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2020

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

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

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