Dal Alert

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.



Update your knowledge

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.

The weekly Tuesday "Current Events" email blast will be wrapping up on June 19, 2018. If you are a physician and wish to start receiving weekly reminders of all our accredited events (starting again in the fall), please fill in this form and get your name on our blast-list!

Upcoming conferences

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 14, 2018 Deep Brain Stimulation Rounds - 1st session
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Neurologist. neurosurgeons
Contact: Lutz Weise | 902-473-6850
Note: this is bi-monthly in term
September 14, 2018 Medical Education Insitute 2018
Location: Moncton, NB
Audience: All Dalhousie medical faculty
Contact: Angela Hogan | 506-636-6008
September 21, 2018 New Brunswick Urology Association Meeting
Location: Fredericton, NB
Audience: Urologists, medical and radiation oncologists, residents, nurses, pharmacists and radiation technicians
Contact: Jeff McKay | 506-454-3716
September 28-30, 2018 Atlantic Pediatric Society Conference
Location: Wallace, NS
Audience: Pediatricians, pediatrics residents
Contact: Oliva Ortiz-Alvarez | 902-867-1412
October 1, 2018 Geria"tricks" Education Day
Location: Truro, NS
Audience: family physicians, health preossionals, social workers and health care worker who provide care to elderly patients
Contact: Beckey Langille | 902-896-2609
October 12-14, 2018 Choosing Wisely with Academic Detailing
Location: Digby Pines, Digby NS
Audience: Primary Care Providers (Max 50 Participants)
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
October 19, 2018 Atlantic Pain Conference 2018
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: family physicians, healthcare professionals, those with an interest in pain
Contact: Alyssa Pyke | 902-4736428
November 2-3, 2018 Atlantic Canada Stroke Conference
Location: Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax NS
Audience: Primary Care Providers, Nurses and other Ancillary Health Care Providers
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
Prospectus | Call for Abstracts & Submission Forms - Deadline Oct 15, 2018
Draft Agenda as of September 12th
November 2-4, 2018 150th Anniversary Gala Weekend Celebration
Location: Halifax Convention Centre, Halifax NS
Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Community Partners, Stakeholders and Learners
Contact: Char Joseph-Dunbar | 902-494-3600
Med150 Flyers_Symposium
Med150 Flyers _Tours
Med150 Flyers _Gala
Scrub and Grub Breafkast
November 3, 2018 Dalhousie Class of '78 40th Reunion
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Graduates of Class of 1978, Dalhousie Medical School
Contact: Michael Fleming | 902-494-2106
November 8, 2018 Leading the Way: Paediatric Orthopaedic Primary Care
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Family physicians, pediatricians, healthprofessionals with an orthopaedic interest
Contact: Kyleigh Woods | 902-470-3954
November 17, 2018 ACP Atlantic Provinces Chapter - 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Audience: Internists, Residents and Students
Contact: Domenica Utano | 1 (613) 986-2746
Register Now | ACP Canada Website | Prospectus
November 17, 2018 Rheumatology CME for Family Physicians
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Primary care physicians
Contact:  Elana Murphy | 902-473-7040
November 23, 2018 Long Term Care by Design
Location: Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax NS
Audience: Primary Care Providers, Specialists and other Ancillary Health Care Providers
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
December 6-8, 2018 92nd Annual Dalhousie Fall Refresher
Location: Halifax Convention Centre
Audience:  Primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners
Contact: Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
Agenda as of July 20, 2018

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