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  • 19th Annual McMaster Muskoka Seminars 2015

    Last seminar runs August 10-14, 2015

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Please respond by AUGUST 7

    July 27, 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.

  • Economist

    July 24, 2015

    The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is looking for a results orientated, energetic Economist with extensive experience managing projects to be a part of our Health Economics team.

  • Restoring mobility and changing lives

    July 24, 2015

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Financial Analyst

    July 20, 2015

    The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) is currently recruiting for the part time position of Financial Analyst with our Electronic Medical Record Funding Extension Program (EMR FEP). In this role, you will work three days a week out of our Edmonton office.

  • 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.

  • Some new discussions with Alberta Health

    May 15, 2015

    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.

  • New beginnings

    May 8, 2015

    Edmonton family physician helps new Canadians get a healthy start.

  • Thoughts about the election

    May 7, 2015

    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.

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