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Call for Nominations: Zonal/Regional RF Delegates

October 18, 2019

The Call for Nominations for Zonal/Regional RF Delegates is now open. Vacancies are available in Calgary Zone, Central Zone (Regions 4 and 5), Edmonton Zone and North Zone (Regions 7 and 8). Nominations are due by 9 a.m., Friday, November 8.

AMA holiday office hours

October 10, 2019

The AMA offices and phone lines will be closed Monday, October 14. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, October 15.

Is regular email a secure messaging tool?

October 1, 2019

A recent breach has brought the risks of emailing (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Shaw, etc) personal health information to the forefront. What appears to be a secure and convenient tool has many potential risks that can result in the exposure of personal health information and along with that, liability issues for physicians.

AMA salutes its remarkable honorees

September 30, 2019

The Alberta Medical Association is proud to salute these extraordinary Albertans as they are honored with the most prestigious awards bestowed by the AMA and the Canadian Medical Association.

Influenza Immunization Program newsletter

September 17, 2019

Alberta Health anticipates that influenza vaccine will begin to be distributed across the province starting the week of October 7, 2019. Physician clinics and other health care providers (e.g., community pharmacies and public health nurses) can offer the influenza vaccine to patients as soon as they receive it.

September-October 2019 Alberta Doctors' Digest now online

September 11, 2019

Highlights in this issue: Understanding substance use disorder in physicians; Opioids Don't Discriminate: An interactive experience; The W5 on new building codes for physician offices ...And a lot more!

Substance use disorder: New educational video from PFSP

September 10, 2019

What is substance use disorder (SUD) and how can the AMA's PFSP help Alberta physicians? The Physician and Family Support Program and partners have created a video to educate physicians about SUD: what it is, how to identify it and where to seek help.

CPSA seeking Assistant Registrar of Registration and Hearings Director

September 6, 2019

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta is looking for a physician leader to become part of its executive team as the Assistant Registrar of Registration and Hearings Director.

Are you interested in improving cirrhosis care in Alberta?

September 3, 2019

We are looking to interview primary and specialty care physicians to better understand the decision-making processes that take place when caring for and coordinating the care of patients living with cirrhosis. The information provided will inform a larger multi-component quality improvement initiative called the Cirrhosis Care Alberta Program.

We need your feedback to improve our websites and apps!

September 3, 2019

What do you think of the AMA’s websites and self-service applications? Is there anything you would like to see on our website and other digital apps in the future? Take our survey and be entered for a chance to win!

Changes to AMA Bylaws and Notice of Elections

July 30, 2019

Members are advised of proposed changes to the AMA Bylaws and elections taking place Saturday, September 28 at the 114th Annual General Meeting at the JW Marriott ICE District, Edmonton. View the amendments and election information. Nominations are due by 9 a.m., August 29.

Are you an IFHP approved provider? Read this.

July 15, 2019

Please read this notice if you are an approved Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provider and do not wish your contact information published on the Medavie Blue Cross IFHP website or accessible by third-parties for the purpose of data-collection (surveys) and measuring your satisfaction with IFHP services.

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