The inevitable requirement for change in health care

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Well, it’s the beginning of another year and 2019 certainly has the potential for some significant changes in health care. Things like the upcoming provincial election, the roll out of Connect Care within Alberta Health Services and the advancements of health technology, such as augmented and artificial intelligence (AI), will all impact how Albertans receive health care in the coming …

End-of-year reflections from the Registrar

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Well, it’s nearing the end of another year in Alberta and with that, it’s time to reflect on 2018 and start planning for the year ahead of us. You will have noticed that in my introduction to your practice renewal form this year, I encouraged you to appreciate and reflect on what an incredible privilege it is to practise medicine …

Remembering Canadians who sacrifice for our safety

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Last year, I dedicated this column to the importance of Remembrance Day and 2018 will be no different. However, there are two things that have changed in the last year as I reflect on this important day. First, 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One. Second, a new United Nations peacekeeping mission began this year for ...

What does cannabis legalization mean for physicians?

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The date Oct. 17, 2018 and the legalization of cannabis will no doubt go down in Canadian history. But with this significant moment comes concerns that still have to be worked out. The CPSA has communicated a great deal over the past few years about cannabis for medical purposes, but you have likely noticed that we have not come out …