News

Data security breach update and FAQs

May 19, 2017

Recent updates on the security breach, how we are responding and answers to frequently asked questions.

Elections for President-Elect are underway

May 16, 2017

Elections for the AMA's next President-Elect are underway. Click here to learn more and vote!

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.

Don't miss the Tarrant Scholarship deadline!

April 4, 2017

Calling all medical students: Don't forget to apply for the 2017 Tarrant Scholarship! The deadline is Friday, May 26.

April 1, 2017 Billing Corner

March 16, 2017

The April 1 SOMB reflects only changes made pursuant to the Individual Fee Review of the Physician Compensation Committee as well as the SOMB Rule Changes Initiative. The April 1, 2017 SOMB scheduled adjustment (a cost-of-living increase) is being held back as an amount at risk under the Amending Agreement. A reconciliation process to be completed no later than June 30, 2018 will determine whether the payment will be made to physicians.

CPSA rolls out new prescribing rules to help combat opioid crisis

March 6, 2017

A new process for prescribing high-risk drugs like opioids, benzodiazepines, sedatives and stimulants will improve physician prescribing and enhance patient safety. Approved by the Council of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), the new standard of practice on Prescribing: Drugs with Potential for Misuse or Diversion comes into effect April 1, 2017.

FORE! Registration open for 90th Annual North/South Doctors' Golf Tournament

March 3, 2017

Registration is now open for the 90th Annual North/South Doctors’ Golf Tournament taking place Monday, June 26 at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club.

“American Medical Directory” scam alive and well

February 21, 2017

Are you among the Alberta physicians being bullied by the American Medical Directory, also known as AMMEDI.com or the UNITED Directorios LDA? After agreeing to be added to what you thought was a free and legitimate medical directory, were you then sent invoices for thousands of dollars with threats of collections and legal action if not paid or settled in full? You’re among good company.

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.