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 


  • 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 (Section News editor) or call Vanda at 780.482.0675.


Your feedback is welcome. Please contact:

Vanda Killeen
Senior Communications Consultant
Alberta Medical Association
T 780.482.0675
Toll-free 1-800.272.9680

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