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 and get your name on our blast-list!

Upcoming conferences/programs/events

 

Response to COVID-19: 

    Please note that MOST of these events may be cancelled. Please check with the contact person for further information.

    Also, all in-person CPD activites are cancelled as per our Continiung Professional Development main page  

March - April 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

NEXT SESSIONS: 

Diving into Virtual Care: Tips for Getting the Most out of Virtual Care
When: April 1, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. Register here

Public Health Update and PPE Education
When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. Register here.

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.

March 26 - April 30, 2020 Airway Management in a COVID19 Patient
Location: Halifax/Dartmouth, NS
Audience: Anesthesiologists
Contact: Cyndi Lushman | 902-473-4344
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 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 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 28, 2020

Anesthesia Academic Promotion Workshop
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Anesthesiologists
Contact: Cyndi Lushman | 902-473-4344

POSTPONED -- may be offered at a later date as an online program or rescheduled as a face-to-face.  Not current set.

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 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 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

CANCELLED - to be rescheduled

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.