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 …

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 …

Learning from our mistakes makes us better

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Medical Matters Council highlights Are you up to standard? Medical Assistance in Dying: important updates Do we have the best email to reach you? Signing up for pre-authorized payment can save you late fees Why join College Council? Let us list the reasons why… Three Alberta physicians face CPSA Hearing Tribunals Four years ago, I made an error Optimized Prescribing …