The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) will install its president for 2012-13 on Saturday, September 22, during its Annual General Meeting and Representative Forum at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton. The AMA president serves a one-year term, in addition to one year each as president-elect and immediate past president.
Dr. R. Michael Giuffre will officially assume the role of AMA president at the end of the Representative Forum meeting on Saturday afternoon. Giuffre, a pediatric cardiologist, practices at the Providence Pediatric Clinic in Calgary and is a clinical professor of cardiac sciences and pediatrics at the University of Calgary. He is also a member of the University’s Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.
He has received Gold Star Teacher Awards from the Faculty of Medicine at the U of C, was selected as Physician of the Year by the Calgary Medical Society, and was named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Cardiology.
Guiffre has been actively involved with the AMA for many years. He has been a Representative Forum delegate since 2003 and is presently a member of the Board of Directors and various committees. He has published extensively and volunteers his time and expertise to local, national and international organizations, and is a member of both private and public boards of directors including UNICEF Canada.