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  • AMA encourages primary care physicians to participate in survey | Alberta Medical Association
    login help Media Publications Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives AMA encourages primary care physicians to participate in survey AMA encourages primary care physicians to participate in survey January 7 2015 The AMA invites all primary care physicians to participate in a brief 10 questions 5 minute survey regarding laboratory utilization The Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board at the University of Calgary has approved this survey The survey will cover the different types of laboratory test misutilization and management strategies as well as give respondents an opportunity to provide feedback towards this subject The information collected from this survey is anonymous and its results will be presented only as a combined summary Any participant identifiable information will not be presented or published Click here to complete the survey Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the two business days following issuance of IFHP eligibility The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support for their role in the provision of quality health care About the AMA We are the AMA Mission

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  • Share your volunteerism story | Alberta Medical Association
    Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives Share your volunteerism story Share your volunteerism story January 5 2015 We re looking for stories from Alberta physicians who are volunteering their medical and or other skills to make a difference Whether it s helping out in your community or traveling across the world to provide care to those in need we d like to feature your story as part of our Many Hands TM initiative The Alberta Medical Association established Many Hands TM to celebrate how simple actions can lead to big changes Read the inspiring stories of your colleagues Want to share your story Send the details to Vanda Killeen at vanda killeen albertadoctors org Want to get involved but unsure of where to start If you ve read about an initiative with which you d like to get involved we can help Check out this list of organizations mentioned in our physicians Many Hands TM stories along with contact information Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the two business days following issuance of IFHP eligibility The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/news/news-archives/Share-your-volunteerism-story (2016-02-01)
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  • Have an event you'd like to promote | Alberta Medical Association
    Advocacy Immunization Other Patient Health Matters albertapatients Forms Website and login help Media Publications Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives Have an event you d like to promote Have an event you d like to promote December 30 2014 Submit your event to our events calendar Do you want to promote an event relevant to AMA members Check if your event meets our criteria then submit it to amamail albertadoctors org and it may be posted on the AMA Home page If your event requires travel outside of Alberta please ensure to submit your event at least two weeks in advance and be advised that preference will be given to events that are continuing medical education CME accredited Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the two business days following issuance of IFHP eligibility The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support for their role in the provision of quality health care About the AMA We are the AMA Mission and Vision Careers at the AMA AMA in medical history

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  • Role of AB physicians in Medical Council Canada formation | Alberta Medical Association
    of 1906 Enthused Manitoba physicians began the Western Canadian Medical Journal WCMJ in January 1907 One of its two objectives was to have a western Canadian licensing authority approved to allow licentiates to move throughout the west The problem was partially resolved when NWT physicians were grandfathered into both Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1906 At the 1908 Alberta Medical Association AMA annual meeting in Banff three of the four western provinces agreed to support the Western Canadian Medical Federation concept British Columbia BC physicians feared inundation by doctors from the rest of Canada They also favored a national federation over a western one At the same time Quebec physicians asked their legislature not to pass an enabling act In anticipation of the CMA s 1909 annual meeting in Winnipeg Dr George Kennedy of Fort Macleod wrote a letter in the January 1909 WCMJ recommending the concept be readdressed Dr J Patterson of Manitoba suggested Kennedy lead the charge as the Western Roddick A month later Dr Robert G Brett of Banff addressed Winnipeg physicians on the need to weed out quacks and illegals and avoid legislatures licensing physicians through private member bills Manitoba s Dean Dr Henry H Chown agreed with the concept so long as Manitoba graduates did not have to write two examinations In July 1909 a team of four doctors Brett Kennedy T N Mulroy and J Patterson visited BC to present their rationale A curricular was sent out to all BC physicians Dr Mulroy of Manitoba wrote to the CMA outlining the western proposal The Ontario Medical Association was asked for a reciprocity agreement In their reply the Ontario Council demanded a BA or BSc and successful passage of the western exam or five years experience and passage of the Ontario exam The westerners threw the reply out of hand At the Winnipeg CMA meeting the western initiative was discussed It led to a renewed interest in the Roddick proposal by eastern physicians A committee was struck to suggest amendments and then secure Dr Roddick s approval At a committee meeting that fall BC and Saskatchewan physicians suggested a 10 year grandfathering clause The premedical entrance requirement was dropped Homeopathic doctors were included Writing the exam was made voluntary Each province could continue to require their own exam be passed As the BC representatives still wanted to circulate the proposed amendments to their members the bill was delayed for another year In April 1910 Kennedy summarized the progress He noted his eastern colleagues held a debt of gratitude to the westerners for stimulating life into the project If the CMA failed he said the fallback would be a western federation His Alberta colleague registrar Dr James Lafferty noted it s unlikely the opportunity will present itself again Drs Braithwaite Brett and Kennedy visited the Saskatchewan Medical Council in July 1910 and persuaded them to support the western federation movement because advancement toward a national examination again stalled Finally after meeting with Dr Roddick the proposed amendments

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  • Tarrant Scholarship focuses on rural commitment | Alberta Medical Association
    and heartening to see the rural commitment of these bright young and talented medical students Like the Tarrant Scholarship winners who preceded them Darby and Adam will be true assets to the rural communities in which they may choose to practice medicine The scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr Michael Tarrant a Calgary family physician who championed rural medical undergraduate education Since its inception in 2004 the Tarrant Scholarship has been awarded to 29 medical students and has provided close to 300 000 to its recipients Adam Mildenberger U of A Adam was born and grew up in Beaverlodge AB He was actively involved in his high school and community as a member of the school leadership club a player on the school s football team a volunteer at the hospital a youth basketball and soccer coach and the organizer of a weekly youth drop in activity night During his undergraduate studies at the U of A Adam joined the Golden Key Society an academic leadership and service organization to which students who achieve an academic standing in the top 15 are invited to join Adam served as vice president and president of the U of A chapter during which time he worked on numerous events including organizing an annual tour of the university by inner city junior high school students for purposes of introducing them to the world of post secondary education Since joining the Golden Key Society Adam has served at national and international levels with the organization Over his summer breaks Adam worked on projects involving chemistry and Aboriginal and global health and educational initiatives developed by the Department of Family Medicine Adam has volunteered with the Campus Food Bank and with the Alberta Hospital Edmonton In medical school Adam has volunteered with the Faculty of Medicine the Medical Students Association and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students The student representative on the AMA s Health Issues Council Adam lives in Peace River while he participates in the Integrated Community Clerkship program I appreciate the strong feeling of community that comes with rural medicine and I m interested in working with communities that don t have easy access to health care says Adam Darby Ewashina U of C Darby grew up in Barriere BC just outside Kamloops She participated in many sports and outdoor activities through her childhood enjoying the active community focused life of a small centre For her undergraduate studies in Cellular Molecular and Microbiology Darby attended Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops Initially leaning towards a career in veterinary medicine a volunteer stint as a physician assistant in Guatemala influenced Darby to pursue her medical degree In addition to her studies at the U of C Darby has been involved with the local community as a clinician at the Student Run Clinic and as the initiator of a literacy campaign Rewards of Reading that provides books and activities to children staying at the shelter where the clinic operates Through the course of

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  • Get your flu shot and be counted | Alberta Medical Association
    a more accurate picture of the level of volunteer participation this year Alberta Health Services AHS Alberta Health and the AMA ask that physicians report they ve been immunized by using the Got My Flu Shot reporting form By reporting you were immunized you assist us in demonstrating to the public Physicians Putting Patients First There are numerous options for getting your flu immunization If you get your flu shot at one of the following two options please print the attached form then complete and submit it to the confidential fax 1 780 342 8448 so that your immunization is documented A colleague providing immunization in a clinic setting A pharmacy Ensuring that your immunization is recorded is easiest if you get it through A Workplace Health and Safety immunization clinic at an AHS site A site champion at an AHS site A public health clinic In these settings the timely recording and reporting of immunization rates is the most optimal You will also be asked to consent to disclose your influenza immunization status to AHS and or Covenant Health and or Alberta Health This year a concerted effort is being made to encourage every physician in Alberta to get immunized and to ensure that this is recorded For the sake of our patients and in support of the This Doc Got The Shot campaign let s make the 2014 15 immunization and reporting a banner year Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/news/news-archives/Get-your-flu-shot-and-be-counted (2016-02-01)
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  • Don't just stand there! | Alberta Medical Association
    s YRC is a collaborative effort of the AMA and Ever Active Schools EAS a provincial organization that promotes and supports healthy active school communities And what a year of growth it has been from the program s start in spring 2013 with 74 schools and 4 000 participants the AMA YRC has blossomed to include 233 schools and 11 000 participants In the process the YRC which strives to get students K 12 out from behind electronic screens and gadgets and into their running walking jogging gear and the fresh air has taken on two new partners the Running Room and Physiotherapy Alberta both of whom helped get the YRC off to a running start in early October At the McKernan School launch YRC coach and teacher Jennifer Klein husband and co coach Dr Doug Klein principal Mary Lou Cleveland other school staff and EAS representatives corralled over 200 rambunctious K 6 run participants and joined them in two laps around the school field culminating in a sprint across the finish line to receive gold medals donated by the Running Room one for everyone Preceding the run with some encouraging words and cheers were Dr Richard G R Johnston AMA President John Stanton Founder and chief executive officer the Running Room and Brian Torrance Director of EAS It was Take Two for AMA EAS and Running Room representatives bright and early the next morning at Panorama Hills School in Calgary where coaches Sara Laslo and Chris Fenlon Macdonald and principal Sherry Goldenberg gathered approximately 100 K 3 participants and fueled by rousing warm up exercises led by EAS s Megan McKinlay led the little troops around the school field and over the gold medal finish line Calling all physicians and looking for champions For everyone involved the AMA YRC is a feel good do good double dip serving as a thoughtful reminder of the real need that exists today to create opportunities for physical activity for youth as all our lives young and old alike become increasingly comprised of technology driven sedentary activities Having observed the quiet playgrounds and school fields in her Edmonton neighborhood Dr Kim Kelly is the original physician champion of the AMA s YRC and continues to be involved with the program at Belgravia School in Edmonton The YRC presents a perfect opportunity for our physician members to get involved with their communities and serve as healthy active role models for youth Whether as a coach joining the kids on a run speaking to them about healthy lifestyle choices or even sponsoring a local run club any and every effort counts Dr Johnston commented at the launches Edmonton family physician Dr Klein is putting in that effort and reaping the rewards of being a YRC physician champion The YRC is a family affair for the Kleins who have three children attending McKernan and participating in the school s YRC Both Doug and Jennifer Klein appreciate being able to set a good example of active and

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  • National Physician Assistant Day 2014 | Alberta Medical Association
    Publications Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives National Physician Assistant Day 2014 National Physician Assistant Day 2014 November 27 2014 Canada Needs PAs November 27 is National Physician Assistant Day in Canada The Alberta Medical Association asks you to join us in celebrating Physician Assistants PAs Working alongside physicians and other health professionals Canada s PAs are having a positive impact on the quality of care that Canadians are receiving The integration of PAs into the public health system has allowed patients to experience improved access to medical care and a reduction in wait times Please help us in acknowledging the many PAs practicing in various clinical settings across Canada and the positive impact they are making on Canadian health care Learn more about the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the two business days following issuance of IFHP eligibility The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support for their role in the provision of quality health care About the AMA We are the

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/news/news-archives/National-Physician-Assistant-Day-2014 (2016-02-01)
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