MD Scope archive

MD Scope archive

This archive will always contain links to one year of back issues of the MD Scope email newsletter.

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2017

October 5

  • How can I help my colleagues? Join the Physicians for Physicians network.
  • New AMA committee openings: Apply online today!
  • Time to renew your AMA membership
  • Looking for a unique dining experience with your colleagues?
  • Are you attending APCC? Here's an update!
  • CPAR will roll out in 2018!
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • 2017 AMA Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions now available
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 21

  • Time to renew your AMA membership
  • READ THIS: AMA members and Equifax hack!
  • Do you have plans October 5? We're hosting an Open House!
  • Ready, set... CPAR is coming in 2018!
  • Opioid safety: Help your patients be partners in their own safe care
  • Use AHS Clinical Information Systems?
  • Students and residents: We have funding for you!
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • Alberta government seeking full-time Medical Consultant
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 7

  • Doctor, I'm taking too many pills!
  • Access new population level health data!
  • Reduce your risk of cyberattacks
  • Congrats! Three Alberta physicians awarded CCPE credential!
  • Online suicide prevention tool for family physicians
  • Don't pinch the broom: Discover curling with doctors!
  • Here are tips for talking to kids about cannabis
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA 2017 Fall RF/AGM observers registration
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

August 17

  • Students and residents: We have funding for you!
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • Apply today: AMA has two committee openings!
  • CMA online and in-house course on MAiD
  • What is your #MDNextStep?
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA 2017 Fall RF/AGM observers registration
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

August 3

  • Opioid dependency care – just a phone call away
  • Rate AHS Laboratory Services
  • Over $69,000 raised for medical student bursaries!
  • We moved in together!
  • Choosing Wisely patient engagement: You can help!
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • June 10, 2017 Special RF Resolutions now available online. Login required.
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

July 20

  • Notice of Elections and changes to the AMA Constitution and Bylaws
  • Seeking Physician Wellness #GOATs
  • Have an idea on advancing patient collaborative care?
  • Get help for your work-injured patients
  • Legal recreational cannabis: Tell the government what you think!
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • June 10, 2017 Special RF Resolutions now available online. Login required.
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

July 6

  • Is it an asymptomatic bacteriuria or a urinary tract infection?
  • New obstetrical ultrasound reporting guidelines
  • Apply today: There's a new AMA committee opening!
  • WCB-Alberta takes further steps to minimize opioid harm
  • Congratulations, Dr. Brad Bahler!
  • New online suicide prevention tool for family physicians
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

June 15

  • The results are in: PCN Governance Framework vote
  • Where are the med students going? (ADIUM knows!)
  • Primary Care Innovators: Save the date for APCC 2017
  • It's stroke month: Educate your patients on healthy behaviors for healthy brains
  • Prevent opioid abuse in work-injured patients
  • Final year residents? Don't miss this information!
  • New resource for care of elderly patients
  • Important note for emergency department physicians
  • Edmonton Prospects Baseball celebrates you!
  • Attention PCNs: Provincial perinatal forms have moved to AHS
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

June 1

  • Data security: Protect yourself now
  • Have your say on the future of PCNs - VOTE today!
  • New CPSA Advice to the Profession: Opioids and benzodiazepines
  • The AMA Calgary office on the move!
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • President-Elect election now underway
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 19

  • Election now underway! AMA President-Elect 2017-18
  • Your voice is critical - VOTE today on the collective future of PCNs!
  • Voting is your privilege!
  • Meet your Alberta CMPA council candidates!
  • Register today - North/South Golf Tournament
  • Clarifying rules: Pre-op cataract medicals
  • AMA Calgary office on the move!
  • Medical students: We want to fund your electives!
  • Register today - North/South Golf Tournament
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA's 2017 Spring Representative Forum reports and resolutions for members now available
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

May 4

  • John is 78. How would you manage his chronic pain?
  • Deadline extended: Submit nominations for the AMA's highest honors
  • New committee openings: Apply online by May 12
  • Clarifying rules: Pre-op cataract medicals
  • Medical students: We want to fund your electives
  • Register today - North/South Golf Tournament
  • AMA student sponsorships: The results are in!
  • Legal marijuana: Know the workplace risks
  • Bugs and Drugs® now free for all Albertans
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds 
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA's 2017 Spring Representative Forum reports and resolutions for members now available
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

April 20

  • Are you registered to vote on the proposed PCN Governance Framework?
  • Swing a club in support of medical student bursaries and physician health programs!
  • Canada’s first stroke ambulance is on the road!
  • Treating patients exposed to oil and gas emissions?
  • CMA online and in-house courses on MAiD
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA's 2017 Spring Representative Forum reports and resolutions for members now available
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

April 6

  • AMA President-Elect - This is the call for nominations
  • AMA committee openings: Online applications now being accepted
  • PCN voting ballots: Are you on the list?
  • Nominate a colleague who's made an outstanding achievement in health care
  • Don't miss the Tarrant Scholarship deadline!
  • Are you e-consulting yet?
  • April 1, 2017 updates to the SOMB
  • Do you have plans for Saturday?
  • AMA announces 2017 bursary recipients
  • AMA welcomes medical students to its first Advocacy Night
  • Choosing Wisely Canada goes mobile!
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA's 2017 Spring Representative Forum reports and resolutions for members now available
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

March 16

  • Billing Corner: April 2017 updates to the SOMB
  • 2017 Tax Guide for physicians and physicians-in-training now available
  • FORE! Registration open for 90th Annual North/South Doctors' Golf Tournament
  • Need clarification on WCB First Report?
  • Win one of four $5,000 scholarships!
  • Protect yourself from investment fraud
  • Come run for fun with the AMA YRC!
  • Injured workers have a right to report to WCB. You can help your patients.
  • Know someone who promotes positive patient experience?
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

March 2

  • "American Medical Directory" scam alive and well
  • 78-year-old Phyllis is struggling with incontinence. What is her treatment?
  • The secure messaging solution
  • Help pilot AMA's new web-based tools
  • Have you seen the new Healthy Children and Families web page?
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

February 16

  • Made for each other: AMA dr2dr and CPSA’s Referral Consultation
  • Apply now for Reconciliation and Physician Compensation committees
  • Have you FOCUSed yet? A new way to look at emergency departments
  • Help Albertans have a say in health care
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

February 2

  • Reconciliation and Physician Compensation committees seeking representatives
  • Seeking nominations to recognize outstanding achievements in health care
  • Call for expressions of interest: CMA Committee on Nominations
  • Practice safe communications
  • CPSA introduces new rules for referral consultation
  • Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Designations
  • Bugs & Drugs® now available through Alberta Netcare
  • Take it to heart: Help your patients quit smoking
  • Sidebars:
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

January 19

  • Mildred uses statins but worries about developing Alzheimer's. What should she do?
  • Call for expressions of interest: CMA Committee on Nominations
  • Deadline extended: Submit nominations for Compassionate Service award by February 28!
  • Are you interested in serving on the AMA HBTF Board of Trustees?
  • Join your colleagues on AMA dr2dr
  • Students well-prepared for their CaRMS interviews thanks to AMA and CMA!
  • Help plan for the future of our health system!
  • TDIMM has improved its residential insurance
  • Sidebars:
    • Activate your dr2dr account
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • Get in touch with the ARP PMO
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

January 5

  • WCB Report to Employer ("pink copy") no longer required
  • Call for applications: AMA committees
  • Bill better with the latest Billing Corner!
  • Holiday billing tip
  • Nominate your colleague for the Compassionate Service award
  • Sidebars:
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

2016

December 21

  • SOMB Rules Savings Batch One: Read important update
  • What are your thoughts on WCB Alberta?
  • Sidebars:
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

December 8

  • Something's different 
  • Do more! Log in less 
  • Apply for one of four $5,000 TDIMM/AMA scholarships!
  • Tarrant Scholarship winners: Celebrating rural medicine
  • Apply now for the 2016-17 Medical Student Bursary
  • Learn to Practice Wisely
  • Mock CaRMS interviews coming January
  • Free access to Bugs & Drugs® in CZMSA
  • Reminders
    • Renew your 2016-17 membership
    • Nominate your colleague for the AMA Award for Compassionate Service
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA's 2016 Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

November 17

  • Meet your new RF delegates and vote
  • Holiday billing tip
  • Do you feel safe? healthy and valued?
  • A physician's perspective on getting involved in AHS care transformation
  • Get your event noticed on the AMA website
  • Reminders
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA's 2016 Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

November 14

  • Call for applications: AMA committees

November 3

  • Monica is 84 with depression. What is her treatment?
  • Nominate your colleague for the Compassionate Service award
  • Issues and risks with mobile devices in health care
  • Get more from your EMR
  • Addictions/mental health: Find the latest resource
  • Reminders
    • 2016 RF delegate zonal/regional elections
    • Call for applications for PLP Advisory Committee
    • Renew your 2016-17 membership
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA's 2016 Representative Forum Reports and Resolutions
    • Invite two patients today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

October 20

  • 2016 RF delegate zonal/regional elections
  • What is your MD NextStep?
  • Volunteer for the Physician Learning Program Advisory Committee
  • eReferral nephrology advice requests now available
  • Presidential ghosts in your email?
  • Share your expertise on the new Sleep Medicine Standards
  • The conversation patients need to know about!
  • Reminder: Renew your 2016-17 membership
  • Don't miss out: Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • Have you purchased your copy of the April 1, 2016 mini fee schedule yet?
    • Refer a patient today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

October 6

  • October 1 updates to the SOMB
  • CPSA Council amends two standards of practice
  • AMA dr2dr upgrade: Making a good thing better
  • Upcoming OIPC privacy workshops: Register today!
  • Introducing ReadyOrNotAlberta.ca
  • Hacking Health: Joule™ announces first round of grant recipients at first official design day
  • Reminder: Renew your 2016-17 membership
  • Don't miss out: Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • Reminder: Students & residents - Get funding for health promotion!
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • Have you purchased your copy of the April 1, 2016 mini fee schedule yet?
    • Refer a patient today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line

September 15

  • Time to renew your AMA membership
  • Special AMA member pricing for medical grade refrigerators
  • AMA dr2dr information sessions in Calgary, September 22
  • Volunteer for AMA committees
  • Gardasil®9 replacing Gardasil® Fall 2016
  • SASPCN chooses wisely; will your PCN?
  • Relationships and conflict: Topics of new PFSP e-book
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • Students & residents: Get funding for health promotion!
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA Fall RF/AGM - September 23-24
    • Have you purchased your copy of the April 1, 2016 mini fee schedule yet?
    • Refer a patient today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program

September 1

  • Call for applications: AMA committees
  • What's the best way to treat John's hypertension?
  • Do you have a patient who works as a Class 3 driver?
  • Save money on comprehensive travel insurance
  • We've moved! New home for Insurance section on AMA website.
  • Free trial period continues: Are you a user?
  • Program directors, want to enhance your residents' wellness?
  • Students and residents: Get funding!
  • Sweep! Discover curling with doctors!
  • Congrats to TD Insurance Meloche Monnex/AMA Scholarship recipients!
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA Fall RF/AGM - September 23-24
    • Have you purchased your copy of the April 1, 2016 mini fee schedule yet?
    • Refer a patient today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line (PAAL)

August 18

  • Reminder - AMA AGM: Changes to Constitution, Notice of Elections
  • Get extended health and dental coverage from the AMA
  • The trouble with a fax-based referral process is...
  • Ghosts of past presidents in your email?
  • New nutrition guidelines and patient materials
  • Top stories from our last issue
  • MD Scope Classifieds
  • Sidebars:
    • AMA Fall RF/AGM - September 23-24
    • Have you purchased your copy of the April 1, 2016 mini fee schedule yet?
    • Refer a patient today to albertapatients.ca
    • AMA News for Docs - Sign up today!
    • Physicians and Family Support Program
    • Practitioner Advocacy Assistance Line (PAAL)

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