Dal Alert!

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.


Nova Scotia Community Hospital Programs

Convenient learning opportunities                               

 The Nova Scotia Community Hospital (CHP) programs give you the opportunity for professional development at a hospital near you, limiting disruption to your practice or your personal commitments. Discussing local cultures and challenges for change with colleagues provides a unique learning opportunity.

In consultation with Dalhousie Continuing Professional Development (CPD), local practitioners develop the content, objectives, and deliver education in formats that are most likely to enhance your practice. And since we offer programs in 14 Nova Scotia hospitals, there will be a program nearby that interests you. This program is occasionally enhanced with pharmaceutical industry sponsorship by means of educational grants.

Welcome to the growing list of programs for the 2017 - 18 academic year. Please check back regularily for updates as the Fall session nears.


Date Topic Speaker Community
DEC 07 Opioid Guidelines 
Presentation, Printable version
Dr. John Fraser
  12 Office-Based Headache Management Dr. Laine Green
  14 Abnormal Urinalysis
Dr. Neil Finkle Truro
  28 Prostate Cancer
Dr. Ian Brown Liverpool
JAN 10 Drug Resistance and Choice of Antibiotic
Dr. Paul Bonnar North Sydney
  24 Common Hand Problems for Primary Care
Dr. Justin Paletz
  26 Urgent Urinary Disorders
Dr. Padraic O'Malley
FEB 21 Atrial Fibrilation
Dr. Jafna Cox Dartmouth
MAR 22 Capacity/ Competence Dr. Diyana Docheva New Glasgow
  23 Schizophrenia Dr. Heather Milliken
APR 11 Celiac Disease & Gluten-Related Disorders
Dr. Mohsin Rashid
  24 Urinary Incontinence/Urinary Retention
Dr. Jerzy Gajewski
North Syndney
May 02 Stroke Care Dr. Steven Phillips Amherst
MAY 09 Fatigue and Other Non-Specific Symptoms (? may move to June13)
Dr. Stephen Workman Sydney
  10 Sarcoidosis (? may move to June14) Dr. Stephen Workman
  11 Identifying Inflammatory Arthritis
Dr. Elana Murphy
  31 Rhematologic Investigations Dr. Trudy Taylor
Jun 13 Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Sydnrome
Dr. Christine Short

Handouts from previous presentations

(posted for one month)

Rheumatology Investigations  [PDF]  with Dr. Trudy Taylor

Opioid Guidelines [PDF] with Dr. John Fraser
Quick Guides [PDF]








Find out more

If you’d like more information on specific programs, please contact Nadine MacDonald at 902-494-1484 or nadine.macdonald@dal.ca.

Want to discuss program opportunities? Contact Mary Ann Robinson at 902-494-1459 or cpd@dal.ca.

Thank you to our physician-coordinators

Without our physician-coordinators, these programs would not be possible.

Thank you to:

  Dr. Kelly Morris
  Dr. Karen MacDonald
  Dr. Jules d'Entremont Bridgewater    
  Dr. Kenneth Cameron Dartmouth    
  Dr. Lisa MacIntyre
  Dr. Rhea MacDonald Inverness    
  Dr. Chris Bauer Kentville    
  Dr. Norah Mogan
  Dr. Irene Moore
  Dr. Bradley MacDougall New Glasgow    
  Dr. John Kirkpatrick
North Sydney
  Dr. Farokh Buhariwalla Sydney    
  Dr. Andria MacAualay Truro    
  Dr. Christopher Randell Yarmouth