Conferences

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Alongside various sponsoring departments within Dalhousie Medical School, we provide two, large annual conferences. These intensive programs, varying in length from one to three days, are designed to provide you with the most up-to-date information possible.

No matter what your professional focus is, you’ll find something to enhance your skills and further your knowledge. From our cardiovascular conference to hands-on surgical workshops and everything in between, our attendance numbers prove that they’re a worthwhile investment of your time.

 If you are a physician and wish to start receiving weekly reminders of all our accredited events, please fill in this form (it can be downloaded and filled in) and get your name on our blast-list!

Upcoming conferences/programs/events

Response to COVID-19: 

    Please note that due to COVID-19, circumstance for in-person events may change suddenly.  Check to see if the activity you are interested in is virtual.

March - December 2020

COVID-19 Educational Interventions and Updates – webinar series
Location: online from Dartmouth, NS
Audience:  All Nova Scotia physicians
Contact: Barbara Johnson | 902-481-4915

NOTE: PEI and NB doctors are welcome to join the webinars. However, questions will be restricted to NS physicians only due to the volume of questions and the numbers of participants. Registration is required!

NEXT SESSIONS: 

  • Oct. 6, 2020 7-9 p.m.:  Seasonal flu and COVID-19. Register today
  • Oct. 27, 2020  7-9 p.m.: Family Medicine in the New Normal.  Register today

This will be updated as information comes to us. For a quicker response please check the DoctorsNS website.

Please note: this is an ongoing series that may extend past the dates listed.

April 12 - December 31, 2020 Remote SIM Programme for COVID-19 in Direct Patient Care [5 module program]
1. SIM leader development
2. Patient offloading in the ED
3. PPE donning and doffing
4. Airway management
5. COVID-19 approaches for Primary Care
Location:  online from Halifax to the Maritime provinces
Audience:  All healthcare professionals dealing with the COIVD-19 pandemic
Contact: Susan Love   
May 30, 2020 - May 30, 2021

Identification and Referral of Potential Organ and Tissue Donors Modules (5 modules)

  • Introduction to Identification and Referral of Potential Organ and Tissue Donors
  • Tips for Approaching the Family
  •  Transplant “Myth-busters”
  • Organ Donation as part of Goals of Care
  • FAQ and Special Situations

Location: Online from Halifax; registration required
Audience:  primary care physicians, emergency care physicians, ICU physicians,hospitalists, those working with critically ill patients
Contact: Susan Love

May 30, 2020 - May 30, 2021

Pediatric Emergency Care Modules (5 modules)

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Croup
  • Sepsis
  • Anaphylaxis

Location: Online from Halifax; registration required
Audience:  family physicians, pediatric emergency physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners,Emergency Department paramedics, nurses
Contact: Susan Love

August 2020- August 2023

Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation: Donation After Circulatory Death
Location:  Online from Halifax, NS
Audience: Critical care physicians, emergency physician
Contact: Jennifer Hancock

September 24, 2020 2020 Clinical Day in Cardiology Online
Location: online from Sydney, NS
Audience:  Family physicians, emergency medicine specialists, nurses
Contact:  Kevin MacKenzie | 902-478-7100
Webiste: http://www.ac-society.org
September 30, 2020

Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: Vascular Surgery and lnterventional Radiology in Complex Orthopedic Care 
Location: Online from Saint John, NB
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact:  Emily Gallant | 506-648-8040

September 30 - October 28, 2020 5-minute CBT - Behaviour Activation to Improve Health Outcomes Using Fountain of Health Tools (multiple session webinars)
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  clinicians interested in learning about CBT tools.
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
October 3, 2020 Choosing Wisely with Academic Detailing, Virtual Conference
Audience: Physicians, pharmacists, health care professionals
Contact: Gillian Reid
Agenda | Register here
October 6, 2020 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Cannabis
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
October 13, 2020

Interprofessional Trauma Round NS & NB - Mortality and Morbidity, Case Studies and Reviews
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Robert MacKinley | 902-473-2049

October 16, 2020 Atlantic Pain Conference 2020
Location: Halifax, NS (online)
Audience:  Family physicians, other health professionals who deal with patients in pain, patients
Contact:  Jessica Howe | 902-473-6428
October 17, 2020

DrNS Annual Conference (AGM) Education sessions
Location: Online from Dartmouth, NS
Audience:  All Nova Scotia physicians
Contact: Barbara Johnson | 902-481-4915
Website:  https://doctorsns.com/

October 20, 2020 2020 Rehabilitation Research Day
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience: Rehabilitation researchers, including students, residents, staff and faculty
Contact: Suzanne Salsman | 902-473-1409
October 22-27, 2020 Integrated Care for Gender Dysphoric, Gender Non-binary and Transgender Children into Adulthood
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  NSHA & IWK child & adolescent clinical Social Workers, psychologists and psychiatrists
Contact:  Megan Bellefontaine | 902-470-8376
October 24, 2020 Update in Rheumatology for Family Physicians
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience: Primary care practitioners 
Contact: Kelly Harnish-Mowery  | 902-473-9626
Register here | Agenda
October 28, 2020 Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: The Surgeon is Still Important! Surgical Care of Major Trauma Patients
Location: Online from Saint John, NB
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact:  Emily Gallant | 506-648-8040
October, 30, 2020 Long Term Care by Design Virtual Conference
Audience: Physicians, pharmacists, health care professionals
Contact: Gillian Reid
Register here
November 3, 2020 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Depression
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
November 5, 2020 Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Virtual Scientific Program 2020
Location:  online from Montreal, PQ
Audience:  Plastic surgeons, residents and fellows; medical students.
Contact: Karyn Wagner | 514-843-5415
Website: http://www.plasticsurgery.ca
November 9, 2020

ACTEAST Improvement Collaborative
Location: online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  Emergency physicians, radiologists, neurologists, internal medicine physicians, emergency nurses, diagnostic imaging technicians (specifically CT technicians), stroke nurses, and hospital administrators.
Contact:  Noreen Kamal | 902-494-3293
website

November 10, 2020 Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: Airway in Trauma - Pearls and Pitfalls
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Emily Gallant |902-473-2049
November 13, 2020 Medicine Matters 2020
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Department of Medicine - general internists and subspecialties of internal
medicine from NS/NB
Contact: Mary Synette | 902-473-3387
November 13, 2020 APPHON Conference
Location: online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  Hematologists, oncologists, pediatricians, allied health professionals
Contact: Carol Digout |902-470-7429 
November 16, 2020 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologists, neurosurgeons, anaesthestists, pain management specialists, psychologists and psychiatrists
Contact:  Pam Slauenwhite
November 25, 2020 Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: There's More to The Head Than the Brain: Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat and Face All Count, Too!
Location: Online from Saint John, NB
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact:  Emily Gallant | 506-648-8040
November 26, 2020

Virtual Advanced Arrhythmia Symposium 2020
Location:  online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  Cardiologists, internal medicine specialists, allied cardiac health professionals
Contact: Dr. Martin Gardner
Registration weblink to follow shortly

November 27 - 28, 2020 94th Annual Dalhousie Fall Refresher
Location: Both in Person and Virtual, Halifax Convention Centre
Audience: primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners
Contact: Gillian Reid
More information and registration coming soon
December 1, 2020 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
December 8, 2020 Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: Communication in Resus-Orchestration of Trauma Team
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Emily Gallant |902-473-2049
January 8, 2021 ACTEAST Improvement Collaborative
Location: online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  Emergency physicians, radiologists, neurologists, internal medicine physicians, emergency nurses, diagnostic imaging technicians (specifically CT technicians), stroke nurses, and hospital administrators.
Contact:  Noreen Kamal | 902-494-3293
website
January 8, 2021 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologists, neurosurgeons, anaesthestists, pain management specialists, psychologists and psychiatrists
Contact:  Pam Slauenwhite
January 12, 2021 Interprofessional Trauma Round NS & NB - Mortality and Morbidity, Case Studies and Reviews
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Robert MacKinley | 902-473-2049
January 21, 2021 Interprofessional Simulation Program for Health Care Providers in the Emergency Department
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience:  Emergencey Department (pediatrics) physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and clerks 
Contact: Vered Gazit | 902-470-3925    
February 9, 2021 Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: Orthopedics - Pelvic Injuries
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Emily Gallant |902-473-2049
March 9, 2021 Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: Patient Journey through the Trauma System
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Emily Gallant |902-473-2049
March 21, 2021 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologists, neurosurgeons, anaesthestists, pain management specialists, psychologists and psychiatrists
Contact:  Pam Slauenwhite
April 13, 2021 Interprofessional Trauma Round NS & NB - Mortality and Morbidity, Case Studies and Reviews
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Robert MacKinley | 902-473-2049
April 28, 2021 Interprofessional Simulation Program for Health Care Providers in the Emergency Department
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience:  Emergencey Department (pediatrics) physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and clerks 
Contact: Vered Gazit | 902-470-3925    
May 3, 2021 ACTEAST Improvement Collaborative
Location: online from NB/PEI
Audience:  Emergency physicians, radiologists, neurologists, internal medicine physicians, emergency nurses, diagnostic imaging technicians (specifically CT technicians), stroke nurses, and hospital administrators.
Contact:  Noreen Kamal | 902-494-3293
website
May 4, 2021 Interprofessional Simulation Program for Health Care Providers in the Emergency Department
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience:  Emergencey Department (pediatrics) physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and clerks 
Contact: Vered Gazit | 902-470-3925    
May 11, 2021 Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: REBOA Debate - Latest and Most Current Evidence
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Emily Gallant |902-473-2049
May 14, 2021 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologists, neurosurgeons, anaesthestists, pain management specialists, psychologists and psychiatrists
Contact:  Pam Slauenwhite
June 8, 2021 Trauma Webinar Education series NS & NB: Pediatric Trauma Update
Location: Online from Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Emily Gallant |902-473-2049
June 25, 2021 ACTEAST Improvement Collaborative
Location: online from NB/PEI
Audience:  Emergency physicians, radiologists, neurologists, internal medicine physicians, emergency nurses, diagnostic imaging technicians (specifically CT technicians), stroke nurses, and hospital administrators.
Contact:  Noreen Kamal | 902-494-3293
website
July 13, 2021 Interprofessional Trauma Round NS & NB - Mortality and Morbidity, Case Studies and Reviews
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience:  residents, physicians, interprofessional health care team members
Contact: Robert MacKinley | 902-473-2049
July 23, 2021 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologists, neurosurgeons, anaesthestists, pain management specialists, psychologists and psychiatrists
Contact:  Pam Slauenwhite

Annual conferences

Fear Memorial Conference

  • Audience: medical faculty and students, residents, physicians and medical staff
  • Goal: to focus on an important theme in medical education (the theme changes with each conference)
  • Full Name:  Annual Thomas Fear and Alice Morgans Fear Memorial Conference
  • Fear Conference website

MERIS

  • Audience: medical, dental and health care communities
  • Goal: to present research and innovation relevant to  medical, interprofessional and health professions education
  • Webpage Link
  • Full title: MERIS: (Medical Education Research and Innovation Showcase)

Family Medicine Refresher

  • Audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, hospitalists
  • Goal: to enhance knowledge, attitudes, and skills in family medicine, informed by the best available evidence

Therapeutics Refresher

  • Audience: primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners
  • Goal: to enhance knowledge, attitudes, and skills in the area of therapeutics in family medicine, informed by the best available evidence

Emergency Medicine Refresher

  • Audience: emergency physicians, pharmacists, paramedics, emergency nurses, nurse practitioners
  • Goal: to enhance knowledge, attitudes, and skills for the management of emergencies, informed by the best evidence available  

Medicine Matters

  • Audience: physicians providing broad-based care in internal medicine, including those covering on-call, acute presentations, and hospital-based care
  • Goal: to enhance knowledge, attitudes, and skills in the area of general internal medicine, informed by the best available medicine

 

 


* Dalhousie Academic Detailing Service is currently detailing with the topic Hypertension: High Risk, Pregnancy and Children. Visits take about 30 minutes and are eligible for 2 Mainpro Cert+ credits with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. If you have not been contacted and would like a detailing visit, or would like further information about the Service, please email kelly.mackinnon@dal.ca.