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2020

June 18

  • What do you think of your AMA section?
  • AMA's annual Achievement Awards paused until 2021
  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: What physicians in group practices need to know
  • Connect Care updates to Netcare
  • Community specialist consult report supports care for cardiac patient in emergency
  • Do you have patients in rural areas who may be feeling isolated and lonely?
  • Survey Corner
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

June 4

  • Vote now - WCB-AMA Agreement
  • AMA-WCB Advisory Committee seeking a family or emergency physician
  • The resumption of screening mammography at community Diagnostic Imaging clinics
  • Should you adjust your risk tolerance during these turbulent times?
  • Seeking expressions of interest for breast cancer screening CPG committee
  • Internal Med - Geriatric Medicine added to eReferral Advice Request in the Calgary Zone
  • Connecting Patients and Physicians with Virtual Care
  • Survey Corner
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 21

  • Medical students say, "Thanks!"
  • AMA staff announcement: Dr. Lyle Mittelsteadt is retiring
  • Your estate planning checklist
  • Another way to “hear” the news
  • Students: Have you travelled to complete an elective?
  • Survey Corner
    • Evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care workforce
      Research study conducted by the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine.
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 7

  • PPE Distribution to Community Physicians
  • How to identify and discontinue medications, where necessary, in older patients
  • Dr. Vesta Michelle Warren is AMA's President-Elect
  • Investing is easy – until it's not: The benefits of a real-life advisor
  • Virtual Care Webinar for AHS Physicians
  • AMA Committee on Achievement Awards: Online applications now being accepted
  • Patients are benefiting from care continuity in the midst of the pandemic
  • View April 2020 updates to eReferral Advice Requests
  • Survey Corner
    • Couples & COVID-19: A study of health care workers and their partners
      Research study conducted by the Lydon Lab, McGill University, Department of Psychology
  • Sidebars:
    • Physicians, thank you for taking care of Canada
    • Top story from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

April 16

  • Classifieds fees waived for March and April
  • Don't forget! Due dates for AMA scholarships and awards applications/nominations
  • COVID-19: Strategies for physicians facing reduced cash flow
  • AMA committee openings: Online applications now being accepted
  • No time to keep up with health care news?
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Francesco Mosaico
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Remo Panaccione
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

April 2

  • Classifieds fees waived for March and April
  • AMA President-Elect: Call for nominations
  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Employers
  • MD’s coverage of COVID-19
  • AMA committee openings: Online applications now being accepted
  • No time to keep up with health care news?
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget: Due dates for AMA scholarships and awards applications/nominations.
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship: April 30
      • AMA Award for Compassionate Service: April 30
      • AMA Achievement Awards: April 30
      • Tarrant Scholarship: June 1
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Francesco Mosaico
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Remo Panaccione
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

March 20

  • Billing Corner: March 2020 updates to the SOMB
  • Covid Resource center for physicians
  • Physicians and their finances: 4 top FAQs
  • Update from the CII-CPAR initiative
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget: Due dates for AMA scholarships and awards applications/nominations.
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship: March 31.
      • AMA Award for Compassionate Service: April 30.
      • AMA Achievement Awards: April 30.
      • Tarrant Scholarship: June 1.
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Francesco Mosaico
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Remo Panaccione
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

March 5

  • Is it therapeutic failure or is she forgetting to take her pills?
  • Connect Care implementation: What does this mean for your clinic?
  • How to use income splitting to keep more of your money
  • What is the target age for cervical cancer screening in Alberta?
  • Physician leaders and innovators: Apply for the Joule Innovation grant
  • Great news for AMA members and their families who travel!
  • Survey Corner
    • Seeking physician feedback on the new online Canada Pension Plan Disability – Medical Report
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget: Due dates for AMA scholarships and awards applications/nominations.
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship: March 31.
      • AMA Award for Compassionate Service: April 30.
      • AMA Achievement Awards: April 30.
      • Tarrant Scholarship: June 1.
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Community Connections: Dr. Esther Tailfeathers
      • Physician Wellness #GOAT: Dr. Robert Chan
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Lori Lobay
      • Student Spotlight:
        • Rachel Bethune
        • Crystal Liu and Mirna Matta
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

February 6

  • Register for the AMA general billing seminars
  • What is substance use disorder and how can PFSP help Alberta physicians?
  • RRSP, TFSA or both?
  • Celebrate rural Alberta health excellence with the RhPAP Rhapsody Awards
  • Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association - Call for Nominations
  • AHS seeking providers for NHSF Services
  • Have ideas on ways to balance Alberta's budget?
  • AMA mourns passing of past president, Dr. Raymond Hulyk
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget: Due dates for AMA scholarships and awards applications/nominations.
      • Member Emeritus distinction: February 15.
      • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship: March 31.
      • AMA Award for Compassionate Service: April 30.
      • AMA Achievement Awards: April 30.
      • Tarrant Scholarship: June 1.
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Community Connections: Dr. Esther Tailfeathers
      • Physician Wellness #GOAT: Dr. Robert Chan
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Lori Lobay
      • Student Spotlight:
        • Rachel Bethune
        • Crystal Liu and Mirna Matta
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

January 23

  • Interruption of January 3 physician claim payments
  • One Nail at a Time podcast: Insights for Building Your Patient’s Medical Home
  • Call for applications: Apply online today!
  • Are you interested in rural medicine?
  • Nominate a colleague for AMA Member Emeritus distinction
  • Six mistakes to avoid with your RRSP
  • CPSA Standards of Practice Consultation - deadline extended
  • CII/CPAR: Patient care benefits multiplying as participant numbers climb
  • What are your perspectives on imaging and low back pain?
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Community Connections: Dr. Esther Tailfeathers
      • Physician Wellness #GOAT: Dr. Robert Chan
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Lori Lobay
      • Student Spotlight:
        • Rachel Bethune
        • Crystal Liu and Mirna Matta
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

January 9

  • Medical cannabis and the older adult: What is the evidence for its use and is it safe?
  • Thank you, AMA members!
  • Election results: Meet your new zonal/regional RF delegates
  • New Breast Cancer Screening Letter for Alberta Women 75+
  • MD Financial Management helps physicians prepare for retirement
  • Seeking nominations to recognize outstanding achievements
  • Updated AHS naloxone policies
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

2019

December 12

  • Where can I find Connect Care updates?
  • Mock CaRMS interviews in December and January
  • Scholarship to help physicians meet Alberta's changing medical needs
  • Working over the holidays? Consider these tips from your physician colleagues
  • Now accepting nominations for the AMA Award for Compassionate Service
  • Give CPSA the gift of your feedback, just in time for the holidays
  • Patient continuity improvement - a motivating factor for CII/CPAR participants
  • You can refer patients to Health Link for more than just health advice
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Mzikayise Tshatshela, Chestermere family physician.
      • Student Spotlight: University of Calgary medical student Asha Hollis.
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

November 21

  • Elections underway for Edmonton and Calgary zonal/regional delegates
  • Meet your new RF delegates
  • General surgery questions in Edmonton? Ask a surgeon through Alberta Netcare eReferral Advice Request
  • Black Friday is coming
  • CII/CPAR: Have you paneled your patients yet?
  • Survey Corner:
    • Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act review public survey - Conducted by Government of Alberta
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Mzikayise Tshatshela, Chestermere family physician.
      • Student Spotlight: University of Calgary medical student Asha Hollis.
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

November 7

  • Important updates to Alberta Netcare Portal for Connect Care launch
  • Blood pressure management and dementia prevention: Is lower better?
  • Register for AMA general billing seminars
  • Introducing: the Section of Family Medicine
  • Are you transitioning from residency to practice?
  • Want to enhance your knowledge of chronic pain and addiction?
  • Survey Corner:
    • Investigating Alberta physicians’ opinions, knowledge and experience regarding medical cannabis and Canadian legislation - Conducted by University of Calgary researchers.
  • Sidebars:
    • 2019 Fall Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions now available
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

Extra issue – October 17, 2019

  • Have you renewed your membership yet?
  • CII making a difference for specialists and patients
  • Shine A Light on an everyday leader physician who’s making a difference
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from AMA
  • Students and residents: Have you applied for the ELiHP grant yet?
  • Physician Advocacy Group – Call for Expressions of Interest

October 15, 2019

  • October 1 updates to the SOMB
  • What is Connect Care?
  • Five tips to get retirement ready
  • CII making a difference for specialists and patients
  • Need help with the diagnosis of a work-related injury?
  • Trained Chaperones – an asset to your health care team
  • Changes to Alberta Netcare Portal
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from AMA
  • Students and residents: Have you applied for the ELiHP grant yet?
  • Sidebars:
    • Correction: Incorrect link in last issue of MD Scope
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • 2019 Fall Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions now available
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

October 4

  • Need to send personal health information? Email may be convenient but it's risky.
  • Have you renewed your AMA membership?
  • Presidential ghosts in your inbox?
  • Preparing for retirement?
  • Register for the AMA general billing seminars
  • Should you agree to be someone’s executor?
  • Flu immunization starting earlier this year
  • Students and residents: Have you applied for the ELiHP grant yet?
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • HPV Test of Cure: Optimizing colposcopy discharge for patients post-treatment
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues are making a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Daisy Fung
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Gregg Robinson
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 19

  • Time to renew your AMA/CMA membership
  • What is substance use disorder and how can the AMA's PFSP help Alberta physicians?
  • We're celebrating service milestones!
  • Your journey in medicine starts with onboardMD
  • Students and residents: We have funding for you!
  • Important reminder for Alberta Netcare Portal users
  • Connect Care is coming: What do I need to know as a community physician?
  • Save the date: Alberta Health Services i4 2020
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues are making a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Daisy Fung
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Gregg Robinson
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 10

  • Congrats! Two physicians awarded CCPE credential.
  • Students and residents: We have funding for you!
  • Outbreak of syphilis in Alberta
  • Early HQCA evaluation of CII/CPAR shows promise
  • Help improve eReferral Advice Request
  • Celebrating World Patient Safety Day
  • Become rich and famous (well, mostly just famous): AMA seeks new Dr. Gadget medical tech columnist for Alberta Doctors' Digest
  • Sidebars:
    • 2019 AMA Fall RF/AGM - Observer's registration deadline: September 20
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 5

  • Changes coming to Alberta Netcare
  • Promoting diagnostic stewardship: How can we ensure clinically relevant microbiology results?
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • Heads up on health and welfare trusts
  • Transgender care now available on Alberta Netcare eReferral
  • Simplify your referrals with Alberta Referral Directory
  • September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • Make an impact on health care in Alberta with the CPSA Council
  • Are you interested in improving cirrhosis care in Alberta?
  • PEIP 2019 Conference: Over 50% sold out!
  • Sidebars:
    • 2019 AMA Fall RF/AGM - Observer's registration deadline: September 20
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

August 22

  • AMA website: What would you improve?
  • Two docs needed to talk about your careers
  • Help your patients get back to their life after an injury with WCB-AB programs
  • How will current eHealth initiatives enhance continuity of care?
  • Planning for a sabbatical
  • Read new reports on SCNs: Accomplishments and future direction
  • Latest updates: CII/CPAR adoption and eNotifications
  • Updating your clinic Privacy Impact Assessment: Where to start?
  • Survey Corner
  • Sidebars:
    • Survey Corner
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

August 1

  • Changes to AMA bylaws & notice of elections
  • Tell us what you think about the AMA's websites & WIN!
  • Do you have a plan under AMA HBTF? Be aware of proposed changes.
  • Equifax in the news
  • Paging first-time home buyers
  • Enhanced community support & Access to a Designated Living Option in Continuing Care
  • Wanted: Your perspective on surgical safety
  • AHS Medical Staff Bylaws voting results
  • Are you a physician with an interest in opioid change?
  • Sidebars:
    • The NEW Physician Banking Program - Scotiabank and MD Financial Management
    • Your colleagues are making a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Setorme Tsikatas
      • Community Connections: Dr. Fozia Alvi
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

July 18

  • Are you an IFHP-approved provider? Your contact information may be online.
  • AMA switching to Manulife
  • Are you taking the right vacations?
  • Are you interested in improving cirrhosis care in Alberta?
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues are making a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Setorme Tsikatas
      • Community Connections: Dr. Fozia Alvi
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

July 4

  • Too dizzy to walk: Managing dizziness in the elderly
  • Are you a physician with an interest in opioid change?
  • WCB retro payments for Business Costs Program
  • When the time comes to retire...
  • Is your patient a quad enthusiast?
  • Call for applications: Indigenous Health Care Award, ADHD interest
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

June 20

  • Do your patients experience gaps in care? There’s a CPG for that!
  • Med students hit the road with help from the AMA's ADIUM Insurance Services
  • Have you tried the new AMA app?
  • Five key findings about how Canadian physicians are preparing for retirement
  • Alberta Netcare Portal updated per clinician feedback
  • 23 community specialists clinics now exchanging info with Netcare using CII
  • AHS Well Child Clinic standardization. What does this mean for physicians?
  • How to manage jaundice in well babies
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Get in touch with the ARP PSS
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

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