Academic Detailing Service

Relevant, in-depth information

Benefit from customized, one-on-one or small group educational sessions, delivered in-person and/or online, with trained health care professionals. We do the research, the analysis and the synthesis; you get a critically appraised and balanced message to enhance your practice.

We work with local specialists and an advisory panel of four family physicians from across the province to ensure our material is relevant to practice.  We also work closely with the Drug Evaluation Unit, NS Health on topic development.   

Academic Detailing sessions are conducted at a time and place convenient for you, making it easier for you to stay up-to-date and earn MAINPRO+ Certified credits for each session. Even better, sessions are available across Nova Scotia.

The service is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and operates through Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.

The knowledge you want

By surveying physicians, reviewing suggestions, and basing our sessions on topics like national guidelines and clinical developments, we ensure you receive only the most current, useful information.

Visit our Academic Detailing Service Resources page for information and resources on past topics including gout, antibiotics, diabetes, COPD, lipids and primary prevention, and opioids in non-cancer pain.

Don't take our word for it, ask the participants:

Wow what an excellent session. I feel so much more confident about...well all of it. AND I so appreciate that your group actually read all the studies. This is absolutely what we all wish we could do, but don't - having folks we trust do it and tell us what's what is invaluable. I have changed my practice.”
Dr Aruna Dhara, Indian Brook and Dartmouth

I have benefited significantly from the education of the academic detailing service in my own family practice in HRM. I often use those resources weekly in my own practice.
~ Dr Roetka Gradstein, Halifax

This program compliments my busy practice and keeps me up to date on the latest evidence-based practices.  The materials provided are helpful resources and I especially love the summary handouts.
~ Dr Deanna Field, Truro

Book a session

E-mail to set up an appointment for an academic detailer to visit with you.

Meet our team

To learn more about Dalhousie Academic Detailing Service team members and academic detailers in your region, click on the name of the team member below.

Clinical Director of Academic Detailing
Edie Baxter, MD, CCFP

Director of Academic Detailing
Kelly MacKinnon, BScPharm, BScBiol

Academic detailers
Denise Brownell, BScPharm
Shelagh Campbell-Palmer, BScPharm
Holly d'Entremont, BScPharm
Janelle Gray, BScPharm
Julia Green, BScPharm
Jodi Matlock, BScPharm

Drug Evaluation Unit (DEU) pharmacists, NS Health
Michelle Pye, Team Leader, BScPharm ACPR
Jennifer Fleming, BSc Pharm ACPR
Melanie McIvor, BFA, BSc Pharm, ACPR
Natasha Rodney-Cail, BScPharm
Jaclyn Tran, BSc Pharm, ACPR