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 membership for a year is $155. $50 of the registration fee goes to the national association MGMAC (Medical Group Management Association of Canada). MGMAC's national conference will be held June 10 to 13, 2019 in Penticton, BC at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Watch their website for details in early 2019.
We presently have approximately 171 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.
Once a year we hold our annual general meeting and conference, which is usually held in September in central Alberta (e.g. Red Deer, Jasper, and Banff). In 2019, our conference will be held in Red Deer from September 11th-13th 2019.
At the conference, we invite guest speakers to do presentations on topics that are current and relevant to our business. Speakers in the past have included presentations on POSP, HIA, EMRs, 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.
Become a member
If you are a clinic manager and would like to enjoy the benefits of AACM for a small yearly fee click the link below.