Influenza Immunization Program newsletter - November 2018

December 12, 2018

The Influenza Immunization Program for 2018-2019 is well underway. As of November 10, 2018 860,376 doses of influenza vaccine have been administered in Alberta.

Congratulations Dr. Jane Lemaire and colleagues!

November 27, 2018

Dr. Jane Lemaire and colleagues were recently presented the Physician Well-being Article Award by the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center for their research article, "Understanding how patients perceive physician wellness and its links to patient care: A qualitative study." Dr. Jane Lemaire is a recent PFSP Physician Wellness #GOAT.

Applications due November 30: AMA Negotiating Committee

November 26, 2018

Applications for the AMA Negotiating Committee are due November 30. Apply today!

Last chance to apply: Physician Compensation Committee Chair

November 22, 2018

Under the terms of the AMA Agreement, the AMA and Alberta Health have joint responsibility to recruit a chair for the Physician Compensation Committee. The PCC has specific authority regarding physician compensation, plans and certain programs within the scope of the AMA Agreement. Applications are due November 30.

Call for applications: Committee on Achievement Awards

November 21, 2018

The AMA is currently recruiting to fill a vacancy on the Committee on Achievement Awards. This committee reviews nominations and recommends recipients for several of AMA’s prestigious awards. The deadline to apply is November 30.

Committee opening: SZMSA Zone Advisory Forum

November 20, 2018

The AMA is currently recruiting for the South Zone Medical Staff Association Zone Advisory Forum. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2019.

November-December 2018 issue of Alberta Doctors' Digest now available

November 15, 2018

The November-December 2018 issue of Alberta Doctors’ Digest is now available online. Highlights include: Recognizing outstanding achievement in health care: Our remarkable honorees; AMA and CMA working together to foster important change in Alberta health care; Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion: Promoting physical activity for children with disabilities in Calgary; Five reasons we should all make a will; And a lot more!

Important change coming to AMA group insurance renewal process

November 8, 2018

If you participate in any of the AMA group insurance plans (Disability, Professional Overhead Expense, Term Life, Critical Illness or Accidental Death and Dismemberment) and are set-up for automatic monthly or annual pre-authorized premium payments, you will no longer be receiving mailed confirmation premium notices in early December as has been the practice in the past.

November 1, 2018 Billing Corner

October 26, 2018

View Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan Schedule of Medical Benefits changes for November 1, 2018.

CMA announces new role: Vice-president of Physician Health and Wellness

October 10, 2018

The Canadian Medical Association has created a new position among its team: Vice-president of Physician Health and Wellness. Dr. Caroline Gérin-Lajoie, a clinical psychiatrist from Ottawa, has taken on the role and will join the CMA in January 2019.

Asking for support is a sign of strength

September 12, 2018

Until recently, family and relationship issues have been the most common reason for calling the Physician and Family Support Program help line, and a large volume of calls is still dedicated to that topic. But in the past few years, calls about mental health issues, including stress and burnout, have increased in frequency and are now the number one reason people call the PFSP. Together, these two topics account for more than half of all calls.

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