Past webinars: COVID-19

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Series: COVID Talks for Docs

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

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June 9, 2021

Webinar #8: COVID Talks for Docs

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

Webinar #8 responded to common and emerging questions from primary care and other generalist physicians (i.e., pediatricians, internal medicine) about COVID-19, including how results from recent studies may impact vaccination plans in Alberta and current and future COVID-19 strategies in Alberta.

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April 30, 2021

Lessons Learned: Community COVID Vaccination Proof-of-Concept

This webinar included presentations from community physicians that participated in the community COVID-19 vaccination proof-of-concept which offered vaccines to eligible patients and tested new processes ahead of a tentative province-wide rollout in May.

March 31, 2021

Webinar #7: COVID Talks for Docs

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

Webinar #7 responded to common and emerging questions from primary care and other generalist physicians (i.e., pediatricians, internal medicine) about potential long term health effects of a COVID-19 infection.

March 17, 2021

Webinar #6: COVID Talks for Docs

COVID Talks for Docs #6Webinar Series: Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice

Webinar #6 responded to common and emerging questions from primary care and other generalist physicians (i.e., pediatricians, internal medicine) about the COVID-19 vaccination planning.

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March 3, 2021

Webinar #5: COVID Talks for Docs

COVID Talks for Docs #5Webinar Series: Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice

This was the fifth webinar in the bi-weekly series on the care and management of COVID-19 patients in the community. Webinar #5 was designed to support physicians’ mental health in a rapidly changing environment.

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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

This was the fourth webinar in the series "Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice". This webinar responded to common and emerging questions from primary care and other generalist physicians (i.e., pediatricians, internal medicine) about the COVID-19 vaccine. Participants had time to ask questions related to managing patient and practice needs during COVID-19, including COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy and addressing vaccine hesitancy.

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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

This was the third webinar in the series "Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice". The webinar responded to common and emerging questions from primary care and other community based physicians (i.e., pediatricians, internal medicine). Participants had time to ask questions related to managing patient and practice needs during COVID-19, including when to use which personal protective equipment and practical tips on setting up your office.

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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

This was the second webinar in the series "Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice". The webinar responded to common and emerging questions from primary care and other generalist physicians (i.e., pediatricians, internal medicine). Participants had time to ask questions related to managing patient and practice needs during COVID-19, including managing COVID-19 results – practice management tips and tricks and close contact management.

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November 18, 2020:

Webinar #1: COVID Talks for Docs

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

This was the first webinar in the series "Adapting to Increasing COVID Care Needs in your Practice". The webinar responded to common and emerging questions from primary care and other generalist physicians (i.e., pediatricians, internal medicine). Participants had time to ask questions related to managing patient and practice needs during COVID-19, including maintaining safety for physicians, teams and patients; using panel management practices to provide care to those patients you worry about; and managing surges and risks.

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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.

CME accreditation

How to claim CME credits for your participation in the Maintaining and Optimizing your Practice During Times of Rapid Change AMA Webinar Series.

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.

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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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