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Events

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • More news and updates

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