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 - September 2020 

In this issue:

Section of Addiction Medicine

  • Event
    • Section of Emergency Medicine AGM - October 1
  • Section Update - Letter to Dr. Belanger

Section of Pediatrics

  • Event
    • Section of Pediatrics AGM - September 17

Section of Family Medicine

  • Event
    • Section of Family Medicine AGM - September 17
  • Report from Dr. Jon Hilner, Chair, SFM Nominating Committee
  • SFM Bulletin
    • August 27 - Looking for a light at the end of the tunnel  

Section of Rural Medicine

  • Event
    • Section of Rural Medicine AGM - October 14
  • Section Update - SRM Call for Nominations 

Joint submission - SFM & SRM

  • Family Medicine Open Forum - September 17 (in conjunction with SFM AGM)

Section of Respiratory Medicine

  • Event
    • Section of Respiratory Medicine AGM - September 15

Section of Laboratory Physicians

  • Event
    • Section of Laboratory Physicians AGM - November 3
  • Section Update - The challenges continue

Section of Chroinc Pain

  • Section Update
  • Education
    • Webinar - Chronic Pain Mangement - The Tool Kit - September 22

Section of Generalists in Mental Health 

  • Section Update

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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