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.
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.
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.
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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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?
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.
The April 1, 2015 mini fee schedule is now on sale!
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.
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.
Dr. Padraic E. Carr, a psychiatrist based in Edmonton, has been acclaimed as the Alberta Medical Association's 2015-16 president-elect.
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.
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, 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.”
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.
Check out the latest Influenza Immunization Program Newsletter from Alberta Health Services.
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.
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.
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.
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