Upcoming events

Inclusive Health Conference 2019: LGBTQ+ Health in Primary Care

March 16, 2019

Annual event to educate health professionals on LGBTQ+ health issues and how to provide inclusive, high-quality care to LGBTQ+ patients. Physicians and NPs who attend the conference will be eligible to become designated PrEP prescribers. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 6 Mainpro+ credits.

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: New Tools for Professionals

March 18, 2019

Free webinar on the Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG), presented by the Public Health Agency of Canada and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The webinar will include a brief overview of the LRCUG as well as new supplementary tools developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Choosing Wisely Alberta Symposium

March 18, 2019

A free symposium to engage in a discussion with clinicians, patients and system leaders about how to prioritize and implement Choosing Wisely recommendations.

RhPAP Rhapsody Awards

Nominations due March 31, 2019

The Rural Health Professions Action Plan invites rural Albertans to nominate their health care heroes in one of three categories: Rural Alberta Physician of Distinction; Rural Alberta Community Health Professional Attraction and Retention; and Rural Alberta Health-care Heroes (Individual or Team).

GI for GPs Course

April 13, 2019

A single-day conference for Alberta’s family practitioners to enable them to better serve their patient populations, and to bridge the relationship between these medical specialities.

Family Physicians and CancerControl: Strengthening Linkages Workshop

April 13, 2019

Alberta Health Services CancerControl is pleased to offer the ninth annual oncology workshop for family physicians and health professionals. The event is held in-person and connected via videoconference between sites. The purpose of this workshop is to provide family physicians and health professionals the opportunity to build linkages between oncology and primary care communities of practice as well as improve integration of care by promoting knowledge exchange and relationship building.

Cannabis Update 2019

April 24, 2019

This course provides evidence-based information about the pharmacology, methods of ingestion, adverse effects across the lifespan, medical uses of cannabis and effects on driving.

Successful Patient Interactions

April 25, 2019

This course assists physicians and other healthcare providers in achieving more successful encounters with their patients, for a safer healthcare experience. Developed in partnership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

36th Annual Calgary Therapeutics Course

April 25 – 26, 2019

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.

Effective Team Interactions

April 26, 2019

Effective and safer interactions between health care colleagues through enhanced communications strategies and skills. This program was developed in partnership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

Calgary Pain Conference

May 6, 2019

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.

Alberta Digestive Disease Summit

Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2

The Alberta Digestive Disease Summit is a gathering of Alberta’s gastroenterology and hepatology communities, hosted by the Alberta Society of Gastroenterology.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.