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Meet your new RF delegates and vote

November 15, 2019

Three delegates were elected by acclamation November 8, with the close of nominations for zonal/regional delegates to the AMA Representative Forum. Elections are now underway for zonal/regional delegates in the Edmonton and Calgary Zones. If you are a member of one of these zones and haven’t yet voted, you may access your ballot package now.

Apply today for the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Medical Student Bursary

November 12, 2019

We are now accepting online applications for the 2019-20 TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Medical Student Bursary! Please submit your online application by December 31, as applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Important updates to Alberta Netcare Portal for Connect Care launch

November 8, 2019

Over the weekend Alberta Netcare Portal implemented a release to support the November 3 launch of Connect Care. Please ensure to share this communication with your colleagues as they may be impacted by this release.

Wave 1 of Connect Care has launched. How is it affecting community and AHS physicians?

November 6, 2019

This past Sunday, November 3, the Wave 1 implementation of Connect Care launched. Continue reading to find out how this is affecting community physicians and AHS physicians.

Introducing: the Section of Family Medicine

October 23, 2019

The Section of General Practice officially became the Section of Family Medicine at its Annual General Meeting on September 26. The new name more accurately describes the work being done by family physicians every day. The term "family medicine" recognizes the specialized care offered by family physicians and communicates the important role they play in the lives of their patients and in the health care system as a whole.

Request for proposal: PROactive Alliance Project Manager

October 22, 2019

PROactive: Partners in Professionalism (or "the PROactive Alliance") is seeking proposals from qualified project management consultants to design and implement a series of demonstration projects in Alberta's health care workplace with the goal of improving culture and promoting high-functioning team-based care. The PROactive Alliance is comprised of partners from the Alberta Medical Association, Health Quality Council of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and the Faculties of Medicine at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary.

Is regular email a secure messaging tool?

October 1, 2019

A recent breach has brought the risks of emailing (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Shaw, etc) personal health information to the forefront. What appears to be a secure and convenient tool has many potential risks that can result in the exposure of personal health information and along with that, liability issues for physicians.

AMA salutes its remarkable honorees

September 30, 2019

The Alberta Medical Association is proud to salute these extraordinary Albertans as they are honored with the most prestigious awards bestowed by the AMA and the Canadian Medical Association.

Influenza Immunization Program Update

November 21, 2019

As of November 9, 2019 936,675 doses of influenza vaccine have been administered in Alberta.

November-December 2019 Alberta Doctors' Digest now online

November 15, 2019

Highlights in this issue: Efficient referrals for better patient care; Shine A Light: Dr. Mzikayise Tshatshela; 50 years after Medicare began in Alberta; Physicians, the law and MAID ...And a lot more!

Substance use disorder: New educational video from PFSP

September 10, 2019

What is substance use disorder (SUD) and how can the AMA's PFSP help Alberta physicians? The Physician and Family Support Program and partners have created a video to educate physicians about SUD: what it is, how to identify it and where to seek help.

AMA holiday office hours

November 8, 2019

The AMA offices and phone lines will be closed Monday, November 11 for Remembrance Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, November 12.

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