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Register for the AMA's Annual General Meeting

September 27, 2022

Join us Monday, October 3, at 7 p.m. for the 117th Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Medical Association. This is an opportunity to hear about important business of the AMA, as well as your chance to vote on bylaw changes and nominate members for key positions. You will also hear Dr. Vesta Michelle Warren's valedictory address as well as comments from the new AMA president, Dr. Fredrykka Rinaldi, about the year ahead. Note that only AMA members are eligible to vote at the AGM. To allow time to confirm membership status, Members must register by 4 p.m., Monday, October 3 in order to be eligible to vote. As there may be a delay for verification of membership status, voting eligibility cannot be guaranteed for members registering after that time.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 26, 2022

On September 30, AMA offices will be closed as we commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The AMA supports the aims of this important day and is hosting an optional one-hour webinar for AMA staff so that they may learn more about the history of the residential school system. For members with questions on billing for this day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal statutory holiday but not a provincial statutory holiday in Alberta. Claims for the date of service September 30 will be claimed as a weekday and are not eligible for additional after hours or surcharge payments during the daytime hours e.g., TST, WK, etc.

Primary Care 2030 White Paper

August 15, 2022

As discussions continue about how to restore and support primary care, we suggest reading Primary Care 2030 White Paper. This paper, developed by the Primary Care Alliance, seeks to work with partners and stakeholders to challenge and re-shape the status quo. Health care systems excel by managing from the frontline of primary care (doctors, nurses, teams).

Having trouble accessing PatientsFirst.ca?

June 9, 2022

UPDATE: "The PatientsFirst.ca website is back in operation. Thank you for your patience.

AMA PFSP presents virtual keynote session featuring General Roméo Dallaire

May 24, 2022

On the evening of June 7, PFSP is inviting all physicians and their friends, colleagues or family members to a virtual keynote session, Hope and Healing after Trauma: Reflections for Physicians, featuring the remarkable General Roméo Dallaire.

Celebrating Alberta’s family physicians on World Family Doctor Day

May 19, 2022

The Alberta College of Family Physicians and Alberta Medical Association are proud to celebrate Family Doctor Day, which occurs annually on May 19. First declared by WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) in 2010, World Family Doctor Day recognizes the outstanding contributions of family doctors in health care systems around the world.

15 student-run initiatives awarded funding from sponsorship program

May 3, 2022

The Committee on Student Affairs recently met to review sponsorship applications and chose 19 student-run projects/events to receive funding. An email from the AMA to all organizers will be sent out with more information. The sponsorship program provides support of student-run initiatives targeted at career advancement of medical students. The AMA allocates a budget annually for support of this sponsorship and all Alberta-based medical students are eligible to apply.

MD Financial Management and Scotiabank support the Alberta Medical Association

May 10, 2022

The Alberta Medical Association has joined seven other provincial and territorial medical associations, now representing more than 44,000 physicians, in choosing to enter an exclusive five-year partnership agreement with MD Financial Management and Scotiabank.

AMA committees now accepting applications

May 4, 2022

The leadership of the AMA comes directly from the talent and passion of our members who are the volunteer workforce that drive so much of what we do. The AMA is currently recruiting to fill positions on the following committees: AMA Compensation Committee; Committee on Bylaws; Fees Advisory Committee; and Health Issues Council. The AMA is committed to diversity and inclusion in its committee appointment process. Apply by May 31!

Happy National Physicians Day!

May 1, 2022

May 1 is Canada’s day to celebrate the contributions of physicians to their patients, communities and the profession. We are grateful for the hard work, passion and dedication put forward by Alberta's physicians, resident physicians and medical students. We are celebrating National Physicians Day by shining a spotlight on specialties. Learn more.

Presidential ghosts in your inbox?

March 15, 2022

Are you seeing the names of AMA past-presidents in the “From” field in your email whenever AMA President Dr. Vesta Michelle Warren sends out her President's Letters? The problem may be haunting your personal address book, which might still be connecting the email address president@albertadoctors.org with a past president’s name. Learn more.

AMA holiday office hours

September 29, 2022

Please note the AMA phone lines will be closed Friday, September 30 to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Regular business hours will resume Monday, October 3. The AMA supports the aims of this important day and is hosting an optional one-hour webinar for AMA staff so that they may learn more about the history of the residential school system. Learn more.

Influenza Immunization Program Update

September 24, 2021

This year, community physicians (primary care clinics and family physicians) participating in the influenza immunization program will receive vaccine from the wholesale distributor, Accuristix in collaboration with Alberta Health (AH), and order through the Alberta Vaccine Inventory (AVI) system. This process is similar to the one used for ordering COVID-19. Alberta Health has provided information for interested clinics on how to join and the new requirements for participating. Other community providers, including continuing care centers, OHS and corrections facilities must fill out the Influenza Vaccine Provider Registration Form.

Planned website outage: Saturday, May 22

May 21, 2021

Reminder: AMA IT services, including email, websites and online member self-serve applications (e.g., AMA Fee Navigator®), will be largely unavailable tomorrow (May 22) from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Some services will be restored by 9 a.m. and websites and self-service apps should be available later in the afternoon. Additional short outages may be required over the remainder of the long weekend. The outage is required to update our datacenter infrastructure which will improve website reliability, uptime, security and connectivity.

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