Upcoming events

Stroke Symposium

March 23, 2018

Stroke diagnosis, management and recovery focused on what you need to know in the office-based setting. The course will review what happens in acute stroke, how to manage recovery and stroke-related recovery issues including spasticity and driving and how to assess and treat preventively after stroke.

CAMH – Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course (Alberta Version)

Ongoing Feb 2-April 2, 2018

This course is the foundation of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program. It is designed to promote inter-professional collaboration among the health care team involved in opioid dependence treatment. Attendees will learn skills and review guidelines for effective and safe management of clients receiving methadone or buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid dependence.

24th Annual Update in Adult Medicine

April 6 to 7, 2018

The 24th Annual Update in Adult Medicine is an annual conference offers quality continuing professional education by bringing you a mix of keynote, plenary and breakout sessions The one-and-a-half day conference will provide you an opportunity to network with others in your field and hear the latest news and research by featuring experts in a variety of topics in internal medicine which will be transferred into your everyday practice.

Cannabis Update 2018

April 18, 2018

This course will provide an evidence-based checklist for patient assessment, demonstration case studies, and interactive panel discussions to enable health care practitioners to engage in patient conversations around the use of cannabis. Course content focuses on impairment, risks, and benefits of using cannabis.

35th Annual Calgary Therapeutics Course

April 19 and 20, 2018

This evidence-based course is designed to introduce family physicians, specialist physicians, pharmacists and nurse practitioners to new medications, new indications for older products and new guidelines for treatment. Current therapeutics controversies are examined and drug and non-drug therapeutic approaches for selected clinical conditions are presented.

Women's Mental Health Day Conference

April 27, 2018

The main objective of this annual conference is to educate our colleagues regarding the identification, prevention and intervention of mental health disorders in pregnancy and postpartum.

Calgary Pain Conference

May 7 to 8, 2018

The content of this conference covers advances in pain research and treatment, the prevention and management of acute and chronic pain and provides an overview of available programs and resources in Calgary. it will be of interest to all healthcare providers.

5th Annual ACH Paediatric Update Conference

May 10 to 11, 2018

This conference will update knowledge in selected areas of pediatric care relevant to physicians and other health professionals who look after children in community and hospital settings. Various topics that may have changed over the last few years will be reviewed to support enhancements in the care of infants, children and adolescents.

Community Physician Education Program

May 5 or 19, 2018

Physicians are invited to join the Workers' Compensation Board-Alberta for the Community Physician Education Program. This program will enhance physician ability and confidence in providing care to injured workers. Participants can expect a half day of discussion, interaction and workshops geared towards the family physicians' role in the care of patients with work-related injuries.

Safer Opioid Prescribing Webinar Series

March 27, April 24 and May 23, 2018

This series of three webinars has been created to assist physicians in acquiring knowledge and learning new skills in the field of pain management, especially in the area of chronic non-cancer pain.

Rheumatology CME Workshop 2018- Inflammatory Arthritis

May 25, 2018

This workshop is designed for family physicians and other primary care practitioners involved in the care of patients with common joint issues. There is a strong focus on exam skills, initial treatment and when to refer. Participants are required to watch a number of podcasts prior to the hands-on workshop. With the pre-workshop and post-workshop activities, participants will also have the opportunities to communicate individual learning needs with the experts as well as post-training reflection on their own practices.

Osteoporosis – Learn the 3 secrets to a practical and evidence-based clinical approach

Online, anytime

A free and certified online CME course from McMaster University. Improve evidence-based assessment and recognition of osteoporosis, including risk factors such as fragility fractures and how to use a fracture risk assessment tool. Improve treatment and management of osteoporosis, and those at risk.

5th Annual Women’s Health in Primary Care

June 1, 2018

This course uses a blend of interactive plenaries and case-based large group workshops for a practical review and clinical updates across a range of women’s health issues in primary care. Topics range from domestic violence, non-surgical breast issues and interpreting results of cervical and ovarian investigations, to transgender medicine and sexual assault.

10th Annual Addiction Day Scientific Conference and Networking Fair

June 1, 2018

The vision of the Addiction Day Conference and Networking Fair is to increase public awareness of addiction and mental health problems, and to enhance knowledge, competencies and treatment care.

Geriatric Medicine 2018: Mind, Body, Soul

June 9, 2018

The Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Care of the Elderly are presenting this one day educational event for internists, geriatricians, family physicians and allied health professionals with an interest in geriatrics.

Essential Strategies for Chronic Pain Management

June 11, 2018

Family physicians are responsible for the majority of the management of chronic pain. Day one of this course will be held in a classroom setting to provide an overview of key issues in chronic pain. Days two and three will be arranged as observership days, in conjunction with the Course Coordinator at the Chronic Pain Centre, and will provide a clinical preceptorship that responds to the needs of the individual learner.

Challenging Cases in Opioid Use and Misuse

June 21, 2018

This small group problem-based, interactive workshop builds on the knowledge and expertise from the Safer Opioid Prescribing Webinar Series. (Note: the webinar series must be completed before enrolling in the workshop)

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.