Upcoming events

Investigating and Managing Patient Safety Events

January 31-February 2 and March 1-3, 2017.

The HQCA, in partnership with the University of Calgary and the Ward of the 21st Century is offering two courses: Introductory Investigating and Managing Patient Safety Events and Advanced Investigating and Managing Patient Safety Events. Completion of both courses earns participants a Certificate in Investigating and Managing Patient Safety Events.

Alberta College of Family Physicians' Annual Scientific Assembly

March 3 to 5, 2017

Family physicians connecting with colleagues to learn and share best practices in primary care.

Calgary Pain & MSK Clinical Pearls Combined Conference

March 10, 2017

This combined conference covers advances in pain research and the prevention and management of acute and chronic spine, pelvis and hip musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, injuries and pain.

Alberta Kidney Days 2017

March 10 and 11, 2017

If you are a health care provider with an interest in the prevention and management of kidney disease, you are invited to join your colleagues in Calgary on March 10 & 11, 2017 for Alberta Kidney Days.

From Chemical Weapon to Cancer Treatment

March 15, 2017

First Annual History of Medicine event. Sponsored by the Dean's Initiative in History of Medicine and the Alberta Medical Foundation.

Alberta Psychiatric Association

March 30 to April 2, 2017

The Alberta Psychiatry Association Scientific Conference provides opportunities for academic presentations and networking within a scientific program. The AMA's Phsyician and Family Support Program is sponsoring a keynote presentation by Dr. Mamta Gautam on physician resilience in addition to three workshops.

23rd Annual Update in Adult Medicine

April 7 to 8, 2017

The keynote for this conference is being sponsored by the AMA's Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP). Dr. Lilly Miedzinski will address the importance of physician wellbeing in the context of a medical career. It will examine the evolving data showing that physician health impacts patient care. The concept of burnout and its drivers will be discussed as will the concept of resilience and how it can be enhanced. Interventions to further promote physician health will include personal and systemic change. The PFSP booth will also be at the event so drop by and see us!

Community Physician Education Program

April 8, 2017

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.

Combating Stigma

Available online until May 2017.

Combating Stigma is a web-based CME course for physicians. It takes an hour to complete and includes a number of elements shown to be important for anti-stigma programming for healthcare professionals.

4th Annual Women’s Health in Primary Care Conference

June 2, 2017

A practical, clinical review and update on a range of topics on issues related to women's health in the context of primary care; such as contraception, STI, breast cancer screening and menopause management.

Advanced Obesity Management Program

Online – available 24/7

Online Mainpro-M1 accredited course designed for health care professionals who understand basic obesity principles, but want to learn more.

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.