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  • Extreme Heat Events - accredited program

    Summer 2015

    McMaster University, together with Health Canada, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Clean Air Partnership, designed a free, accredited program to give health care providers the training and tools to better prevent and manage heat-related illnesses.

  • AMA Fall Representative Forum and Annual General Meeting

    September 25-26, 2015

    At the Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton.

  • CADDRA 11th Annual ADHD Conference

    October 16-18, 2015

    This conference will focus on the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults.

  • Inter-Professional Wound Care Conference

    October 19 and 20, 2015

    Conference attendees will develop skills in improving patient outcomes, enhancing quality care and patient safety, supporting responsible stewardship, and translating and mobilizing evidence into practice related to wound prevention and healing.

  • Capacity Assessment Training for Physicians in Calgary

    October 23 and 24, 2015

    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.

  • eSafety in Action: Understanding, Believing, Achieving

    October 27, 2015

    eSafety Summit will inform attendees about the emerging discipline of eSafety: the application of leading practices in protecting patients from harm in the development, implementation and use of eHealth systems.

  • 2015 Accelerating Primary Care Conference

    November 6-7, 2015

    Join the Primary Care Network's Program Management Office in Calgary on November 6 - 7 for its annual Accelerating Primary Care Conference (APCC). This year's core theme of “Healthy Teams; Healthy Patients” will concentrate on ways to create and nurture the ideal medical home team, identify what elements will create efficiencies, and how to measure the benefits.

  • Primary Care REAL-WEB Webinars (2015-2016 sessions)

    Wednesday evenings, September 2015-March, 2016

    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.

  • Certificate Course in Patient Safety & Quality Management

    September 2015 and March 2016

    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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  • Physician Survey - Continuity of Care

    August 28, 2015

    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.

  • Administrative Assistant

    August 27, 2015

    The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant for our Primary Care Networks Program Management Office (PCN PMO), for our Edmonton office.

  • Want to know the real reason for caregiver burnout?

    August 26, 2015

    Blogger and author of The Reluctant Caregiver, Edmonton's Bobbi Junior talks candidly about extreme toll of caregiving on families and loved ones.

  • An update on strategic agreement discussions

    August 21, 2015

    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.

  • Our health care system must support triumph of aging

    August 20, 2015

    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.

  • Minister’s announcement about laboratory services

    August 14, 2015

    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.

  • Capacity Assessment Training for Physicians in Calgary

    August 12, 2015

    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.

  • What are our seniors worth?

    August 11, 2015

    A "care of the elderly" physician reflects on the value that society draws from this remarkable patient population.

  • Restoring mobility and changing lives

    July 24, 2015

    Edmonton anesthesiologist travels to Ecuador to help people overcome orthopedic disabilities.

  • Red, blue and yellow

    July 23, 2015

    Modern anatomical illustration uses color both symbolically and literally, often with the aim of overlaying function on an accurate structural representation, as represented for example in the central atlases of The Classic Collector’s Edition – Gray’s Anatomy.

  • Proposed changes to AMA Constitution and Bylaws

    July 23, 2015

    There are proposed changes to the AMA Constitution and Bylaws to be voted on at the 2015 annual general meeting at the Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton, Saturday, September 25. Members, please log in to view the amendments and election information.

  • Influenza Immunization Program newsletter - July 2015

    July 20, 2015

    Planning is underway for the 2015-2016 Influenza Immunization Program. The Province Wide Influenza Immunization Team will be updating the program resources including the orientation materials, NCR and Vaccine Agreement for Community Providers. These resources will be available in September 2015.

  • Med Student Orientation 2015 - July and August

    July 17, 2015

    The fall 2015 season of the AMA Youth Run Club (YRC) is just around the corner and the program needs medical student champions. YRC has thousands of young runners (17,150 and growing!) participating at schools across the province. A few volunteer hours of your time would go a long way towards reinforcing the lifelong value of physical activity.

  • Patient with lower-back pain? Changes to screening coming Aug 1

    July 16, 2015

    Under the Choosing Wisely Alberta initiative and the System Wide Efficiencies and Savings Consultation Agreement, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Health have identified Low Back Pain as among the most common causes of visits to physicians and a priority topic area for the Choosing Wisely Alberta campaign. Click to learn the new requirements starting August 1.

  • cRUNch the numbers!

    July 14, 2015

    The AMA’s Youth Run Club (YRC) wrapped up its third spring season with some impressive statistics, indicating continuing, enthusiastic uptake of the Many Hands™ flagship initiative that is actively addressing the urgent need for our school-age children and youth to get more exercise, preferably in the great outdoors.

  • Kids and infectious diseases: (not) all fun and games

    June 24, 2015

    One of our latest Emerging Leaders, Stephanie Nguyen, and team made learning about infectious diseases fun at the Calgary International Children’s Festival (CICF). Where else could you create your own bacterium or virus and toss it into a giant mouth without actually infecting anyone?

  • Two new helpful tools for AMA members

    June 16, 2015

    Under our mission statement, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) provides “leadership and support” for physicians’ role in providing quality care. Although we do many things that are externally focused in terms of advocacy, it’s equally important to assist physicians to conduct our businesses and practices efficiently and to keep us up to date with changes in our environment.

  • Mini fee schedule

    June 15, 2015

    The April 1, 2015 mini fee schedule is now on sale!

  • AMA launches patient-engagement website

    June 12, 2015

    In a recent President’s Letter I mentioned that you would be hearing more about a new initiative in which the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) hopes to engage with Albertans for some discussion about health care.

  • July 1: WCB same day/on time report payments increase

    June 9, 2015

    Have WCB patients? July 1 marks the beginning of the second phase of financial incentives pertaining to same day and on time report submissions to the WCB, per the recently finalized WCB-AMA Physician Services Compensation Agreement.

  • Meet your 2015-16 president-elect!

    June 5, 2015

    Dr. Padraic E. Carr, a psychiatrist based in Edmonton, has been acclaimed as the Alberta Medical Association's 2015-16 president-elect.

  • The AMA just made billing a whole lot easier!

    June 2, 2015

    Introducing the Fee Navigator: the Alberta Medical Association's newest self-serve tool for docs. It's a web-based tool that provides physicians with access to an enhanced, easy-to-use version of the Schedule of Medical Benefits.

  • Residents' Page - Alberta Doctors' Digest

    June 1, 2015

    Read the latest "Residents' Page" contribution to the Alberta Doctors' Digest: "Do leaders need to change the world? Nice idea. Not necessary."

  • Dr. John W Scott, 1894-1982

    May 28, 2015

    Dr. John W. Scott, former Dean (1944), Faculty of medicine, University of Alberta (U of A), strongly believed “research should not be looked upon as a luxury but as a very necessary part of the activities of a medical school. It stimulates the minds of those who do it and makes them more dynamic and critical teachers.”

  • Connecting Aboriginal youth to their community

    May 21, 2015

    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.

  • Influenza Immunization Program newsletter - May 2015

    May 19, 2015

    Check out the latest Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter from Alberta Health Services.

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