News archives

March 2020

Important Message to Albertans from Your Family Physicians

March 30, 2020

In this COVID-19 pandemic, family physicians in the province want to reassure their patients that they are still open and able to care for them. Whether patients have questions and concerns related to COVID-19, or are in need of care or advice for something else, family physicians are still open for business as usual. Albertans need to know that there are many ways their family physicians can care for them safely and effectively, including virtually.

AMA President-Elect: Call for Nominations

March 26, 2020

The Call for Nominations period for the 2020-21 president-elect is open. Nominations are due by 9 a.m., Friday, April 24.

CPSA COVID-19 Physician Registry: Please update your status

March 26, 2020

To do our part to support the response to COVID-19, AMA is supporting AHS and CPSA’s central registry for physicians to self-report their ability to provide clinical services during the pandemic: Please take 5 minutes to update your status in CPSA’s Physician Portal, and, if your status changes during the pandemic, please update your response.

Delaying cancer screening appointments during COVID-19

March 25, 2020

To slow down the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure health resources are available to support the urgent needs of all Albertans, AHS’s Screening Programs has made the decision, in collaboration with the Emergency Coordination Centre and its partners, to delay non-urgent cancer screening at this time.

Looking for daily updates on Alberta's COVID-19 response?

March 24, 2020

AHS distributes an update to medical staff daily that outlines key information and developments on the COVID-19 response. Some resources in the update are specific to AHS; however, many of the updates are also relevant to primary care.

AMA Staff Working from Home

March 24, 2020

IMPORTANT: As of Monday, March 23, all AMA staff are working from home and AMA physical locations are closed. This transition to work from home is consistent with our business continuity plan and the general recommendations made by the provincial Medical Officer of Health to facilitate social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. The AMA has implemented tools to ensure we operate at full capacity while doing our part to keep staff and our community safe and healthy. All the normal telephone and email channels for communicating with AMA staff remain active.

RF meeting cancelled

March 11, 2020

The AMA has been consulting with public health leaders with respect to holding the Representative Forum in the current COVID 19 pandemic, which the World Health Organization has just announced. As of today we believe there is too much risk in bringing this many physicians together and the March 13-14 Representative Forum meeting has been cancelled. The Board of Directors will have a teleconference this evening to consider the outcome of the two days of meetings with government this week. We will also be working towards a virtual RF meeting in the near future.

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