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  • News archives | Alberta Medical Association
    Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives News archives April 2015 The centennial of Dr Harry G Mackid April 27 2015 Dr Mackid was Alberta s most illustrious early medical pioneer He was a self taught surgeon who supplemented his experience with trips to Europe He personally knew many of the senior surgeons of his day and once declined an offer to join the Mayo Clinic The beginnings of plastic surgery in Canada April 13 2015 The battle style of WWI specifically trench warfare exposed soldiers faces to injury from large and small artillery which in turn resulted in horrific facial fractures and soft tissue injuries At the outset of the war there was a limited understanding of specialized treatment forms for these injuries and a lack of appropriate treatment facilities What s our profession really like April 7 2015 AMSCAR 2015 successfully brought together community stakeholders and medical students to promote mental well being and student resilience and impart tangible health and wellness strategies 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

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    own standards of practice Only a few days left to apply for EMR reimbursement March 18 2015 This is your final opportunity to apply for EMR Funding for the New Grad Program which expires March 31 If you are a new physician to Alberta or have a new graduate in your clinic there is still time to apply for reimbursement of some of the EMR Electronic Medical Record costs Where s my CPS March 16 2015 I received an email from the Canadian Medical Association inviting me to download a new app free of charge to me through my membership called RxTx Mobile This app available for iOS and Android devices is the Canadian Pharmacists Association s mobile application providing offline access to all 3 000 plus pages of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties CPS Rx as well as drug choices Tx Health Canada Advisories some medical calculators and other information the publishers felt might be useful to users Try out our new website menu March 16 2015 With the new website Mega Menu you will find what you re looking for that much faster The new navigation menu gives you a snapshot of each section of the site when you hover over the main navigation tab This lets you quickly and intuitively find a page that may be several clicks deep or better yet see if the section is worth exploring at all for the information you need Just hover your mouse over one of the tabs above to try it out Changes to Vitamin D testing coming April 1 March 9 2015 As of April 1 2015 Vitamin D testing it will no longer be available for screening of healthy patients It will be provided only in the presence of other clinical indicators conditions Want to participate

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    life care Please contact jody berube acfp ca for additional information New WCB Alberta process for treatment of patients affected by occupational BBFE February 24 2015 Effective March 1 2015 the Workers Compensation Board WCB Alberta will implement a new process for treatment in the Emergency Room ER of patients who have probable exposure to blood and bodily fluids in an occupational setting Capacity Assessment Training for Physicians workshops in Edmonton and Calgary February 11 2015 These two day workshops discuss the components required to complete decision making capacity assessments under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act AGTA for physicians interested in enhancing their assessment skills These workshops taking place in Edmonton and Calgary are offered only to physicians and are limited to 20 people per session There is no cost to attend but registration is required The rewards of reading A literacy campaign February 9 2015 The circle of life at least the circle of a healthy economically stable and educated life was the foundation of Darby Ewashina and Krystyna Ediger s Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion Grant project The Rewards of Reading A Literacy Campaign Youth Run Club ambassadors send a clear message where it s needed February 4 2015 For the first year of our Youth Run Club ambassador program we were very fortunate to bring on two outstanding athletes and role models well known Canadian Women s Olympic triathlete Paula Findlay and five time Olympic race walking competitor Tim Berrett Ghosts in your email February 3 2015 Are you seeing the names of past AMA presidents e g Dr Allan Garbutt or Dr Michael Giuffre in the From field when you open your President s Letter email from Dr Richard Johnston AMA seeks nominations for our highest awards February 2 2015 The Alberta Medical Association AMA

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  • News archives | Alberta Medical Association
    vulnerable to fraud because they have fewer resources and often fewer controls In July 2014 ATB Business Beat reported that 25 of small businesses in Alberta had experienced fraud or attempted fraud in the past year According to the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners small organizations with less than 100 employees experience the highest rate of fraud of any business category at 31 8 Apply for one of four 5 000 scholarships January 21 2015 Four 5 000 scholarships are up for grabs care of TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and the Alberta Medical Association The deadline for applications is March 31 Nominate a colleague for Compassionate Service January 13 2015 If you know an AMA member who goes outside of his her normal duties and practices to care for others nominate him or her for the AMA Award for Compassionate Service The deadline for nominations is February 1 2015 Volunteer to serve on AMA committees January 13 2015 Members are invited to volunteer to serve on a standing committee or governance group The application deadline is February 15 Dog or fob January 12 2015 Inexpensive highly portable and readily available health tracking wearables HTW combined with apps that can also monitor dietary intake have the potential to significantly increase motivation and therefore compliance with daily diet and exercise 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 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

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  • News archives | Alberta Medical Association
    the formation of the Medical Council of Canada December 17 2014 Learn how Alberta physicians contributed to establishing both the Medical Council of Canada and our current national licensing examination system Tarrant Scholarship focuses on rural commitment December 8 2014 In its 11th year the Tarrant Scholarship was awarded to third year medical students from the University of Alberta U of A and the University of Calgary U of C who have demonstrated a strong interest in focusing their medical career and undergraduate studies on rural medicine and related issues As one of Alberta s largest unrestricted medical school undergraduate awards the scholarship provides a full year s tuition for both recipients Get your flu shot and be counted December 1 2014 The AMA encourages all physicians to get the flu shot and report it To get 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 Don t just stand there December 1 2014 In typical Alberta fashion the 2014 fall session of the Alberta Medical Association AMA Youth Run Club YRC launched on a beautiful warm and sunny October 1 at McKernan School in Edmonton In contrast the very next day it launched amidst blustery winds and wintery cold temperatures at Panorama Hills School in Calgary 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

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    Canada The Alberta Medical Association asks you to join us in celebrating Physician Assistants PAs As technology advances rapidly our physician patient relationship remains our anchor November 24 2014 Technology has never advanced as rapidly or in as many fields as we are experiencing in modern times Modern medical technology will continue to grow at an exponential rate making it almost impossible for the average physician to stay abreast In the future physicians will need to incorporate at least some of this new technology into their practices Embracing a multi generational workforce Here s how to do it November 13 2014 It is likely that you re working with several generations in your work environment It s not uncommon for four or possibly five generations to be working side by side This presents some challenges but also great opportunities for leveraging diverse skills and strengths Effective November 5 2014 Temporary measures in place for IFHP November 7 2014 Click to read the temporary measures for the Interim Federal Health Program IFHP effective November 5 2014 Physicians and nurse practitioners Working collaboratively for better patient care November 4 2014 Health care delivery is evolving rapidly in Canada and this is linked to factors such as new models of care technological innovations new regulations or requirements expanding scopes of practice of non physicians and evolving patient expectations 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

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    the campaign to help spread the word to the public I get high with a little help from my doctor October 29 2014 Jonathan P Rossal QC LLM provides a health law update on the budding use of medical marijuana 2014 15 Medical Student Bursary accepting applications October 24 2014 The 2014 15 AMA Medical Student Bursary application process is now open Please submit your on line application Applications submitted after December 31 2014 will not be accepted Physicians needed in Ebola affected West Africa October 24 2014 As part of the coordinated response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa the Canadian Red Cross is seeking qualified personnel to join the fight against Ebola The response requires efforts on multiple fronts including community outreach contact tracing surveillance management of human remains and case management Selected applicants will be deployed to a Red Cross Ebola Treatment Centre ETC in West Africa between mid November 2014 and April 2015 Renew your 2014 15 AMA CMA membership October 21 2014 It s time to renew your Alberta Medical Association Canadian Medical Association AMA CMA membership The AMA Membership Guide is online this year and you renew your membership and pay your fees electronically Simple and convenient Are you what you eat October 20 2014 The AMA s Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion grant recipients say yes Tarrant Scholarship awarded to two medical students October 7 2014 On Tuesday October 7 2014 at 1 30 p m the Alberta Medical Association s AMA s Section of Rural Medicine presented the Tarrant Scholarship to two Alberta medical students 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

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  • News archives | Alberta Medical Association
    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 News archives September 2014 Alberta Medical Association recognizes four exceptional Albertans for their contributions to health care September 18 2014 On Friday September 19 the Alberta Medical Association AMA will honor four outstanding Albertans for their commitment to improving health care and the lives of all Albertans The evening award presentation will take place during the AMA s Annual General Meeting and Representative Forum RF at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary The AMA s Medal of Honor and Medal for Distinguished Service represent the highest honors bestowed by the AMA and its members The AMA Medal of Honor is presented to non physicians who have made a significant personal contribution to ensuring quality health care for the people of Alberta This year s Medal of Honor recipient is an accomplished neuroscientist whose work changed the trajectory of stem cell research 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

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