Upcoming events

Friesen International Prize in Health Research

May 16 and 17, 2018

Dr. Alan Bernstein will be visiting the University of Alberta and will present at two events: The Impact of Big Data and AI on Health Research (Distinguished Visitor Forum: Roundtable Discussion) and The Acceleration Revolution in Health Research: Opportunities and Challenges for Canada (Friesen International Prize Lecture). No guest RSVP is required for these events.

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.

Festival of Health

May 26, 2018

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry invites you to attend its second annual Festival of Health; a free event that showcases the Faculty through interactive booths, rapid-fire presentations, concurrent sessions*, tours and more.

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.

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.

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.

Geriatric Medicine 2018: Mind, Body, Soul

June 9, 2018

This is a one day meeting for internists, geriatricians, family physicians and allied health professionals with an interest in geriatrics. This course is designed to be interactive with workshops and debates covering some of the challenging areas in the clinical management of geriatric patients.

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.

Canada’s Food Guide and a Healthier Canada - Forum

June 18 and 19, 2018

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health are hosting a two-day public conference to discuss Canada's Food Guide and strategies for effective nutrition policy. The conference will discuss how habit, portions or varieties of food affect the person as well as encourage consumers, health professionals and policy makers to think about nutrition – and associated health crises – differently.

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.