Webinars & Online Learning

Webinars and online learning opportunities for AMA members

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Real time release of labs to patients: What this means to your practice.

January 20, 2021

This session is being presented twice: January 20 and 27. This session will prepare physicians for the planned release of 95% [by volume] of lab results to the My Health Record portal; this change is planned February 5, 2021. This will be an interactive session with presenters from CPSA and colleagues from primary care, acute care and oncology.

Building blocks to successful transitions of care

January 21, 2021

Join us Thursday, January 21, from 5 – 6 p.m. for the next topic in the ongoing webinar series, Maintaining and Optimizing your Practice During Times of Rapid Change. The topic of this webinar is Building blocks to successful transitions of care. Primary care physicians share their experiences of how gaps in continuity have negatively impacted patients transitions of care. The Home to Hospital to Home (H2H2H) Transitions Guideline and CII/CPAR are highlighted as key enablers for improving transitions of care. The primary care H2H2H Change Package will be provided as a resource for physicians and teams to support improvements in transitions of care.

The physician’s retirement plan

January 27, 2021

A physician's career is unlike most others and the financial planning process never stops - including preparing for retirement. Join MD Financial Management at 5 p.m., January 27 as they speak to physicians and their families about retirement planning that truly reflects the reality of a career in medicine, and the insights they’ve gathered from 50 years of serving physicians and their families.

Past webinars

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January 6, 2021:

Webinar #4: COVID Talks for Docs

Webinar #4: COVID Talks for DocsWebinar Series: Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice

A bi-weekly webinar series on COVID-19 care for primary care, pediatric and internal medicine physicians featuring discussions with physicians from AHS, CPSA and AMA, with support from the Alberta College of Family Physicians.

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December 22, 2020:

AHS Stipends and CPSA Standards of Practice

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In this session:

  • Review of stipend history (how did it get to this?)
  • Legal perspective and discussion of considerations, risks, options regarding the March 31, 2021 date
  • What options or actions should physicians be taking right now?
  • Q & A

December 17, 2020:

Webinar #3: COVID Talks for Docs

Webinar #3: COVID Talks for DocsWebinar Series: Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice

A bi-weekly webinar series on COVID-19 care for primary care, pediatric and internal medicine physicians featuring discussions with physicians from AHS, CPSA and AMA, with support from the Alberta College of Family Physicians.

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Resources from the December 17 webinar:

December 2, 2020:

Webinar #2: COVID Talks for Docs

Webinar #2: COVID Talks for DocsWebinar Series: Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice

A bi-weekly webinar series on COVID-19 care for primary care, pediatric and internal medicine physicians featuring discussions with physicians from AHS, CPSA and AMA, with support from the Alberta College of Family Physicians.

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Resources from the December 2 webinar:

November 18, 2020:

Webinar #1: COVID Talks for Docs

Webinar Series: Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice

A bi-weekly webinar series on COVID-19 care for primary care, pediatric and internal medicine physicians featuring discussions with physicians from AHS, CPSA and AMA, with support from the Alberta College of Family Physicians.

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Resources from the November 18 webinar:

October 30, 2020:

Living with the Sunshine List: A webinar for AMA members

AMA member login is required to access this webinar recording.

In anticipation of the Sunshine List of physician payment data being released by November 9, we offered an information webinar for members on Friday, October 30. The AMA has worked already to prepare the public to understand the numbers they will see and we are ready to respond to the media when the list is released. This webinar was to help AMA members prepare for questions they may receive from patients or people in their communities.

October 2, 2020:

A Physician's Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope and Recovery with Dr. Adam Hill

Edmonton Leadership Lecture

AMA member login is required to access this webinar recording.

On October 2, 2020, the AMA's Physician and Family Support program and collaborators hosted a physician wellness webinar to hear one physician’s story of addiction, depression, hope and recovery. Dr. Adam Hill shared his personal journey and reflections on factors that cause distress in the medical workforce, including the obstacles and barriers preventing mental health treatment and the effect of stigma and stereotyping of mental health and addiction. Through his personal account he helps to reduce the stigma of physician addiction and instill hope about recovery.

May 29, 2020:

Clinical ARPs 101

Experienced clinical ARP physicians discuss the benefits and challenges of clinical Alternative Relationship Plans. Through the sharing of their knowledge and perspectives, the physicians discuss common aspects of clinical ARPs, accessing AMA resources for information and support, and utilizing the experiences of others to assist in assessing and choosing a preferred payment model.

May 22, 2020:

Primary Care's Relaunch - Practical Approaches for the "New Normal"

As relaunch begins in Alberta, primary care physicians share their experiences and tips for identifying patient needs and managing care for at risk patients. The discussion includes how to support patient care by leveraging panel management processes, maximizing capacity of the clinic team and PCN resources, and planning to ensure ongoing patient access and continuity of care.

May 11, 2020:

The Alberta COVID 19 Relaunch Plan: What We Know Today

Leaders from Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and the Alberta Medical Association provide key updates and respond to question on the Alberta COVID-19 phased relaunch plan. Areas of discussion include considerations for community practices to ensure the safety of patients and staff, including reference to the CPSA COVID-19 Reopening Practice guidelines, and Alberta Health Services plan to resume non-urgent scheduled procedures and other services.

May 8, 2020:

Practical Solutions for Community Specialists Today and Tomorrow

Webinar Series: Maintaining and Optimizing Your Practice During Times of Rapid Change

This community specialist led session starts with an overview of the mandate and direction of the Specialty Care Alliance. The overview is followed by several community specialists sharing their practical experience and tips on how they are addressing current challenges by incorporating Community Information Integration and secure communications into their workflows.

May 1, 2020:

Optimizing Clinic & PCN Team Supports to Enhance Patient Care using Panel Management Processes

Webinar Series: Maintaining and Optimizing Your Practice During Times of Rapid Change

Primary care physicians and Primary Care Network (PCN) leaders share their experience and tips on how they manage their panel of patients leveraging clinic and PCN resources, and enhance care for at risk patients using a PCN and Zonal management approach. The Panel Management Tool Kit is highlighted.

April 24, 2020:

Meeting Patients' Needs: Stepwise Approach to Delivering Care for Primary and Specialty Care Clinics

Webinar Series: Maintaining and Optimizing Your Practice During Times of Rapid Change

Primary care and community specialists share their experience and tips on how they organize their clinic space to keep patients and staff safe, while optimizing the clinic team for all aspects of care delivery. Other topics include identifying what work can be done today to meet the patient's needs and protect your capacity for tomorrow, virtual and in-person appointment options and managing patients discharged from hospital.

April 9, 2020:

AMA Business Viability in Times of Crisis

Physicians are facing considerable business viability pressures from the impacts of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s unilateral implementation of their Physician Funding Framework. In an effort to simplify and coordinate information, the AMA has assembled subject-matter-experts to create a simplified and practical source of truth for government subsidies and human resource practices. View presentation slides.

April 3, 2020:

Virtual Care codes and March 31 changes to the SOMB

The AMA hosted a webinar focused on Virtual Care codes and the March 31, 2020 Schedule of Medical Benefits changes.

View presentation slides.The information herein is what was known on the date of the seminar. Any intervening changes in the SOMB are not reflected in the slide deck. For full information please ensure to check the AMA Fee Navigator® and direct any questions to Health Economics.

March 27, 2020:

Getting started with Virtual Care and help with privacy, tools and billing

The AMA hosted two webinars for Alberta physicians, focusing on how to start using Virtual Care for patient care while minimizing risk of exposure to patients, staff and physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered included getting started with Virtual Care, privacy, tools and billing. The two sessions were merged into one recording. View presentation slides


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