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May 09 2018

Project Lead, Central Zone PCN Committee

The Central Zone Primary Care Networks Committee is hiring a Project Lead. All applications must be received by May 18, 2018.

May 04 2018

A ratification vote will open today

As I announced in my April 23 President’s Letter, a tentative agreement has been reached regarding a financial reopener on our main agreement with government (the AMA Agreement) and the status on the Strategic Agreement related to physician bargaining with Alberta Health Services. It is now up to physicians to accept or reject the proposals through a ratification vote.

May 03 2018

Improved newsletter platform gives AMA members more choice

In an effort to improve your experience and to provide you more control over the information you receive from the AMA, we have improved the look, feel and service provider for the regular e-newsletters we send to you. Over the coming weeks you will begin receiving redesigned versions of our regular newsletters, such as MD Scope, Section News, Billing Matters, etc.

May 03 2018

New practitioner and facility registration forms from AH

Effective May 1, 2018, Alberta Health is introducing three new forms to simplify the process practitioners use to register with AH or update their information.

April 23 2018

Negotiations concluded: tentative agreement package reached

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: I am writing today with good news that the Alberta Medical Association and Alberta Health have successfully concluded negotiations and a tentative agreement has been reached.

April 23 2018

ELiHP ventures outside of mental and physical boundaries: Starlight Performance Camp

This Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion program introduced children affected by chronic illness, who may often feel restricted by their illness, to the world of performance arts (by teaching cheerleading, dance, gymnastics and fashion).

April 20 2018

The power of fitness for women in medicine

If you are a woman, from Calgary and in medicine, you might have been one of enthusiastic participants who got together to celebrate the Fitness in Medicine Retreat 2017. What does a Fitness in Medicine Retreat look like? Well, it’s a moment for women of all ages, training levels and interests to get together to support, motivate and inspire one another, while getting a little bit sweaty of course.

April 18 2018

Overhead Survey – We need your input!

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: We are nearing the end of the time for you to contribute to an extremely important study of physician overhead costs in Alberta. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to do so, please do so now!

April 11 2018

Reminder: Apply online for an AMA committee

The AMA is currently recruiting to fill positions on the following committees: AMA Compensation Committee; Committee on Financial Audit; Committee on Uninsured Services; Fee Advisory Committee; and Health Issues Council. The deadline to apply is April 20.

April 06 2018

NEW video: 5 Years Strong! with Dr. Carr

This year, the AMA Youth Run Club celebrates five years of tremendous growth. In this video, Dr. Padraic Carr tells us what he loves about the YRC.

April 05 2018

Registration open for 91st Annual North/South Doctors' Golf Tournament

Registration is now open for the 91st Annual North/South Doctors’ Golf Tournament presented by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

March 30 2018

PCC Update

The PCC is pleased to provide an update on the progress of the Physician Overhead Review project.

March 29 2018

Highlights from Spring 2018 Representative Forum

PRESIDENT'S LETTER: My last President’s Letter updated membership on the Spring 2018 Representative Forum discussion on the Income Equity Initiative as part of the overall Physician Compensation Strategy. I would now like to touch on some of the other topics and themes that were discussed at the meeting March 16-17 in Edmonton.

March 27 2018

We've launched the all new Alberta Doctors' Digest

It’s a whole new way to get the latest on the business, politics and economics of health care in Alberta. Check it out now!

March 26 2018

AMA YRC: Supporting wellness and belonging in Alberta Indigenous communities

Over the past five years, the AMA Youth Run Club has been running into more and more Alberta schools, in communities large and small, rural and urban. The AMA YRC is an inclusive, school-based program welcoming and supporting children and youth in schools in every corner and community of the province. The program provides participants with a healthy, fun outlet for physical activity and all the good-for-the-body, soul and mind benefits that go with that.

March 26 2018

MD Financial Management continues to support AMA YRC

MD Financial Management will once again be a sponsor of the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club during the 2017-18 season. The work of the AMA YRC is made possible by the combined support of Alberta’s physicians, our partner Ever Active Schools and generous sponsors. The AMA is fortunate to partner with like-minded organizations such as MD Financial Management and Alberta Blue Cross to deliver this important program to schools across the province.