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With so many exciting opportunities to explore the arts and humanities with the Dalhousie Medical School, we’ve always got something to announce. Check back often.



Response to COVID-19

Please be advised:  Effective immediately (March 13, 2020) Continuing Professional Development / Division of Medical Education will be cancelling ALL in-person events offered through this office. This will include all events scheduled up to June 30th 2020.


Communications from this office will be forthcoming to all event organizers and registrants.

Please contact CPD@Dal.Ca if you have any questions



Dalhousie Medical History Society

Schedule 2019-2020  [PDF 174 kB]

CANCELLED for April and May

Location: Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University  Avenue, Halifax, NS


”Membership dues for 2020 -- print, fill in and send this form  [PDF 24 kB] if you have not already done so.  Thank you

Booklet - Dalhousie Society for the History of Medicine 1981–2020 [PDF 502  kB]

Quill and Stethoscope Brunch: Cynthia Davis Writing Awards


Cynthia Davis was an avid supporter of creative writing in medicine and initiated these awards. Cynthia died following an accident; these awards for writing continue to honour her legacy and passion.


Gold Headed Cane Awards Dinner




Portia White Gala Concert

This successful annual event took place on Friday, November 22, 2019 -- see below.   


T J Murray Visiting Scholar in the Medical Humanities

Dr. Richard Kogan's lecture (and performance) on January 20, 2020 on "Music and Medicine:  George Gershwin" was very well attended.  Pictures below.

For more details, please see the poster [PDF 618 kB]

Below:  Left - Dr. Kogan demonstrating his mastery of Gershwin's work

Right -- Dr. Kogan with the TJ Murray Visiting Scholar Committee (left to right):  Dr. Marika Warren, Dr Wendy Stewart, Mrs. T.J. Murray, Dr. T.J. Murray and Dr. Richard Kogan