News archives

June 2020

Who won the 2020 AMA student sponsorships?

June 22, 2020

The Committee on Student Affairs recently met to review sponsorship applications. The Committee chose the following projects/events to receive funding. An email from the AMA to all organizers will be sent out shortly with more information.

PPE for Physician Offices - Update from AHS

June 16, 2020

Alberta Health Services provides details on the option to procure critical PPE and supplies through AHS if physicians are community primary care, community specialists or are part of a PCN.

Further update: Resumption of cancer screening services

June 16, 2020

A message from Alberta Health Services: Effective June 15, FIT testing has resumed in Alberta and is recommended for persons aged 50-74. Physicians should avoid ordering FIT testing on patients who do not fall within the target age range.

Annual Achievement Awards paused until 2021

June 9, 2020

The AMA recognizes the strong focus on COVID-19 preparations and management during the past six months. This focus has understandably disrupted many other things including nominations for our annual Achievement Awards. The Board has consequently decided to close nominations immediately and will instead announce a special recognition for 2020. The annual Achievement Awards program will return in 2021.

AMA response to Bill 19, the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Amendment Act

June 5, 2020

Read the Alberta Medical Association's official response to government’s recent announcement about their Tobacco and smoking reduction review.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.