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  • 2015 Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference

    May 28-30, 2015

    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.

  • Chronic Disease Management Update for Primary Care

    June 4 and 5, 2015

    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.

  • 2015 Alberta Digestive Disease Summit

    June 4-7, 2015

    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.

  • PTSD and Natural Disaster

    June 11, 2015

    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.

  • 16th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference

    June 18-20, 2015

    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.

  • Primary Care REAL-WEB Webinars (Winter/Spring 2015)

    Thursdays, February-June, 2015

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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 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.

  • AMA president-elect: Call for nominations

    May 7, 2015

    Dr. Padraic E. Carr, an Edmonton-based psychiatrist, is the AMA's nominee for 2015-16 president-elect.

  • 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.

  • Human Resources Advisor

    May 4, 2015

    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.

  • The centennial of Dr. Harry G. Mackid

    April 27, 2015

    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 beginnings of plastic surgery in Canada

    April 13, 2015

    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.

  • What's our profession really like?

    April 7, 2015

    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.

  • Need to manage change?

    March 30, 2015

    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.

  • Thoughts on the Budget

    March 27, 2015

    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.

  • Going where he's needed most

    March 26, 2015

    Edmonton infectious disease pioneer devotes himself to preventing illness at home and abroad.

  • The three P's: Protection of privacy is paramount

    March 24, 2015

    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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