The purpose of the AACM is to enable its members to participate in the available education opportunities relating to clinic business and to network with peers in the field of medical administration.
The AACM was founded in 1957 and is a unique support network for clinic managers. It is the only association of its kind in Alberta and provides information and services to many members across the province. It has been recognized as a viable resource of expertise by the Alberta Medical Association, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Workers Compensation Board. From time to time, AACM members have been invited to assist in developing new projects and ideas.
The cost of annual membership is $157.50 and $52.50 of the registration fee goes to the national association MGMAC (Medical Group Management Association of Canada). Memberships are due Jan 1 each year, and the registration form, plus the Oath of Confidentiality are available on the website. Upon receipt of your registration form, signed Oath of Confidentiality, and annual fee, you will receive access to our website and members only area. There is also a New Members information page that includes the By Laws, Forms, and instructions on how to join a forum or start a conversation. AACM members also receive log-in information from the Alberta Medical Association, and this is done by an AMA web administrator.
We presently have approximately 100 members across Alberta in both rural and urban settings. Benefits of membership include the option to participate in our annual wage survey along with the ability to view the results if you participate, and access to online resources through our website – WWW.AACM.CA. Members can also access the member forum, which is a place for articles of interest, your questions and their answers, and general office management information.
Typically, we hold our Annual General Meeting and a conference which is held in September in central Alberta (e.g. Red Deer, Jasper, and Banff). The Covid-19 pandemic has altered plans temporarily, but we hope to continue this annual event in some form while appropriately adhering to public health guidelines. We invite guest speakers to present topics that are current and relevant to our business. Speakers in the past have included presentations on HIA, EMR’s, staffing matters, primary care networks, management problems, etc. We also try to do round table discussions to share issues and concerns and this has become one of the best educational tools we have at our disposal.
Medical Group Management Association of Canada also typically has an annual conference held in June. This conference is held at different locations throughout the country, and gives our membership the opportunity to meet other clinic managers on a national level. The conference sessions always prove to be informative and thought-provoking. On occasion, the MGMAC and AACM join forces to have a conjoint conference in Alberta. For more information, check out the website at www.mgmac.org.
Personally, the AACM has been an invaluable tool in networking with other clinic managers and gaining pertinent education. We encourage your participation and in return you will gain a support group as well as many friends.
Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Executive Members if you have any questions.
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