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

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
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.

Oct. 23 - Charlottetown, PEI

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 20, 2019 Neurology Update XII
Location: Sydney, NS
Audience:  family physicians, emergency medicine staff and interdisciplinary neurology health care teams
Contact: Tina Burke | 902-567-7930
September 20, 2019 19th Annual Cape Breton Cancer Care Symposium
Location: Sydney, NS
Audience: family physicians, specialist, interdiscplinary health care team
Contact: Dawn Carey | 902-567-8074
September 21, 2019 IWK Department of Family Medicine CME Morning
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Primary care obstetrics providers (family physicians)
Contact: Lynn Bussey | 902-233-9585
September 24, 2019 The Importance of Smoking Cessation in Cancer Care: Emerging Evidence and Clinical Practices
Location: Saint John, NB and online
Audience: physicians and interprofessional health care teams working in cancer care
Contact: Josh Scoville | 506-648-6113
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
September 25, 2019 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
September 27-29, 2019 Atlantic Eye Symposium (2019)
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Ophthalmologists, optometrists, residents, nurses, technicians
Contact: Arif Samad | 902-423-2525
September 27-29, 2019 New Brunswick Urology Association Annual Meeting
Location: Saint John, NB
Audience: Urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists
Contact: Matthew Acker | 506-648-7935
September 28, 2019 Dalhousie Medicine Class of 1999 20 Year Reunion
Location: St. Andrew's, NB
Audience:  Graduates of the Dalhousie medical class of 1999
Contact:  Sherri-Lee Samson | 506-459-7013
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 2, 2019 HEX-19 Mass Casualty Simulation Exercise
Location: Bridgewater, NS
Audience:  Family physicians, those involved with emergency medicine
Contact: John Amstrong | 902-494-2255
October 2, 2019 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
October 2-5, 2019 Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting 2019
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Radiation oncologists, physicians, interprofessional team members in radiation oncology
Contact: Mary Hooey | 416-946-4457
October 3, 2019 Leading the Way: Paediatric Orthopaedic Primary Care
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Family physicians, pediatricians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and others with an interest in paedetric orthopaedics
Contact: Kyleigh Woods | 902-4703954
October 4-6, 2019 54th Annual Atlantic Radiology Conference 2019
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Radiologists
Contact:  Krista Whitehouse | 902-473-7943
October 5, 2019 Tongue Ties and Their Impact on Infant Feeding
Location: Wolfville, NS
Audience: Family physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, lactation consultants
Contact: Kylie Fields | 902-448-2213
October 11, 2019 Atlantic Pain Conference 2019
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  physicians, other health professionals and the public -- all who have an interest in pain management.
Contact: Jessica Howe | 902-473-6428
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
Agenda
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October 25, 2019 Transplant Atlantic 2019
Location:  Halifax, NS
Audience: physicians, organ donor coordinators, those involved with transplantation
Contact: Christopher Hanf | 902-473-6193
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
Agenda
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October 29, 2019 2019 Rehabilitation Research Day
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Rehabailitation researchers (students, staff, residents, faculty)
Contact: Suzanne Salsman | 902-473-1238
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
Agenda as of September 13
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November 1, 2019 9th Annual Care by Design Long-Term Care Conference 
Location: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Halifax, NS
Audience: Family physicians, pharmacists and interested allied health professionals
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
Draft Agenda as of September 10th 
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November 1, 2019 Blood Matters 2019 - Making a Difference
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Transfusion medicine physicians, hematologistd, RNs and Laboratory Technicians
Contact: Patricia Belisle | 902-487-0516
November 2, 2019 2019 Dalhousie University Hematology Symposium
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Hematologists, physicians & interprofessional health team members dealing with patients with thrombosis and hemostasis
Contact: Sudeep Shivakumar | 902-473-8562
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 6, 2019 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
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 13 - 15, 2019 Simulation Leader Interprofessional Instructor Course (SLIIC)
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: those involved in delivering simulation-based medical education
Contact: Cyndi Lushman | 902-473-4344
November 15, 2019 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologist. neurosurgeons
Contact: Lutz Weise | 902-473-6850
November 15, 2019 Medicine Matters Conference 2019
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  Internists, senior residents & nurse practitioners in internal medicine/subspecialties
Contact: Trudy Taylor | 902-473-3818
November 15, 2019 Clinical Smoking Cessation Education Forum
Location: Saint John, NB
Audience: healthcar providers involved with smoking cessation
Contact: Shelley Hewitson | 506-447-4293
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 Moncton Sports Concussion Education Day
Location: Moncton, NB
Audience: family physicians, neurologists, emergency physicians, physiatrists, those dealing with brain injury
Contact:  Stephanie Melanson | 506-532-6696
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
Preliminary Agenda
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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
Agenda
Prospectus
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November 29 - December 1, 2019 Vital Anesthesia Simulation Training (VAST)  course
Location:  Whitehorse, Yukon
Audience: Anesthesia providers and perioperative health care practitioners in low-rsource and/or remote settings
Contact:  Robin Lake | 902-473-2331
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
December 11, 2019 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
January 8, 2020 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
February 12, 2020 Centre for Genomics Enhanced Medicine Seminar Series 
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Doctors interested in hereditary disease
Contact: Johane Robitaille | 902-470-8632
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
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
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
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

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 Antibiotics: Why and Why Not. 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