director, Programs and Integration.
In this, my first President’s Letter of the year, I am writing to you about the important issue of recent discussions with Alberta Health Services (AHS) about a negotiations framework.
On Wednesday, September 30 at 1:30 p.m., the Alberta Medical Association's (AMA's) Section of Rural Medicine will present the Tarrant Scholarship to two Alberta medical students.
Disruptive physician behavior has been linked to decreased patient safety, increased malpractice liability and increased costs to the health care system.
2014-2015 AMA President Dr Rick Johnston writes his last President's Letter - Thank you - Service demand and finding the way to pay - Physicians have made it work - The change must begin with us
This is to update you on our discussions with government and Alberta Health Services (AHS).
The Province Wide Influenza Immunization Team continues to update the 2015-2016 Influenza Immunization Program resources, including clinical information, orientation materials, and the Vaccine Agreement for Community Providers. These resources will be posted on the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Influenza web page September 2015...
It’s time to renew your Alberta Medical Association/Canadian Medical Association (AMA/CMA) membership. The AMA Membership Guide is online this year and you renew your membership and pay your fees electronically. Simple and convenient.
The AMA has worked with AHS to obtain pricing for medical grade refrigerators for AMA member physicians. The details of the offer are outlined below and in the attachments.
The AMA, AHS and Alberta Health seek your participation in a brief survey to help guide changes in the ordering and delivery of test results (both Lab and DI), as well as dictated reports from Health Records. Knowing more about your experiences will help find solutions and form recommendations for changes and solutions. Survey may take 5-10 minutes – all responses are kept confidential.
Blogger and author of The Reluctant Caregiver, Edmonton's Bobbi Junior talks candidly about extreme toll of caregiving on families and loved ones.
In May I wrote to you about the efforts of the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services to collaborate on initiatives to improve the health care system. These discussions have taken place under the auspices of the existing AMA Agreement, i.e., we have explored ways to augment and modify that agreement in a way agreeable to all parties.
We need a strategy that’s built around the needs of individuals and their families. One that puts the patient at the center and captures all elements of care: from health promotion and illness prevention, through hospital care, home and long-term care and the availability of palliative care. Living well should be the ultimate goal.
As you have likely heard in media reports, Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman announced yesterday that she has instructed Alberta Health Services to halt a request for proposal process for laboratory services in Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
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.
A "care of the elderly" physician reflects on the value that society draws from this remarkable patient population.
"Voice of the AMA" on critically important issues.
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