Section News

Section News is a monthly e-newsletter featuring updates from AMA member sections.

When section presidents (or their representatives) have news ("Section Updates"), events and educational opportunities they want to tell their members about, they use AMA Section News. It's a quick, convenient way to stay current regarding the news of your and your colleague's section(s).  (See Submission Guidelines, below)

Current Issue - July 2019 

In this issue:

Section of Generalists in Mental Health

  • Alberta Health - Recruiting for Mental Health Review Panel Roster - Application deadline: August 5 

Section of General Practice

  • SGP Bulletin
    • July 8, 2019 - Income equity implementation delays ... where do we go from here?
    • June 25, 2019 - BCM is gaining traction ... have you considered making the change?
  • Foundation course in Occupational Medicine 

Section of Intensive Care

  • Save the Dates! 32nd Annual Dr. Mark Heule ASICP Conference and
    Section of Intensive Care AGM: January 24-25, 2020 

Section of Laboratory Physicians

  • Laboratory physicians and lab services: Continue to be shrouded in uncertainty

General News

  • TOP: Privacy Impact Assessments - Updating a clinic PIA
    Webinars begin July 17; In-person sessions (Calgary and Edmonton) begin August 14  

Submit an article to AMA Section News

Submission Guidelines

All AMA sections (via their section presidents or representatives) may make submissions to AMA Section News by emailing AMA Section Services.  

Examples of typical submission topics include:

  • Practice information (new policies, procedures)
  • Governance announcements, developments 
  • Reports on past meetings, conferences and other events or announcements of upcoming meetings, conferences and events 


  • Per standard format for e-newsletters, articles should be a maximum of 200 words in length
  • To enable the reader to find out more about subjects, e-newsletter articles commonly include hyperlinks to website pages or other newsletters, articles, contact emails, etc.
  •  Articles may be edited (by the AMA Section News editor) for compliance with the AMA writing style guide and other elements/factors that contribute to engaging electronic content.
  • Common web writing standards include:
    • Brief, engaging copy.
    • Avoid over-use of acronyms, colloquialisms and jargon
    • Begin your article by clearly and concisely identifying the information that is most relevant and of the greatest benefit to your reader. Follow with more details.
    • The use of sub-heads (sub-titles), bulleted lists and bolded words are common techniques in e-newsletters, acting as "alerts" to the reader who may be quickly scanning the e-newsletter.  
  •  Submissions may include related graphic images. Please provide an .eps file, if available; .jpeg files should be at least 300 x 300 pixels, to allow for cropping.  

Section News: Submission Deadline Reminder (email)

AMA Section Services emails section presidents (or their representatives) once a month, to remind them of the submission deadline for the upcoming edition of AMA Section News.

Who do news items get submitted to?

Email your section's submission to: AMA Section Services

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