What does cannabis legalization mean for physicians?

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Latest News, Medical Matters, Messenger 14 Comments

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 …

One year later: reflections on the future of health care

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Medical Matters, Messenger 8 Comments

Medical Matters Making a difference: 2017 CPSA annual report Boundary Violations and Responsibility for a Medical Practice amended after consultation High-risk exposures from MDR Annual renewal for postgrads complete CPSA Hearing Tribunals discipline two Alberta physicians Meet the latest recipients of the Dr. Bryan Ward Memorial Endowment Fund Our annual golf tournament was a swinging success! Preventing delayed diagnosis of …