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Message re wildfires from AMA

May 12, 2023

UPDATED MAY 12 - A few cooler days of showers helped to douse some fires and that is good news. Many members and Albertans are still out of their homes or on evacuation alert. As hot weather returns, we’re sending thanks and good thoughts to the firefighters, communities and volunteers who continue to contribute amazingly to the response. To our members, we say again that our thoughts are with you. We’ll keep compiling information here.

Your AMA Section: Three question survey

May 1, 2023

Please take a moment to complete a three-question survey regarding your experience with your section. The survey will close Friday, May 19 at 4 p.m. The survey is being conducted on behalf of the Representative Forum Governance Oversight Group; it supports GOG's goal to increase the effectiveness of the AMA's governance structure and promote excellence among sections. All responses are anonymous and only aggregate data will be provided to section executives and shared with GOG.

National Physicians Day 2023

May 1, 2023

National Physicians Day is a chance to celebrate the contributions of the extraordinary people who choose to serve in the medical profession. Physicians choose medicine for myriad reasons, but first and foremost it is to help people live in good health.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

April 24, 2023

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal was bestowed on many amazing Albertans. Given the significant numbers and the importance of the honour, we are sharing a list here of the physicians who have received the award. We congratulate these outstanding colleagues and welcome additions to the list if you are aware of a physician on whom the medal will be bestowed.

AMA offices and phone lines closed March 16

March 15, 2023

Please note the AMA offices and phone lines will be closed for a staff event on Thursday, March 16. Regular business hours will resume Friday, March 17.

Reminder: AMA's media relations 201 training is next Wednesday!

April 6, 2023

Do you have some knowledge and experience with media relations but want to add to your repertoire? Next Wednesday, April 13, AMA is offering members intermediate training in media relations. Learn tips and tricks, do's and don'ts and practice with mock interviews. Space is limited. Learn more and register today!

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 26, 2022

On September 30, AMA offices will be closed as we commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The AMA supports the aims of this important day and is hosting an optional one-hour webinar for AMA staff so that they may learn more about the history of the residential school system. For members with questions on billing for this day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal statutory holiday but not a provincial statutory holiday in Alberta. Claims for the date of service September 30 will be claimed as a weekday and are not eligible for additional after hours or surcharge payments during the daytime hours e.g., TST, WK, etc.

Presidential ghosts in your inbox?

January 3, 2023

Are you seeing the names of AMA past-presidents in the “From” field in your email whenever AMA President Dr. Fredrykka Rinaldi sends out her President's Letters? The problem may be haunting your personal address book, which might still be connecting the email address with a past president’s name. Learn more.

AMA holiday office hours

April 6, 2023

Please note the AMA phone lines will be closed Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, April 11.

Influenza Immunization Program Update

September 24, 2021

This year, community physicians (primary care clinics and family physicians) participating in the influenza immunization program will receive vaccine from the wholesale distributor, Accuristix in collaboration with Alberta Health (AH), and order through the Alberta Vaccine Inventory (AVI) system. This process is similar to the one used for ordering COVID-19. Alberta Health has provided information for interested clinics on how to join and the new requirements for participating. Other community providers, including continuing care centers, OHS and corrections facilities must fill out the Influenza Vaccine Provider Registration Form.

Planned website outage: Monday, November 28

November 28, 2022

AMA IT services, including email, websites and online member self-serve applications (e.g., AMA Fee Navigator®), will be unavailable the evening of Monday, November 28 from 6 p.m. - midnight. The outage is required to allow for emergency work on our fiber lines at our datacenter. Thank you for your understanding.

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