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July-August 2018 issue of Alberta Doctors' Digest now available

July 12, 2018

The July-August 2018 issue of Alberta Doctors’ Digest is now available online. Highlights include: Can we talk? Building a better health system through albertapatients.ca; Treat pain to resolve aggression in patients with dementia; New Indigenous Health Committee seeks spiritual guidance; and more!

Happy Canada Day! AMA holiday office hours

July 1, 2018

The AMA offices and phone lines will be closed in lieu of Canada Day, Monday, July 2. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 3.

Have you checked out the AMA advocacy timeline?

June 29, 2018

Have you taken a look at the AMA's interactive advocacy timeline? AMA members can be proud of their role in many initiatives that have improved patient care over the years.

Submit your story to Student Spotlight in Alberta Doctors’ Digest

June 14, 2018

Attention medical students: Do you have an experience that you think will make your colleagues exclaim, “Wow! That’s neat!”? We’re keen for inspirational and fascinating stories of students doing extraordinary things for the Student Spotlight column in our digital magazine, Alberta Doctors’ Digest.

AMA Youth Run Club volunteer opportunity

May 31, 2018

Volunteers are urgently needed for the Indigenous Track & Field Meet, May 31, in Leduc. Please come out and help with this AMA Youth Run Club-supported event.

Influenza Immunization Program newsletter - May 2018

May 31, 2018

The Influenza Immunization Program for 2017-2018 has ended. As of April 30, 2018 1,229,350 doses of influenza vaccine were administered in Alberta. Thank you for your support of the Alberta Influenza Immunization Program.

Mandatory privacy breach reporting requirements coming for Alberta health professionals

May 29, 2018

Effective August 31, 2018, physicians and other health professionals will be required to notify Albertans whose health information has been subject to a privacy breach. These mandatory breach reporting requirements are established under the Health Information Act.

AMA student sponsorships: The results are in!

May 18, 2018

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...

Access and update your AMA services using the Member Dashboard

May 14, 2018

The AMA’s Member Dashboard gives physicians access to view and change benefits, programs, services, etc., all in one central location on the albertadoctors.org website. The dashboard also allows you to vote, check the status of your applications and provides you with notifications on upcoming events and changes.

Revised Alberta Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Infections

May 10, 2018

Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services have released the revised Alberta Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents and Adults 2018.

Improved newsletter platform gives AMA members more choice

May 3, 2018

In an effort to improve your experience and to provide you more control over the information you receive from the AMA, we have improved the look, feel and service provider for the regular e-newsletters we send to you. Over the coming weeks you will begin receiving redesigned versions of our regular newsletters, such as MD Scope, Section News, Billing Matters, etc.

New practitioner and facility registration forms from AH

May 3, 2018

Effective May 1, 2018, Alberta Health is introducing three new forms to simplify the process practitioners use to register with AH or update their information.

Reminder: Apply online for an AMA committee

April 11, 2018

The AMA is currently recruiting to fill positions on the following committees: AMA Compensation Committee; Committee on Financial Audit; Committee on Uninsured Services; Fee Advisory Committee; and Health Issues Council. The deadline to apply is April 20.

We've launched the all new Alberta Doctors' Digest

March 27, 2018

It’s a whole new way to get the latest on the business, politics and economics of health care in Alberta. Check it out now!

Influenza Immunization Program newsletter - March 2018

March 23, 2018

The Influenza Immunization Program for 2017-2018 is coming to an end. As of March 17, 2018 1,223,109 doses of influenza vaccine have been administered in Alberta. Thank you for your support of the Alberta Influenza Immunization Program.

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