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Call for Nominations: Zonal/Regional RF Delegates

October 21, 2020

The Call for Nominations for Zonal/Regional RF Delegates is now open. Vacancies are available in South Zone (Regions 1 and 2), Calgary Zone, Central Zone (Region 4), Edmonton Zone and North Zone (Regions 7, 8 and 9). Nominations are due by 9 a.m., Friday, November 13.

Alberta Precision Labs Memorandum Addressing Delays in Lab Services

October 14, 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically influenced all aspects of health care delivery and has changed the way in which Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) delivers care. APL, Alberta Health Services and DynaLife are aware of concerns about wait times for lab tests as a result of COVID-19.

Medical Advisory Services Role

October 13, 2020

Are you a physician looking to support your association, your colleagues and improve Alberta health care delivery? The Alberta Medical Association is seeking expressions of interest for the position of AMA Medical Advisory Services.

Have you checked out the CMA Physician Wellness Hub?

October 9, 2020

The CMA Physician Wellness Hub is a national online database filled with physician wellness content directly from CMA and other trusted sources. It aims to improve physician wellness individually as well as at the system level, and to promote a collaborative approach to physician health and well-being. Learn more!

Apply today: SZMSA Zone Advisory Forum

October 9, 2020

AMA representatives are needed to sit on the South Zone Medical Staff Association - Zone Advisory Forum. The deadline to apply is October 30. The South ZMSA is the regional mechanism for support for practitioners with medical staff appointments in the south zone.

September-October 2020 Alberta Doctors' Digest now online

September 9, 2020

Highlights in this issue: Share the Care campaign promotes quality care during pandemic; Waiting, waiting for the vaccine; Mixing curling with COVID; Saddle Lake First Nation's fight against COVID-19; Laboratory medicine key in Alberta's COVID-19 response; Palliative care has come a long way in the Edmonton Zone; and a lot more!

Opinion article published in Postmedia papers

August 25, 2020

It’s hard to imagine a government anywhere waging a propaganda war against physicians during a pandemic, but that’s exactly what’s happening now in Alberta. It’s reckless, demoralizing for physicians and worse still, bad for patients. This letter highlights the message we are hearing from many physicians within the province of Alberta.

PTMAs send their condolences to Alberta physicians

August 14, 2020

Medical associations across Canada have been expressing their condolences in the wake of Monday's fatal attack on Red Deer family physician, Dr. Walter Reynolds. We'd like to share some of these messages with you.

CMA Foundation Board of Directors seeking Early Career Physician Director

August 12, 2020

The CMA Foundation is seeking an early career physician in their first 5–10 years of practice, with a passion for philanthropy and social impact, to serve on its Board of Directors. Applications are due August 21.

AMA President statement regarding horrific attack on Red Deer physician

August 10, 2020

Today we are saddened to post this note in response to news reports today that a Red Deer physician was attacked and killed in his clinic. AMA President Dr. Christine Molnar stated: I have just learned of this horrific attack on a Red Deer physician. I can’t express my great sorrow for his family, his colleagues and the Red Deer community. The AMA will be reaching out to local medical staff to learn how we can best provide support at this time.

What Alberta doctors bill is not what they earn

August 10, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Alberta’s physicians don’t have any issues with a public conversation about what they earn for what they do. They do have questions about the motives behind Health Minister Tyler Shandro’s plan to release a “Sunshine List” for physician compensation. The Alberta Medical Association, which represents the province’s doctors, says it appears the Minister intends, at least in the first phase, to release physician names along with their annual billings to the health care system for the services they provide to patients (raw or gross billing data). Gross billing amounts are an extreme misrepresentation of what physicians actually earn.

Changes to AMA Bylaws and Notice of Elections

August 6, 2020

Members are advised of proposed changes to the AMA Bylaws and elections taking place at 7 p.m., Monday, October 5, at the 115th AMA Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually; details will be provided with the AGM report circulated prior to the meeting.

WCB outage this weekend

July 30, 2020

WCB online services, including electronic injury reporting, will not be available from 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31 to 6 a.m., Tuesday, August 4.

Alberta doctors overwhelmingly vote non-confidence in Minister Of Health

July 29, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: 98% (97.83%) of Alberta’s physicians have lost confidence in Health Minister Tyler Shandro’s ability to manage the province’s health care system, according to a referendum conducted by the Alberta Medical Association.

Influenza Immunization Program Update

September 2, 2020

Alberta’s Influenza Immunization Program provides publicly funded influenza vaccine for all individuals 6 months and older who live, work or attend school in Alberta. Outreach influenza immunization services for high-risk Albertans is anticipated to begin the week of October 13, 2020, with the public influenza program to begin the week of October 19, 2020.

AMA holiday office hours

October 9, 2020

Please note the AMA phone lines will be closed Monday, October 12 for Thanksgiving. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, October 13. All physical AMA locations continue to be closed.

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