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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.

Upcoming conferences

April 5 - 7, 2018 44th Annual Dalhousie Spring Refresher - Therapeutics
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners
Contact:  Gillian Reid | 902-494-2173
Registration Pending - Save the Date!
April 17, 2018 Department of Pediatrics Trainee Research Day
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience:  trainees in Pediatrics
Contact: Jason Berman | 902-470-8048
April 19-20, 2018 Integrated Care for Gender Dysphoric, Gender Non-Binary and Transgender Children into Adulthood
Location: Halifax, NS
Audience: Child/Adolescent clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, pediatricians
Contact: Megan Bellefontaine | 902-470-7893
April 27-28, 2018 Creating Spaces Conference
Location: Theatre B, Tupper Building, University Avenue, Halifax, NS
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students
Contact: cpd@dal.ca | 902-494-3600
May 2, 2018 2018 NB Heart and Stroke Conference: Across the Continuum and Beyond
Location: Fredericton, NB
Audience:  healthcare professionals working across the continuum of care for those with stroke
Contact: Betty Hoyt | 506-634-1620
June 8, 2018

Medical Education Institue 150: Educating Leaders for the Next 150 Years
Location: Halifax, NS (with some videoconferencing)
Audience: medical residents, medical students
Contact: FacDev@dal.ca (for more information and to register)



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 COPD: What to do With all These New Inhalers. 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