Issue 270 | March 2020
Medical Matters
There are no easy solutions to complex problems. In this Medical Matters, Scott shares his thoughts about working through challenging times.
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COVID-19 update
Read the latest COVID-19 update from AHS, including revised screening criteria for suspected cases.
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Job Action: Council Position & Advice to the Profession
A message from CPSA Council.
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Navigating dream land
How do physicians fit into the new and quickly changing world of private home sleep apnea testing?
Treating addiction
New guidance document for treating substance abuse disorder in acute care cases.
IPAC Advisory Committee
Are you a medical resident with an interest in infection prevention & control? We want you!
Our condolences
Remembering an Alberta physician.
Professional Conduct report
CPSA cancels the practice permit of a Stony Plain physician.
Optimized Prescribing with Seniors
Is it therapeutic failure or is she forgetting to take her pills?
2019 complaints: by the numbers

Last year, CPSA received a total of 857 complaints, up just slightly from 854 in 2018. Our team in Professional Conduct worked hard to resolve issues between complainants and physicians, with less than one per cent of complaints in 2019 proceeding to a hearing.

Read the full report, or have a look at our at-a-glance infographic.
AHS will roll out the next wave of Connect Care in May 2020

Community practitioners are a huge part of the healthcare team and AHS wants to make sure they have the right information on file about your clinic.

If your clinic is in an area impacted by this roll out, AHS will contact your clinic staff to collect this information. This process will help ensure diagnostic imaging and laboratory test results are sent to the right place when Connect Care is active in your area.

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Canadian Spondylitis Association information forum

The Canadian Spondylitis Association (CSA) invites you to join healthcare professionals in a FREE information session to learn more about Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Axial SpA, Enteropathic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis and Juvenile Onset Arthritis and how to manage your journey. Attend in-person in Edmonton or by webcast.

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2020 Well Doc Alberta Symposium: CONNECT

Registration for the 2nd Annual Well Doc Alberta Symposium is now open. On April 27, 2020, CONNECT with others from across the province who are working or interested in physician wellness. This is a free symposium, so register today to save your seat.
Alberta Sexual Assault Course and Conference – April 4, 2020

This course is designed to share core training and a management update for urban and rural healthcare professionals on sexual assault. Topics covered will include sexual assault forensic kits, trauma informed care, chronic pelvic pain, male and transgender sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, strangulation and human trafficking. Mainpro+ credits are available for attendees.

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MAiD2020 – Fourth Annual National Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying

Building on the success of previous annual national conferences, CAMAP will host MAiD2020 in Toronto, from May 1-2, 2020. You can expect updates on clinically relevant topics and ample time for discussion and networking. Pre and post-conference workshops will take place on April 30 and May 3, respectively.

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