Media Relations 201

November 18 or February 18

Hosted by the AMA's Shan Rupnarain, AED Public Affairs, with our media training partner Grant Ainsley, this is a three-hour session for those who anticipate doing a lot of media. This one involves working up messages, doing mock interviews, receiving feedback (and trying again if there’s time).  Space is limited for this session.

  • Date(s): November 18 or February 18,
  • Times: Both events are 1 – 4 p.m.

Registration: Please contact Annette.Ross@albertadoctors.org to register.

Shannon Rupnarain, MBA, Assistant Executive Director of Public Affairs, has been with the AMA for over 25 years and is a member of the AMA’s Senior Management Team, providing overall leadership to and responsibility for the Public Affairs branch.

Grant Ainsley is a former award-winning journalist and public relations professional who now works with politicians, business executives, association leaders and other professionals to help refine their messages to the public. He’s one of Canada’s top media trainers and does virtual workshops for clients across Canada and in different parts of the world. He’s the author of the book The Honest Spin Doctor on media relations. While in radio In Edmonton, Grant served as morning news anchor, did a daily talk show and had a role in management. He was also in charge of Communications for the City of Edmonton’s Public Relations Department and for over a decade, was CEO of a large Alberta association.

Grant lives in Edmonton, and with wife Deborah they have four grown children.

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