Our awards presentations are an important part of the fall Representative Forum and Annual General Meeting. The Alberta Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association awards celebrate the achievements of individuals whose fascinating careers have helped to make this world a better place.
For your reading pleasure today, our honorees have kindly provided their reflections about the importance of AMA/CMA service in their professional lives. Additionally, they have generously shared delightful insights into their personal interests and passions.
We hope you will enjoy this glimpse into the lives of those whose achievements we will be celebrating.
The AMA Achievement Awards were created to honor physicians and non-physicians for their contributions to quality health care in Alberta. The Medal for Distinguished Service and the Medal of Honor are the highest awards presented by the AMA.
Medal for Distinguished Service
Medal of Honor
The AMA Award for Compassionate Service honors physicians who, during their careers, have served as an inspiration to others with outstanding compassion, dedication and extraordinary contributions to volunteer or philanthropy efforts to improve the state of his or her community.
The AMA Long-Service Award recognizes physicians with 10 years of AMA service who contribute their knowledge, skills and time to the advancement of the profession. Their work, whether on the Board of Directors or its committees, supports and encourages the Association’s development.
The Member Emeritus award recognizes significant contributions to the goals and aims of the AMA, seniority, long-term membership and distinguished service (20 years) based on criteria determined by the Board of Directors. Members Emeriti enjoy all the rights and privileges of a full member, but shall not be required to pay annual dues.
The CMA Honorary Membership Awards recognize those persons who have distinguished themselves by their attainments in medicine, science, the humanities or who have rendered significant services to the association, are members of the association in good standing and have reached the age of 65 years.
Honorary members have also significantly contributed to the goals and aims of the AMA, and have been recognized with Member Emeritus distinction. Honorary members enjoy all the rights and privileges of the associations but are not required to pay any fees.