Section News

AMA Section News

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

Section presidents (or their representatives) use Section News to communicate/report on items of news and interest with not only the members of their section but all AMA members.

Section News is a convenient, skim-able way to get updates on your section and your profession.

Current Issue - March 2019 

In this issue:

Section of Palliative Medicine

  • News/section update

Section of General Practice

  • AHS releases PHC IGSI Final Evaluation Executive Summary
  • Alberta Netcare eReferral Advice Request: Support patient care in the community
  • SGP Bulletin, February 20 - Medical Informatics Update  

Section of General Psychiatry

  • Events and Education
      • 2019 APA Scientific Conference & section AGM - March 21-24
        • Psychiatric Quarterly Updates
        • Virtual Learning Journey: Opioid Dependency Treatment

Joint submission: Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Section of General Psychiatry

  • 2019 Psychiatry Online Literature Review Course

Click here to read AMA Section News - March 2019

Submit an article to Section News

PLEASE NOTE: Section presidents may not choose to make a submission(s) to every issue of Section News. Consequently, as a recipient of Section News, you may not always (or even very frequently) see a submission pertaining to your section.  

Submission Guidelines

All AMA sections (via their section presidents or representatives) may contribute (email) submissions to 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 

Formatting

  • 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?

On behalf of their sections, section presidents and/or their representatives can make submissions to AMA Section Services.

If you have questions about AMA Section News, please email vanda.killeen@albertadoctors.org (Section News editor) or call Vanda at 780.482.0675.

Feedback

Your feedback is welcome. Please contact:

Vanda Killeen
Senior Communications Consultant
Alberta Medical Association
T 780.482.0675
Toll-free 1-800.272.9680
Email Vanda.Killeen@albertadoctors.org

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