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 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 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 supported financially by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.  It is occasionally enhanced with pharmaceutical industry sponsorship by means of educational grants.   

Stay Informed

Please see below for Community Hospital Programs booked for the Academic Year starting in September. Keep posted for new programs as they are booked in all 14 of our Nova Scotia hospital communities.

CHP has adopted a blended module. Some sessions will be delivered virtually, while some will be in-person sessions. All physicians are welcome to attend any accredited program; you are not restricted to attend only the programs in the hospital you have privileges in.

Receiving Credits

To receive Mainpro+ Credits, which you can then claim from the CFPC, you must complete the survey distributed at each CHP session. The survey will be open for one week after the session. 

CPDME-accredited Activity Reports are produced based on request. To request a record of your credits, please email, and give us the period for which you would like this information.

To access the Microsoft Teams Webinar

Register or join on your computer or mobile app using the links in the table below

To attend the online presentation, you will need:

  • Computer with internet access, high-speed preferred, but not required
  • Computer speakers or headset – required to hear the presentation
  • Microsoft Teams app - Download Microsoft Teams

To access the Zoom Webinar

Register on your computer or mobile app using the link in the table below

To attend the online presentation, you will need:

  • Computer with internet access, high-speed preferred, but not required
  • Computer speakers or headset – required to hear the presentation
  • Zoom app - Download Zoom

Pour accéder aux séances zoom :

Veuillez utiliser le lien pour Zoom fourni sous chacune des séances de la liste qui suit. Si vous n’avez pas encore installé Zoom sur votre appareil mobile, votre tablette ou votre ordinateur, nous vous recommandons fortement d’en faire l’installation à l’avance, depuis la boutique d’applications de votre appareil. Vous pouvez aussi cliquer ici pour accéder au site Web de Zoom.

  • Entrez votre prénom, votre nom et votre adresse courriel.
  • Cliquez sur S’inscrire.   
  • Une fois inscrit, vous recevrez un lien et pourrez ajouter l’activité à votre calendrier.

Upcoming Community Hospital Programs

Please check back, as Community Hospital Programs are booked for the 23-24 academic year, starting in September.

Date/Time Topic Speaker
May 30
Lung Cancer - Afternoon Session (Virtual)
POSTPONED: New date in June to be determined 
Dr. Alison Wallace
Jun 13
7-8 pm
Gynecological Malignancies (Virtual)
Click here to Register
or for quick access, Click here to join the meeting
Dr. Lana Saciragic

Handouts from previous presentations

May 9 Approach to Rabies with Dr. Jonathan Ross | Handout

Apr 24 Management of Aortic Valve Disease with Dr. Christine Herman | English Recording Link | French Recording Link | Handout 

Apr 11 Cannabis for Chronic Pain with Dr. Jennifer Maxwell | English Recording Link | French Recording Link | Handout 

Apr 3 Cardiology Non-invasive Testing for Family Physicians - Indications and Interpretation of Common Findings with Dr. Sarah Ramer | Recording Link | Handout

Mar 27 Hormone Replacement Therapy with Dr. Heather Cockwell | English Recording Link | French Recording Link | Handout

Mar 21 Rocks for Docs: How Geology Can Affect your Health with Dr. Alison Wallace and Joseph Edosa | Recording Link

Mar 19 HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): How Primary Care Practitioners Can Play a Powerful Role in Ending AIDS with Dr. Gordon Dow | English Recording Link | French Recording Link

Recordings are posted for two months. Please contact if you are seeking a recording link that is not listed.


Find out more

If you’d like more information on specific programs, or to discuss program opportunities? Contact Mary Ann Robinson at 902-494-1459 or 

Thank you to our physician-coordinators

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

Thank you to:

Dr. Murray McCrossin Amherst    
Dr. Karen MacDonald
Dr. Keith Singh Dartmouth  
Dr. Lisa MacIntyre
Dr. Rhea MacDonald Inverness  
Dr. Chris Bauer Kentville  
Dr. Norah Mogan
Dr. Carol Dennison Middleton  
Dr. Mahsa Ghoreishi New Glasgow  
Dr. Alexander Wawer
North Sydney
Dr. Farokh Buhariwalla Sydney  
Dr. Andria MacAulay Truro  
Deanna Jacquard Yarmouth