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.

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Upcoming conferences/programs/events

September 1, 2018 - September 1, 2019 Basic Physician Privacy Training
Location NB - all areas - an e-learning program
Audience:  All Horizon Health Physicians
Contact: Margaret Melanson | 506-648-6911
September  2018 - June 2019 Dartmouth General Emergency Department Simulation Program
Audience: Family physicians and emergency room nurses at Dartmouth General
Location: Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth, NS
Contact: Dr. Kevin Spencer | 902-223-2694
NOTE: takes place every second Wednesday   
January - December 2019 Inter-professional Clinical Trauma Rounds - Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
Location:  Halifax, NS; and either Saint John or Moncton, NB
Audience:  those with an interest in trauma
Contact: Kathy Hartlen for NS | Emily Gallant for NB
NOTE:  These are affiliated but do not occur at the same time -- please contact the appropriate person for logistics and topics.
January - December 2019 Trauma Webinars - Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
Location: online from either Halifax, NS; Moncton, NB; or Saint John, NB
Audience:  those with an interest in trauma
Contact: Kathy Hartlen for NS | Emily Gallant for NB
NOTE:  These are affiliated but do not occur at the same time -- please contact the appropriate person for logistics and topics
May 23, 2019 Advanced Arrhythmia Symposium
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Internal Medicine Physicians, Cardiologists and Other Health Professionals
Contact: Dr. Martin Gardner
Agenda
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May 24-25, 2019 Atlantic Clinical Neuroscience Society 50th Conference
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Neurologists, neurosurgeons, residents in these two disciplines
Contact: Gwynedd Pickett | 902-473-1667
May 24, 2019 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP)
Location: Room 109 Convention Hall Level - The NEW Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax, NS
Audience: Any healthcare provider with acurrent BLS and ACLS card with the Heart and Stroke Foundation
Contact: ACLS@icloud.com and Dr. Mark Mensour
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May 25th, 2019 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Providers Instructor Course (ACLS EP)
Location: Room 109 Convention Hall Level - The NEW Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax, NS
Audience: Any Healthcare Provider who has a current BLS and ACLS card with the Heart and Stroke Foundation
Contact: ACLS@icloud.com and Dr. Mark Mensour
HSFC ACLS EP Instructor - Candidate Application
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May 25, 2019 Advancing Care: The Fundamentals of Quality Improvement in the Emergency Department
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Emergency physicians/residents, nurses and allied health professionals
Contact: Lucas Chartier | 416.340.3856
REGISTER NOW!!
May 28, 2019 Cognitive Load, Situational Awareness
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  IWK medical, dental and scientific staff
Contact: Nadine Loppie | 902-470-8202
May 29 2019 Dept. of Pediatrics Research Education and Skills Program:  Leadership Modules -- Module L2 - Management of Research
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Those interested in pediatric research
Contact: Terrilyn Chiasson | 902-494-6834
May 31, 2019 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologist. neurosurgeons
Contact: Lutz Weise | 902-473-6850
May 31 - June 2, 2019 Atlantic Provinces Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference (APCPAC)
Location: Hants Point, NS
Audience: Psychiatrists, residents & fellows in psychiatry, pediatricians
Contact: Megan Bellefontaine | 902-470-8376
May 31 - June 2, 2019 2019 Choosing Wisely NB with Academic Detailing Conference
Location: St. Andrews, NB
Audience: Family Physicians and Pharmacists
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902.494.2173
REGISTER NOW!!
Draft Agenda as of April 16, 2019
June 4, 2019 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Alzeheimer's Disease: What's New?
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
June 7, 2019 The Times that Make Us Squirm: Giving Feedback in Challenging Situations
Location: Upper River Valley, New Brunswick
Audience:  All Dalhousie and Memorial University - Faculty of Medicine
Contact: Angela Hogan | 506.636.6008
June 7, 2019 Annual General Meeting - Doctors Nova Scotia
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Family Physicians and Specialists
Contact: Barb Johnson | 902.481.4915
June 7, 2019 Clinical Day in Cardiology
Location: Sydney, NS
Audience:  Family practice physicians, nurses, and ancillary healthcare workers with an interest in cardiology
Contact: Kevin McKenzie | 902.478.7100
June 12, 2019 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  any doctor with an interest in hereditary diseases
Contact:  Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
June 12, 2019 Interprofessional Simulation Program for Health Care Workers in the Emergency Department
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Emergency physicians and other Emergency health professionals
Contact: Vered Gazit | 902-403-3217
June 13-14, 2019 Atlantic Radiotherapy Conference 2019
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapist, other health professionals involved in radiotherapy
Contact: Karen Watts | 902-473-6068
June 14, 2019  PEI 10th Annual ER Critical Care Summit
Location: Charlottetown, PEI
Audience:  All those with an interest in emergency and critical care medicine
Contact: Pat Bergin | 902-894-0274
June 14-15, 2019
23rd Atlantic Canada Oncology Group (ACOG) Symposium
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: NS medical and radiation oncologists; others with oncology interests
Contact: Dianne Smith | 709-364-3371
June 19-20, 2019 Medical Education Research and Innovation Showcase (MERIS)
Location:  Halifax, NS; videoconferenced to NB
Audience: Those with an interest in medical education
Contact: Linda MacNutt | 902-494-6307
June 25-29, 2019 73rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Location: St. Johns, NF
Audience: Plastics surgeons, residents and fellows
Contact: Karen Wagner | 514-843-5415
June 26, 2019 Dept. of Pediatrics Research Education and Skills Program:  Health Research Essentials Modules -- Module E3 - Responsible Conduct of Research
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Those interested in pediatric research
Contact: Terrilyn Chiasson | 902-494-6834
July 12, 2019 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologist. neurosurgeons
Contact: Lutz Weise | 902-473-6850
July 12-15, 2019 4th Annual Inverness Ultrasound Conference
Location: Inverness, NS
Audience: rheumatologists, family physicians
Contact: Juris Lazovskis | 902-539-7875
July 27, 2019 Dalhousie Medical School Class of 2004 – 15 Year Reunion
Location: Morrell, PEI
Audience:  Dalhousie Medical School graduates from the class of 2004
Contact:  Ashley O'Brien | 506-721-1604
September - December 2019 (various dates)

TREKK NS: Provincial Pathways:  Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Location:  Various - NS, NB and PEI
Audience: Family physicians, emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians, nurses and others EMR staff
Contact:  Carolyn Chiasson | 902-470-8823

For information on dates and locations, please use the contact information above.

September 10, 2019 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Capacity
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
September 13, 2019 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologist. neurosurgeons
Contact: Lutz Weise | 902-473-6850
September 18, 2019 Dept. of Pediatrics Research Education and Skills Program:  Health Research Essentials Modules -- Module E4 - "Grantsmanship" - grant Writing and the Peer-Review Process
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Those interested in pediatric research
Contact: Terrilyn Chiasson | 902-494-6834
September 25, 2019 Dept. of Pediatrics Research Education and Skills Program:  Leadership Modules -- Module L3 - Leading Research Teams
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Those interested in pediatric research
Contact: Terrilyn Chiasson | 902-494-6834
October 1, 2019 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Ageism/Stigma in Healthcare
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
October 25, 2019 2019 Dalhousie Medical Education Institute: It's All About Communication
Location: Fox Harbour, NS
Audience: Medical educators; healthcare professionals, learners
Contact: Susan Love | 902-494-2631
October 25-27, 2019 2019 Choosing Wisely with Academic Detailing Conference
Location: Fox Harbour, NS
Audience: Family physicians and pharmacists 
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
November 1, 2019 Atlantic Canada Thoracic Oncology Conference 
Location: Pier 21, Halifax, NS
Audience: Medical and radiation oncologists; others with oncology interests
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
November 1, 2019 Care by Design Long-Term Care Conference 
Location: The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS 
Audience: Family physicians, pharmacists and interested allied health professionals
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
November 5, 2019 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Fountain of Health
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
November 8 - 10, 2019 Vital Anesthesia Simulation Training (VAST) – Instructor Course
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience: Anesthesiologists delivering medical education via simulation (Restricted to 10)
Contact:  Robin Lake | 902-473-2331
November 15, 2019 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologist. neurosurgeons
Contact: Lutz Weise | 902-473-6850
November 20, 2019 Dept. of Pediatrics Research Education and Skills Program:  Health Research Essentials Modules -- Module E5 - Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Those interested in pediatric research
Contact: Terrilyn Chiasson | 902-494-6834
November 22, 2019 Atlantic Melanoma Meeting 
Location: Prince George Hotel, Halifax, NS 
Audience: Medical and radiation oncologists; others with oncology interests
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
November 27 - 29, 2019 Vital Anesthesia Simulation Training (VAST) – Instructor Course
Location:  Whitehorse, Yukon
Audience: Anesthesiologists delivering medical education via simulation (Restricted to 10)
Contact:  Robin Lake | 902-473-2331
November 28-30, 2019 93rd Annual Dalhousie Fall Refresher 
Loaction: Halifax, NS
Audience: Family physicians, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals 
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
December 3, 2019 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Elder Abuse
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799

Annual conferences

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 Epinephrine and Anaphylaxis. 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 isobel.fleming@dal.ca