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2021

July 22

  • Apply today: Healthy Working Environments Advisory Committee
  • AHS: Updating your provider/prescriber information now simplified
  • New reasons for referral on eReferral: Pediatric dermatology, Plagiocephaly
  • When it’s time to retire: 5 suggestions to help with this transition
  • Survey Corner:
    • SUPPORT-Pro online: helping health care professionals to increase their confidence in treating individuals living with Type 1 diabetes
  • Sidebars:
    • Save the Date: Virtual 116th AMA Annual General Meeting
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

July 8

  • Issue 5 of MD Culture Shift now online
  • Thinking of a +1 Residency in 2022-23?
  • Register today for the AMA's media relations and social media training
  • Business banking advice and solutions tailored to physicians
  • Survey Corner:
    • Determining Barriers to HPV Vaccination
    • Physician Burnout Survey
  • Sidebars:
    • Save the Date: Virtual 116th AMA Annual General Meeting
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

June 24

  • Indigenous awareness learning for community and AHS physicians
  • AB pharmacists and family physicians take up arms against COVID-19
  • 19 to Zero public event: Vaccinations and overcoming the pandemic
  • Are you a PS Suite EMR user? Final article: CII/CPAR implementation series.
  • One-day CPSA Medical Chaperone course: Train your staff to comfort and reassure patients
  • One Nail at a Time: Strategies to improve timely access and continuity of care
  • Apply for the 2021 CADDRA Indigenous Health Care Award
  • Tax deductions: What can self-employed physicians claim?
  • Survey Corner:
    • Determining Barriers to HPV Vaccination
    • Physician Burnout Survey
  • Sidebars:
    • Save the Date: Virtual 116th AMA Annual General Meeting
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

June 10

  • CMA and AMA partner to develop physician leaders
  • Travel grant distributed to 20 lucky students
  • Issue 4 of MD Culture Shift now online
  • WCB-Alberta coverage for Suboxone buccal films
  • Are you an Accuro EMR user?
  • eReferral enhancements coming June 17
  • Financial wellbeing for women physicians webinar
  • Survey Corner:
    • Managing end-of-therapy pediatric oncology patients
    • Experiences with Indigenous Mental Health and Cultural Safety
  • Sidebars:
    • Save the Date: Virtual 116th AMA Annual General Meeting
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 27

  • Talking vaccine acceptance with pregnant patients
  • Register today for the AMA's media relations and social media training!
  • Dr. Gadget's concise explanation of CII/CPAR
  • Are you a Med Access EMR user?
  • New facility added to eReferral Advice Request
  • 8 costly mistakes to avoid with your TFSA
  • Sidebars:
    • Get Physician-Focused Advice from MD
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 13

  • CMPA MLR payments now processing
  • What do you think of your AMA section? Let us know.
  • Anticoagulants among older adults with recurrent falls
  • Upcoming AMA website and email outage planned for Saturday, May 22
  • Are you a Wolf EMR user?
  • Physician questions about Canada Emergency Business Account loan
  • Survey Corner:
    • Physician Wellness and Burnout Survey
    • Motivational Communication competency assessment test (MC-CAT)
    • Helping patients to better understand medication sick day guidance
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget!
      • Margaret Hutton History of Medicine and Health Care Student Research Scholarship: apply by May 15
      • Alberta Medical Foundation Charitable Fund Project Grants: apply by May 15
      • AMA committees: apply by May 17
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 10 - Special Edition

  • Call for Interest AMA RF Deputy Speaker

April 22

  • Community physicians eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
  • Dr. Fredrykka D. Rinaldi acclaimed as AMA's 2021-22 President-Elect
  • Bursary offsets escalating tuition fees: testimonies from two grateful students
  • Are you a third-year medical student interested in rural medicine?
  • Are you a Healthquest EMR user?
  • Are you interested in medical history?
  • DIY investing: How to avoid mistakes and achieve success
  • Webinar: Insurance for physicians with ADIUM and MD
  • Survey Corner:
    • Primary Care provider survey: Rural psychiatry curriculum
    • Opinions on health-related digital technologies
    • Perspectives in One Health tick and tick-borne disease surveillance
  • Sidebars:
    • Spring 2021 RF Reports and Resolutions
    • Don't forget!
      • Nominations for AMA awards must be submitted by April 30
      • AMA committees: apply online by May 17
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

April 8

  • Breast cancer screening following COVID-19 vaccination
  • We need you for AMA's committees: online applications now being accepted!
  • Video: Learn how to submit your consult reports directly from your EMR
  • Webinar: Improve Patient Care - Send your consults to Netcare
  • Medical history research scholarships and project grants available! Apply today.
  • CMA seeking to fill committee positions
  • Webinar: Insurance for physicians with ADIUM and MD Financial Management
  • Flexible mortgage solutions for physicians
  • Are you a primary care provider who has patients with IBD?
  • Survey Corner
    • Healthy Professional Worker Survey
  • Sidebars:
    • Spring 2021 RF Reports and Resolutions
    • Don't forget! Nominations for AMA Achievement Awards must be submitted by April 30.
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

March 25

  • AMA President-Elect: Call for nominations
  • UPDATED: COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines spacing recommendations
  • Tools to support physicians' COVID-19 vaccine efforts
  • Retiring from the Alberta Medical Association
  • AMA HBTF Cost-Plus Plan deadline extension for 2019 medical expenses
  • TFSAs and RRSPs: What incorporated doctors need to know
  • Alberta Netcare becoming more informed with community information
  • Coming soon – AMA committees applications process opening April 1
  • Sidebars:
    • Spring 2021 RF Reports and Resolutions
    • Don't forget! Nominations for AMA Achievement Awards must be submitted by April 30.
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

March 11

  • Voting now open: Tentative Agreement Package
  • Participate in the COVID-19 immunization program
  • When evaluating DMC, how do medical conditions and medications affect cognition?
  • Switching EMRs in changing times
  • Poison prevention…It’s in your hands
  • Colorectal cancer screening: How can you help improve participation rates?
  • CPSA’s consultation on Cannabis for Medical Purposes standard closes soon
  • Top questions about power of attorney for personal care and property
  • Sidebars:
    • Don't forget! Nominations for AMA Achievement Awards must be submitted by April 30.
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

February 25

  • Spacing recommendations between COVID-19 vaccines and other shots
  • Connect Care updates for primary care and community providers
  • Apply today: AMA/WCB Advisory Committee
  • What is your approach when using Cancer Clinical Pathways?
  • Surgical Autodial updates to Edmonton Zone waitlists
  • Celebrate your colleagues with an ACFP award!
  • Submit for you questions for the Specialty Care Alliance Spring Forum
  • Register today for the ACFP Family Medicine Summit
  • Everything you need to know as you prepare for your 2020 taxes
  • Survey Corner:
    • Teamwork characteristics in different health care environments
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Screening for Newborns
  • Sidebars:
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

February 11

  • Deadline extended - apply for CMA committees by February 15
  • CII/CPAR eNotification leads to a better outcome during COVID-19
  • Want to make an impact upon Connect Care?
  • Review these important updates to eReferral
  • Five privacy tips for virtual appointments
  • Register for the ACFP’s Family Medicine Summit - early bird pricing ends February 15!
  • Pandemic fallout: Does your retirement plan need a reset?
  • Survey Corner:
    • Exploring clinical reasoning across different health professions
  • Sidebars:
    • Physicians, tired of getting the same old generic RRSP advice?
    • We recently profiled six AMA members in Alberta Doctors' Digest
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

January 28

  • What does the future hold for AMA's PFSP?
  • Alberta, This is Going to Hurt
  • COVID-19 tests: Here's how to receive more patient results
  • Looking for the latest on COVID-19 care?
  • Almost 1,200 family physicians and specialists are on CII/CPAR. Are you?
  • Apply by February 5 for CMA committees
  • We need your help celebrating Alberta's physicians
  • Privacy and Contact Tracing: What does this mean for your clinics?
  • Time to catch up on your TFSA contributions
  • Survey Corner:
    • Developing an e-prescription system using machine learning and blockchain to minimize medication errors
    • Perceptions and use of PALS course cognitive aids
  • Sidebars:
    • We recently profiled six AMA members in Alberta Doctors' Digest
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

January 14

  • Lisa suffers from dementia and diabetes. How can her husband, Mike help?
  • Who are the new zonal/regional RF delegates?
  • Which updated CPSA Standards of Practice are now in effect?
  • Need to add more committee experience to your CV?
  • Thank you for your charitable donations last year!
  • We need your help celebrating Alberta's physicians
  • What are some reasons for unsatisfactory pap test results?
  • What are best practices in facilitating effective transitions of care?
  • Learn about the Scotiabank Healthcare+ Physician Banking Program
  • Survey Corner:
    • Moral Injury in Health Care Providers during COVID-19
    • Assessing Medical Abortion Access in Alberta
  • Sidebars:
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Specialist Physicians: Do you want your consult reports available on Netcare?
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

2020

December 22 - Special Edition

  • Urgent reminder: Have you submitted your MLR application yet?
  • Sunshine list update
  • COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians
  • Webinar #4: COVID Talks for Docs: Register today!

December 10

  • Reminder to vote: 2020 RF delegate zonal/regional elections
  • Mandatory Electronic Reporting of Immunizations Effective January 1, 2021
  • How many ways can we say “Thank You, AMA!”?
  • Update from Well Doc Alberta
  • Good news for care continuity in 2020!
  • 2022-23 CMA President: 5 Alberta candidates
  • December eReferral Advice Request Updates
  • A financial plan for the New Year that won’t overwhelm you
  • Edmonton Zone surgery auto-dialer project’s second phase to start January 2021
  • Are you interested in improving symptom management for cirrhosis care in Alberta?
  • Survey Corner:
    • Assessing Medical Abortion Access in Alberta
  • Sidebars:
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

November 19

  • Vote now: 2020 RF delegate zonal/regional elections
  • Meet your new RF delegates
  • Apply today for the 2020-21 TDIMM/AMA Medical Student Bursary
  • 2020 Tarrant Scholarship: Congratulations Chantal Serwatkewich and Rodger Craig!
  • Adult immunization update: dTap will replace Td vaccine
  • Webinar: Unique Tax Planning Considerations for 2020
  • Want your family practice to be a "Patient's Medical Home?" CII/CPAR can help.
  • Are you a primary care provider who has patients with inflammatory bowel disease?
  • Sidebars:
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

November 9 - Special Edition

  • Nominate an Alberta physician for President of the CMA
  • Important Update on RFP for Community Lab Services – Advanced Market Notice
  • The voice of the AMA is the voice of physicians in Alberta

November 5

  • Optimal management of dementia: a practical approach
  • Register today for the AMA's media relations and social media training!
  • Apply today: Health Information Data Governance Committee
  • Memo from Alberta Precision Labs addresses delays in services
  • Is that injury work-related? How WCB-Alberta's causation analysis process works.
  • Travelling outside Canada? Manulife has COVID-19 emergency medical travel coverage
  • Alberta’s routine childhood immunization is schedule is changing
  • The ultimate guide to estate planning for Canadian physicians
  • Are you interested in improving symptom management for cirrhosis care in Alberta?
  • Sidebars:
    • Renew your AMA/CMA membership online!
    • Fall 2020 Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions now available
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

October 15

  • Stand together. Renew your AMA membership.
  • Call for Nominations: Zonal/Regional RF Delegates
  • Skip the hold music with TD Insurance's direct line
  • Congratulations! 2020 TDIMM/AMA scholarship recipients
  • Grant applications are due October 30!
  • Health Benefits open enrolment ends October 31!
  • eNotifications: how a simple check-in can impact patient care and satisfaction
  • Community-based physicians: You asked for it, so we built it!
  • Connect Care will launch ‘Wave 2’ at Edmonton suburban sites October 24
  • Finding a better path for advanced stage patients
  • September 2020 eReferral Advice and Consult Request Updates
  • Survey Corner:
  • Sidebars:
    • Fall 2020 Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions now available
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

October 1

  • It's time to renew your AMA membership
  • You're invited to attend the AMA AGM
  • Calls for Applications: Fees Advisory Committee
  • Contribute to the Tarrant Scholarship program
  • Two ways to engage with CPSA today!
  • Students & residents: Do you have a great health promotion idea?
  • Get extended health & dental coverage from the AMA
  • CII/CPAR the key to case coordination for pre/postnatal care & challenges
  • Your Retirement Journey with Dr. Amy
  • Survey Corner:
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • PFSP Physician Wellness #GOAT: Dr. Erica Dance
    • Top stories from our last issue
    • MD Scope Classifieds
    • Physician and Family Support Program
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 18

September 3

  • How do we address Anne’s complexity while balancing her frailty & targets of therapy?
  • Calls for Applications: AMA & ZMSA openings
  • Get extended health & dental coverage from the AMA
  • PFSP webinar: Understanding & processing our grief when a colleague dies
  • We're celebrating service milestones!
  • Need to speak with an MFM physician?
  • Changes to eReferral Consult Request Reasons for Referral: Oncology - Lung Cancer
  • Salary vs. dividends: How to pay yourself from your corporation
  • Help with diagnosis of a work-related injury
  • One-day Medical Office Chaperone Course
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Joni McNeely
      • Student Spotlight: Alex Corrigan
    • 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

August 20

  • Patient's Medical Home in Action: A Tale of Continuity with Dr. Karen Seigel
  • What do you think of eReferral's usability?
  • TFSAs: Tackling your most frequently asked questions
  • Do RNs conduct cervical screening in your practice?
  • Survey Corner
    • Physician Diversity Census: Diversity and Experiences of Discrimination for Albertan Physicians
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Joni McNeely
      • Student Spotlight: Alex Corrigan
    • 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

August 6, 2020

  • Changes to AMA Bylaws and Notice of Elections
  • Media Relations and Social Media Training
  • University of Alberta resident physician recognized for wellness efforts
  • July 2020 eReferral updates
  • HQCA evaluation of the CII-CPAR initiative
  • Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
  • Masks4Canada: Want to learn more and get involved?
  • Survey Corner
    • Provider Survey for Patients that are Directly Discharged Home or Transferred from ICUs
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Joni McNeely
      • Student Spotlight: Alex Corrigan
    • 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

July 23

  • Confidence Vote Referendum on the Minister of Health
  • CMPA extending annual dues withdrawal to September 1
  • Unused CME allotments will expire July 31
  • Alberta Netcare eReferral Advice Request Updates
  • New grant and lower corporate tax rate
  • Save the date! Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference.
  • Sidebars:
    • Your colleagues make a difference
      • Shine A Light: Dr. Joni McNeely
      • Student Spotlight: Alex Corrigan
    • 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

July 9

  • When are antipsychotics appropriate to use to treat dementia symptoms?
  • Have your say on the future direction of the TOP CPG program
  • Med students get a boost from AMA's ADIUM Insurance Services
  • If you’re not subscribing, you don’t know what you’re missing!
  • Retirement Plan after COVID-19
  • Connect Care planning and implementation resumes
  • Save the date! Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference.
  • New eReferral Consult Request reasons added for internal medicine
  • Calgary collaboration recognizes local frontline health care workers
  • Access your WCB payment information online
  • Survey Corner
  • Sidebars:
    • MD Financial Management is committed to physicians
    • 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 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

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