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Cudmore Memorial Lecture

Bringing in the best

The Annual Paul Cudmore Memorial Lecture gives you the opportunity to expand your horizons by learning from and interacting with a leading medical educator for two to three days. Our first lecture was in 1978, featuring Dr. George Miller, and we’ve been bringing in world-class experts every year since.

Upcoming lecture and workshop:  TBA


Past lectures

We’re proud to attract experts with a variety of specialties. Some of our recent lecturers include:

2016: Karen Mann

Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada


  • Developing Patient-centred Clinicians: What Can We Do as Educators
  • Putting the Science of Learning into Our Work

2015: Cees van de Vlueten

School of Health Professions, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands


  • A Journey Towards Programmatic Assessment
  • The Dalhousie Programmatic Assessment Approach

2014: Neel T. Shaw

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boson, MA, USA


  • The Challenge of Considering Costs while Caring for Patients
  • Educating Clinicians to Deflate Medical Bills: Best Practices for Teaching Value

2013: Richard Reznick

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON


  • Competency-Based Education is Necessary But Insufficient Without Radical Curricular Change
  • The Practicalities of Competency-Based Education and Assessment: Making It Happen

2012: Will Ross

Associate Dean for Diversity, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA


  • Health Equity and Community Benefit: Making the Case for Diversity in Medicine
  • Enhancing Faculty Diversity: Strategies for Institution-Wide Success

2011: Jerome P. Kassirer

Distinguished Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA


  • Teaching Clinical Reasoning

2010: Dr. Ivy Oandasan

Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON


  • Advancing a Clinical Shift in Health Professions Education — Aligning Systems for Success
A man of many contributions

The Annual Paul Cudmore Memorial Lecture was started in memory of Dr. Paul Cudmore and the significant impact he made at Dalhousie Medical School.

He began his Dalhousie career in 1964 as the director of the Student Health Services and assistant director of Continuing Medical Education. In 1970, he was appointed assistant dean, with responsibility for curriculum education, and in 1973, he was appointed to associate dean. Just three years later, he passed away after a lengthy illness.