Special Edition: November 9, 2020
Nominate an Alberta physician for CMA President
Every year, the Canadian Medical Association holds fair and transparent nominations and elections processes for the position of CMA president-elect. This year, Alberta CMA members are invited to present a CMA president-elect nominee from Alberta for confirmation at the CMA AGM/General Council meeting in August 2021.
If Alberta’s choice is ratified, the nominee will become CMA president in 2022. Candidate information will be posted on cma.ca this coming mid-January. Alberta CMA members will then be invited to vote between February 11 and 25 and the winning candidate will be announced February 26.
Nominations are due right away (November 26), so don't delay! Ready to nominate? Submit your nomination documents.
Visit the CMA's website to learn about the elections process and more.
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Important Update on RFP for Community Lab Services – Advanced Market Notice
The Section of Laboratory Physicians has requested that AMA share the following with members for information and awareness.

On November 2, in partnership with Alberta Precision Laboratories, Alberta Health Services confirmed it is moving forward in the process to seek proposals from third parties for the provision of community lab services in Alberta. 

An Advanced Market Notice was issued to notify proponents and other stakeholders about AHS’s intent to post a Request for Proposals to contract community laboratory services to external providers. The Advanced Market Notice is considered best practice to give proponents sufficient time to prepare proposals. The RFP will be issued on or before November 30 and will close in early 2021.

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The voice of the AMA is the voice of physicians in Alberta
The Alberta Medical Association is the best positioned group to advocate for patients and doctors and the future of Alberta’s health care system. We’ve worked to mobilize public support, continued to represent physicians impacted by recent government changes and have taken legal action to restore the profession’s right to fair, impartial third-party arbitration.
As physicians, you are busy caring for patients and running your practices – the AMA is the body that can collectively speak for you, and you can rely on us to speak loudly.
The AMA’s ability to support physicians as you stand together - on behalf of patients and each other - will be determined by continued membership in our Association. The next two years will be pivotal. Practically speaking, every single membership makes the AMA more able to fight back against government changes that we know are threatening us and our patients. If you haven't renewed your AMA membership yet, here are some reasons why you should.
Make sure your voice is heard.
Renew today.
Membership questions?
Contact: Kirsten Sieben, T: 780.482.0323 
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