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

February 21, 2020 PGME PD/PA Education Day 2020
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Program directors and administrators in PGME
Contact: Jennifer Acuna | 902-494-3117
March 3, 2020 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Driving
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
March 11, 2020 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
March 27-28, 2020 9th Annual Thomas Fear and Alice Morgans Fear Memorial Conference:  Collaboractive Primary Healthcare in the New Age
Location: Halifax Convention Centre
Audience: medical students, residents, physicians/medical faculty and staff
Contact: Linda MacNutt
March 28, 2020 Comprehensive Basic Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians and residents
Contact: Robin Lake | 902473-2331
April 2, 2020 Family Medicine Faculty Development Roadshow: Medical Error -- Our culture, Our Reactions, Our Learners
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Family medicine preceptors
Contact: Alethea Lacas | 902-473-4747
April 4, 2020 Family Medicine Faculty Development Roadshow: Medical Error -- Our culture, Our Reactions, Our Learners
Location: Yarmouth, NS
Audience:  Family medicine preceptors
Contact: Alethea Lacas | 902-473-4747
April 6, 2020 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  BPSD
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
April 8, 2020 2020 Department of Anesthesia Research Day
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Those with an interest in anesthesia research
Contact: Jilllian Banfield | 902-473-4337
April 8, 2020 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Research Day 2020
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Ophthalmologists, residents, nurses researchers, medical students and those with an interest in the field
Contact: Andrea Titterness | 902 473-3751
April 8, 2020 Department of Surgery Research Day 2020
Audience:  Dept. of Surgery faculty, residents, medical students, invited guests
Location: Halifax, NS
Contact: Elaine Marsh | 902-473-4615
April 11 - 12, 2020 Vital Anesthesia Simulation Training (VAST) course
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Anesthesia providers and perioperative health-care providers in low-resource/remote settings
Contact: Lisa Nardecchia  | 902-473-5428
April 16, 2020 Department of Medicine Research Day
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Physicians, PhD members, undergraduate medical students
Contact: Heather Fraser | 902-473-6696
April 16-17, 2020

Integrated Care for Gender Dysphoric, Gender Non-binary and Transgender Children
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  NSHA & IWK child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists and social works as well as other with an interest
Contact: Megan Bellefontaine | 902-470-8376

Program brochure

April 16, 2020 Family Medicine Faculty Development Roadshow: Medical Error -- Our culture, Our Reactions, Our Learners
Location: Saint John, NB
Audience:  Family medicine preceptors
Contact: Alethea Lacas | 902-473-4747
April 22, 2020 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
April 23-24, 2020 5th New Brunswick Internal Medicine Update
Location: Moncton, NB
Audience: Family physicians, internal medicine specialists, medical students, residents, nurse practitioners
Contact: Veronique Legault | 506-870-2812
April 23 - 25, 2020 46th Annual Dalhousie Spring Refresher (Emergency Medicine Topics) 
Location: Halifax Convention Centre 
Audience: emergency physicians, pharmacists, paramedics, emergency nurses, nurse practitioners
Contact: Jane Harris
Registration | Agenda
April 28, 2020 Anesthesia Academic Promotion Workshop
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Anesthesiologists
Contact: Cyndi Lushman | 902-473-4344
May 5, 2020 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Substance Use/CCSMH Guidelines
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
May 13, 2020 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
May 25, 2020

5-minute CBT: Behaviour Activitation to Improve Health Outcomes Using Fountain of Health Tools -- Introductory session
Location: Online from Halifax
Audience:  Family physicians, psychiatrists
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799

Note:  this is a weekly 4-session program online - please contact Ms. DeYoung for full  information)

June 2, 2020 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Psychosis in the Elderly
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
June 5-6, 2020 21st Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference
Location: Halifax, NS
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
Support Package
June 10, 2020 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
June 16 - 20, 2020 74th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Location: Quebec, PQ
Audience:  Plastic surgeons/residents/fellows and medical students
Contact: Karyn Wagner | 514-843-5415
June 19-20, 2020 24th Annual Atlantic Canada Oncology Group (ACOG)/CAGPO
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Medical and radiation oncologists, other health professionals involved in oncology
Contact: Dianne Smith | 709-364-3771
September 8, 2020 Seniors Mental Health Web Education Series:  Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour in LTC
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Health professionals working with elderly patients with mental health issues
Contact: Nicole DeYoung | 902-473-7799
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
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
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

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.