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Reminder: AMA's media relations 201 training is next Wednesday!

February 6, 2023

Do you have some knowledge and experience with media relations but want to add to your repertoire? Next Wednesday, February 15, AMA is offering members intermediate training in media relations. Learn tips and tricks, do's and don'ts and practice with mock interviews. Space is limited. Learn more and register today!

Apply for leadership opportunities with the CMA

January 17, 2023

The Canadian Medical Association is seeking applications for the following opportunities for an initial term are opening in August 2023: Audit and Finance Committee, Member-at-Large; CMA Board, Director from Alberta; and Committee on Ethics, Medical Resident Member. The CMA also has several positions where the incumbents are currently completing their first term and have indicated their willingness to serve for a second term; new applicants are not precluded from applying. Learn more and apply.

Apply today for the AMA Physician Resource Planning Working Group

December 21, 2022

Representatives are needed for a newly formed working group: the AMA Physician Resource Planning Working Group. The deadline to apply is extended to January 13.

Season's Greetings from the Alberta Medical Association

December 15, 2022

We hope that over the holiday season you are able to take time with family and friends to celebrate in a personally meaningful way. Most of all we wish you time to connect with and love yourselves. You are truly heroes. Thank you.

More measures needed to protect Alberta’s children during respiratory virus season

December 8, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALBERTA – In light of the impact of this severe viral season on Alberta’s children, and in the context of the heavy strain on pediatric health services, the executive members of the Alberta Medical Association’s Section of Pediatrics are calling for stronger protective health measures to mitigate viral transmission.

Apply today for two new AMA committees: Management Committee and Rates Committee

November 3, 2022

Representatives are needed for two newly formed committees: the Management Committee and Rates Committee. Both committees were formed in 2022 pursuant to the Alberta Medical Association Agreement. The Management Committee has overall authority to manage the agreement and the Rates Committee is responsible for operating and dealing with matters of physician compensation, plans and programs. The deadline to apply is November 10. View the terms of reference and apply today. Member login required.

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.

Presidential ghosts in your inbox?

January 3, 2023

Are you seeing the names of AMA past-presidents in the “From” field in your email whenever AMA President Dr. Fredrykka Rinaldi 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

December 23, 2022

Please note the AMA phone lines will be closed for the holiday season from Monday, December 26 through Wednesday, December 28 plus Monday, January 2. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, January 3.

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: Monday, November 28

November 28, 2022

AMA IT services, including email, websites and online member self-serve applications (e.g., AMA Fee Navigator®), will be unavailable the evening of Monday, November 28 from 6 p.m. - midnight. The outage is required to allow for emergency work on our fiber lines at our datacenter. Thank you for your understanding.

Community Connections

December 7, 2022

Promoting a local charitable health-related event? Recruiting physicians and medical learners for a medical study? Seeking AMA member participation in a survey? The AMA receives many requests to promote local events, research participation opportunities and surveys to our members. We consider all requests based on specific criteria and general relevance/appropriateness to our members. Occasionally, we will consult with physician leaders as part of the review process. If approved, we can offer two promotion options.

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