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Seeking members for the AMA Indigenous Health Committee

September 25, 2017

The AMA is seeking member physicians to join its new Indigenous Health Committee. To indicate your interest in serving on this committee, either as chair or as a member, please click here.

AMA salutes nine remarkable honorees

September 14, 2017

The Alberta Medical Association is proud to salute nine Albertans – seven physicians, one non-physician and one medical student – as they are honored with the most prestigious awards bestowed by the AMA and the Canadian Medical Association.

Influenza Immunization Program newsletter - September 2017

September 11, 2017

Keep informed about the latest on Alberta's Influenza Immunization program.

Alberta Health Electronic File Transfer Issues Resolved

September 8, 2017

Earlier today Alberta Health released a bulletin reporting that they had experienced a technical disruption with the file transfers that occur to issue physician payments (fee for service and alternative relationship plan). This issue has now been resolved. Payments began moving to financial institutions late Friday. Some physicians, however, will not receive their funds until Monday.

Legal recreational cannabis: Tell the government what you think!

July 27, 2017

As the Government of Alberta prepares to make a number of decisions about the legalization of cannabis in Alberta, Albertans are being asked to share their views so that legalization in our province reflects our values. Visit alberta.ca/cannabis to learn more about cannabis legalization and participate in the survey, which will run until July 31, 2017.

Canadian self-employed professionals at risk with proposed tax reform

July 21, 2017

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has issued a statement with respect to tax changes proposed by the federal Department of Finance. Self-employed professionals like physicians are at risk when governments change the tax rules without comprehensive measures to alleviate the impact.

Sodium Bicarbonate Shortage - Memo from AHS

June 19, 2017

There is currently a critical shortage of sodium bicarbonate 8.4% (1 mmol/mL) 50 mL vials with the shortage anticipated to last until August 2017. Current sodium bicarbonate stocks will last for less than 1 week. Please read the following memo from AHS on restrictions and substitutions.

CMA Members Joule Innovation Challenge

June 1, 2017

For its first Joule Innovation challenge, the Canadian Medical Association is inviting its student and resident members to contribute ideas for 3D printed product innovations that aim to remove barriers to quality of life. Submissions are due: June 19, 11:59 ET.

Data security breach update

May 30, 2017

Time to sign up for your free credit monitoring service: Email from CEO Mike Gormley on the data security breach.

AMA student sponsorships: The results are in!

April 24, 2017

The Committee on Student Affairs recently met to review 17 sponsorship applications. Based on funding criteria and the individual components of the application, the committee chose the following projects/events to receive funding...

CMA online and in-house courses on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

April 20, 2017

More and more Canadians are expected to ask a physician about medical assistance in dying (MAiD). In 2016, the CMA launched a self-led foundational online MAiD course which helps members understand the basics and have a conversation with their patients. To help prepare members who are considering offering MAiD to their patients, Joule™ and the CMA have recently launched an advanced facilitated MAiD course. Click to learn more.

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