Alberta Medical Association

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The Alberta Medical Association is an organization of physicians in the Canadian province of Alberta. It describes itself as an "advocate for its physician members, providing leadership and support for their role in the provision of quality health care".[1] It is a provincial affiliate of the Canadian Medical Association.[2]

The Alberta Medical Association was formed in 1906, as the Canadian Medical Association, Alberta Division. It was College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. It was predated by the North West Territories Medical Association founded in 1889 at a Canadian Medical Association meeting at Banff.[3] The association supported prepaid health insurance in the 1940s, and its advocacy helped bring about the government-created Medical Services (Alberta) Incorporated.

The group's name was formally changed to the Alberta Medical Association in the 1960s.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inside AMA - Who We Are - Mission and Vision Archived 2010-03-23 at the Wayback Machine, Alberta Medical Association, accessed 28 August 2009.
  2. ^ Provincial and Territorial Divisions of the CMA, Canadian Medical Association, accessed 28 August 2009.
  3. ^ Jamieson, Heber Carss (1947). Early Medicine in Alberta : The First Seventy-Five Years. Edmonton, Alberta: Canadian Medical Association - Alberta Division. p. 61.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Inside AMA - Who we are - History Archived 2010-03-23 at the Wayback Machine, Alberta Medical Association, accessed 28 August 2009.