Events

Upcoming events

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.

WEBCAST: Cannabis – Implications for Health

April 19, 2017

This course will discuss the legalization of cannabis in other jurisdictions plus clinical and recreational use of cannabis in Canada. Topics covered will include the basic pharmacology of different compounds found in cannabis and an understanding of the risks, benefits and knowledge gaps around regular cannabis use.

Cannabis – Implications for Health

April 19, 2017

This course will discuss the legalization of cannabis in other jurisdictions plus clinical and recreational use of cannabis in Canada. Topics covered will include the basic pharmacology of different compounds found in cannabis and an understanding of the risks, benefits and knowledge gaps around regular cannabis use.

34th Annual Calgary Therapeutics Course

April 20-21, 2017

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

WEBCAST: 34th Annual Calgary Therapeutics Course

April 20-21, 2017

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

Cancer Care Webinar Series

April 10 and 26, 2017

In this two-part webinar series learners will access information regarding common oncologic emergencies that are often seen in family practice and community care such as general chemotherapy side effects, febrile neutropenia, pulmonary embolism, bleeds, shunt blockages, and seizures.

Resident Wellness Conference

May 11, 2017

Join fellow residents at the 2017 Resident Wellness Conference for University of Calgary medical residents. This year's conference will provide multiple one-hour interactive sessions enabling each participant to attend three individual sessions. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided and there will be brief breaks between sessions.

Inflammatory Arthritis

May 12, 2017

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.

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammation Update for Family Physicians

May 20 and 21, 2017

This course is designed for family/general practice physicians, residents and community nurses with a particular interest in neuroinflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis. The course will include updates on recent advances in the management of symptoms and available therapies

Alberta Digestive Disease Summit

May 26 to 28, 2017

Join more than 200 other clinicians, scientists, researchers, funders and industry leaders to review the latest in ground-breaking research and treatments, discuss local and international developments and collaborate with your colleagues and peers.

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.