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Are you our next Dr. Gadget?

June 10, 2019

Are you an AMA member interested in medical technology? We're searching for a writer for our popular Alberta Doctors' Digest column, Dr. Gadget!

Office building code changes: What physicians should know

June 10, 2019

As of April 1, 2019, the province of Alberta has changed its building code to improve the accessibility of doctors’ offices for people with physical and auditory disabilities. The changes make it easier for people with disabilities to enter the doctor's office and exam area, but also make examining a patient - especially a person with a physical disability - more appropriate for both patient and doctor. What will these changes look like?

Who won the 2019 AMA student sponsorships?

June 3, 2019

The Committee on Student Affairs recently met to review sponsorship applications. Based on funding criteria and the individual components of the application, the committee chose the following projects/events to receive funding.

May-June 2019 Alberta Doctors' Digest now online

May 16, 2019

Highlights in this issue: Med students focus on personal health and wellness; Growing the AMA Youth Run Club’s inclusivity; A physician’s approach to the unvaccinated teenager; What exactly are cyber attacks? ...And a lot more!

Meet us in Red Deer for the 92nd Annual North/South Doctors’ Golf Tournament!

May 15, 2019

On Monday, June 17, head over to the prestigious Red Deer Golf and Country Club for 18 holes of premium golf (your choice of stroke or scramble play), two hot and delicious meals, excellent prizes, souvenirs, sponsor offerings and more. This important charitable event is Alberta’s longest-running golf tournament and all proceeds and sponsorship dollars raised directly fund medical student bursaries. Registration closes June 12, 12 p.m.

Primary care physician needed for ACRCSP Advisory Committee

May 14, 2019

The AMA is looking for a primary care physician to represent the Alberta Medical Association on the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Advisory Committee (ACRCSP AC). The ACRCSP AC provides oversight and advice to support effective, population-based colorectal cancer screening programs in Alberta. The advisory committee meets twice a year (June and December) for a half day meeting in Calgary.

Introducing the AMA mobile app!

May 14, 2019

The AMA App is our latest in digital innovation for members. Use to app to access to your favorite AMA digital content; at your fingertips and on the go including the Fee Navigator®, President’s letter, AMA news and events, News for Docs, membership information …and more!

Influenza Immunization Program newsletter

April 9, 2019

The Influenza Immunization Program for 2018-2019 is coming to an end with the exception of children who require a second dose of influenza vaccine. Eligible children will be able to receive this second dose of influenza vaccine up to and including April 30, 2019 at their local public health office. As of March 30, 2019, 1,304,111 doses of influenza vaccine have been administered in Alberta. Thank you for your support of the Alberta Influenza Immunization Program.

AMA President-Elect: Call for nominations

April 4, 2019

The Call for Nominations period for the 2019-20 president-elect is open. Nominations are due by 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 8.

AMA holiday office hours

May 17, 2019

The AMA offices and phone lines will be closed Monday, May 20. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, May 21.

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