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Understanding the Art of Dementia

Guest Speaker: Mark Gilbert (researcher, artist and teacher)

For more information call:  1-800-611-6345 or visit alzheimer.ca/ns

This is the same event held on two different dates/locations.

January 25, 2018 Event  - Bridgewater

Location:  Best Western Plus, Bridgewater, NS

Time:  8 - 10 a.m.

Cost:  $35 each  or $280 for a table of 8

Poster [pdf 2 MB]    Registration form [pdf 186 kB]

January 26, 2018 Event  - Halifax

Location: The Westin Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

Time 7 - 9 a.m.

Cost:  $45 each or $450 for a table of 10

Poster  [pdf 2 MB]    Registration form [pdf 181 kB]



Dalhousie Medical History Society Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018

Place: Dalhousie University Club

Time: 6:00 pm; for dinner 6:30 pm

Cost: $30

Topics and Speakers:

The Influence of War on Advances in Anesthesia -- Dr. Karim Mukhida

Medical History of Pictou County - Dr. Allan Marble

RSVP AnaBela.Sardinha@dal.ca or (902-494-1533)  no later than 4:00 PM, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

Poster [pdf 217 kB]

Memberships are now due for 2018 -- Please print off, fill in and send in the relevant form


Call for Nominations for the Dr. Gerald Archibald Gold Headed Cane award (for a Faculty member in the Faculty of Medicine)

Dr. Archibald (who passed away at age 86 on November 6/17) was the first medical student at Dalhousie to receive essential financial assistance. He felt strongly about not only “giving back” but also promoting the Humanities in medicine.  In 2002, Dr. Archibald and his wife, Gale, endowed the Dr. Gerald Archibald Gold-headed Cane Award for excellence in the field of Medical Humanities.  This special award will continue to be the Archibald’s legacy in the Humanities in Medicine at Dalhousie University.

The award honors a physician faculty member who:

  1. Demonstrates a humanistic approach to clinical care and teaching
  2. Integrates the medical humanities in their own life and clinical practice
  3. Serves as an effective role model in the medical humanities

Please consider which of your colleagues would be deserving of this award and submit  (1) a nomination letter, (2) letters of support, and  (3) an abbreviated 2-page CV of the candidate to medhuman@dal.ca by February 28, 2018. Please see the attached Call [pdf 442 kB]

The award will be presented at the annual Gold Headed Cane Award dinner on May 12th, 2018.  At this dinner we will honor Dr. Archibald for his significant contributions to the Dalhousie University Medical Humanities program.