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SOMB Changes for April 1, 2024

April 19, 2024

Learn about the latest billing changes to the Schedule of Medical Benefits. The AMA's Billing Corner keeps members up to date on billing changes to the SOMB.

Provide your input on working with WCB-Alberta

April 18, 2024

The AMA is seeking member input in anticipation of negotiations with the Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta. Learn more.

New issue of Alberta Doctors' Digest is now available

March 13, 2024

Read the March-April 2024 issue of Alberta Doctors' Digest. Highlights include: The foundation stones of medicine: Lab medicine; Shine A Light; CMA Award for Young Leaders; Dr. Gadget; Health Law Update; and more!

Member-only Town Halls

April 12, 2024

Inside Scoop Virtual Town Halls are opportunities for candid conversations between the AMA president and members about the the latest events affecting the AMA and profession. Registration is now open for the April 11 Inside Scoop Virtual Town Hall.

Statement from the AMA Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on gender-affirming treatments

February 4, 2024

The Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Alberta Medical Association would like to add our voice to the chorus of concern arising from Premier Smith’s recent announcement of new policies banning or significantly curtailing access to gender-affirming care and support in healthcare and education. We stand with our colleagues, who have already issued statements, but even more importantly, we stand with our patients.

24 student-run initiatives awarded funding from sponsorship program

January 10, 2024

The Committee on Student Affairs met to review sponsorship applications. The committee chose 24 projects/events to receive funding. Learn about the projects.

News coverage: Local Doctors, Local Issues

March 27, 2024

Local Doctors, Local Issues is an initiative to learn what doctors across the province think about the state of the health care system and where solutions may lie. View ongoing media coverage of AMA President Dr. Paul Parks and other physician leaders who have been actively speaking to the media and providing interviews and insight.

AMA staff event office closure

August 23, 2023

Please note the AMA offices and phone lines will be closed for a staff event tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, August 24), beginning at noon. Regular business hours will resume Friday, August 25.

AMA holiday office closure

March 28, 2024

Please note that the AMA will be closed from Friday, March 29 through Monday, April 1. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, April 2.

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.

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 president@albertadoctors.org with a past president’s name. Learn more.

Planned website outage: August 19 and 20

August 18, 2023

AMA IT services, including email, websites and online member self-serve applications (e.g., AMA Fee Navigator®), will be unavailable from 8 a.m., Saturday, August 19 through most of Sunday, August 20. The outage is required to perform upgrades on our high-value production servers.

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